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Trialists ID’d as Ghanaian Prospects

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The two trialists seen at Revolution training on Tuesday have been identified as Fredrick Opoku and Moses Sarpong, both 19-year-old Ghanaian internationals.

Revolution writer Jeff Lemieux confirmed the trialists' identities via Twitter on Wednesday.

Photos: Trialists at Revs Training?

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NESoccerToday photographer Chris Adauma (aduamaphotography.com) brings you the scenes from Revs training on Tuesday, where two new faces were spotted at Gillette Stadium.

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Kouassi Gets High Praise Following Debut

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Few expected Xavier Kouassi to make his Revolution debut on Saturday at Dallas after gathering only a handful of minutes during the preseason. But during the course of the contest, he left little doubt he was ready.

Starting at defensive midfielder some 13 months after he signed a designated player deal, the Ivory Coast international completed 81.

Risk Avoidance Burns Revs

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If it's true that fortune favors the bold, then the Revolution might want to become a bit braver this season.

After getting the jump on FC Dallas on Saturday at Toyota Stadium, the locals seemed content to tap the brakes rather than staying on the gas during the second half.

Defensive Mistakes Undermine Revs

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It was deja vu at Dallas for the Revolution on Saturday.

Similar to last year's U.S. Open final, New England found themselves on top early at Toyota Stadium on Saturday. And just like it happened six months ago, that leadevaporated at the hands of a talented Dallas side that claimed a 2-1 comeback win.

Urruti Ravages Revs in Dallas

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FC Dallas forward Maxi Urruti scored twice in a six-minute span during the second half to send the Revolution to a 2-1 defeat on Saturday at Toyota Stadium.

After Lee Nguyen scored from the spot to give the Revolution the early lead inside of 10 minutes, Dallas pressed forward and found paydirt in the 71st minute after Urruti poked through a rebound.

Kouassi Gets Starting Nod at Dallas

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Thirteen months after the Revolution signed him to a designated player contract, midfielder Xavier Kouassi received a starting nod in Saturday's match at Dallas.

Kouassi, 27, suffered a torn ACL with FC Sion shortly after he signed a future deal with the Revolution.

Will USOC Loss Weigh on Revs Minds?

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For a brief timeduring last year's U.S. Open Cup title match against FC Dallas, the Revolution found themselves in command, poised to secure the club's second Cup title thanks to an early Juan Agudelo goal. Then, within a matter of nine minutes, the dream was dashed.

The Warm Up: #DALvNE

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Who:Revolution (0-1-0, 0 points) vs. FC Dallas (1-0-1, 4 points)
What:Week 3 of the MLS regular season
Where:Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
When:Saturday, Mar.

Revs Have Something to Prove at Dallas

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Rare is the early season match that stokes the competitive fire atthe deepest depthsof an MLS player's soul. So to hear Scott Caldwell attach such significance to his team's the Week 3 contest at Dallas is, well, fascinating.

Coming off a stinging First Kick loss at Colorado, Caldwell believes the Revolution aren't just looking to get a result at Dallas: they're poised to see how they stack up against one of the best clubs in the league.

Revolution Recap: The Unexpected Bye Week

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New England Soccer Today's Sean Donahue, Brian O'Connell and Greg Johnstone take advantage of the unexpected bye week to record this Revolution Recap podcast discussing the start of the season.

Listen to the podcast right here on the player below, subscribe to our iTunes feed, or right click the download button to save it to your computer.

Revs-Orlando City Match Postponed

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Saturday's Revolution-Orlando City SC match has been postponed due to "extreme weather conditions," according to a release from the local club on Friday.

The forecast for the match, which would have served as the Revolution's home opener, called for temperatures in the low-20s, with winds of 18mph and a wind chill factor of 10 degrees.

The Warm Up: #NEvORL

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Who: Revolution (0-1-0, 0 points) vs. Orlando City SC (1-0-0, 3 points)
What: Week 2 of the MLS regular season; Home Opener for the Revolution
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts
When: Saturday, Mar.

Cold One on Tap for #NEvORL

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It'll be a frosty one in Foxboro for Saturday's Revolution home opener if the weather forecast is accurate.

