FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Welcome to Gillette Stadium, where we've got a lush carpet of green grass laid out for tonight's match between the Revolution (10-9-7, 37 points) and Orlando City (7-12-8, 29 points). Kickoff is set for 7:30pm.
Tonight's match marks the second time the two sides have played this season.
It's about to get real when it comes to playing surface this weekend at Gillette Stadium.
For the first time in nearly two years, the Revolution will play host on a grass pitch when they face Orlando City on Saturday. The natural surtface was installed earlier this week in preparation for Tuesday's United States-Brazil international friendly.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Welcome to Gillette Stadium, where a rematch of last year's Eastern Conference final between the Red Bulls (3-0-4, 13 points) and Revolution (4-2-2, 14 points) is set for Saturday at 7:30pm.
Saturday's contest will be the first of three meetings between the longtime conference rivals.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Good afternoon from snowy Gillette Stadium, where the Revolution (0-0-2, 1 point) will hope that the fourth time is a charm for getting their first goal and first win of the season with the San Jose Earthquakes (2-1-0, 6 points) on tap. Kickoff is set for 3:00pm.
We've got yellow lines on the field, presumably because of the snow.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The United States suffered an embarrassing loss in a 4-1 defeat against Brazil on Tuesday night at Gillette Stadium.
Although the game was just a friendly, the match was the final tune-up for next month's Confederations Cup playoff with Mexico, and the final score left many questions for Jurgen Klinsmann and the United States to answer.
Brazil are in Boston for tomorrow nights match against Portugal at Gillette Stadium and tonight's practice was open to the media. I just could not turn down the opportunity to see the Samba Boys up close so I headed down to Gillette for the show.
And it was worth. I have watched Manchester United and Barcelona practice before and those practices were tightly scheduled.
Gillette Stadium willwelcome back the U.S. Men's National Team on Jul. 10, 2015 as part of a CONCACAF Gold Cup doubleheader,per a release from the New England Revolution on Tuesday. The tournament will be held throughout North America, and will run from July 7-26.
The New England Revolution don't need to play for a win today to advance to the MLS Cup, but don't expect them to be on their back foot when the New York Red Bulls visit Gillette Stadium for the decisive Eastern Conference final second leg.
The Revs are up 2-1 on aggregate after a late counterattack finished by Jermaine Jones gave them a win last weekend down at Red Bull Arena – their first win there in club history.
The Revolution wrapped up their Conference Semifinal series against the Crew with a flourish following Sunday's 3-1 second leg win at Gillette Stadium. Here's a look at some of the talking points surrounding Sunday's win.
Offense shines again
For the Columbus Crew defense, they are going to be seeing the Revolution offense in their nightmares.
After Saturday's explosive performance at Crew Stadium, it would take a complete meltdown or a historic comeback to keep the Revolution from advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals. But don't tell that to coach Jay Heaps.
Following his club's four-goal offensive flurry in the first leg of the Conference Semifinals, Heaps was already contemplating the challenge that awaited the Revolution in Sunday's return leg at Gillette Stadium.
Columbus, Ohio The first round of the 2014 MLS Playoffs kick off Saturday afternoon when the New England Revolution travel to Columbus to face the Crew in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
One of the most intriguing matchupsof the MLS conference semifinals will kick-off on Saturdayat Crew Stadiumas the Columbus Crew host the Revolution in the first leg. But don't expect the lower-seeded hosts to show any apprehension heading into the contest.
The New England Revolution took a big step closer to wrapping up a playoff spit with a 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew at a wet Gillette Stadium. With the win, the Revolution claimed sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference, two points ahead of Sporting Kansas City and four points behind first-place D.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The New England Revolution pulled out a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night in front of 23,143 at Gillette Stadium, despite facing sloppy wet playing conditions, and a team in the midst of a playoff hunt, who already defeated the Revolution twice this season.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution won their fourth straight match on Sunday night, coming back from an early deficit to defeat the Chicago Fire 2-1 in front of 12,204 at Gillette Stadium. For the second match in a row, the Revolution fell behind early, this time to a 28th minute Sanna Nyassi goal, but equalized before halftime through Diego Fagundez and then grabbed the game winner through Charlie Davies in the 60th minute.
