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 team announced the signing before today's Stage 2 Re-Entry Draft.
Daigo Kobayashi will be back with the New England Revolution in 2017.
The team announced the move just over an hour before the second stage of the MLS Re-Entry Draft which Kobayashi would have been eligible for. The Japanese midfielder has played four seasons in MLS, the last three with the Revs after being acquired via trade from Vancouver during the preseason of 2014.
Following the departure of Bruce Arena, the LA Galaxy have taken a step towards replacing him while several MLS teams announced roster moves.
The LA Galaxy will namePeter Vagenas, the team's vice president of soccer operations, as the club's general manager. Vagenas, a two-time MLS Cup winner, will retain his former role and is now charged with replacing head coach Bruce Arena following his hiring by the U.
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.
It's going to be a big year for Juan Agudelo and two more predictions.
With the calendar flipping to 2017, we're just two months away from the New England Revolution's season opener against the Colorado Rapids. We've already given you five reasons to feel optimistic about the upcoming season, and now we're going to take out the crystal ball and offer some bold predictions.
The Revs are finishing off the season against the Montreal Impact at home.
The New England Revolution may not have any realistic shot at the playoffs, but they have a chance here to finish the season on a strong note against a visiting Montreal Impact team with very little to play for, their playoff berth having been clinched.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzm5RLYrVCk&feature=youtu.be New England didn't look like a team fighting for their playoff lives and the Fire made them pay for the lackluster effort. The Revolution needed a win to catch the Philadelphia Union for the sixth spot in the East and the loss essentially knocks them out of the postseason race.
The MLS Expansion Draft will take place at 12 pm ET on Dec. 13 at 12 pm. Before then, each team will choose 11 players that they want to protect. This number doesn't include Generation adidas players who didn't graduate at the end of the 2016 season or Homegrown players occupying a supplemental or reserve roster spot, as they're automatically protected.
Brian Bilello touted Jay Heaps' accomplishments during an AMA session.
Jay Heaps will remain in charge of the New England Revolution, a decision that was met with mixed reviews from supporters. Club president Brian Bilello defending the move during a recent Ask Me Anything session, saying Heaps has accomplished a lot during his time as head coach.
D.C. United is tied for the third-worst odds, at 25/1, to win the 2017 MLS Cup, according to a recently published list by the oddsmakers at Bovada. The Philadelphia Union, New England Revolution, and San Jose Earthquakes come in at 33/1, and the poor Chicago Fire bring up the rear at a whopping 100/1.
Matt Reis praised Robbie Keane after hearing that he's leaving the LA Galaxy.
Matt Reis is one of the best, if not the best, goalkeepers in MLS history, so any compliment he offers should be taken seriously. With this in mind, we should fully consider the proposal that Robbie Keane is the greatest Designated Player in league history.
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.
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.
A.J. Soares has been forced to call a premature end to his playing career.
Soares announced his retirement on Thursday morning, as the AGF Aarhus defender steps away from the game due to the effects of a head injury. The 27-year-old centerback suffered the injury just several matches into his time with the Danish club, but, following the advice of several specialists, is forced to reluctantly step away from the game.
In which we review the only player to not have suited up for the Black-and-Red
2016 was the year of the goalkeeper for D.C. United, as the Black-and-Red officially had five different keepers on their roster during the season. Bill Hamid's surgery in January led to a rotating door of shot stoppers, including Charlie Horton, who joined the team at the beginning of the season, but never appeared in a game for United.
Revolution president Brian Bilello will do an AMA on Tuesday.
New England Revolution president Brian Bilello will be doing an Ask Me Anything on Reddit this Tuesday at noon. This forum will provide fans the opportunity to ask questions about the state of the Revs.
Bilello, who became club president in 2011 after six seasons as the team's chief operating officer, did an AMA in 2012.
Sean Okoli led the USL in scoring for FC Cincinnati.
Former Seattle Sounders and Academy product Sean Okoli was announced as the 2016 USL MVP today. The Federal Way native is in his first year with FC Cincinnati after spending 2015 with the New England Revolution, following a trade that netted the Sounders goalkeeper Tyler Miller.
Every year brings at least a couple of Diego Fagundez transfer rumors. Remember when the New England Revolution midfielder was linked to Atalanta B.C.? Or how about when Palermo was said to have expressed interest? Perhaps you recall this rumor that connected Fagundez to no less than three Serie A clubs.
It's the last game of the regular season. If things go well, it won't be the last game of the year.
It's the last match of the regular season, and the Philadelphia Union host the New York Red Bulls. While that would normally light a fire in the bellies of the players and fans, this time it seems like more of an afterthought.
Je-Vaughn Watson will be sidelined 6-8 weeks after undergoing surgery to correct a sports hernia.
Je-Vaughn Watson will miss Sunday's season finale after undergoing surgery to correct a sports hernia. The defender will be sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks, according to New England Revolution senior staff writer Jeff Lemieux.
Even as the 2016 season marches on, Seattle Sounders FC are making plans to begin their 2017 campaign. They will once again head down to Tucson for a portion of their 2017 preseason to take part in the Desert Friendlies as one of seven MLS clubs participating, along with Portland Timbers, Sporting Kansas City, San Jose Earthquakes, New England Revolution, Real Salt Lake, and a final team to be announced later.
Chicago Fire coach Veljko Paunovic was adamant that his team reward the home fans with a victory in the team's final home game on Sunday, and his players did not disappoint, knocking off the New England Revolution 2:1. The Fire played simple and fluid football and were not far away from finding the back of the net on several occasions.