Lee Nguyen

New England Revolution

A closer look at the Revs-Lee Nguyen situation

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The New England Revolution are off to a better-than-expected start to the 2018 MLS season, but instead of talking about new coach Brad Friedel's intriguing high-pressing strategy, attention is squarely back on the Lee Nguyen saga.

Despite a knee injury to Kelyn Rowe during training last Friday, Nguyen did not make Friedel's 18-player squad for the Revs' 1-0 home loss to FC Dallas.

Brad Friedel: I have no issues with Lee Nguyen

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We are seven weeks into the 2018 Major League Soccer season and New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen has yet to make an appearance.

The U.S. international had reportedly hoped to seek a trade away from New England ahead of the start of this current season, but is under contract through 2018 with options for 2019 and 2020.

An unattractive answer: the truth about Ilsinho

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Nick Fishman continues PSP's offseason series, "The search for a No. 10," with a microscopic look at a divisive player. With no new signing in sight, is Ilsinho the right answer to the Union's biggest question?

Lee Nguyen returns to training

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Here's the latest in the Lee Nguyen saga.

Lee Nguyen is back with the New England Revolution, according to Jonathan Sigal of MLSSoccer.com.

Lee Nguyen has reported to preseason camp for the #NERevs.

Going through a physical this morning, and Brad Friedel said his fitness level will determine when he's back in training.

Major Link Soccer: Lee Nguyen a no show at camp

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Finally some David Beckham FC news and Manchester United pick up their first trophy.


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Report: Montreal Impact express interest in Italian star Claudio Marchisio.

Report: Lee Nguyen fails to report for Revs training as he pushes for move

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One of the New England Revolution's biggest stars opted not to turn up for training on Tuesday in an effort to force a move.

Lee Nguyen was absent from training on Tuesday as reports continue to swirl about his unhappiness with the club. Nguyen reportedly is pushing for a move, prompting him to skip practice.

New England 1, Montreal 0 - Revs Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

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The Revs needed to find a way past a stout Montreal defense, and Lee Nguyen answered the call with a big second half goal.

For the first hour, both the New England Revolution and Montreal Impact searched for a breakthrough goal. The Revs nearly found the opener at the end of the first half and Montreal should have been ahead but Anthony Jackson-Hamel missed a sitter from close range.

SBI Spotlight: Approaching 50-50 club, Lee Nguyen focused on Revs playoff push

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Major League Soccer's 50-50 club is reserved for the best the league has seen. Less than 20 players have been able to produce 50 goals and 50 assists in their careers.

New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen, who is tied for the league lead in assists with 14, is two goals and two assists away from becoming the 19th player to join the illustrious group.

Revolution injury report update

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Diego and Lee are questionable.

The New England Revolution have three names on their latest injury report.

Joining Kelyn Rowe, who is out long-term with a right knee sprain, is Diego Fagundez (right quad strain) and Lee Nguyen (right hamstring strain). Both players are listed as questionable.

Watch the Lee Nguyen documentary here

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The Lee Nguyen doc is officially on YouTube.

Lee Nguyen is one of the hottest players in MLS and now you can look back on his rise to stardom by watching his documentary.

In NGUYENing: The Lee Nguyen Story, director Alfonso Bui tells the story of how a Vietnamese-American from Texas broke into the soccer world despite his small stature.

Resurgence of Teal Bunbury has Revolution back on track

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FOXBOROUGH Despite the New England Revolution's struggles this season, there has been a general consensus that the Revolution are not lacking in offensive talent especially so after the team's summer transfer window acquisition of Hungarian forwardKrisztián Németh.

Revolution 4, Galaxy 3: Goal galore as Revs end losing streak

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Revs get their first win since June 3.

The New England Revolution outscored the LA Galaxy 4-3 to collect their first win since June 3. The result halted the Revs' losing streak at four and put them even in the standings with the Philadelphia Union.

Kei Kamara almost nabbed a goal in the 11th minute when he tried to chip goalkeeper Brian Rowe from distance.

Revolution to host a bobblehead night on August 12

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Who could it be?

The New England Revolution will be giving away bobbleheads on Saturday, August 12 when they host the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Current players Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe, and Andrew Farrell have all received the bobblehead treatment, as has head coach Jay Heaps and Slyde the mascot.

MLS Scores: Red Bulls win on the road

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More from MLS getting the midweek games in prior to the Gold Cup break. Wednesday's action started with the Red Bulls beating New England 3-2 at Gillette Stadium. Teal Bunbury put the Revs up in the 21st minute with Bradley Wright-Phillips equalizing in the 23rd. Lee Nguyen put the Revs up again in the 26th with Daniel Royer equalizing from the penalty spot in the 55th.

