New England Revolution

Wilfried Zahibo

Revolution 2, FC Dallas 2: Revs open Tucson trip with a draw

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Cristian Penilla and Diego Fagundez help the Revs earn a point in the Mobile Mini Sun Cup.

The New England Revolution came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw against FC Dallas to open the Mobile Mini Sun Cup.

The first notable moment of the game occurred in the 9th minute when debuting midfielder Wilfried Zahibo issued an unpleasant tackle to Carlos Gruezo.

Revolution sign French midfielder Wilfried Zahibo

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The club has added a potential starter beside Scott Caldwell.

The New England Revolution have used allocation money to add French defensive midfielder Wilfried Zahibo, according to a team press release.

Zahibo, 24, has plenty of European experience, having accumulated over 10,00 minutes during his seven-year career in La Liga (Spain) and Ligue 1 (France).

Major League Soccer

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 reports to Revolution preseason camp

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After holding out over two weeks,New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen reported to preseason camp on Friday.

The 31-year-old asked to be traded this offseason in hopes of continuing his career elsewhere. The decision by Nguyen reportedly had nothing to do with the hiring of Brad Friedel as head coach.

Jermaine Jones claims 2014 blind draw was rigged by MLS

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At the time, Jermaine Jones' move to the New England Revolution was filled with controversy, and that controversy has resurfaced due to an allegation from the player involved.

Jones took to Twitter to accuse Don Garber and MLS of rigging the blind draw that determined whether the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder would join the Revs or the Chicago Fire.

News roundup: Bethlehem Steel friendlies, Stewart rejected Dutch, more

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Plus Union mid-week contest, Earnie's European offer, Jay Heaps to USL, and more!

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.

Seattle

Harry Shipp: Everything is setting up for me to be successful in 2018.

Tacoma Rainiers We R Tacoma Combo Pack. I'm game.

MLS

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

MLS Ticker: MLS trio called up to Mexico squad, RSL re-signs Rimando and more

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Three of the top MLS players in Los Angeles will pull on the green and white of Mexico on January 31.

LAFC's Carlos Vela and Jonathan and Giovani dos Santos of the LA Galaxy were called up for El Tri's friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 31 in San Antonio, Texas.

The trio should be key figures for El Tri in Russia as they look to get out of Group F that features Germany, Sweden and South Korea.

In Pictures: 2018 MLS SuperDraft

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Sights from Philly's first big soccer event of the year.

MLS players pushing for trades

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jan 19, 2018) US Soccer Players - The MLS offseason drips with intrigue over international signings in a manner previously unseen in its more than two decades of existence. Rumors abound, a function of a new influx of cash infiltrating the league through big money ownership and initiatives created to expand the power of the salary budget.

MLS Draft 2018: Time, TV schedule, and how to watch online

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Join us as D.C. United looks to add another important piece as they seek to rebound after a poor 2017

D.C. United came into today with one high pick at the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, but before most people were even at the convention center, they traded the #3 overall pick to LAFC for $200,000 ($100,000 in TAM, $100,000 in GAM).

MLS Ticker: Kamara, Meram seeking way out from Crew, Revs sign Syrian defender, and more

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Two huge pieces to the Columbus Crew's success in 2017 was the playmaking and scoring ability of forwards Justin Meram and Ola Kamara. The duo combined for 33 goals and nine assists, helping the Crew to a playoff berth and an Eastern Conference Finals appearance last season.

However, last season may mark the final seasons for the pair in Columbus after both have asked to be moved from the club.

Full 2018 Schedule Releasing Today

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Get your planners and calendar devices ready: Major League Soccer is unveiling the full 2018 slate today

We already know the Philadelphia Union will be opening their 2018 campaign at home against New England Revolution, but this afternoon we'll find out when and where the other 33 games of the season will be played.

The new MLS coaches in 2018

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jan 3, 2018) US Soccer Players - It's the start of 2018, and it might already be crunch time for the new coaching hires in MLS. There's no time like the present for pressure, with clubs already making major moves.

