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MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 17

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Rescinded red cards, the firing of a coach and a last-gasp equalizer made for another eventful week across MLS.

Drew Moor and Sebastian Giovinco helped lead Toronto FC to a 2-0 win over the New England Revolution. (READ)

FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo played to a 1-1 draw, splitting points for the second time this season.

Kinnear axed in San Jose, Nemjana Matic to Manchester United?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/26/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Quick Hits from Jim Curtin's post-game press conference from Union's 1-0 win against DC United
Some thoughts from Coach Curtin on the last game.

Toronto 2, Revolution 0 - New England's Offense Sputters Again
Union face New England this weekend, let's see how their last game went.

Moor, Giovinco seal win for Toronto FC over Revolution

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TORONTO Toronto FC played its third game in seven days against a well-rested New England Revolution side, yet it was TFC who emerged as 2-0 victors at BMO Field on Friday night.

Drew Moor's goal from point-blank range in the 11th minute and Sebastian Giovinco's late strike secured a record seventh straight home victory for Toronto.

MLS Week 17: A Look Ahead

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It's Rivalry Week in MLS, and Week 17 features some fascinating matches between opponents that love to hate each other.

The weekend kicks off on Friday night with a pair of matches. First, Toronto FC take on the team that ended their 8-match unbeaten run two weeks ago, the New England Revolution.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 16

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With week 16 of the MLS season in the books, the top teams held their ground with one major exception.

Every team in last week's top 10 either won or tied their respective matches, except for the Portland Timbers, who fell disappointingly to the Colorado Rapids thanks to Alan Gordon's late winner.

Fortress Breached

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution's 11 game home unbeaten streak came to an end on Saturday as the Revolution fell 2-1 to the Chicago Fire in front of 21,548 at Gillette Stadium. The win saw the Revolution's Eastern Conference rivals Chicago, holders of the second best record in MLS, continue their surge towards the top of the standings, while the Revolution fell further below the red line as their usually reliable home form provided no points.

Juan Agudelo for club and country

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jun 5, 2017) US Soccer Players – Juan Agudelo scores goals. That's what he does. Agudelo has been doing that on a regular basis since starting his pro career with the New York Red Bulls seven years ago. Just 24, it often seems as if the New England Revolution star has been around forever.

Revs end Toronto's unbeaten streak with shutout win

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Many would've expected Toronto FC to roll past the New England Revolution given the form of the Eastern Conference leaders.

However, after 90 minutes of action, that was not the case as the Revs surged to a 3-0 home win to end Toronto's eight-game unbeaten run that began on April 21.

Benjamin Angoua opened the scoring 17 minutes in, heading home Lee Nguyen's cross to the high center of the goal.

Dzemaili's first league goal puts Impact past Red Bulls

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The Montreal Impact could've been susceptible to a letdown on Saturday night after an emotional Canadian Championship win on Wednesday, but that was not the case after the final whistle blew.

Mauro Biello's men extended their winning streak in all competitions to three games with a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls thanks to Blerim Dzemaili's first-career MLS strike.

Kouassi equalizer ruins start of NYCFC homestand

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New York City FC's three-game homestand appeared to be off to a great start, but a late equalizer from the visiting New England Revolution forced the third-place side in the Eastern Conference to share the spoils on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

The home side was ahead for 22 minutes in the second half, but it was taken away just four minutes before the final whistle by Xavier Kouassi in a 2-2 draw.

MLS Ticker: Quakes hire former Arsenal executive, French forward trialing with Red Bulls and more

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For the first time since 2010, the San Jose Earthquakes will have a new president.

According to a report from San Jose Mercuryformer Arsenal and Aston Villa executive Tom Fox will be introduced Tuesday as the club's new president following Dave Kaval's departure.

Kaval, who will remain on the team's board, reportedly interviewed six other potential candidates before selecting Fox.

Red Bulls down Revs to snap four-match winless slide

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After four matches without a win, the New York Red Bulls looked ready to make it five on Saturday night after an early Lee Nguyen penalty kick put them in a hole after just nine minutes.

Rather than fold, the Red Bulls proceeded to put together one of their better matches in recent memory,rallying with two second-half goals to beat the New England Revolution, 2-1, at Red Bull Arena.

Koffie "fit like a glove" in return to Revolution midfield

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FOXBOROUGH After six successful seasons in MLS, defensive midfielder Gershon Koffie tried his luck in Europe and latched on with Swedish side Hammarby IF over the offseason, signing a three-year contract in what he hoped was the next step in his professional career.

