Only 24 hours from playing in the MLS Cup, AJ Soares, Patrick Mullins and Andy Dorman saw the business side of Major League Soccer as they were all left unprotected for Wednesday's expansion draft.
Each team can protect 11 players and the New England Revolution opted to protect: Kevin Alston, Teal Bunbury, Charlie Davies, Andrew Farrell, Jose Goncalves (Int'l), Jermaine Jones, Daigo Kobayashi (Int'l), Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe, Bobby Shuttleworth and Chris Tierney.
The 2014 MLS Cup Final between the LA Galaxy and New England Revolution is this Sunday. Here's how to watch it - and why you should care.
The MLS Cup Final is set, and while the Philadelphia Union are not involved this year, there are plenty of reasons to watch. Hey, you still watch the Super Bowl when the Philadelphia Eagles miss it, right?
Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy/Forward) – Landon Donovan completely dominated the Salt Lake defense in Carson to push his Galaxy into the MLS CUP Semifinals. His three goals and one assist turned the game on its head and buried Real, ending their hunt for the league championship.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Lee Nguyen kept his offensive hot streak going, Teal Bunbury scored his first goal since September 3rd and even captain and center back Jose Goncalves joined the attack and tallied a rare goal as the New England Revolution defeated the Columbus Crew 3-1 (7-3 on aggregate) on Sunday night in Foxboro.
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.
Despite a holding atwo-goal aggregate leadentering into the second leg of the two-game Eastern Conference Semi-finals, the Revolution came out firing andgrabbed a 3-1 victory Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
Lee Nguyen scored for the sixth straight game and netted his 20th goal of the year between the regular season and playoffs.
The New England Revolution overpowered the Columbus Crew 4-2 in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Saturday at Crew Stadium. Here's a look at some of the talking points surrounding the contest.
Offense Explodes in Victory
For the first time since May 17, the Revolution found the back of the of the net four times or more in their 4-2 victory over the Crew in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Following an MVP-caliber season, midfielder Lee Nguyen hoped to renegotiate a new contract with the Revolution. But after the club was unwilling to budge, the midfielder took matters into his own hands.
To express his displeasure with a deal that he believed was unfair, Nguyen sat out the first two days of training last week, even though he knew it could cost him his spot in the lineup.
Lee Nguyen sat out training earlier last week toexpress his displeasure over the organization'srefusal to renegotiate his contract, a sourcetoldNew England Soccer Today on Monday.
According to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Nguyen is "extremely unhappy" withthe club'sunwillingnessto rework his contract, which is scheduled to pay him a base salary of $175,000 in 2015.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Revolution striker Juan Agudelo and midfielder Lee Nguyen were both named to the latest 22-player U.S. Men's National Team roster on Sunday, three days ahead of its international friendly against Mexico at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tx.
The New England Revolution got their first ever win at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. on Saturday, defeating the Colorado Rapids, 2-0. Juan Agudelo opened the scoring with an impressive chipped volley in the 18th minute and Lee Nguyen doubled the lead in the second half off a controversial penalty kick in the 55th minute.
There's a saying in the world of hip-hop that it's not about the come up, it's about the come back. And that phrase, most recently invoked (at least in the mainstream) by Lil Wayne, certainly applies to the Revolution on Sunday.
Yes, last Sunday's 3-0 defeat wasn't the kind of start that the locals were looking for this year.
It was a classic case of good news/bad news on Saturday's Revolution injury report.
After missing Sunday's match due to right groin irritation, midfielder Lee Nguyen is no longer listed on the report, but Teal Bunbury is listed "out" after suffering a sprained right shoulder during the waning minutes of Sunday's loss in Seattle.
It appears that neither of the Revolution's top two midfielders will be suiting up for preseason action this winter.
With Jermaine Jones already slated to miss regular season action due to sports hernia surgery performed on Feb. 10, Revolution coach Jay Heaps confirmed on a teleconference with the media on Friday that Lee Nguyen underwent "aprocedure" for an undisclosed injury.
Jermaine Jones earned his fourth straight start at center back while Lee Nguyen came off the bench in the 79th minute during the United States' 2-0 win over Panama in Sunday's international friendly at the StubHub Center.
With Sunday's match marking the conclusion of the U.S.'s winter camp, Jones and Nguyenare expected tojoin the Revolution for preseason preparations later this week.
Jermaine Jones started at center back in a newly-instituted 3-5-2 formation, while Lee Nguyen came in at the start of the second half in the United States' 3-2 loss to Chile at Estadio El Teniente in Rancagua, Chile.
Here's a closer look at how the Revolution's representatives fared in the U.
Brek Shea and Jozy Altidore put the United States Men's National Team in the lead twice, but the team failed to hold it both times on their way to a 3-2 loss at Chile. New England Revolution star Jermaine Jones started the match and went the full 90 minutes, while Revolution MVP Lee Nguyen entered at halftime.
New England Revolution stars Lee Nguyen and Jermaine Jones were both named by U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann to a 23-player roster on Saturday for the upcoming U.S. friendlies against Chile and Panama. The U.S. opens 2015 against Chile on Wednesday, Jan.
Lee Nguyen's impressive campaign has put him on the shortlist for MVP, while strong performances from Jermaine Jones and Charlie Davies were enough to to put a total of three Revolution players on theleague's listoffinalists for regular season honors.
Reports on Curtin announcement. Mbolhi up for African Player of the Year. Playoff results. Dispersal Draft date set. Ethics committee report expected this week. Local senators back Women's World Cup suit.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – While the stakes are certainly higher than they were during the Conference Semifinal, don't expect the Revolution to alter their approach to Saturday's deciding leg of the Conference Final at Gillette Stadium.
Three weeks after dispatching the Columbus Crew with a 3-1 series clinchingwin in the second leg of the Conference Semifinals, the Revolution won't be reaching for the keys to a nearby bus with a one-goal advantage and 90 minutes separating them from a trip to the MLS Cup final.
The big hoorah here is seeing Lee Nguyen's name on the list for the first time in seven years. There is bit more of a veteran field presence than in recent camps, but still a few curious young fella choices. And, no, this time I will not be railing about the exclusion of Eric Lichaj, who has had a few struggles lately.