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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.