Fabian Espindola brought United level in the 73rd minute at a rainy Gillette Stadium, but it wouldn't prove enough in a rematch with the Eastern Conference-leading Revs.
FOXBORO, Mass. - The crowd (13,589) was tiny. The rain (as always) poured down. But while Saturday might thereby have seemed like a home game, Gillette Stadium was anything but hospitable to DC United in a chippy, 2-1 loss to the New England Revolution that featured five yellow cards and a straight red for Eddie Johnson.
Sporting Kansas City travel to the East Coast this weekend for a rematch of the Eastern Conference semifinals with the New England Revolution. Gillette Stadium has been a friendly face for Kansas City to visit throughout the history of the stadium. KC is 8-3-6 there in league play, and 8-4-7 in all competitions.
With Saturday's home opener between the New England Revolution (0-2-0,0 points)andVancouver Whitecaps(1-0-1,4 point)at Gillette Stadium only hours away, let's take one last look at what the coaches and players were saying in the days leading up to it.
The New England Revolution (0-0-2, 0 points) will hope to record their first points of the season when they welcome the Vancouver Whitecaps (1-0-1, four points) at Gillette Stadium on Saturday for their home opener at 2:00 pm.
The Revs have struggled in the early part of the season so far.
On this week's podcast: Should he stay or should he go his name is Chicharito, American football at the youth level is shrinking what does this mean for soccer in America, MLS "football" pitches, and old rivals at it again predictions for Arsenal's visit to Old Trafford this Sunday.
The New England Revolution are headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2009 after Juan Agudelo's first half goal carried the team to a 1-0 victory against the Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Agudelo combined brilliantly with Lee Nguyen in the 28th minute to score the games lone goal and the Revolution defense held strong the rest of the way for the club's 14th shutout of the season.
Gillette Stadium, Diego's House, looking a bit like El Centenario in Montevideo.
Argentinos Juniors stadium where another Diego started, way out back in the day.
The Kid is Alright and The Kids Are All Right Too plus an Interview with Lee Ngyuen
A VIEW FROM THE FORT by Jim Dow
In June, 1980 Clive Gammon wrote the following in a Sports Illustrated piece on Diego Maradona, the Argentine wunderkind who was soon to sign the then richest sports contact in the world to play for Barcelona.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. â€“ The New England Revolution crushed the Philadelphia Union, 5-1, behind four second half goals to grab a crucial three points in front of 12,531 at Gillette Stadium. The win puts the Revolution into the fifth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot
Kelyn Rowe gave the Revolution a halftime lead with a long range shot in the 26th minute, but the Union would equalize in the 51st minute through Danny Cruz after a miscue between Matt Reis and the Revolution backline.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Panama opened the scoring in the 21st minute through Luis Tejada and looked in control, but an improved second half effort saw Honduras equalize on an 81st minute Andy Najar penalty kick as both sides were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at Gillette Stadium on Friday night in the second round of CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A play.
After weeks of speculation, the question surrounding Thierry Henry's availability to play in Saturday's second leg of the Eastern Conference Final was finally answered definitively by the man himself following the Red Bulls 2-1 first leg loss to the Revolution.
The Revolution continued their preparations for Saturday's match against the Columbus Crew out on the practice pitch behind Gillette Stadium on Wednesday. The session was open to the media for the first 15-20 minutes during passing/possession drills.
With the fourplayers loaned to Rochester back in town after the Rhinos were bounced from the postseason on Saturday, Wednesday's sessionoffered a rare sight, as coach Jay Heaps had nearly a full roster at his disposal.
Less than a year after drawing one of the biggest soccer crowds seen in New England, Portugal will return to Foxboro on Jun. 6 to play Mexico in a pre-World Cup friendly at Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8:30pm.
Both sides are expected to field their first-choice players with the World Cup kicking offsix dayslater.