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Lee Nguyen returns to practice for the Revolution

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Lee Nguyen is on the mend.

The unexpected bye week was good for Lee Nguyen, who was a full participant in Monday's practice.

Unexpected off weekend definitely a boon for #NERevs injured players. Nguyen back in full training today, Herivaux working off to the side.

Should Kelyn Rowe Take Over the Center Attacking Midfield Role?

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Fresh off a 1-0 loss at the hands of Dom Badji and the Colorado Rapids, the Revolution have a lineup controversy brewing.

For the past several seasons, Lee Nguyen has featured as the tried-and-true Revolution playmaker.

Lee Nguyen Deemed “Day-to-Day” Ahead of Revolution Home Opener

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Jay Heaps taking a wait-and-see approach with his injured forward.

On Saturday, the Revolution will return to Gillette Stadium for the first time in five months. And Lee Nguyen may miss the party.

The newly-minted forward suffered an ankle contusion during Saturday's match against the Colorado Rapids and exited after just 57 minutes of action.

Revolution debut secret play to defeat Chicago Fire

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"The Duke" led the Revs to victory.

It's not very often that a play you draw up in practice works in a game which is why Lee Nguyen was a bit surprised when their corner kick strategy ended up with the ball in the back of the net.

Watch the Duke Fear the Duke.

It all started when Nguyen played a short corner to Kelyn Rowe, who found Scott Caldwell at the top of the box.

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Lee Nguyen provides an injury update after exiting early

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Nguyen exited in the 57th minute with an ankle contusion.

New England Revolution fans witnessed a rare sight on Saturday, as stalwart midfielder and team captain Lee Nguyen exited before the hour mark. The substitution, which saw Daigo Kobayashi enter, was completed out of necessity more than tactics.

Revolution v. Rapids: Injury Reports

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Delemea and Angoua are healthy ahead of the season opener.

It looks like the New England Revolution's two marquee off-season signings will be ready for First Kick.

The Revolution's most recent injury report only includes one player, as Zachary Herivaux is listed as out with a right ankle sprain.

Revs 2, SKC 1 - Kamara, J. Smith Score in Preseason Victory

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Kei Kamara can't stop scoring and rookie Joshua Smith made an impact in the Revs final preseason game before the Desert Diamond Cup.

The New England Revolution concluded the first half of their annual Arizona preseason camp unbeaten after a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City earlier today.

Heaps not ready to name Revolution’s starting goalkeeper

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Heaps: "We expect to carry the four guys on our roster—four guys that we're actually really excited about."

It's pretty atypical in MLS to see a roster with four goalkeepers on it but such is the case with the New England Revolution.

The club currently has four options to play between the sticks in Bobby Shuttleworth, Brad Knighton, Cody Cropper, and Matt Turner.

Revolution add former New York Cosmos coach to staff

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The Revolution have added Carlos Llamosa as an assistant coach and scout.

Jay Heaps will have additional help in 2017, as former New England Revolution defender Carlos Llamosa as rejoined the club as an assistant coach and scout.

"Carlos was an excellent player and an even better teammate, and we are thrilled to add his passion and energy to our team," Heaps said in a team press release.

Here’s who the Revolution should protect in the Expansion Draft

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Jay Heaps faces some big decisions.

The MLS Expansion Draft will take place at 12 pm ET on Dec. 13 at 12 pm. Before then, each team will choose 11 players that they want to protect. This number doesn't include Generation adidas players who didn't graduate at the end of the 2016 season or Homegrown players occupying a supplemental or reserve roster spot, as they're automatically protected.

Revolution president explains why Heaps was retained as head coach

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Brian Bilello touted Jay Heaps' accomplishments during an AMA session.

Jay Heaps will remain in charge of the New England Revolution, a decision that was met with mixed reviews from supporters. Club president Brian Bilello defending the move during a recent Ask Me Anything session, saying Heaps has accomplished a lot during his time as head coach.

Brad Knighton "huge" against the Rapids

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Everyone was complimenting Brad Knighton after Saturday's game.

While Juan Agudelo and Chris Tierney were scoring goals, Brad Knighton was stopping them on the other side of the field.

On Saturday, Knighton made his fourth consecutive start between the pipes. The netminder was sensational against the Colorado Rapids, making two important stops to secure full points for the New England Revolution.

Postgame quotes: Revolution 0-4- Union

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Postgame remarks from Jim Curtin, Alejandro Bedoya, and Charlie Davies follwoing the Union's comprehensive win over New England.

Revolution coach Jay Heaps is still good at soccer

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Watch as Jay Heaps shows off his soccer skills.

