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Lee Nguyen wins MLS Player of the Week

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New England Revolution forward Lee Nguyen wins the MLS Player of the Week award for week 32. Read More

Lee Nguyen Leads Revs To Victory

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Major League Soccer MVP candidate Lee Nguyen scored both of the New England Revolution's goals to lead the Revs to a 2-1, come-from-behind victory on the road over the Houston Dynamo. Nguyen scored his 16th and 17th goals of the year in the 65th and 87th minutes, respectively, to help New England overcome a 1-0 halftime deficit.

MLS Scores: Houston Dynamo 1 – New England Revolution 2

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Lee Nguyen scored twice as the New England Revolution kept their undefeated streak going with a win over the Houston Dynamo. Read More

Coaching consistency in MLS

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If New England, DC, and Seattle show that coaching consistency in MLS works, what do we make of the San Jose Earthquakes? Read More

3 Ways MLS Can Combat the Fierce Competition From Foreign Leagues

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As we've discussed for weeks now on this site, the new MLS brand ("MLS Next") comes at a time of incredible importance to the league. For most of the front office and media, the focus has been on the league's future and how bright it looks. However, the league needs to take a hard look at the present if it even wants to have a future considering the American soccer landscape is more challenging than it seems.

National Team Action on Tap for Jones

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Getting called up for National Team actionwon't get old anytime soon for Revolution midfielderJermaine Jones.

Jones was tapped by U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann prior to the Saturday's Revolution-Impact clash, and will get the chance to collect his 47th cap when the U.

New York Red Bulls Edge One Step Closer to Playoffs

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Last night at Red Bull Arena, the New York team's playoff dreams took a step forward, while those of Toronto dimmed, especially with the Columbus Crew win against the Philadelphia Union. It is a close race to the finish this year with DC United at the top of the Eastern Conference, followed by the New England Revolution, Sporting KC, New York Red Bulls, and Columbus Crew currently sitting in the top five.

MLS Scores: Revolution make the playoffs

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The New England Revolution make the MLS playoffs after a draw with the Montreal Impact in Saturday's MLS scores. Read More

Postseason Ticket Punched

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If Lee Nguyen felt slighted after his name wasn't called by Jurgen Klinsmann for U.S. Men's National Team duty, he certainly didn't letit affect him on Saturday.

Nguyen's clever chip in the 69th minute allowed the Revolution to book their ticket to the postseason after securing a 2-2 draw against the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo.

Dorman Eyeing Return to Action

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Three months ago, Andy Dorman was a major part of a Revolution midfield that was not only coming into its own, but finding success along the way. Then, with one swooping tackle, he wasn't.

In the early stages of a Jul.

Revs Move Closer To Securing Playoff Spot

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The New England Revolution took a big step closer to wrapping up a playoff spit with a 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew at a wet Gillette Stadium. With the win, the Revolution claimed sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference, two points ahead of Sporting Kansas City and four points behind first-place D.

MLS Scores: New York Red Bulls win amid ownership rumors

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With MLS having to address rumors about ownership and the future of the team, the New York Red Bulls pick up a win in week 30. Read More

What We Want to Happen 10/4

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With the draw last night, Sporting KC moved into second place in the Eastern Conference again, one point ahead of the New England Revolution. Today there are five MLS games on tap. Three of those five games will have an effect on KC and potential playoff factors. Here's a look at what Sporting fans want to happen in those games.

Highest Paid Player In MLS Has Yet To Play A Game In League

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The MLS Players Union have released the latest salary figures and former Real Madrid and AC Milan star Kaka heads the list, despite never having played for his club.

The 32-year-old Brazilian, who signed for Orlando City in June and was immediately loaned to Sao Paulo, is on a total salary of $7,167,500, making him not only the highest paid in the league, but the highest-paid player in MLS history.

MLS: Game winners from Jermaine Jones and Michael Bradley

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USMNT midfielders Jermaine Jones and Michael Bradley both scored game winning goals in MLS over the weekend. Read More

Could Espinoza Return to Sporting?

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$1000 Roger Espinoza is on @SportingKC by January 1st. #SKCvNE
— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) September 27, 2014



Last night during KC's 3-2 loss to the New England Revolution, ESPN analyst, Taylor Twellman made the above tweet.

Sporting Kansas City

Opposite View: Three Questions with the Blue Testament

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This week we talk with Ben Gartland of the Blue Testament, SBN's Sporting Kansas City blog, about the Union's last home match of the year.

tBG) Sporting Kansas City has sputtered a bit heading into the playoffs, losing soundly to New England twice and D.C. United once. What went wrong there, an what's been done since to fix the issues?