According to weather.com, temperatures in Norfolk County are expected to top out at a frigid 21 degrees. But wait, it gets better: a west-northwesterly 18 mph wind could make the New England-Orlando City clash feel like it's taking place above the Arctic Circle.

Roundtable: Who Should Be Revs Captain?

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Following the Revolution's First Kick loss at Colorado, ex-New England center back A.J. Soares tweeted that Chris Tierney is most deserving of wearing the armband. This, of course, in spite of the fact that Lee Nguyen is the club's current captain.

Nguyen “Day-to-Day” w/ Ankle Knock

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The status of Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen, who suffered an ankle contusion last weekend, a was deemed "day-to-day" by coach Jay Heaps ahead of Saturday's home opener vs. Orlando City.

Nguyen, who was forced to exit the club's First Kick clash at Colorado prematurely, did not train with the club on Tuesday.

New Look Defense Takes 1st Step

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Offseason signing Antonio Mlinar Delamea may have deemed his first MLS match "a bad debut," but that assessment might have been harsh all things considered.

Yes, the Slovenian international would've preferred to flip the score of Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Colorado.

Heaps Cites ‘Missed Call’ on Critical Play

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Say what you will about Revolution coach Jay Heaps, but the man sticks to the script when it comes to his perspective on the quality of MLS refereeing.

Following Saturday's season-opening 1-0 loss at Colorado, Heaps pointed to what he believed was an incorrectly called foul on the buildup to the Rapids' breakthrough as the moment in which the scales tipped in the Rapids' favor.

Revs Drop Season Opener in Colorado

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The New England Revolution put in a lackluster performance to start the season en route to a 1-0 season opening loss to the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. on Saturday evening. Boston University product Dominique Badji's 52nd minute goal was all the Rapids would need as their defense largely keep the Revolution offense in check.

#NERevs Predictions: A Modest Proposal

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Welcome to the final part of our five-part series of Revolution-related predictions for the upcoming season. Yesterday, we gave our predictions for where the team will finish in the Eastern Conference in 2017. Today, our writers take a slightly different approach: a modest proposal for what the Revolution should try to do differently in 2017.

Report: Revs Academy Star Rennicks Suspended

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Revolution Youth Academy prospect Justin Rennicks has been reportedly suspended for the spring portion of the 2016-17 U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy (USSDA)season after he trained with a Bundesliga side against the wishes of New Engfland's front office.

The Warm Up: #COLvNE

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Who: Revolution (0-0-0, 0 points) vs. Colorado Rapids (0-0-0, 0 points)
What: Week 1 of the MLS regular season
Where: Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colorado
When: Saturday, Mar.

#NERevs Predictions: Where Will They Finish?

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Welcome to the fourth of a five-part series of Revolution-related predictions for the upcoming season. Yesterday, we gave our take on whether 2017 will be a make-or-break season for coach Jay Heaps and general manager Michael Burns. Today, our writers weigh in on where the team will finish in the Eastern Conference this year.

#NERevs Predictions: Is it Make or Break for Heaps, Burns?

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Welcome to the third of a five-part series of Revolution-related predictions for the upcoming season. Yesterday, we gave our predictions for the team's defensive MVP. Today, our writers weigh in on whether 2017 is a make or break season for coach Jay Heaps and general manager Michael Burns.

Revs Sign Rookie Defender Smith

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After putting together an impressive preseason camp, rookie defender Joshua Smith was signed by the Revolution on Wednesday.

Smith, 24, played in six of the team's seven preseason matches, primarily featuring at center back. He was selected by New England in the fourth round of the 2017 SuperDraft following an impressive college career at University of San Francisco, where he made 71 appearances between 2012 and 2016.

Gallery: Revs Prep for First Kick

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NESoccerToday.com photographer Chris Aduama (aduamaphotography.com) brings you the scenes from the Tuesday's Revolution training session, the first of the regular season as the team prepares for First Kick on Saturday at Colorado.

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#NERevs Predictions: Who’ll be the Defensive MVP?

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Welcome to the second of a five-part series of Revolution-related predictions for the upcoming season. Yesterday, we gave our predictions for the Golden Boot winner. Today, our writers weigh in on who they believe will be the team's defensive MVP in 2017.

Rowe Optimistic About Offense

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It's not terribly difficult to be optimistic at a time of the year when every team is on equal footing. So forgive Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe for looking ahead to the regular season through rose-colored lenses.

