New England Revolution

Jay Heaps

Caldwell Key to Revs Success

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Jay Heaps has showered plenty of his players with praise during the Revolution's postseason run, but his assessment of Scott Caldwell on Wednesday wasn't your typical sound bite.

While Jermaine Jones and Lee Nguyen have gotten plenty ofpress in recent months, Caldwell has quietly done the dirty work, often with very little fanfare and attention paid to him in the process.

A Double-Edged Sword?

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Sure, it's entertaining, but how effective is this wide-open, attack-first, defend-later style that Revolution coach Jay Heaps has advocated for and implemented throughout his three-year tenure?

A quick look at this year's statistics will show you that it's generally a viable tactic: 17 wins, 13 losses, and four ties were enough the Revolution into the playoffs.

Red Bulls

Jones Relishes Villain’s Role

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Jermaine Jones had a message for his detractors during Wednesday's press conference at Gillette Stadium: Bring it on.

Jones, a fierce competitor who's never met a challenge he didn't like during his 14-year career, received waves of criticism across the country after playing an especially physical brand of football against the Red Bulls during Sunday's first leg of the Conference Finals.

Technically Speaking: #NYvNE

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On Sunday, the Revs beat the Red Bulls 2-1 in one of their best-ever performances, despite being outplayed from a statistical standpoint as the Red Bulls were superior in ball possession, shots, shots on goal, all passing categories, and corner kicks, for example.

Focus on the Flanks

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HARRISON, N.J. – The Revolution knew that if they were going to have any chance of getting a result from Red Bull Arena on Sunday, staying strong and disciplined along the periphery would be paramount.

Experience and game film had already taught them – sometimes cruelly – that to neglect the edges would be signing one's own death warrant against the likes of Thierry Henry and Lloyd Sam.

The 2014 MLS playoffs by the numbers

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The 2014 MLS playoffs might be the best in league history, and here are the performances setting this season's apart. Read More

Tierney: Fan Support ‘Next Level’ at RBA

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HARRISON, N.J. – It's amazing what a few packed sections of road support can do for its club.

Over 1,200 Revolution supporters made the trip to New Jersey for Sunday's first leg of the Eastern Conference Final at Red Bell Arena. And while they may not have collectively made a key pass or scored the winning goal, their presence was impossible to ignore during their team's 2-1 win over the heavily-favored Red Bulls.

New England and the Galaxy take first-leg leads in the MLS playoffs

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New England and the LA Galaxy won their MLS Conference final series openers with the Revs also picking up an away goal. Read More

How the international break impacts the MLS playoffs

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The international break postpones the MLS playoffs, helping some teams and hurting others as we wait for the Conference finals. Read More

New York and New England in the Eastern Conference finals

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The New York Red Bulls and New England Revolution both turned things around this season and now play for a spot in MLS Cup. Read More

Red Bulls Await Revs in EC Final

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After defeating the Columbus Crew 7-3 on aggregate in the Eastern Conference Semifinal, the New England Revolution have advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2007.

Similar to the Conference Semifinals, the winner will be determined by the aggregate score between these two matches, with road goals acting as a tiebreaker.

Columbus Crew

Attendance Boom

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Revolution fans traveled to New Jersey in record numbers on Sunday.

While 2014 started off with nothing too out of the ordinary attendance-wise, despite a solid start to the season from the New England Revolution, the regular season finished off in impressive fashion and it has carried over into the playoffs.

Offensive Approach Gives Revs Comfortable Win

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Lee Nguyen kept his offensive hot streak going, Teal Bunbury scored his first goal since September 3rd and even captain and center back Jose Goncalves joined the attack and tallied a rare goal as the New England Revolution defeated the Columbus Crew 3-1 (7-3 on aggregate) on Sunday night in Foxboro.

Talking Points: #NEvCLB

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The Revolution wrapped up their Conference Semifinal series against the Crew with a flourish following Sunday's 3-1 second leg win at Gillette Stadium. Here's a look at some of the talking points surrounding Sunday's win.

Offense shines again

For the Columbus Crew defense, they are going to be seeing the Revolution offense in their nightmares.

New York Red Bulls

Filibuster podcast episode 108: MLS Cup Playoffs, Expansion Draft, Twitterbox

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On tap tonight: Hardywood Park Gingerbread State, Heavy Seas Peg Leg, Sam Adams Christmas Beer

It is Tuesday and so that means that Filibuster is back once again, to hopefully help your Thanksgiving commutes. We start by talking about the MLS Playoffs and that means talking about New England Revolution vs.

