The New England Revolution emerged in 2012 touting a new style, a new strategy and new players.
While promising at first, there was certainly room for improvement. Any reservations with its early
hiccups was thought to improve with time as the team developed and as players that were added
acclimated to the league and each other.
The cardiac kids were at it again on Saturday night as the Revs scored the tying goal late in
stoppage time to keep their unbeaten streak alive. New England is now unbeaten in their last four
matches, and with more home matches on the horizon, the near future looks good for Jay Heaps'
Saturday night marked the first match in quite some time where Revs fans saw both Clyde Simms
and Shalrie Joseph in the starting lineup in the middle of the midfield, which was something
everyone wanted to see play out.
With the International Transfer Window opening on Wednesday, New England made a handful of moves
to prep their roster. The Revs activated midfielder Sainey Nyassi from the disabled list, while
parting ways with three players.
Central defender John Lozano was waived by the club, who also declined the July 1st contract
options of Bjorn Runstrom and Jeremiah White.
D.C. United's stand-in opponent for their July 28 friendly will be Paris St. Germain.
As a result of Juventus cancelling its North American tour and pulling out of the World Football
Challenge tournament, D.C. scrambled to find a new opponent and landed on PSG, which will also be
playing Chelsea at Yankee Stadium on July 22 as part of the WFC.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Hours into the opening of the International Transfer Window on Wednesday, the
Revolution declined the mid-season options on Bjorn Runstrom and Jeremiah White, while John Lozano
All three had seen limited action with the first team this season, and with the Revolution
eyeing possible moves during the Window, roster and cap space had to be cleared.
In a series of big roster moves for the New England Revolution, the front office announced that
they will be waiving John Lozano, declining the options on Bjorn Runstrom and Jeremiah White and
activating Sainey Nyassi.
"We want to thank John, Bjorn and Jeremiah for their service and efforts representing the
Revolution," New England General Manager Michael Burns said.
Good morning everyone! It's the middle of a bye week for the Revolution, so you'd expect news to
be slow, but honestly there's more out there than I expected. Also, we've got the Euros starting on
Friday, which is also the day that the USMNT takes on Antigua & Barbuda in their first World Cup
Jeremiah White scored the game-winning goal for the Revolution reserves in their 2-1 over the
Montreal reserves on Tuesday at Claude-Robillard Sports Complex.
White's 51st minute goal followed strikes from New England's Alec Purdie (1′) and Montreal's
Felipe (10′). The win is the Revolution's first of the season (1-1-1, 4 points), while the Impact
dropped their second of the season (2-2-1, 7 points).
The New England Revolution have made the time-honored trip down the interstate to the Nation's
Capital to take on D.C. United Saturday night at RFK Stadium. The Revs are looking to avenge their
only home loss of the season, which came at the hands of D.C., while United is looking to continue
a recent streak of good form that has propelled them into second place in the Eastern
The New England Revolution are ready to run out in beautiful 60-plus degree weather Saturday
night against a familiar enemy, the Houston Dynamo. The Revs are coming off a comprehensive 4-1
demolition of the Whitecaps while Houston just drew 0-0 with Portland at the brand-new BBVA Compass
For what seems like the first match all season, Jay Heaps and the Revolution fielded what one
could argue to be a first choice squad on Saturday night. Other than the absence of Jose Moreno,
you could make a case that what we saw on the field was the best the Revs had to offer, and more
importantly, the result matched the talent on the field.
Two matches. Four days. A cross country trip. This is what faced Revolution coach Jay Heaps this
week, and without overstating things, what a four days it turned out to be.
New England returned home to Foxboro to face Colorado on Wednesday night, and while the style
changed a bit, and the soccer may not have been as aesthetically pleasing as their recent efforts,
the Revolution put together a solid 90 minutes and defeated the Rapids 2-1 in front of the home
Today, via press release, the New England Revolution announced that they will be parting ways
with midfielder Kenny Mansally. Mansally was originally brought to the club by former head coach
Steve Nicol in 2007 along with fellow Gambian midfielder Sainey Nyassi. The 23-year-old made 89
regular season appearances for the Revs, which included 6 goals and 5 assists.
It's been an interesting ride through the first month of the Revolution 2012 season. While the
change in philosophy and plan of attack has certainly changed, the results have remained mostly the
same (if you remember, the Revs actually got off to a decent start last year, and were sitting on 9
points on this date in 2011).
