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Revs to Host USOC in Providence

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The Revolution will host its fourth-round U.S. Open Cup tie at Providence College's Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium in Providence, R.I. on Jun. 14.

After hosting Open Cup play at Harvard University's Jordan Field in Allston, Mass. during the last two seasons, the team returns to the Ocean State for the first time since 2014.

Technically Speaking: #NEvCLB

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

Have a question for Rick? Feel free to ask away in the comments section!

Adjustments Pay Dividends in Win

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. In the week leading up to Sunday's match against Columbus, Revolution coach Jay Heaps had a specific role carved out for one of his most positionally-sound players. But on matchday morning, that plan had to be scrapped.

Not long before Sunday's kickoff, Revolution midfielder Scott Caldwell came down with the flu, forcing Heaps to improvise when it came to lineup construction.

Fagundez Lifts Revs over Crew SC

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Diego Fagundez scored twice within a ten minute span to send the Revolution to a 2-1 win over Columbus Crew SC on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

The 22-year-old midfielder scored his first goal in the 24th minute when Kei Kamara sent a ball across goal for Fagundez, who easily tapped it through to level it.

Hello, Neumann

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Welcome back to the latest installment of "Hello Neumann," where former Revolution midfielder Steve Neumann joins us to offer his perspective on the state of American soccer and MLS.

In this edition, Steve talks about the U.S. Open Cup from the player's perspective, and along with some of his favoritememories from past tournaments.

Technically Speaking: #NEvRSL

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

Have a question for Rick? Feel free to ask away in the comments section!

Revs Find Balance After Break

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Make no mistake, Revolution coach Jay Heaps liked what he saw from his offense in Saturday's 4-0 drubbing of Real Salt Lake. But he may have been more impressed by what occurred after the early flurry of goals.

After the Revolution went into the break with four goals already in their back pocket, Heaps was concerned about Salt Lake's ability to breach the defense, despite failing to score.

Revs Rout Embattled RSL

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. –Four different players scored for the Revolution before halftime as the locals cruised to a slump-busting 4-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

Scott Caldwell opened the goalfest inside of four minutes while Kei Kamara tallied in the 19th minute with an assist from Lee Nguyen.

Technically Speaking: #CLBvNE

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

Have a question for Rick? Feel free to ask away in the comments section!

Koffie Returns to Revs on Loan

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The Revolution welcomed back a familiar face on Monday by acquiring midfielder Gershon Koffie on loan from Swedish side Hammarby IF.

Koffie played in 22 matches for the Revolution last season and collected a career-best four assists before his contract expired in the offseason.

Larger Issues Loom Following Loss

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After facing Crew SC 11 times in the last three years, the Revolution should have known the drill when it comes to facing a crafty and creative squad on Saturday: stay organized.

But whatever lessons the locals may have learned about their conference foes went to waste in Saturday's 2-0 loss at MAPFRE Stadium.

Defensive Errors Doom Revs

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The Revolution's winless run extended to five after they dropped a 2-0 loss to Crew SC on Saturday at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

Ola Kamara put the Revolution in an early hole when he latched on to a Justin Meram pass and left the defense in the dust before uncorking shot from the right into the back of the net in the 13th minute.

The Warm Up: #CLBvNE

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Who: Revolution (2-3-4, 10 points) vs. Columbus Crew SC (4-4-1, 13 points)
What: Week 10 of the MLS regular season
Where: MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
When: Saturday, May 6th at 2:00pm ET
Watch: CSN New England, MLS Live, Direct Kick
Whistle: Referee – Mark Geiger; Assistant Referees: Peter Manikowski/Felisha Mariscal; 4th Official – Fotis Bazakos

Scouting the Opposition:

–Columbus Crew SC ended 2016 out of the playoff picture, but have started the 2017 campaign as contenders, holding a 4-4-1 record, good enough for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

Revs Aim to Rebound at C-bus

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Revolution center back Antonio Minar Delamea didn't need to watch the film of Saturday's deflating 3-3 draw at Seattle to know improvements would be needed ahead of this weekend's clash at Columbus.

After New England conceded three goals in the final 15 against the Sounders, Delamea is keenly aware of what not to do against Crew SC on Saturday and what it'll take to avoid another collapse.

Technically Speaking: #SEAvNE

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

Have a question for Rick? Feel free to ask away in the comments section!

