Philadelphia Union could be the most improved team in the Eastern Conference, but when teams like Toronto can pick up guys like Victor Vazquez, it means most teams are getting better thanks to TAM. PSP's Dan Walsh explains.
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The Revolution confirmed the kickoff times for six regular season games, including two against Eastern Conference champion Toronto FC, via press release on Thursday.
The six matches are as follows:
|Date ||Opponent ||Kickoff Time ET |
|Wednesday, May 31 ||at New York City FC ||7:30pm |
|Saturday, June 3 ||vs.|
Xavier Kouassi played his first game minutes since February 2016.
The New England Revolution suffered their first preseason loss on Wednesday when Erick Torres and Alberth Elis scored second half goals to give the Houston Dynamo a 2-0 win on opening day of the Desert Diamond Cup.
The game was scoreless through halftime with neither team providing much action, though the Revs did have a couple of looks within a minute of each other.
Kei Kamara can't stop scoring and rookie Joshua Smith made an impact in the Revs final preseason game before the Desert Diamond Cup.
The New England Revolution concluded the first half of their annual Arizona preseason camp unbeaten after a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City earlier today.
Tierney v. Knighton: Who you got?!
The New England Revolution are currently preparing for the 2017 season, but we've already seen some mid-season flair.
During a recent practice, Chris Tierney pulled off some clever footwork to split a couple of defenders during a game of 6v2. The backheel flick was a sight to be seen.
Nguyen, Herivaux, and Woodberry are rooting for the Patriots.
Much of New England will be glued to the television on Sunday when the Patriots face the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. Among those that will be rooting for the Patriots are members of the New England Revolution.
In a video posted 24 hours before the big game, London Woodberry, Zachary Herivaux, and Lee Nguyen offered their best wishes.
Could Femi Hollinger-Janzen and his Batman cleats be returning to New England?
When Minnesota United selected Femi Hollinger-Janzen with the last pick of their expansion draft, the collective New England Revolution fanbase was gutted.
As a rookie, Femi made 19 substitute appearances, mostly late cameos, but was a much needed spark off the bench and netted two goals with an assist in less than 300 total minutes in MLS action.
Heaps: "We expect to carry the four guys on our roster—four guys that we're actually really excited about."
It's pretty atypical in MLS to see a roster with four goalkeepers on it but such is the case with the New England Revolution.
The club currently has four options to play between the sticks in Bobby Shuttleworth, Brad Knighton, Cody Cropper, and Matt Turner.
Love is in the air!
Valentine's Day came early for two New England Revolution fans, who got engaged during the jersey launch event held at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.
Danielle Parent was quite surprised when she was called to the stage after the unveiling of the Revolution's new shirt.
Kei Kamara scored a Kei Kamara goal and two more thoughts.
The New England Revolution played their first game of 2017 on Tuesday when they tied Minnesota United 1-1. Eugene Starikov struck in the 39th minute, giving the MLS newcomers a lead until Kei Kamara leveled the score in the 78th minute.
Pegged against one of MLS's two expansion teams, New England split the spoils.
With preseason still in its early days, it's hard to get a read on how the New England Revolution will fare throughout the 2017 MLS season.
But on Tuesday morning in Casa Grande, Arizona, the Revs went through their paces, drawing, 1-1, with Minnesota United FC.
The New England Revolution today revealed their 2017 away jersey from Major League Soccer team outfitter adidas. The latest Revs alternate kit sees the team return to a mainly white road shirt after wearing a predominantly red away jersey during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Available in the lead up to the new MLS campaign [.
While nothing major, any time a player undergoes a surgery is a tense time for a team and its fans.
Thankfully, the New England Revolution have announced on Friday that forward Juan Agudelo has undergone a successful minor surgery on a small facial bone fracture. Agudelo suffered the fracture during the first half of the U.
It didn't take long for Josh Saunders to find a new team after being left off the NYCFC preseason roster earlier this week. The much-maligned goalkeeper was shipped off to Orlando City on Friday in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2019 MLS Draft.
"Josh is a veteran MLS goalkeeper that will add championship experience, leadership and depth to our side with 125 appearances in 11 years in the league," Lions general manager Niki Budalic said.
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Even though Bill Hamid's U.S. Men's National Team camp was cut short due to another knee injury, he is confident that he will be back for D.C. United's regular-season opener on March 4.
Hamid was initially ruled out for five to six weeks, but after undergoing successful surgery, he is optimistic to return in time for the 2017 season.
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The LA Galaxy continue to scour the globe for new players, and they have a Dutch-based midfielder on their radar.
The Galaxy are reportedly negotiating with NEC for midfielder Gregor Breinburg, according to Dutch website VoetbalZone.
"There is an offer made by LA Galaxy,"said Breinburg after NEC's match versus Willem II.
The Portland Timbers appear to have found a replacement for the departed Lucas Melano, one who hopefully produces more in the final third than the disappointing designated player. According to ESPN, Caleb Porter's side is close to a deal with Argentinian midfielder Sebastian Blanco, who is also being hunted by Club America.
The annual SBN Mock Draft is here! How did we do for the Revs this year? We hope you like centerbacks.
This week is one of the happiest days of the MLS offseason. The 2017 SB Nation MLS Mock Draft will be published tomorrow and you should go check it out when it gets published. Don't forget to check out the rest of the SBN MLS sites for more detailed analysis for their picks as well, as the big mock draft won't go into that much detail.
The Atlanta Utd team president lost a friendly Super Bowl wager and now we're coming up with friendly suggestions on what his Revs jersey should say.