Four months later, after just one appearance, Hammarby loaned Koffie back to his most recentMLS team, the New England Revolution for the remainder of the 2017 season, and he made his second home debut at Gillette Stadium in as many seasons on Sunday afternoon.

D.C. United

Bill Hamid named to the USMNT’s 2017 Gold Cup roster

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The Black-and-Red faithful have a rooting interest from the club.

Bruce Arena announced the United States roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Golf Cup tournament Sunday and Bill Hamid made the final roster for the tournament, with training camp beginning on Monday. For D.C. United, this means they'll be without the services of Hamid starting with Wednesday's Round of 16 U.

D.C. United squander chances, falter in second half in 2-0 defeat to Orlando City

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Cyle Larin and Giles Barnes took advantage of United's misfirings in front of goal

D.C. United had a chance to extend their unbeaten run away from home to four games, but instead fell 2-0 to Orlando City SC on Wednesday night in Florida. After squandering several chances of their own, United succumbed in the second half to a header from Cyle Larin, and a howler from Bill Hamid which handed Giles Barnes the final tally.

Toronto FC

Toronto 2, Revolution 0 - New England’s Offense Sputters Again

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The Revs remain winless on the road in 2017, having claimed just three draws in nine matches away from home this season.

Between Drew Moor's opener and Sebastian Giovinco's ender, you could argue the New England Revolution were the better team. The scoreboard however does not care for your eye test.

Fire 2 Revolution 1 - recap and ratings

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Winning on the road against conference opponents will get you into the playoffs. Chicago managed to escape a flurry of missed chances by a New England Revolution side that had yet to lose a game at home to keep pace with Toronto FC at the top of the Eastern Conference and MLS overall. The victory brings the Fire record to 9-3-4 on the season and they have equalled their point total (31) from all of 2016.

Diego FAGUNDEZ

Know Thy Enemy: Revs-Toronto (Part II) with Waking The Red

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One day, Toronto will play the Revs on full rest with a full roster. Today, is not that day.

A few weeks ago, the soccer gods blessed the New England Revolution with a home game against a depleted Toronto FC team. Today, the soccer gods have blessed the Revs with a road game against a tired TFC side.

Revolution 1, Fire 2: Revs' home unbeaten run snapped at 12

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Antonio Delamea's goal wasn't enough as the Revs fall 2-1 to the Fire.

The New England Revolution saw their 12-game home unbeaten run come to an end on Saturday, as they suffered a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Fire.

The visitors got things going in the 18th minute with clever movement that clearly came from the training ground.

Revolution 1, Red Bulls 2: Revs lose on the road despite early goal

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Red Bull Arena continues to be a daunting place for the Revs.

The New England Revolution couldn't hold onto their early lead as they fell 2-1 to the New Red Bulls on Saturday night.

The Revs opened the scoring in the 9th minute when Lee Nguyen converted a penalty. Referee Ismail Elfath pointed to the spot when Damien Perrinelle fouled Diego Fagundez in the box.

Fagundez brace pushes Revs to come-from-behind win over Crew

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FOXBOROUGH New England Revolution winger Diego Fagundez has quietly been heating up over the past month and it finally paid dividends with his first brace since May 2014.

After scoring his first goal of the season in last weekend's win over Real Salt Lake, Fagundez had both tallies to rally the host Revolution back from an early deficit to beat theColumbus Crew, 2-1, in front of a crowd of 18,651 on Sunday afternoon at Gillette State.

Revolution score four in first half to trounce Real Salt Lake

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FOXBOROUGH The New England Revolution hadn't won in a month entering Saturday night and the Revs offense decided enough was enough.

Lee Nguyen, Kei Kamara and Diego Fagundez each had a goal and an assist to power the hosts to a 4-0 victory over Real Salt Lakeat Gillette Stadium.

Revolution 4, RSL 0: Goals galore for the home team

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Goals rain down on Gillette.

The New England Revolution made quick work of Real Salt Lake as four first-half goals secured full points on Saturday night. The result was a team effort as six different Revs players found their way onto the score sheet.

The game's opening strike came from an unlikely source, as Scott Caldwell finished a Diego Fagundez feed in the 4th minute.

Mexico

USMNT goalkeeper coach trolls Mexican National Team

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Oh, you bad.

After watching him play for eleven seasons in Foxboro, New England Revolution fans have plenty of reasons to love Matt Reis. Now the goalkeeper coach for the USMNT, Reis added to that list on Tuesday when he took to social media to troll the Mexican National Team.

By now you've certainly seen Michael Bradley's epic chip against Mexico a few times.