Agudelo Picks up Weekly Honors

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Revolution forward Juan Agudelo's brace at Seattle over the weekend earned him a spot on MLSSoccer.com's Team of the Week for week 9.

Agudelo scored in the 26th and 52nd minutes of Saturday's 3-3 draw, a game that featured three unanswered goals by the Sounders.

Heaps: We Just Stopped Playing

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How does a team blow a three-goal lead with only 15 minutes left? Well, Jay Heaps had the answer following Saturday's wild 3-3 draw between the Revolution and the Sounders.

"It just felt like the last 20 minutes we just stopped playing and it cost us," Heaps told the media after the match.

Revs Squander Massive Lead Late

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Juan Agudelo bagged a brace and Daigo Kobayashi tallied from distance, but the Revolution squandered a commanding lead in Saturday's 3-3 draw against defending champion Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Kobayashi opened the account when he unleashed a shot from 35 yards that Stefan Frei misplayed before it squirted into the back of the net in the l5th minute.

The Warm Up: #SEAvNE

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Who: Revolution (2-3-3, 9 points) vs. Seattle Sounders (2-2-3, 9 points)
What: Week 9 of the MLS regular season
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
When: Saturday, April 29 at 10:00pm ET
Watch: CSN New England, MLS Live, Direct Kick
Whistle: Referee – Allen Chapman; Assistant Referees: Apolinar Mariscal/Andrew Bigelow; 4th Official – Dave Gantar

Scouting the Opposition:

–The defending MLS Cup Champions have started their 2017 season with a slow 2-2-3 record.

Krafts Comment, Provide Renderings of Nixed Stadium Proposal

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One day after the Boston Globe reported that the Revolution's latest bid to build a Boston-based soccer stadium fell through, Robert and Jonathan Kraft issued a statement on the proposal, as well as artist's renderings of the proposed stadium.

NPSL

NPSL: I-91 Derby Ends in 1-1 Draw

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A battle between Connecticut-based outfits saw Hartford City FC and Elm City Express play to a dramatic 1-1 draw on Saturday at Reese Stadium in New Haven, Ct.

Kevin Ipina gave New Haven-based Elm City the opening goal in the 47th minute, a strike that stood until the 90th minute when Kieran Simms netted the equalizer and forced the unbeaten sides to share the points.

Hartford City Wins Home Opener

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Hartford City made it a home debut to remember in Saturday's 2-0 win over Seacoast United Mariners at Central Connecticut State in New Britain, Ct.

Tyler Carlos unlocked a scoreless match in the 80th minute while Luke Alvaro added an insurance goal in the 90th minute.

Derby Day Awaits Boston City, RI Reds

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After a wild first-round U.S. Open Cup win at Western Mass, Boston City FC returns to league action Saturday for the first I-95 derby of the season against the Rhode Island Reds.

The Lions' fitness will be tested from the short turnaround after a physical encounter with Western Mass that ended in penalty kicks.

NPSL: Hartford City Wins Debut Match

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NPSL debutant Hartford City FC started its season on the front foot by staking a 3-1 win over Kingston Stockade on Saturday at Dietz Stadium in Kingston, N.Y.

Ryan Taylor tallied twice with goals in the fifth and 71st minutes while Luke Albertini aided City's efforts with an eighth minute strike.

NPSL: Road Test on Tap for Boston City

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d-fought 1-1 draw rival New York Cosmos B last weekend. However, Boston City left the match wondering if they should've taken all three points.

Reigning NPSL Golden Boot winner Nana Addai made a great first impression with the club, assisting striker Jhonata Batista on a goal 11 minutes into the match.

Boston City Draws Cosmos B in Opener

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Boston City FC kicked off its second season in NPSL with an entertaining 1-1 draw to New York Cosmos B on Saturday at Malden Catholic High School in Malden, Mass.

The home support was greeted by Jhonata Batista's goal inside of 12 minutes after the Lions midfielder took a pass from Nana Addai, turned, then uncorked a shot into the back of the Cosmos net.

Breakers

Breakers Settle for Stalemate vs. Thorns

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Rosie White and Natasha Dowie gave the Breakers a lead that didn't last in Friday's 2-2 draw to Portland Thorns FC at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass.

Dowie put Boston on the board first with an 38th minute strike wile White widened the gap with a goal in the 48th minute.

