Despiteannouncing Xavier Kouassi as their latest Designated Player a week ago, the New England Revolution received some bad news regarding their new signing on Monday.
Kouassi has reportedly suffered an ACL injury, and will miss roughly six months of action. The 26-year-old, who is still with Swiss side FC Sion, sustained the injury in the team's 1-0 win against FC Zurich on Sunday.
The first weekend of February was filled with preseason friendlies and scrimmages, but most of the buzz surrounded D.C. United, which released its new jersey and is reportedly close to signing a new Argentine.
D.C. United is reportedly nearing a deal to add 21-year-old, 5-foot-3 Luciano Acosta on loan from Argentine club Boca Juniors.
One city appears to already be the favorite for an MLS expansion spot.
MLS commissioner Don Garber insists that the league will begin searching for a stadium site in St. Louis immediately. He did not promise St. Louis an expansion spot, but he did say that now "is the right time" and a team could open as soon as 2020.
Krisztian Nemeth's transfer from Sporting Kansas City to Qatari club Al-Gharafa drew the confusion and ire of many, and the Hungarian international has spoken out as to why he chose to move there.
In a post on his official Facebook page, Nemeth expressed his disappointment with how Sporting KC handled his attempt at negotiating for a new contract, and signing with Al-Gharafa "was the only way to get out of it.
He's not happy about the six-game suspension levied by MLS, nor is hehappy with the New England Revolution's latest contract offer.
Speaking to reporters in Carson, California, Jones said the latest offer he received from the MLS side was a "joke" and that the suspension imposed on him in December is preventing him from accepting "good offers" to play abroad.
Two goals, a lot of solid and at times scrambling defense and watching games with blank jerseys! We love you preseason soccer.
Preseason is all about getting the rust out and building towards the start of the regular season. Well the New England Revolution are well on their way following a 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes in Casa Grande, Arizona.
The Bent Musket spoke to journalist Oliver Dufour about the Revolution's new DP.
There's a real sense of excitement coming from the New England Revolution about their new Designated Player Xavier Kouassi. The 26-year-old defensive midfielder, who isn't expected to arrive until July, has an impressive resume, which includes captaining 2015 Swiss Cup champions FC Sion.
The New England Revolution have officially announced the acquisition of defensive midfielder Xavier Kouassi. The Designated Player will see out his contract with FC Sion before moving to MLS this summer.
The Revs are getting mentally and physically ready for the 2016 season.
The New England Revolution are currently stationed in Casa Grande, AZ in a location that can best be described as secluded. Sure, the hotel has a pool and other amenities, but the fields are the primary focus. It is here that the Revs are putting in the work ahead of the 2016 season.
Chris Tierney explains why Lee Nguyen deserves an extended run in today's USMNT friendly.
As you'd expect, New England Revolution players will be watching when the US national team faces Iceland on Sunday. More than a civic duty, the players will be keeping a close eye on teammate Lee Nguyen, who they hope will be given an extended run.
There's a lot of information regarding Jermaine Jones' suspension floating around and someone needs to clear it all up.
Yesterday, we reported on Jermaine Jones' suspension possibly holding up a move to Germany. Jones is out of contract with the New England Revolution and currently in training camp with the United States ahead of international friendlies with Iceland and Canada.
The players are back in Foxborough, which means that the 2016 MLS season is in sight. The New England Revolution's young core remains intact as the team returns 19 players, including defensive stalwart Jose Goncalves, team MVP Scott Caldwell, and leading scorer Charlie Davies.
The New England Revolution have a friendly wager with the Colorado Rapids.
When Tom Brady and the Patriots take the field on Sunday to face Peyton Manning and the Broncos, the New England Revolution will be fully supporting their Gillette Stadium cohabitor. That's because the Revs made a friendly bet with the Colorado Rapids.
We know that the New England Revolution have signed a new Designated Player, and that's about all we know.
On Tuesday, club president Brian Bilello announced that the Revs had come to terms with a new DP. The deal, which included a pre-contract, came with a promise that details would be available in the future.
Preseason is here for the New England Revolution as the players reported to Gillette Stadium on Friday for entrance physicals. The guys will return today for their first day of training as well as their first media availability. While we weren't there for day one (we will be for day two), social media gave us a glimpse at the first preparations of 2016.
A newly created position brings a man with some good credentials.
Via their website, the performance analysis and statistics group Prozone announced that Stewart Mairs will be joining D.C. United as their Director of Soccer Strategy and Analysis. The position was made known in an interview Jason Levien gave to Steve Goff last month but was one they had been investigating for some time.
The New England Revolution held their first training session of 2016 on Saturday and six trialists were in attendance: goalkeeper Trevor Spangenberg, defenders Jordan McCrary and Josh Phillips, midfielder Tyler Rudy, and forwards Michael Gamble and Femi Hollinger-Janzen.