The Portland Timbers will certainly get used to airports over the next few days as they travel to the East Coast for a date with the New England Revolution. The match precedes their historic inclusion in the CONCACAF Champions League, but for Portland, it's a chance to earn precious points in their playoff chase against a New England side that has been struggling mightily in many areas on the pitch.
Weaving his way through the New England Revolution defense, Portland Timbers central defender Liam Ridgewell looked more like a mesmerizing forward than a tall, lanky defender as he scored his first goal for his new club Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.
There is apparently no such thing as one too many as far as theNew England Revolution are concerned.
The Revolution announced Monday that they have signed former youth U.S. Men's National Team forward Tony Taylor. New England acquired the 25-year-old Taylor via a lottery that the Portland Timbers also participated in, but the Revolution had the upperhand with a 71.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Caleb Porter was not going to dance around the issue when asked about his thoughts on the Portland Timbers' 1-1 draw at the New England Revolution Saturday night: He thought his team was robbed of all three points.
Charlie Davies scored his second goal in as many games as the New England Revolution were held at home by the Portand Timbers while elsewhere in MLS, Sporting Kansas City opened up a five-point lead at the top of the Eastern Conference as they cruised to a 4-1 win over Toronto FC.
Both teams came into the match at Gillette on the wrong side of the playoff standings, and it looked like it was going to be the Revolutions's night when in the 27th minute Davies ran onto a Diego Fagundez through ball to make it 1-0.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Diego Fagundez has been one of the biggest successes of the Homegrown player concept, and even though the 19-year-old's 2014 season hasn't mirrored last year's breakout campaign, he's still done enough to attract attention in his native Uruguay.
While the Jermaine Jones rumors continue to swirl around Gillette Stadium,the Revolutionengineered a trade on Tuesdaythat sent striker Saer Sene and an international roster spot to the New York Red Bulls for forward Andre Akpan and allocation money.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. There hasn't been much good news around Gillette Stadium lately. In case you missed it, the New England Revolution followed an early season surge to the top of the Eastern Conference table with a frustrating stretch of nine losses in 10 games through this summer.
What can one say about this NY Red Bulls team? These play possibly the worst half of football since the move to The Cathedral of Football, they go down a goal, go down a man and are booed off the pitch at half-time. They then return (a man down) with one of the best halves of football they've ever played at RBA, scoring two golazos and earning a 2-1 victory against the visiting Revs.
The New England Revolution wastes a terrific first half performance as they lost 2-1 to the New York Red Bulls on Saturday. The defeat laves the Revs remain winless at Red Bull Arena, going 0-5-1 since the it opened.
But the traveling Rev Army must have thought that Saturday was the night the streak ended when Charlie Davies put them ahead in the 20th minute with first MLS goal since 2011.
That the Revolution slipped into a three-way tie for third place in the Eastern Conference with a win over Colorado on Wednesday night following an eight-game losing streak says a lot about how success works in the league.
No team should get frantic over prolonged losing streaks—MLS has turned into a league of streaks this year.
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FOXBORO, Mass. Although winning streaks are undoubtedly more challenging, there's a reason why there's something impressive in its own right about long losing streaks because every once in a while the breaks fall like they did for the New England Revolution on Wednesday night.
Eight. That's what the New England Revolution's losing streak is now at, the longest such streak for the club since the MLS shootout era ended in 1999. In fact, one more loss will tie the club's record nine game losing streak reached twice, in both 1997 and 1998 (notably the team had two regulation draws in each of those streaks that they went on to lose in the shootout).
The New England Revolutions losing streak is up to eight games after Saturday nights 2-1 home defeat to the struggling Columbus Crew.
A.J. Soares' 50th-minute goal brought the Revs' level after Columbus scored the first goal just before halftime, but Ethan Finley's game-winning goal in the 84th-minute sealed the win for the visiting Crew.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Federico Higuain's first goal in more than two months could not have come at a better time for the Columbus Crew, who have now won consecutive games for the first time since opening the season with three wins.
Higuain scored his seventh goal of the season on a free kick just before halftime and Ethan Finlay broke a deadlock with six minutes to play, as the Crew sent the New England Revolution to their eighth-straight loss in a 2-1 victory at Gillette Stadium Saturday night.
The Portland Timbers wanted to start off their long road trip with a big result against the New England Revolution, but the club put themselves in a hole with a Charlie Davies goal in the 24th minute. However, a great defensive surge, improved offensive movement and a Liam Ridgewell goal gave the Timbers a point as the teams played to a 1 all draw.
That's question is on everyone's lips following Saturday's game between the Revs and Red Bulls. How could the Revs play so well in the first half, then have such an uninspired second half that they blew both their lead and their man advantage?
The New England Revolution looked in prime position for a second straight victory after taking a one goal lead and a man advantage into halftime, but the New York Red Bulls had other ideas, dominating the second half and scoring twice to keep the Revolution winless at Red Bull Arena.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Charlie Davies got his first home start since joining the New England Revolution and made the most of it, helping to set up the game winning goal in the team's 3-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night and playing his most impactful minutes in a Revolution uniform.
The New England Revolution announced on Monday the addition of former U.S. U-20 and U-23 international forward Tony Taylor via an MLS lottery. The Revolution were one of just two teams – Portland Timbers being the other – to enter the draft and had a 71.4% chance of winning the draw.
Taylor, 25, will be added the Revolution's roster following the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Charlie Davies has returned to form with goals in each of the past two games, but for a second straight time the New England Revolution couldn't hold onto the lead, this time settling for a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers in front of 16,409 at Gillette Stadium.
Lee Nguyen slide tackles the ball away from Portland's Diego Chara. (Photo credit: Chris Aduama/aduamaphotography.com)
FOXBORO, Mass. Charlie Davies scored a first half goal for the second straight game but Liam Ridgewell scored his first ever MLS goal in the second half and New England and Portland settled fora 1-1 draw at Gillette Stadium.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution avoided tying their franchise record for longest losing streak by outplaying the visiting Colorado Rapids 3-0 Wednesday night at Gillette Stadium. The Revolution move to 8-11-2 (26 points) on the season and end an eight-game losing streak in MLS matches, which began in late May.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. One of Columbus' late-game substitutes made an instant impact, setting up the game-winning goal just seconds after coming on and the Crew beat New England, 2-1 on Saturday night in front of 14,542 at Gillette Stadium. It is the eighth straight loss for the Revolution (7-11-2, 23 points), who fell out of a playoff spot and into sixth place, while the Crew (6-7-8, 26 points) moved to fourth.
The New England Revolution ended its losing streak at eight on Wednesday with a 3-0 win against the Colorado Rapids and now looks to take that momentum into New Jersey on Saturday as they face the New York Red Bulls.
Jermaine Jones is a great defensive midfielder coming off a very strong 2014 FIFA World Cup for the U.S. National Team. He's played in some of the best leagues in the world and has Champions League experience. He's also not the solutionto all that ails the New England Revolution.
For the first time since their win over DC United on May 24th, the Revs dominated a game, crunching a pretty good Colorado team 3-0. The way the Revs played in this game shows that they can be a handful for any MLS team on any given night.
The Crew beat the Revs 2-1 on Saturday in a game I thought, for sure, the Revs would win. Two separate times – at both the 13th and 29th minutes, as the Revs nicely controlled the play – the thought came unbidden to my mind that I would eat my hat if the Revs lost this game.