Monday Freedom Kicks: Calm Before the Storm

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Monday's Kicks recap the Conference Finals, the Milan Derby, and Terry Gilliam's Birthday::

Prepping your meal for Thanksgiving right? Well, cranberry sauce rules, stuffing should be prepared, not hydrated, and green beans with almonds are bullcrap. Got it? Got it.

D.C. United Season Review: Forward/Mad Genius Fabian Espindola - Black And Red United: ICYMI, our season reviews await no weekend, so please to look at the most recent installment.

New York Red Bulls 1-2 New England Revolution: Ref Loses Control Of Game

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Earlier today, fans walked the long drive up to Red Bull Arena. There was no parking near the arena so they walked, most about a quarter mile, to the gates. Some had been coming to games the entire year, more to just a game here and there, and what seemed to be the majority were the fans for the afternoon.

New York Red Bulls 1-2 New England Revolution: Ref Loses Control Of Game

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Earlier today, fans walked the long drive up to Red Bull Arena. There was no parking near the arena so they walked, most about a quarter mile, to the gates. Some had been coming to games the entire year, more to just a game here and there, and what seemed to be the majority were the fans for the afternoon.

Coming Home Victorious

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HARRISON, N.J. – Teal Bunbury opened the scoring and assisted on the game winner as the New England Revolution took an important 2-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Finals in front of a sold out crowd of 25,000 – including over 1,100 traveling Revolution fans – at Red Bull Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Watch New York Red Bulls 1-2 New England Revolution Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Fans of New York Red Bulls will feel hard done by in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Final today after Jermaine Jones should have been sent off for a reckless foul in the first half. But the USMNT player only received a yellow card and proceeded to grab a late goal and Man of the Match award to give New England a surprise win at the Red Bull Arena.

Watch New York Red Bulls 1-2 New England Revolution Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Fans of New York Red Bulls will feel hard done by in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Final today after Jermaine Jones should have been sent off for a reckless foul in the first half. But the USMNT player only received a yellow card and proceeded to grab a late goal and Man of the Match award to give New England a surprise win at the Red Bull Arena.

Gameday: #NYvNE

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HARRISON, N.J. – Good afternoon from Red Bull Arena, where the Revolution will face the New York Red Bulls in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Final at 1:30pm. Weighted road goals are once again in play, so it won't be surprising to see the Revolution to step on the accelerator again.

What's at stake: Both teams are looking to seize momentum in the first leg and use it to their advantage in the second leg.

MLS Scoreboard Watcher, Conference Finals Edition: New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution and LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders

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Even with D.C. United out of the playoffs, we still gather together to watch the games go on.

After what seemed like an eternity, the MLS Conference Finals are upon us. Both games are today, and both series look to be good ones. Join your Black and Red United friends and watch the games with us!

The Warm Up: #NYvNE

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The Eastern Conference Finals begin Sunday as the Revolution travel to face the New York Red Bulls.

Location: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey

Scheduled kick-off: 1:30 pm

TV/Radio: NBC; 98.5 FM The Sports Hub

Season series: Third match between the teams this season; The Red Bulls won both matches between the teams in 2014 with a 2-0 win at Gillette Stadium on June 8th and a 2-1 comeback victory at Red Bull Arena on August 2nd.

Homegrown – November 2014

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On this month's Homegrown with our hosts, Dan and Jay: Preview of the MLS Playoffs Eastern and Western Conference Finals. The impact of the Chivas USA dispersal draft. A brief look at the NCAA Soccer Tournament. Closing out with a few quick fire questions. Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Other..

By the Numbers: #NYvNE

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(Note: These stats include MLS playoff games)

With the New England Revolution set to take on the New York Red Bullsin the Eastern Conference Finals,New England Soccer Today took a look at how the two clubs stack up in some key statistical areas.

Scoring Breakdown: The Red Bulls generate most of their offense from open play, scoring 48 of their 60 goals, or 80 percent, during the open course of play, which is second in the MLS to the LA Galaxy in total open play goals and first in percentage of goals from open play.

D.C. United season review: Andrew Dykstra

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We continue our season review with backup goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra.