Fire Hang On For Massive Road Win

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There are times in a soccer match when scoring a goal can destroy the motivation for an opponent to mount a comeback. The New England Revolution were that team on Saturday shortly after Luis Solignac put the visiting Fire 2:0 up in the 61st minute. It was the kind of authoritative strike that resulted in the Revs looking like they were ready to pack it in.

Major League Soccer

News Roundup: Union sign Mbaizo, Toronto lose to Chivas, Hack’s U-17’s defeat Norway

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Plus two Union U-15's going to Italy, Penn FC's opener broadcast locally, Dortmund coming to Pittsburgh, and more.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution

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What to expect when the Revs come to Talen Energy Stadium for the first game of the 2018 season.

Report links Lee Nguyen to Vietnamese side FLC Thanh Hoa

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Could the Revolution playmaker return to Vietnam?

The Revolution have plenty of suitors for 31-year-old midfielder Lee Nguyen. In August, Israeli side Maccabi Haifa tried to acquire the MLS veteran. Three months later, FC Dallas supporters tried to lure Nguyen back to his home state.

And now, Vietnamese side FLC Thanh Hoa wants in on the action.

Revolution vs. D.C. United: How to watch the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 match

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Everything you need to know about the midweek matchup.

Tonight, a short-handed Revolution side hosts D.C. United with a trip to the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals on the line. Here's everything you need to know: streaming links, injuries, lineups and more.

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Lee Nguyen has quietly put together an impressive campaign for the Revolution, collecting seven assists (tied, second in MLS) and six goals (second on the Revolution behind Juan Agudelo).


Nguyen Reaches 50-Goal Mark

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – At some point down the road, Lee Nguyen will look back at reaching the half-century scoring mark and wonder just how in the world he was able to do it. But he admitted he couldn't fully grasp the accomplishment following Saturday's win.

Why Didn’t Nguyen Take the Armband at ATL?

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It was easy to miss amid all the chaos during Wednesday's 7-0 loss at Atlanta: a brief, but compelling interlude about the state of the Revolution's leadership situation quietly unfolded during the early stages.

In the wake of Xavier Kouassi's 16th minute dismissal, the designated player, who was named captain for the match, relinquished the armband to Lee Nguyen, who had worn it for the better part of the past year.

5 Thoughts on Nguyening: The Lee Nguyen Story

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Over the holiday weekend, soccer fans in the area were given an extra treat in the form of "NguyenING: The Lee Nguyen Story." The 30-minute documentary, which was directed by Alfonso Bui, debuted on Comcast Sports Net New England on Saturday, giving Revolution fans a remarkable glimpse into the career of the veteran midfielder.

The Curious Case of the Goal that Wasn’t

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. It's fair to say few, if any, of the 17,865 on hand for Saturday's Revolution-Orlando City match had ever witnessed anything like what unfolded in the 43rd minute.

With the hosts ahead 1-0, Teal Bunbury connected with Lee Nguyen deep in Orlando City territory before the latter blasted a beautiful ball through to make it a 2-0 match.

Nguyen Returns in Historic Fashion

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Not long after matching an MLS-record by collecting four assists in Saturday's win over Orlando City, Lee Nguyen seemed more comfortable talking about his teammates than personal accolades.

Despite missing the previous two games due to hamstring injury, the Revolution midfielder's return was one to remember on a night in which the 10th-place team looked more like a contender than pretender.

Nguyen Misses DC Match Due to Knock

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Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen did not travel for the squad's game at DC United Saturday after suffering a hamstring injury in training late in the week.

Nguyen missed his second straight game after picking up an undisclosed injury prior to last week's game at New York City FC, a game he watched from the substitutes bench.

Dealing Nguyen Would’ve Been Unwise

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On Tuesday, it was reported the Revolution rejected a $1 million transfer for midfielder Lee Nguyen. FourFourTwo's Paul Tenorio broke the news the attacking midfielder was being courted by Maccabi Haifa of Israel. While it's unknown if Nguyen would have had any interest in the deal, the Revolution's decision to turn down the offer shouldn't be surprising.

Kei Kamara

Kamara, Koffie stock up in Revolution win vs. Orlando City

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Plus two others who stepped up against the Lions.