Breakers Earn Road Point in Chicago

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Reigning NWSL Player of the Month Rose Lavelle gave the Breakers a lift after the hour mark, but a late goal from the Red Stars forced the guests to settle for a 1-1 draw on Sunday at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.

Lavelle tallied her second goal of the season in the 69th minute, and the lead stood until Christen Press scored an 89th minute equalizer.

Breakers Come Up Short vs. Courage

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The Breakers offense went silent on Sunday as they were edged by the North Carolina Courage 1-0 at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass.

Jessica McDonald's 32nd minute goal proved to be the difference while goalkeeper Abby Smith's team record clean sheet streak in NWSL play was snapped at 254 minutes.

Lavelle Earns Player of the Month

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Talk about a first impression.

Less than four weeks after making her professional club debut, Breakers rookie midfielder Rose Lavelle was voted NWSL Player of the Month for the month of April on Wednesday.

Lavelle, who was drafted by the Breakers with the first pick of the 2017 NWSL Draft, scored a goal and added an assist in three games during the month of April.

Leon Wins NWSL Player of the Week

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Breakers forward Adriana Leon earned NWSL Play of the Week for week 3 after factoring in every goal during Saturday's 3-0 win over Seattle Reign FC.

Leon opened the scoring with an 11th minute tally before assisting on Rose Lavelle's 15th minute goal as well as Natasha Dowie's 52nd minute effort.

Breakers Romp in Win Over Seattle

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Unlike their fellow top-flight footballers down in Foxboro, the Breakers were able to a protect a three-goal lead against a side from Seattle on Saturday to secure a 3-0 victory over Reign FC at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass.

Adriana Leon opened the account in the 11th minute before assisting on Rose Lavelle's 15th minute strike as well as Natasha Dowie's 52nd minute goal.

U.S. Open Cup

Omens Upsets Boston City in Open Cup

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GPS Omens authored another U.S. Open Cup shocker by handing Boston City FC a 2-1 second-round loss at Harry Della Russo Stadium in Revere, Mass. on Wednesday.

Omens' victory followed last week's 2-0 upset of PDL side GPS Portland Phoenix, a victory which set the stage for Wednesday's proceedings.

Boston City, Omens Set for 2nd Round

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The second round of the U.S. Open Cup tournament will feature an intriguing clash of clubs from the Hub on Wednesday as Boston City FC (NPSL) hosts GPS Omens (BSSL) at Harry Della Russo Stadium in Revere, Mass.

The Lions will be playing on short rest, as Wednesday's fixture will be their third in eight days.

Omens Upsets Phoenix in 1st Round

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Bay State Soccer League's GPS Omens pulled off a 2-0 upset victory over PDL's GPS Portland Phoenix in Wednesday's first round U.S. Open Cup tie at Deering High School in Portland, Me.

Omens wasted no time setting the stage for the shock result on a second minute strike from Jake Johnson before Ben Shuleva added another in the 25th minute.

Lions Survive Ejections to Win on PKs

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Boston City FC left Ludlow with a penalty kick victory over intra-state rival Western Mass Pioneers Wednesday to advance to the second round of the U.S. Open Cup. The game ended 2-2 after extra time, but the Lions came out the victor with a narrow 5-4 win in penalty kicks.

Clash of Commonwealth Clubs on Tap

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Commonwealth clubs Boston City FC and the Western Mass Pioneers will meet for the first time in Wednesday's first round U.S. Open Cup tie at historic Lusitano Stadium in Ludlow, Mass at 7:00pm.

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The Rest

PDL: Pioneers Beat Flames in Home Opener

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The Western Mass Pioneers opened their home slate with a 2-0 win over the Westchester Flames on Sunday at Lusitano Stadium in Ludlow, Mass.

Carlos Ruiz opened the account in the 16th minute while Alex Wrona added an insurance goal in the 85th minute.

UWS: Mutiny Edge Inferno

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Kate Howarth bagged a brace to help send the New England Mutiny to a 3-2 win over the Lancaster Inferno at East Longmeadow High School in East Longmeadow, Mass. on Saturday.

Howarth kicked the scoring off inside of three minutes, then added another in the 29th minute.

USMNT Returns to Hartford in July

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The United States Men's National Team will return to the region on Jul. 1 for a pre-Gold Cup friendly against Ghana at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in Hartford, Ct.

The match, which will kickoff at 4:45pm, will take place one week before the U.S.'s Gold Cup match against Panama on Jul. 8. The U.