MLS teams turned over their sideline bosses at a greater rate than ever before in 2017.

MLS Ticker: Cole signs new Galaxy contract, Timbers sign Costa Rican defender and more

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Ashley Cole is gearing up to spend his third season in MLS, as the LA Galaxy have signed the defender to a new contract with the English left back, according to theLos Angeles Times.

Cole has flown under the radar a bit during his time with the Galaxy, but he's been a steady force for the historic franchise, playing 55 regular-season contests.

Brad Friedel

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.

Revolution go 1-1-1 in Bradenton

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The Revs will now prepare for the Mobile Mini Sun Cup.

The New England Revolution closed the Florida leg of preseason on Tuesday with a 1-1 draw against FC Cincinnati. The Revs are now 1-1-1 as they prepare to enter the Mobile Mini Sun Cup in Tucson, AZ.

Preseason started with a bang as the Revs defeated the New York Red Bulls 4-3 on Wednesday, Jan.

Three thoughts about the Revolution’s first day of training

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Brad Friedel seems like a confident man, and two more thoughts from Tuesday's practice.

The New England Revolution held their first preseason practice on Tuesday and The Bent Musket was there to take it all in. Here are three thoughts from the day:

  1. I'm excited about Cristian Penilla because Brad Friedel is excited about Cristian Penilla.

Revs “very excited” about Cristian Penilla

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Friedel says the Revs are "lucky" to have Penilla.

On Tuesday, the New England Revolution added 26-year-old midfielder/forward Cristian Penilla, a player that head coach Brad Friedel called "very exciting."

Penilla, 26, joins the Revolution on loan from Pachuca and will serve as a Designated Player unless the team chooses to use Targeted Allocation Money.

2018 MLS Mock SuperDraft: Revolution Select Mouthino, Twumasi in First Round

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What will Brad Friedel and the Revs do with back to back first round picks? We gave it our best shot in the SBN annual Mock Draft.

I have no idea why I love participating in the greatness that is the SB Nation Mock Draft. Maybe it's a sign that the preseason is right around the corner and it's the first chance to get excited about something related to the 2018 regular season.

Jonathan Kraft

News Roundup: Philadelphia wins, Edu in LA, and Johannsson gets some minutes

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Also: New England loses, guess-the-trialist, and

Jonathan Kraft: Revs open to stadium in Providence

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The Revs continue to hunt for a possible soccer specific stadium and it appears the capital of Rhode Island is in play.

New England Revolution president Jonathan Kraft told GoLocal News Providence the club is open to suggestions from our nation's smallest state.

"We have a lot of fans of the Revolution who support us in Foxboro who are Rhode Island based," Kraft said.

Jay Heaps

Jay Heaps hired to be president/GM of Birmingham Legion FC

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He's back.

Jay Heaps has been named the president and general manager of 2019 USL expansion team Birmingham Legion FC.

BREAKING: Longtime MLS coach and player Jay Heaps to be named team president and general manager of Birmingham Legion FC.

Report: Former Revs coach Jay Heaps hired as team president, general manager of Birmingham Legion FC

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After departing the New England Revolution last season, Jay Heaps is set to begin a new role with a brand new club.

According to AL.com, Heapswill be named the president and general manager of Birmingham Legion FC, who enter the USL as an expansion club in 2019.

Heaps was head coach of the Revs from 2011-17.

Danny Acosta

Some Soccer News for Jan 26, 2018

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It's Day 26 of 2018.


Join Me - I am gonna be watching:
  • USMNT v Bosnia+ Herzegovina on Sunday night
  • Town Hall Brewery
  • Minneapolis
  • 8:30pm CT

Yeah, I know most of you are really not in to this, but we may get a chance to see Minnesota's Christian Ramirez play.

Some Soccer News for Jan 12, 2018

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It's Day 12 of 2018.


MLS

Atlanta has set a new MLS record for transfer fee paid. They are signing 18 year old Ezequiel Barco from Independiente in Argentina for $15 Million. Wow.

Orlando City announced that they will NOT field a team in division 2 USL this season.