In what could be described as an early season three pointer, the Revs dropped a disappointing
decision to hated rivals D.C. United on Saturday afternoon 2-1. Rivalry matches seem to always
bring out higher scrutiny, bigger pressure, and heated debate, and this one is certainly no
Once again the Revs had their hands a bit tied with injuries (Lozano, Feilhaber) and suspensions
(Shalrie), so it was up to coach Jay Heaps to get creative and try to put forth a game plan that
would garner three points at home.
It's going to be a beautiful, sunny day in Foxboro this afternoon (high of 67°, no less) as the
New England Revolution face off against bitter I-95 rivals D.C. United at Gillette Stadium. The
Revs are hoping to banish the demons of a heart-breaking last-minute 1-0 loss to Dallas last week,
while United will look to build on an encouraging performance in a 0-0 draw against Seattle.
Hello and good morning, welcome to today's Musket Rounds. The world of the New England
Revolution has gotten a little more exciting in the last 24 hours with this weekend's home opener
fast approaching. There is a crisis in defense due to injuries, which could be exacerbated by Benny
Feilhaber's absence (not that he contributes to defense, just that having him out, too, makes
things look particularly bleak), and there's a very real threat that New England will start the
season 0-3, which could easily stretch to 0-5 given the Revs next two fixtures: away to LA and
The New England Revolution fell to Sporting Kansas City tonight in their host's home opener,
providing them with their second consecutive loss in the 2012 campaign. The 3-0 scoreline was a
pretty accurate representation of the match which saw some questionable officiating early on that
seemed to throw the Revs off their gameplan all together.
The New England Revolution announced the signing of 2004 MLS SuperDraft pick Jeremiah White on
It only took eight years.
White, the Revs third round pick (23rd overall) in the 2004 Major League Soccer SuperDraft,
opted to try his luck in Europe rather than sign in MLS. The speedy winger's whirlwind tour across
the pond saw him play in Serbia with OFK Beograd, Greece with Panserraikos, France with FC Gueugnon
Denmark with AGF Aarhus, Saudi Arabia with Al-Ettifaq, and most recently in Poland with GKS
The New England Revolution announced via press release today that they have signed former USA
International Jeremiah White. The speedy winger had been on a long trial stint with the Revs during
their stays in Arizona, featuring and scoring in the Desert Diamond Cup against the LA Galaxy.
White will be added to the roster pending receipt of his ITC, and is expected to join the squad for
training next week.
After yesterday waving Zack Shilawski and Ryan Kinne, the New England Revolution announced the
signing of forward Blake Brettschneider, midfielder Alec Purdie, and midfielder Michael Roach. This
brings their current roster up to 26. The Revolutions stated goal is to eventually have 28 players
on their roster.
With the regular season now within sight, the clock is ticking for Heaps and his staff to round
out the Revolution roster. Before this week, the Revs had 24 players on their roster. The addition
of Lee Nguyen brings that number to 25 and the expected signing of Blake Brettschneider would make
With only one game taking place in the MLS over the past week, it seemed only right to turn our
attention to the performance of Philadelphia-area players in this year's edition of the Lamar Hunt
U.S. Open Cup. The third round of the U.S. Open Cup provided plenty of drama across the country,
not the least of it involving local players.
Philly locals faced off on opposite sides of the field and determined the course of a match for
the first time in Philadelphia Union history.
Not that it was a good thing for any of them.
Colorado midfielder and Chestnut Hill Academy alum Jeff Larentowicz drew a red card in the 58th
minute of Colorado's 2-1 win over Philadelphia, turning Sunday's Union home opener into a wide open
affair as the Rapids went a man down.
The first promise I made to myself when I decided to take my writing a little more seriously was
to always remain objective at even the most difficult of times. While writing with emotion may
always be the best course of action in my music career, it's not a good path to take in sports
While much was made of the Revs' trip down to New Jersey to take on RBNY, it certainly didn't
feel like the rivalry match we had all hoped for. Coming off a bye week and a bit of a layoff, New
England came out flat and were punished for it in only the 7th minute, when Thierry Henry scored
the only goal RBNY would need to defeat the Revs, 1-0.
Well, I'm a little hungover after a pretty good birthday celebration last night, but
nevertheless I am here to bring you the Musket Rounds. There was some interesting stuff floating
around the interwebs yesterday, so today's clip should be varied and robust.
So I settled in to watch the Revolution-Dynamo match but I think my DVR recorded the wrong thing
because I'm pretty sure I was watching a rugby match. The jerseys were the right colors and
everything, but there's no way that what I saw on that field was soccer.
New England was due for a draw, and considering I find the Dynamo to be perhaps the club's
fiercest rival at the moment, the result doesn't come as a shock, as these sides always play close