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Potential NE-based NASL Prospects Darken

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The prospects of a potential New England-based side playing second division soccer next year was dealt a severe blow after a U.S. District Court judge denied the NASL's request for mandatory injunction for second-division status.

The decision comes less than a month after Hartford and Boston were mentioned as markets rumored to be in the mix for NASL expansion in 2018.

Prelude to NASL Jump? BCFC Announces ‘New’ Partnership

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Earlier this month, rumors swirled about Boston City FC potentially moving up from NPSL to NASL next season. On Thursday, the club announced a significant partnership that may serve as a prelude to that jump to second-division soccer.

With plenty of buzz about which league they'll compete in next year, Boston City announced a corporate partnership with Boston-based New Balance, which will become the club's official outfitter and apparel supplier.

Report: Boston City, Hartford City Set Sights on NASL

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Could NASL soccer be headed to Boston and Hartford next summer?

According to a report by soctakes.com, Boston City FC and an unnamed team from Hartford – presumably fellow NPSL side Hartford City FC – are two of seven teams who have recently signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to join NASL in for the 2018 season.

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Rogues Win Promotion in Finale

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Providence City FC won promotion following their league-clinching 4-1 win over BCS XI on Saturday at Falzone Field in Waltham, Mass.

The Rogues, who fell short of promotion last season by a single point, will compete in the second division come 2018.

Omens Repeat as BSSL Champions

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GPS Omens captured their second straight Bay State Soccer League (BSSL) title on Tuesday as a result of a 3-1 win over Southie FC at Hunt Playground in Reading, Mass.

After Southie jumped out to an early lead inside of five minutes, Omens stormed back just before the hour.

USASA: Providence City Routs OHP Gunners

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REHOBOTH, Mass. A scoreless first half gave way to a wild sequel as Providence City FC came away with a 5-1 win over OHP Gunners in Saturday's BSSL match at Milot Field.

Gunners midfielder Josh Williams opened the scoring in the 53rd minute before Danny O'Neill leveled it in the 58th minute.

Revolution

5 Pressing Questions for Revs

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With another disappointing season in the books, the questions surrounding the Revolution this offseason are plentiful, to say the least. But some are more pressing than others, and with that in mind, we take a look at the five most urgent.

1) Who will be the coach next season?

Revs Get 1st Road Victory in Finale

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At long last.

After coming up short in their previous 16 contests on the road, the Revolution secured their first victory on foreign soil on the final day of the season with Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Impact at Stade Saputo in Montreal.

One Last Chance for Road Success

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For Tom Soehn, the key to snapping the Revolution's season-long road struggles starts with one simple idea: keeping 11 men on the field.

After the Revolution finished their last three road tilts shorthanded, New England's interim boss is hoping to avoid a reprisal during Sunday's season finale at Montreal.

Tierney Not Ready to Talk About Future

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Was Sunday's home finale the last match in front of a friendly crowd for local talent Chris Tierney?

With the Revolution slated for another rebuilding season in 2018, and the uncertainty surrounding the head coaching position, the team's longest-tenured player said he'll take hard look at whether he'll back next year.

NE Revolution 2:1 NYCFC

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Agudelo ‘Numb’ About WCQ Failure

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Juan Agudelo has worn the U.S. shirt more than a few times over the course of his seven-year international career, so the National Team's failure to secure a World Cup spot last week certainly stings him more than most.

Following New England's win over New York City FC on Sunday, the 24-year-old Revolution forward, who's been capped 26 times with the senior team, spoke about his reaction to the stunning reality that the U.

New Father Fagundez Has Plenty to Celebrate

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Initially, Diego Fagundez was going to wait until next year to let everyone know the good news. But after scoring the breakthrough in Sunday's contest against NYCFC, he couldn't keep it under wraps.

Before Sean Johnson got the chance to pick the ball out of his net, Fagundez grabbed it and tucked it under his shirt and ran to the corner flag as he sucked his thumb in a celebration that he elaborated on after the match.

Revs Win Home Finale

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Diego Fagundez bagged a brace to power the Revolution to a 2-1 win over a shorthanded New York City FC on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

Fagundez found the breakthrough in the 51st minute on a feed from Andrew Farrell then added another in stoppage time after following up on his own rebound inside the six.