After just nine minutes of play, the New England Revolution's game against the Carolina RailHawks was halted due to inclement weather. The delay lasted over two hours, giving players unexpected time in the locker room. What does a team do in such a situation?

Revolution storylines for after the Copa America Centenario break

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Major League Soccer's break for the biggest tournament on U.S. soil since 1994 is about to wrap up. What state are the Revs in?

The New England Revolution get their competitive slate back underway Wednesday evening when they take on the Carolina Railhawks away in Open Cup play. On a far grander scale, the Revs are about to undergo a grueling run of matches that will test them on many fronts.

Busy schedule could mean time for Revolution reserves

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Jordan McCrary is dreaming about making his Revolution debut this Wednesday.

After two weeks off, the New England Revolution will now play two games in four days as the club will travel to North Carolina for the US Open Cup before heading to Vancouver to resume league play. It's a busy stretch for the Revs, but one that they're prepared for ahead of this season's second stanza.

Heaps says Caldwell is "awesome" despite All-Star snub

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Don't expect Caldwell's form to dip after failing to make the ballot for the MLS All-Star game.

Scott Caldwell deserves to be on the MLS All-Star ballot, according to head coach Jay Heaps.

Last week, the league announced the players available to represent MLS in this summer's All-Star game against Liverpool.

Captain Lee Nguyen is motivated after failing to make Copa America squad

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Heaps talks about giving Nguyen the armband.

Every player wants to represent his country, especially if the stakes are high. This is why it was so disappointing that Lee Nguyen didn't make the US National Team's Copa America roster.

Originally part of the provisional 40-man list, Nguyen didn't make the final 23 as selected by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Heaps confident goals are coming for Kamara

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Early reviews on positive for the Revolution's new Designated Player.

Kei Kamara has now been with the New England Revolution for three games and reviews are positive despite the fact that he hasn't scored yet.

On Saturday, Kamara contributed his third straight 90-minute performance for his new club.

Andrew Farrell could play more right back in the future

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Andrew Farrell impresses in his return to right back.

After spending the last year and a half playing center back, Andrew Farrell returned to the spot he played as a rookie, right back. The 24-year-old looked comfortable with the move and helped limit the Seattle Sounders to just two shots on target.

Sporting CP loanee makes his debut for the Revolution

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Jay Heaps and Andrew Farrell talk about Sambinha's debut.

Kei Kamara wasn't the only player to make his New England Revolution debut on Saturday as Sporting CP loanee Sambinha entered as a late-game substitute.

With the Revs up 2-0 on the Chicago Fire, head coach Jay Heaps chose to insert Sambinha for Juan Agudelo in the 89th minute.

Revolution douse Chicago Fire, earn first win since early April

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It's been a long time since the Revs and three points were synonymous. On Saturday night, that relationship was forged yet again.

It took 43 days, but the New England Revolution have once again secured three points. Slated against the Chicago Fire on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium, head coach Jay Heaps' side emerged with a 2-0 win, answering the call on what was tabbed as a must-win match.

Revolution welcome competition Kei Kamara brings, expect it'll "make everyone better"

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While minutes will be harder to come by, the Revs don't envision Kamara's presence posing a problem on or off the field.

When news dropped Thursday morning that the New England Revolution had acquired Kei Kamara from Columbus Crew SC via a trade, reactions were overwhelmingly positive, and understandably so.

Heaps provides Goncalves injury update, Revolution seek defensive form

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The Portuguese center back visited the doctor on Monday, and it's now about where his pain threshold is.

Ever since the 2013 season, Jose Goncalves has been a staple of the New England Revolution. One match away from his 100th start for head coach Jay Heaps' side, the Portuguese center back's guile and physicality are typically reassuring presences, home or away.

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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.

Angoua (Hamstring) Set to Debut in DDC

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For the first time since he was acquired in January, Revolution center back Benjamin Angoua participated in full training with his new club on Monday.

Angoua, who joined the club via loan from French Ligue 1 side EA Guingamp for the 2017 MLS season with the option to transfer permanently following the season, was hindered by a hamstring injury suffered prior to his acquisition.

Kouassi Makes Preseason Debut

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On the official match report, Xavier Kouassi's brief time on pitch during Wednesday's preseason tilt between the Revolution and Dynamo was hardly significant. But to the player and his club, it was far from a mundane cameo.

Fifty-three weeks after he tore his ACL in Swiss Super League action, the Revolution midfielder returned to the pitch for his first competitive action since the injury, garnering 15 minutes against the Dynamo before he was subbed off.

