Seattle should be able to get down their left side but a counter down Seattle's right will have to be stopped. Can do they do it?
New England hasn't really changed its attacking model with the addition of Kei Kamara but they mortgaged their future on the 31 year old striker. 13 points in 13 games is a pretty poor record and somehow worse than ours (same points, more matches) and with only two wins on the season.
Saturday's 4:30 PM match on JOEtv features two teams that started 2016 with goals of winning the MLS Cup. Now, a third of the way through the season, it's two teams trying to reboot midseason and just make the MLS Cup Playoffs. New England Revolution are 2-4-7 -7 and Seattle Sounders are 2-6-1 -3.
Road games in MLS are tough. Seattle Sounders FC have to travel across three time zones to face the New England Revolution. In 2016 Sigi's side only earned an 0-3-1 record, but the Revs are bad. Merely 2-1-4 -7 on the season with both wins at home New England went from preseason Eastern power to making midseason deals to try to rescue the season.
The Sounders coach praised the Revolution's attack, but believes that his team can come away with a win
As the Seattle Sounders head to the East Coast this weekend for their two-match road trip, head coach Sigi Schmid previewed the team's first match against the New England Revolution. He praised new signing Kei Kamara, a player that he had originally drafted when he was the manager of the Columbus Crew.
The Revs host FC Dallas with just two games remaining until the midseason break for the Copa America. Can they keep up their winning ways?
The New England Revolution face FC Dallas at home tonight as they look to extend their momentum after last week's win versus the Chicago Fire. Newly acquired Designated Player Kei Kamara got Revolution fans excited after managing six total shots over 90 minutes.
The MLS Player's Union released the list of player salaries as of May 15. Notable names over MLS include salaries for Tim Howard ($2,100,000 base compensation) and Jermaine Jones ($600,000) of the Colorado Rapids, recently acquired New England Revolution forward Kei Kamara ($1,000,000) and once almost-D.
While the ramifications of the Kei Kamara trade were felt throughout MLS, the two teams involved in the deal for the star striker earned positive results in their first games since the transaction was completed.
Utlilizing Kamara for the first time, the New England Revolution toppled the Chicago Fire, 2-0, on Saturday, while the Crew emerged with a 1-1 draw against the Colorado Rapids.
Kei Kamara may not have found the back of the net on Saturday night in his New England Revolution debut but the 6-foot-3 target man still made enough of a difference to help the Revs snap out of a six-game winless streak in front of a sizable home crowd at Gillette Stadium.
Lee Nguyen is glad to have Kei Kamara on his team.
It's been quite the week for Kei Kamara.
On Tuesday, rumors emerged that the forward could leave Columbus Crew SC. Two days later, the rumors became reality when Kamara was traded to the New England Revolution. The former MLS MVP candidate then arrived in Foxborough on Friday before starting against the Chicago Fire on Saturday.
It's been a long time since the Revs and three points were synonymous. On Saturday night, that relationship was forged yet again.
It took 43 days, but the New England Revolution have once again secured three points. Slated against the Chicago Fire on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium, head coach Jay Heaps' side emerged with a 2-0 win, answering the call on what was tabbed as a must-win match.
The MLS Players Union has released 2016 salary information. It's time to take a gander at what it all reveals, Revs fans.
Soccer fans crave transparency, and they received just that on Thursday. Per Major League Soccer's Players Union, 2016 salary information is now available to the public, and there's plenty to unpack for the New England Revolution.
The Chicago Fire suffered the effects of having to play two away matches within three days when they fell 2:0 to the New England Revolution on Saturday. The pitiful Fire attack managed zero shots on target over the 90 minutes and certainly looked the part of the last-place team in MLS's Eastern Conference.
New York City FC picked up their third straight victory on Sunday, giving them a share of the Eastern Conference lead. The Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC, meanwhile, shared some of the weekend's best moments in a seven-goal affair at BMO Field. Here's a closer look at all of this past weekend's MLS action:
The Kei Kamara-Era in New England started off swimmingly on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium, as Lee Nguyen finally rekindled some of his old magic and the Revs looked dominant in a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire in front of 18,997at Gillette Stadium.
The Revolution combined for a likely MLS Goal of the Week candidate offa short corner from the left side by Nguyen in the 22nd minute.
Since being traded from the Vancouver Whitecaps on February 11, Gershon Koffie has become a key cog for the New England Revolution. The midfielder is more than numbers on the score sheet—though he has those too with three assists on the year—as he's constantly breaking up plays and making smart passes.
The rookie wrecked havoc on Saturday's proceedings, and managed to best Matt Lampson for the first tally of his career.
At long last, Femi Hollinger-Janzen has scored his first professional goal. The New England Revolution forward added the insurance tally in Saturday night's 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire, ensuring the home side kicks off its three-game stand at Gillette Stadium on the right foot.
FC Dallas playmaker Fabian Castillo took advantage of a mistake by New England Revolution center back Sambinha who was making his first MLS start to score the go-ahead 70th-minute goal andhelp the visitors come backa 4-2 win in front of 23,472 at Gillette Stadium.
Whether it's Fabian Castillo or Michael Barrios, Dallas has speed to burn all over the field.
When FC Dallas visits the New England Revolution on Saturday, it won't just be an ordinary MLS side coming to town. Instead, it'll be one that boasts a 5-0-2 record at home, 23 points through 13 games and a youthful core with speed to burn.
The Revs are definitely feeling a boost after earning their first win since early April.
The New England Revolution's swagger and confidence is back. Three days removed from handily beating the Chicago Fire 2-0, the Revs are back at work and gearing up for a squad that many picked in preseason as favorites to win MLS Cup.
The Sounders will be without three first-team attackers for the upcoming two-match stretch, but Chad Marshall is expected to make the trip.
Having come off two deflating losses to the most in-form teams in all of MLS, the Seattle Sounders will be hoping to turn their fortunes around on their two-game East Coast trip that starts at the New England Revolution on Saturday.
It may have come against the team with the second lowest point total in MLS but the Fire had what was probably their best overall performance of the season in this much needed 1-0 victory. The 4-3-3 alignment that looked lethargic against New England worked well enough in this match. Chicago outshot Houston 20 to 10 (7 to 1 on target) despite the visitors holding a bulk of the possession.
Referee Silviu Petrescu awarded FC Dallas a penalty, but was it the right decision?
For the second time this season, the New England Revolution conceded a penalty just moments after the opening whistle. The most recent came on Saturday when referee Silviu Petrescu pointed to the spot after Bobby Shuttleworth collided with Michael Barrios.
The midfielder was a surprise inclusion in the Revolution's makeshift back line against their Eastern Conference foe.
Maybe it's time to called Kelyn Rowe "Mr. Versatile." A surprising lineup decision emerged in the New England Revolution's 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire, as the fifth-year player turned in his midfield boots for stints at right back and outside back.