NE Revolution 0:0 Atlanta Photo Gallery

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Technically Speaking: #NEvATL

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Welcome back to another edition of "Technically Speaking," where our resident coach and former pro Rick Sewall dissects the Revolution's latest performance.

Have a question for Rick? Fire away in the comments section!

NESoccerToday: What did you make of the Revs gameplan against Atlanta this time around?

Delamea: “We should start to build for next season”

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – For several weeks now the New England Revolution knew they would need a very strong finish to the season, along with some favorable results elsewhere, to have a shot on at the playoffs. The favorable results elsewhere have been pouring in, keeping the Revolution alive, but a scoreless draw on Saturday at Gillette Stadium against Atlanta United may well have been the death knell to the team's postseason hopes, leaving the two four points below the redline with just two games to game.

Revs Settle for Scoreless Draw to ATL

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – All things considered, Saturday's match at Gillette Stadium could've been much worse for the home side.

Less than three weeks after they suffered the worst defeat in club history, the Revolution had to settle for a 0-0 draw against Atlanta United before an announced crowd of 21,925.

Revs Blasted by Orlando City

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Cruel and unusual punishment continued to be the theme for the Revolution on the road this season after they dropped a 6-1 loss to Orlando City at Orlando City Stadium on Wednesday.

A controversial 11th minute red card to Xavier Kouassi left the Revolution shorthanded for the third straight away game, a development that laid the foundation for utter failure as the proceedings progressed.

Nguyen Reaches 50-Goal Mark

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – At some point down the road, Lee Nguyen will look back at reaching the half-century scoring mark and wonder just how in the world he was able to do it. But he admitted he couldn't fully grasp the accomplishment following Saturday's win.

Revs Show Fight in Soehn Debut

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Soehn's debut as the New England Revolution's head coach looked to likely to end in another all too familiar Revolution collapse after Toronto FC scored an 84th minute equalizer, just two minutes after New England took the lead.

Kamara Lifts Revs to Victory

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Kei Kamara's late goal allowed the Tom Soehn Era to start on a positive note following Saturday's 2-1 win over Toronto FC at Gillette Stadium.

Soehn, who served assistant prior to the dismissal of former coach Jay Heaps on Tuesday, made his first appearance as head coach in a match that seemed destined to end scoreless.

Photos: Heaps Over the Years

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On Tuesday, Jay Heaps was relieved of his coaching duties with the Revolution, the club he'd been associated with since 2001. During that time, Heaps became a club legend, going to five MLS Cups and helping the team win the 2007 US Open Cup.

With Heaps' contributions unquestioned and unparalleled, we look back at his storied career over the years.

What Dreams May Come

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What a story it could have been: A former Revolution player, born and raised right here in New England, taking over the team he played nine seasons with, gunning for the possibility of winning the club's first league championship. That was the narrative Jay Heaps inherited when he was hired to replace Steve Nicol as head coach in November 2011.

Technically Speaking: #SKCvNE

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Welcome back to another edition of "Technically Speaking," where our resident coach and former pro Rick Sewall dissects the Revolution's latest performance.

Have a question for Rick? Fire away in the comments section!

NESoccerToday: Now that we've seen back-to-back Revs games in which the video assistant referee has had a profound effect on the outcome, what do you think of the concept?

Heaps Offers Thanks on Twitter

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Not long after he was fired as Revolution coach, Jay Heaps took to Twitter to say thanks in what he called his first official tweet.

Tweeting a picture that displayed a typed sheet outlining those he wished to thank, the former Revolution boss offered gratitude to his family, the fans, his fellow coaches, the front office, and the Krafts.

Reports: Heaps Out as Head Coach

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Jay Heaps has been relieved of his duties as Revolution head coach effective immediately according to multiple outlets.

FourFourTwo.com and Goal.com both reported Monday evening that the six-year coach has been fired.

Bunbury: Loss ‘Difficult to Put Into Words’

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Within a seven-minute span, Revolution midfielder Teal Bunbury went from potential hero to just another passerby during Saturday's 3-1 loss at Sporting Kansas City.

Barely four minutes after the opening whistle, Bunbury scored to give his team just what it needed: an early lead in a hostile environment.

That’s a Wrap

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The good news about Saturday's match at Children's Mercy Park? The Revolution didn't lose by seven goals. The bad news? Another red card undermined their efforts.

Teal Bunbury scored early, but Krisztian Nemeth's dismissal set the stage for another letdown in Saturday's 3-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City.