Set Piece Form Promising

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Following his squad's third preseason game of the winter, which put the bow on the first leg of the Revolution's preseason schedule, coach Jay Heaps took stock of what he observed during the team's stay in Arizona.

Among the most notable takeaways: the club's set piece prowess.

Rookie Wright Making Early Waves

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Like so many moments that occur during the winter months in MLS, Revolution rookie forward Brian Wright's introduction to MLS action will probably forgotten by many before long. But those early moments nevertheless served as a promising start.

Firing On All Cylinders

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It has been a frustrating season for the New England Revolution in all aspects of the field, but particularly offensively where, despite an abundance of talent, the production hasn't been there. For once, on Saturday evening, the Revolution offense showed just what it was capable of and it was a sight to behold as the team put on a master class offensively in a dominating 3-1 victory over New York City FC in front of 23,235 at Gillette Stadium.

Heaps: ‘We Talk About Formation Change All the Time’

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – With just over 20 minutes to go in the game, New England head coach Jay Heaps inserted Juan Agudelo into the lineup, replacing Gershon Koffie.

The move came at time in which the team trailed 2-0, and the substitution resulted in the formation shifting slightly, with Agudelo, a known striker, pushing up higher to give the Revs a second striker option.

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Revolution Reveal List of 13 Protected Players Ahead of MLS Expansion Draft

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Femi Hollinger-Janzen, Bobby Shuttleworth highlight list of exposed Revolution players.

On Tuesday afternoon, Revolution gaffer Jay Heaps will head into the MLS Expansion Draft with 13 protected players on his roster. His list includes a mix of veteran talent, including Lee Nguyen and Kei Kamara, and players on the rise, including Cody Cropper and Xavier Kouassi.

Knighton, Shuttleworth competing to be Revolution's starting goalkeeper

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The competition between Brad Knighton and Bobby Shuttleworth is on.

New England Revolutions fans were greeted by an unfamiliar sight on Saturday when Brad Knighton started in net against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Usual starting goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth featured in the previous 25 league matches but was on the bench as the Revs returned from the Copa America break.

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Kouassi stock rises, Angoua stock falls in Revolution loss to FC Dallas

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Breaking down the high (and not-so-high) achievers from week three.

Despite scoring an early goal, on the road, against the defending Supporters' Shield champions, the Revolution faltered in the second half in Frisco. Maxi Urruti's two goals downed the visitors, who now sit as the only MLS club without a point.

Revolution Lineup Projection: How do Rookies, New Defenders Fit in?

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Sorting through a crowded Revolution depth chart ahead of the 2017 season.

The Revolution entered the new year not with a bang but a whimper. After weeks of offseason silence, a roster improvement plan seemed like a fantasy.

Yet in two weeks' time, the club addressed its top priorities, acquiring two international center backs and a pair or rookie attackers.

MLS Draft 2017: Revolution Could Find Its Own Tommy McNamara With Pick No. 20

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Four players who prove there's value at the end of round one—if you do some digging.

During the Jay Heaps era, the Revolution have grown accustomed to selecting near the top of the MLS SuperDraft. In fact, the club has enjoyed five top-ten picks in the past five years, drafting the likes of Kelyn Rowe, Andrew Farrell and Patrick Mullins (now with D.

Jay Heaps on Controversial Penalty Call: “The Consistency Has to be Better”

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The Revolution gaffer spoke out about the mysterious penalty call on London Woodberry

There was nothing controversial about the Revolution's performance on Sunday evening. The club sat back and allowed Columbus to dictate the flow of play, an approach that resulted in an uninspiring 2-0 loss.

Union-NE USOC quarterfinal tonight, Pappas fired after guilty plea, Reading and OC advance in PDL playoffs, more

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Union look to reach USOC semis for fourth time in five years. Pappas fired after guilty plea for fraud. Reading and Ocean City advance to PDL Eastern Conference semis. More news.

Some Soccer News for May 26, 2016

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It's Day 147 of 2016.


After 18 months in charge of the team in Houston head coach Owen Coyle became the first manager to be fired in the 2016 MLS season. No surprise really. This team has never gotten going under Coyle. He was a strange hire to begin with, and it ended pretty much like most people thought it would.

Revolution v. Orlando City: Injury Reports

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Charlie Davies won't play against Orlando City.

It's official, Charlie Davies won't play against Orlando City SC.

On Wednesday, Davies started his first game since March 12 . Unfortunately, the striker only lasted 35 minutes before leaving with an injury. The latest injury report has Davies listed as out with a right abductor strain.