USMNT goalkeeper coach trolls Mexican National Team

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Oh, you bad.

After watching him play for eleven seasons in Foxboro, New England Revolution fans have plenty of reasons to love Matt Reis. Now the goalkeeper coach for the USMNT, Reis added to that list on Tuesday when he took to social media to troll the Mexican National Team.

By now you've certainly seen Michael Bradley's epic chip against Mexico a few times.

Jason Foster

Teal Bunbury Suspended Two Games

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The MLS DisCo cracks down on the Revs again, this time deservedly so.

For the second straight week, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has leveled a suspension against a New England Revolution player. This time it's very deserving.

Teal Bunbury will be suspended two matches for this action against New York Red Bulls defender Damien Perrinelle:

Teal Bunbury fined and suspended 2 games by #MLS DisCo for this punch into the back of Damien Perrinelle's head.

Benjamin Angoua Suspended for Red Bulls Match

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The MLS Disciplinary Committee was very busy this week, but still managed to notice this incident.

New England Revolution centerback Benjamin Angoua will serve a one game suspension for this play in last week's 2-1 victory over Columbus Crew SC. Kyle Beckerman of Real Salt Lake and Michael Murillo of the New York Red Bulls were also suspended one match this week by the DisCo.

Crew SC

Andrew Farrell gets a red card against Crew SC

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Coach Heaps: "He's not Joe Franchino. He's Andrew Farrell."

On Sunday, the nicest guy in the New England Revolution locker room got a red card.

In the 93rd minute of the Revs-Crew game, Andrew Farrell was sent off for a mistimed tackle on Waylon Francis. Farrell had his cleat up as he was looking to settle an aerial ball.

Revolution 2, Crew SC 1: Revs extend home unbeaten streak to 10

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Diego does the double to help the Revs avenge their recent loss to Crew SC.

The New England Revolution extended their home unbeaten run to 10 when they defeated Columbus Crew SC 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Crew SC were dangerous early on, as they used the flanks to disturb the Revolution defense.

The Rest

Four ways to up your New England soccer fandom

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Watch local soccer and three more ways to become a New England soccer super fan.

If you're reading this blog then you're probably a pretty big soccer fan. That said, there's always more you can do to elevate your fandom. With this in mind, here are four things that you can do to become a New England soccer super fan.

Revs could add another scouting presence in the next 12 months

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Revs president Brian Bilello talks about the team's scouting process.

Six months ago the New England Revolution added Carlos Llamosa to its coaching staff to provide scouting assistance. The move has paid dividends, according to club president Brian Bilelllo, as the coaches now have more flexibility to travel outside of New England.

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.

Fire finally find road form in win over Revs

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The Chicago Fire's road form has been the team's lone downfall so far this season, but Saturday's visit to Gillette Stadium proved a rare successful trip away from home.

Goals from Nemanja Nikolic and Luis Solignac led the Fire to a 2-1 win over the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium.

New England 3, Rochester 0 - Early Red Dooms Rhinos as Revs Advance

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A questionable second yellow card and a late PK put the Rhinos in a tough spot and the Revs capitalized to move on to the USOC Round of 16.

The Rochester Rhinos were hoping that their stingy defense would hold up against the New England Revolution in the fourth round of the 2017 US Open Cup.

Juan Agudelo, Kelyn Rowe named to USA’s 40-man Gold Cup Roster

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Two Revs players might feature for the USMNT at this summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup

Bruce Arena and the United States Men's National Team have announced their preliminary 40-player roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament this summer.

New England Revolution teammates Juan Agudelo and Kelyn Rowe were both named to the roster.

Franklin Field was a proposed location for Revolution stadium

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Revs owner Robert Kraft said no to building a soccer specific stadium at Franklin Field.

The search for a permanent home for the New England Revolution continues.

One month after the Bayside proposal fell through, Franklin Field was suggested as a site for a soccer specific stadium, according to the Dorchester Report.

Former Revs DP Bengston Signs with Saprissa

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The Honduran international had played in Iran since his departure from New England in 2015.

Former New England Revolution striker and Designated Player Jerry Bengston has found a new home fairly close to home.

The Honduras international has signed with Costa Rica giants Saprissa per a team release.

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Rare Caldwell goal provides spark for slumping Revolution

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FOXBOROUGH Defensive midfielder Scott Caldwell doesn't score often, but his fourth-minutegoal for the New England Revolution in Saturday night's 4-0 victoryover Real Salt Lake was a rallying cry for a Revs team that entered the match mired in a four-game winless streak.