The Revolution offense generated plenty of buzz during their final three preseason games as the front four regularly tested opposing backlines using the same two-striker formation seen toward the end of last year.

#NERevs Predictions: Who’ll Win the Golden Boot?

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Welcome to the first of a five-part series of Revolution-related predictions for the upcoming season. Today, our writers weigh in on who they believe will win the Revolution golden boot.

We want your take, too! Feel free to leave your take in the comments section!

Putting the Preseason in the Rear View

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It was, no doubt, important for the Revolution to wrap up their winter schedule on a positive note, and that's precisely what they did in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Red Bulls. Just don't expect them to hang their hats on it.

As everyone from the technical director to the parking attendant will tell you, preseason results are a terrible predictor of regular season fortunes.

Delamea: Angoua & I Need Some Training Time

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There's no doubt many fears from Revolution fans about the center back spots were calmed at least somewhat by the acquisitions of Antonio Mlinar Delamea and Benjamin Angoua last month. However, the situation is far from settled.

With Angoua nursing a hamstring injury at the start of camp, it wasn't until the fifth and final week of the preseason that the Ivory Coast international was able to see the field.

HT Adjustments Key for Revs in DDC Finale

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Months from now, what transpired in Saturday's Revolution-Red Bulls preseason finale will largely be forgotten by many. But the match itself may have a lasting effect on the victors according to one of its key actors.

Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe, who scored the opening goal in the 52nd minute, was far from impressed by the way his team operated in the first 45 minutes against a reserve-laden Red Bulls squad.

Soccer History

How New England Teams Have Fared in Minnesota

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On Sunday, Minnesota United FC will host their first MLS home match against fellow expansion side Atlanta United FC before a national audience. While the Revolution won't play in the Gopher State until next season, let's take a look at how some of New England's pro sides have fared in Minnesota.

OTD: Marksmen & Coats Battle in Frigid Football Tilt

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With Saturday's Revolution match against Orlando City postponed due to blustery conditions in Foxboro, we look back at an equally frigid match that occurred 89 years ago today on Mar. 11, 1928.

Amid temperatures that hovered in the 20s at Marks Stadium in North Tiverton, R.

Boston City FC

NPSL: Boston City, Southie FC Set for Friendly

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A pair of clubs from the Hub are set to square off as Boston City FC and Southie FC will meet for a preseason friendly on Apr. 12 at Malden Catholic High School in Malden, Mass.

The match will be the first of three preseason matches scheduled for the Lions, who'll also face Assumption College on Apr.

Four NE-Based Sides Get Open Cup Bids

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Boston City FC, GPS Omens,GPS Portland Phoenix, and the Western Mass Pioneers will participate in the 2017 U.S. Open Cup tournament after the 99-teamfield was announced on Wednesday.

The four New England-based sides claimed their bids following successful campaigns in 2016.

The Rest

Roma-Juventus Set for Gillette This Summer

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Italian Serie A giants Juventus and AS Roma will meet at Gillette Stadium on Jul. 30 at 4:00pm as part of the 2017 International Champions Cup series, which will be played in 11 cities across the U.S. this summer.

The mid-summer match will mark the first time Roma has visited the region since 2014 when the club played an international friendly against Liverpool at Fenway Park.

Cameron Called Up for Qualifying; Agudelo Left Behind

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It was a mix of good and disappointing news for regional soccer fans as Attleboro, Mass. native Geoff Cameron was called up by the U.S. for the next round of World Cup Qualifying while Revolution striker Juan Agudelo did not make the 24-man roster.

Cold Weather Memories

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You've probably heard by now that Saturday's Revs-Orlando City match a match that was to serve as New England's home opener was postponed due to forecast extreme conditions (re: temps in the low 20s, and a potential wind chill factor of -10).

While the conditions predicted for Saturday was enough to push the New England-Orlando City showdown into September, a few locals voices shared their own frigid football memories.

PDL: Pioneers Unveil Schedule

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The Western Mass Pioneers will kick off their 20th season in May after the squad revealed its PDL schedule for the upcoming season.

While the club commences its 14-match PDL fixture list May 13, the Pioneers' first opportunity to hit the pitch will come May 10 for a first-round U.