The Revolution came to play on Saturday. In front of 17,865 fans at Gillette Stadium, Kei Kamara put on an attacking clinic, scoring three of four Revolution goals in a 4-0 rout of Orlando City SC.

Here's who stood out during the weekend win:

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Kei Kamara

Kamara was on another planet Saturday night.

Fantasy Focus: All Rev-ed Up

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All they do is Nguyen

Our leader this round was HICKENHÖPPER FC, who scored 125 points. Captain Kei Kamara (NE, $9.8) led the team with a hat trick and 38 points, while his teammate Lee Nguyen (NE, $11.00) tallied four assists and 19 points of his own. Roman Alessandrini (LA, $10.

MLS Week 26: Red cards and shutouts

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Some MLS teams took advantage of the international break and others didn't. That meant a shorter MLS weekend than usual with only four games on Saturday. The scores start with New England shutting out Orlando 4-0 at Gillette Stadium. Kei Kamara had a hat trick with goals in the 26th, 75th and 89th minutes.

Nguyen ties MLS record with four assists in win vs. Orlando City

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First he set up a Kei Kamara hat trick. Then he created a fourth goal in stoppage time.

After missing two consecutive matches due to injury, Lee Nguyen showed up in a big way Saturday night. The crafty midfielder turned in one the best performances of his career against Orlando City SC, earning an assist or a secondary assist on all four Revolution goals during a 4-0 rout.

Revolution 4, Orlando City 0: Kamara’s hat trick fuels victory

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Career nights for Kamara, Nguyen helped the Revs run away from the Lions.

The Revolution opened its September account with a 4-0 win over guests Orlando City SC Saturday night. Kei Kamara scored his first career hat trick, Lee Nguyen tied a league record with four assists and the Revs kept its playoff hopes alive with a much-needed victory.

Farrell, Agudelo stock down in Revolution loss to Fire

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An uninspired performance for the Revs resulted in few bright spots.

The Fire completed a three-match sweep of the Revolution on Saturday with a dominant 4-1 win. The loss served as the eighth road defeat of the season for the navy and red, who remain six points out of playoff contention.

Here's one player who stood out—and three who didn't:

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Kei Kamara

Don't look now, but Kamara has flipped the script on his Revolution tenure over the past three weeks.

Kelyn Rowe

Rowe to miss 6-8 weeks with knee sprain

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The versatile midfielder may have played his last minutes of 2017.

The Revolution left Sunday's match against NYCFC heartbroken after conceding yet another late lead. But that wasn't the worst outcome of the 2-1 loss.

On Wednesday, Revolution Writer & Editor Jeff Lemieux reported that midfielder Kelyn Rowe, who sustained a knee injury late into Sunday's match, will miss at least six weeks with a right knee sprain.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution

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This weekend against New England, Philadelphia could take a step upward in the standings and set the tone at the halfway point of the season.

The Rest

Is Lee Nguyen the missing piece?

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Lee Nguyen failed to report to New England's training camp and has requested a trade. Ryan Rose on why Nguyen is the player the Union should target to fill the no. 10 role.

Should the Revolution build around Lee Nguyen?

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Share your thoughts in this week's open thread.

The Revolution entered a new era last week when Tom Soehn took over as the team's interim head coach. For the navy and red, that's the first of many changes to come. A new coach, staff and system await. Roster moves won't be far behind.

Looking ahead, it's entirely possible that New England undergoes a full rebuild in the coming months.

Lee Nguyen reaches major career milestone

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Tierney: "If we were playing in a bigger market in this league, I think he'd be up there in All Star and MVP voting."

Lee Nguyen reached a major career milestone on Saturday night when he collected his 50th career goal. It's a feat that most players will never accomplish and one that will take time for Nguyen to fully appreciate.

Caldwell, Nguyen stock up in Revolution win vs. Impact

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Plus one more who impressed during the must-win matchup.

The Revolution desperately needed a weekend win over the Montreal Impact to keep its playoff hopes alive. And the club delivered, riding steady defense and a Lee Nguyen goal to a 1-0 win.

For the second week in a row, it's all stock up and no stock down for the 8th-place Revs.

Revolution vs. Red Bulls: Preview, Lineups and TV Schedule

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Everything you need to know about the midweek matchup.

The Revolution and Red Bulls both sit beneath the red line in the Eastern Conference. Both teams need a summer run to break into the top six. And that run could start tonight, when the Bulls visit the Revs in Foxboro.

Here's everything you need to know about the week 19 matchup:

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For the Revolution, Lee Nguyen has turned in a balanced offensive season.