The New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in a historic comeback victory in Super Bowl 51 last Sunday. The Revs wore Pats gear in preseason camp and after Patriots celebrated with a parade yesterday, at some point in the future Atlanta United's team president Darren Eales will have to pay up on a small wager.
There are a few teams who might not want their high draft picks, but do the Revs have the assets to move up from #20?
This is purely a hypothetical exercise, I do not know any inside information about the New England Revolution draft plans for tomorrow afternoon.
I can however, play a little game of connect the dots, even if I really don't like one of the dots.
Last month a number of rapids fans (including me) thought the Rapids would have two first round picks in next week's Superdraft. After trading our pick to New England last offseason for Jermaine Jones we got LA's first round pick when we sent JJ to them. We also had a first-round pick from Toronto in the Clint Irwin trade.
Revs GM Michael Burns says "international signings remain top priority for the club."
The New England Revolution haven't made a lot signings this offseason, but moves are on the way, according to General Manager Michael Burns.
Burns and members of the coaching staff have been scouting since the Revolution's 2016 season came to an end.
Six goals! Six goals! Six goals!
Every professional athlete will tell you that winning, regardless of the circumstances, feels good. They'll also admit that a full-on goal-fest is just a little bit more satisfying.
On Wednesday, the New England Revolution put up six goals against Sporting KC during a Desert Diamond Cup game.
The target man is here to stay
Black & Red United can confirm that D.C. United have re-signed forward Patrick Mullins to a multi-year contract extension. Mullins made $126K in guaranteed compensation last year, and looks poised for a well-deserved raise. As per MLS policy, exact terms were not disclosed.
Before jumping into the preview, check out the latest episode of the Fire Confidential Live podcast with guest MLSsoccer.com's Sam Stejskal right here. Also check out the Fire Confidential AMA over on Reddit.
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The wins just keep coming.
The Revs will rock an all-American look in 2017.
The New England Revolution unveiled their new secondary uniform on Sunday and it's an all-American look.
The boys looking good in the 2017 Secondary #NERevsKit pic.twitter.com/EwWQS1swVU — NewEnglandRevolution (@NERevolution) February 12, 2017
Inspired by the nation's flag, the shirt heavily features red and white.
It's not all white!
Given some of the recent leaks from Real Salt Lake and the Montreal Impact, it wasn't wrong to speculate that perhaps the New England Revolution were going to get a similar all-white away jersey.
However, after tweeting out numerous teases all week in anticipation of tomorrow's jersey release the Revs finally have a full kit leak of their own courtesy of Todo Sobre Camisetas, which roughly translates to "All About T-Shirts".
The Revs are looking at Moses Sarpong, according to Sports World Ghana.
The New England Revolution are interested in Ghanaian defender Moses Sarpong, according to a report from Sports World Ghana.
The article, published Friday, claims that the 19-year-old Sarpong will be heading to the United States because he's currently unable to play for International Allies FC of Ghana.
If Revs fans lost their collective minds for months with no signings, how'd it feel to trade a team captain a week ago?
Preseason is usually a time for new acquisitions and a chance to build upon the strengths of a core roster and shore up weaknesses and build depth.
The New England Revolution did that a week ago with two new international centerbacks in Antonio Delamea and Benjamin Angoua.
Xavier Kouassi was feeling good after the first training session of the year.
Xavier Kouassi's long-awaited debut should be coming soon. In fact, the Designated Player is hoping to be ready for First Kick.
Signed February 1, 2016, Kouassi was expected to see out his contract with Swiss-side FC Sion before joining the New England Revolution in the summer.
Ivorian center back Benjamin Angoua is on the way to MLS, according to Ouest France.
Ivorian center back Benjamin Angoua will soon join the New England Revolution, according to a report by Ouest France. A second story says that Angoua has signed a three-year deal with the Revs.
Angoua, 30, was most recently with Guingamp of France, having joined in 2014.
First mystery centerback to be the former club captain at Slovenian PrvaLiga champions Olimpija Ljubljana.
The New England Revolution have made their first significant addition of the offseason announcing the transfer of Slovenian international defender Antonio Mlinar Delamea. The signing confirmed earlier reports from Taylor Twellman.
The San Francisco Dons player is a PDL standout with academy experience in Germany and the USYNT ranks.
The New England Revolution selected University of San Francisco defender Joshua Smith in the fourth round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft this afternoon. As the 75th overall pick, Smith joins Vermont forward Brian Wright and Kentucky midfielder Napo Matsoso, who were selected as the 20th overall and 31st overall picks respectively last Friday in the MLS SuperDraft.
What has Dimitry Imbongo been up to?
With Kei Kamara and Juan Agudelo penciled in to be the day-one starters, the New England Revolution don't really have to worry about their front line. Regardless, we decided to track down Dimitry Imbongo and ponder if the team could use his services.
Career with the Revolution
Imbongo joined the Revs in July 2012 after a successful trial.
Koffie won't be returning to the New England Revolution.
Gershon Koffie ended speculation about his playing future on Sunday when he officially signed with Hammarby of Sweden. This is a return of sorts for the 25-year-old, as he spent time with the club while rehabbing a broken leg in 2009.
The University of Kentucky product has come a long way from barefoot soccer in Lesotho.
Reaching the professional ranks tends to mean the world to aspiring soccer players. For Napo Matsoso, there may be even more meaning, especially considering his journey to this point.
In fact, you'd be pretty hard pressed to find a story like the midfielder's from the University of Kentucky, who the New England Revolution selected Friday in the second round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.