Why Didn’t Nguyen Take the Armband at ATL?

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It was easy to miss amid all the chaos during Wednesday's 7-0 loss at Atlanta: a brief, but compelling interlude about the state of the Revolution's leadership situation quietly unfolded during the early stages.

In the wake of Xavier Kouassi's 16th minute dismissal, the designated player, who was named captain for the match, relinquished the armband to Lee Nguyen, who had worn it for the better part of the past year.

Heaps Bemoans Use of VAR in Thrashing

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Jay Heaps had never seen anything like it. And it's safe to say few soccer fans had, either.

In a wild first half that Atlanta dominated from the start, Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Ted Unkel was at the center of two calls that profoundly impacted the Revolution's fortunes in Wednesday's 7-0 defeat to the expansion side.

Nightmare in Atlanta

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A nightmare of a first half for the Revolution set the stage for its worst loss in club history, a 7-0 annihilation at the hands of expansion Atlanta United FC on Wednesday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.

Within the first 45 minutes, the Revolution surrendered three Josef Martinez goals (2nd, 31st, and 39th minutes), conceded a pair of penalties, witnessed the dismissals of Xavier Kouassi and Antonio Delamea, and watched Anton Walkes score during stoppage time.

Time to Quiet the Noise

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Ignore the noise. It's unofficial mantra of that other team the Revolution share Gillette Stadium with. But the MLS team has apparently adopted for its own use as it embarks on a critical two-game road swing.

While plenty has been made about the Revolution's winless ways on the road and justifiably so given their 0-10-3 mark outside of New England Revolution midfielder Diego Fagundez isn't paying attention to the naysayers ahead of Wednesday's contest at Atlanta.

U.S. Soccer

Ray of Hope: U.S. Romps in U-17 World Cup Play

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Maybe the future isn't as bleak for the U.S. Men's National Team after all.

Days after the senior side's shocking qualifying debacle, the U.S. U-17s pummeled Paraguay in a 5-0 romp during Monday's Round of 16 clash at the U-17 World Cup at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, India.

Report: U.S. to Face Portugal on 11/14

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Less than a week after they fell short of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, the United States will play a friendly against Portugal in Algarve next month according to reports.

According to O Jogo, the Portuguese Football Federation has announced that A Seleccao will face the U.S.

USA Fails to Qualify for World Cup

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An Omar Gonzalez own goal set the stage for a massively disappointing night for the United States, who failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup following Wednesday's 2-1 loss at Trinidad & Tobago.

Gonzalez's wayward clearance found the back of the net in the 17th minute before a 37th minute Alvin Jones blast made it a two-goal deficit going into halftime.

Friday Night Lights

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Jozy Altidore scored and assisted for the U.S. in a 4-0 rout of Panama in Friday's World Cup Qualifier at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Fla.

Altidore scored on a Christian Pulisic pass in the 19th minute then struck from the spot in the 43rd minute. Pulisic opened the scoring inside of eight minutes while Bobby Wood closed the account in the 63rd minute.

Lalas Calls Out Local Product Cameron

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In a televised rant about the recent setbacks suffered by the United States Men's National Team, Alexi Lalas called out a number of the squad's stars, including Attleboro, Mass. native Geoff Cameron.

During Sunday night's broadcast of the Seattle Sounders-LA Galaxy game on Fox Sports 1, Lalas ripped into individual players, including Cameron and former Revolution midfielder Clint Dempsey, and admonished the team as a group, calling them "soft, underperforming tattooed millionaires.

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Der Sturm auf’s eigene Tor

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Wir schreiben das Jahr 1994 und wir schreiben eine so kuriose und unglaubliche Geschichte, dass sich die FIFA anschließend mit ihrem irrsinnigen Regelwerk erneut beschäftigen musste. Wir springen für diese Geschichte einmal über den großen Teich in die schöne Karibik, wo damals noch der sogenannte „Shell Caribbean Cup 1994" ausgetragen.

Der Videobeweis ist schon so eine kuriose Sache…

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Der Videobeweis ist ja eine schöne Sache und nach den anfänglichen kleinen Pannen bekommt er nun viel Lob. Allerdings geht mir die Sache immer noch nicht ganz in den Kopf, denn für mich hat der Fussball damit an Romantik verloren. Wenn Ihr jetzt fragt, wo denn einer Fehlentscheidung hinterhertrauern kann,.