During the preseason, most fans figured that goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra was set for another season down I-95 with the Richmond Kickers in USL-Pro, where D.C. United had sent him on loan the previous two seasons. Last season, as the Kickers' first-choice keeper, he made 14 appearances for the USL-Pro regular season champions, winning the USL-Pro Goalkeeper of the Year award in the process.

MLS Eastern Conference Finals Preview – New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls

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Boston versus New York. It's a rivalry that goes back more than a century. The Patriots, Bruins and Red Sox carry the honor of their city into battle against the Jets, Rangers and Yankees. Its now time for the Revolution and Red Bulls to throw their names into the mix.

Both teams earned their way into the Eastern Conference Finals, but did so using different paths.

MLS Eastern Conference Finals Preview – New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls

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Boston versus New York. It's a rivalry that goes back more than a century. The Patriots, Bruins and Red Sox carry the honor of their city into battle against the Jets, Rangers and Yankees. Its now time for the Revolution and Red Bulls to throw their names into the mix.

Both teams earned their way into the Eastern Conference Finals, but did so using different paths.

The Bunbury Effect

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The New England Revolution cruised into the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Red Bulls thanks to a shock-and-awe approach that resulted in a 7-3 aggregate win over the Columbus Crew during the Conference Semifinals.

While the offense is flourishing in many different areas, one player that continues to bring the Revolution offense to a new level is none other than the striker-turned-winger himself, Teal Bunbury.

MLS Quarterfinals Leg 2: Review Of Highlights And Lowlights

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GOOD:

Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy/Forward) – Landon Donovan completely dominated the Salt Lake defense in Carson to push his Galaxy into the MLS CUP Semifinals. His three goals and one assist turned the game on its head and buried Real, ending their hunt for the league championship.

Jermaine Jones

Good Investments

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HARRISON, N.J. Credit this one to the front office.

Two acquisitions one during the preseason, the other late in the season linked up twice to lead the Revolution to a 2-1 win over New York in the first leg of the MLS Eastern Conference Finals.

Nguyen, Jones Called up for USMNT Action

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The wait is finally over for Lee Nguyen.

Seven years after his last U.S. National Team call-up, the Revolution midfielder was named to U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann's 25-man roster for the squad's upcoming friendlies against Colombia (Nov.

USA Announces 25-Man Squad For Friendlies Against Colombia and Ireland

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US Soccer has announced its 25-man squad for the upcoming friendlies against Colombia and the Republic of Ireland.

The squad is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (9): DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Julian Green (Hamburg), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)

FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Jordan Morris (Stanford), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

There are several surprise inclusions in the squad, most notably Jordan Morris from Stanford University, Rubio Rubin from Utrecht, Bobby Wood from 1860 Munich and Greg Garza (Club Tijuana).

Major League Soccer

Revs Get 5th Pick in Dispersal Draft

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An Alex Pineda Chacon may not be available this time around, but nevertheless, the New England Revolution may be tempted to grab a potential depth piece for 2015 in Wednesday's MLS Dispersal Draft after they were awarded the fifth pick via weighted draw by MLS.

New England’s Stadium

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New England Revolution investor/operator Jonathan Kraft understands the stadium issue in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

MLS Playoffs: New England Revolution and LA Galaxy advance

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The New England Revolution and the LA Galaxy advanced in the MLS playoffs with Landon Donovan scoring a hat-trick. Read More

Crew

Technically Speaking: #NEvCLB

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The Revs beat the Crew 3-1 Sunday night in a game that was essentially decided in the first half, given the Revs three-point aggregate goal differential at halftime. Although the Crew put intense pressure on the Rev defense in the first half, Lee Nguyen's nifty goal in the 43rd minute strike (what a beautiful run he made!

Round-up of LA Noche

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Last night,

People wondered why LD is retiring.
Others understood.
Baxty wrote on LA's 5-0 win.
Incidentally, five goals is the number Columbus needed, but didn't get, versus the New England Revs.
An LD playoff hat trick and yet this is all a paper in England could find worthy of an article?

The Rest

Report: Krafts Exploring Stadium Location in South Boston

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The Boston Globe reported today that the Krafts are exploring a South Boston location off of I-93 as the potential home of a soccer specific stadium for the New England Revolution. The news is the latest update on the Revolution's search for a stadium that has been relatively quiet publically since 2012.