Some Soccer News for Jan 9, 2018

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It's Day 9 of 2018.


JONATHAN GONZALEZ

Thomas Rongen has always had a fine eye for soccer talent, and he is currently a scout for US Soccer. (Hired after Klinsmann was fired.) Actually he is the ONLY scout for the men's program. (Along with some part timers.) He is on fire today on Twitter.

Polster, Vincent join USMNT January camp

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The Fire will open training camp in Chicago on January 22 without their starting fullbacks. Matt Polster and Brandon Vincent have been named to the US men's national team January camp. As expected, the US team is heavy on younger players who have been on the fringe of the national team set-up as a result of the disastrous World Cup miss with the veterans.

The Rest

New England 3, San Antonio 3 - Revs Squander Lead In Second Half

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Teal Bunbury's first half brace was undone by two quick SAFC goals in the second half as the Revs settle for another preseason draw.

The New England Revolution continued their preseason swing in Arizona with a 3-3 draw against USL side San Antonion FC in the Mobile Mini Sun Cup.

The match began with SAFC scoring first from the penalty spot, as Andrew Farrell was judged to have fouled an attacker in the box while going up for a header.

Sons of Ben invite Jason Kelce to River End for season opener

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Sons of Ben President Bill Gusler formally invited the Philadelphia Eagles star to the Union's game against New England Revolution on March 3

Philadelphia Eagles star Jason Kelce has his own customized jersey waiting and an entire supporters section ready to give him the honors of leading them should he decide to go to Talen Energy Stadium on March 3.

Claude Dielna talks about his off season

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Dude was EVERYWHERE.

Remember the show Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Well, you could've easily played that game this off season with Claude Dielna in place of the title character.

The New England Revolution center back traveled the world during his break, visiting friends and family in England, France, Spain, and more.

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.

Friedel fills needs in first draft as Revolution head coach

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PHILADELPHIA New England Revolution draft pick Mark Segbers was beaming with delight when his new head coach was brought up.

"Brad Friedel, he's an absolute U.S. legend," Segbers said. "So when I walked in that meeting room (at the combine), it was already kind of a shocker just to see him sitting there.

Revolution’s offer to young DP rejected, club hopes to announce new signing soon

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Club president Brian Bilello drops some news.

The New England Revolution have signed three players this off-season and they should've had at least one more, according to club president Brian Bilello.

On Tuesday, Bilello stated that the team made a $3 million transfer offer to a young Designated Player in December.

Revolution sign Isaac Angking as a Homegrown Player

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The New England Revolution have signed midfielder Isaac Angking to a Homegrown deal, per a team press release. Angking is the fourth Homegrown Player in club history, behind Diego Fagundez (Leominster, MA), Scott Caldwell (Braintree, MA), and Zachary Herivaux (Brookline, MA).

Angking, 17, joined the Revolution Academy before the 2013-14 season.

Grading The Revs 2018 Home Jersey

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Is it good? Is it bad? Or do we just dislike New York City FC's home colors a lot?

Normally, I'm excited for the annual announcement of the New England Revolution jersey because it means that soccer season is once again around the corner. The MLS SuperDraft is a few weeks away, preseason starts next month and everyone harbors hopes of an MLS Playoffs and/or US Open Cup run.

Around The Forest: Timbers tweet out another kit tease

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Also: Carlos Carmona to say in the ATL, New Rapids coach pens open letter, Red Bulls preview all red kits and more!

Portland

New year, new look.

More to come later this month. #RCTID pic.twitter.com/MqYY3OcqfH

— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) January 1, 2018
Major League Soccer

Report: Carlos Carmona declines Colo Colo advances to remain with Atlanta | MLSsoccer.

Major Link Soccer: Morgan Brian is going to Lyon

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The USWNT star is trading the NWSL for Olympique Lyon

Seattle

February is the target for getting the marketing launched. Pieces falling into place for Seattle's NHL expansion franchise bid - Sportsnet.ca

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MLS

The Seattle native is trying to start his time off right with the Rapids.