What We Want to Happen 10/16

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MLS action returns tonight with a prime time game on ESPN 2. It's one that can have a big effect on Kansas City.

New England at Houston
What we want to happen - Houston win Kansas City is tied with New England on points for 2nd in the East, but are third because the Revolution have more wins.

Where the tiebreakers stand for D.C. United

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Just in case, we look at what could happen in the worst case scenario.

An errant tweet led me to go down a bit of a small wormhole on how firm D.C. United's first place position in the East us. Now granted, a lot would have to happen for D.C. to lose against the two worst teams in the East in the last two games of the regular season, with one of those games at home(both of whom have already been eliminated from the playoffs).

The Warmup: #MTLvNE

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The Revolution look to clinch a playoff spot as they face the Montreal Impact in their first leg of a two-game road trip.Location: Stade Saputo, Montreal

Scheduled kick-off: 4:00 p.m.

TV/Radio: Comcast Sportsnet; 98.5 FM The Sports Hub.

Claros Suspended?

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Earlier this week, the MLS Disciplinary Committee came out with their fines and suspensions for games this past week. Included in that was a fine for Igor Juliao for hands to the head/face of New England. The only suspension announced was on Colorado Rapids midfielder, Carlos Alvarez for entering the field of play and leaving the technical area as he celebrated a goal by teammate Gabriel Torres.

SBI MLS Team of the Week: New England Revolution

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Jermaine Jones has proven to be the missing link for the New England Revolution.

The visiting Revs topped Sporting Kansas City, 3-2, at Sporting Park last Friday due to Jones' 85th minute game-winner, as the Revs bounced back to pickup their sixth victory in seven games.

Technically Speaking: #SKCvNE

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You might think that, with a sizeable statistical advantage (63% to the Revs' 37% ball possession, 7 corners to the Revs 2, and so on), Sporting Kansas City should have won Friday's match fairly easily. But the numbers aloneweren't enough for the hosts to come away with three points.

Late Sub Spurs Revs’ Victory

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Jermaine Jones may have gotten the glory and done the nationally-televised postgame interview for scoring the decider in Friday's 3-2 win over Sporting Kansas City, but according to Jay Heaps, the Revolution's success rested heavily on a critical second half substitution.

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Comeback Nguyen

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The New England Revolution clinched at least a top three seed in the Eastern Conference for the second straight season after Lee Nguyen scored two goals in the second half to overturn a halftime deficit and defeat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 in Houston on Thursday night.

The Warmup: #HOUvNE

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The Revolution play their final road game of the regular season Thursday when they take on the Houston Dynamo.

Location: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston

Scheduled kick-off: 8:00 p.m.

TV/Radio: ESPN 2; 98.

Soccer TV: Houston Dynamo vs New England Revolution

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The Houston Dynamo host the New England Revolution on ESPN2 in a prime time MLS game on the Thursday soccer TV schedule. Read More

D.C. United versus Houston Dynamo lineup: Perry Kitchen and Chris Pontius together again

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D.C. United takes on the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium this Sunday, a place in which they have never won.

After a somewhat unimpressive September, at least in league play, D.C. United takes on the Houston Dynamo on Sunday in order to get back on the right track with the playoffs soon coming.

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Jones: I am always open to ideas

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After going the full 90 at center back in Tuesday 1-1 draw to Honduras, U.S. international and Revolution midfielder Jermaine Jones spoke about the switch from his customary spot to the backline.

"I am always open to some ideas," Jones told the media after the match.

Revs’ Success Top Priority For Nguyen

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Lee Nguyen may not have been called into coach Jurgen Klinsmann's camp forthe United States'friendly against Ecuador on Friday at Rentscheler Field, but that doesn't mean he won't get his elusive fourth cap before the end of the month.

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The Talented & Charismatic Mr. Jones

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Jermaine Jones has turned into a jack-of-all-trades player, and he's making itlook all too easy.

His performance against the Columbus Crew on Saturday night vaulted the Revolution to a 2-1 victory. Ina match brimming with postseason implications, the Revolution midfielder sent a pin-point pass to Teal Bunbury on the right flank leading to Lee Nguyen's opening score in the 19th minute while his placed header off a Chris Tierney free kick bounced into the net for the game-winner late in the second half.

Shuttleworth Huge in Win

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. New England Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth has been an important contributor as the club has won seven of their last eight, but never was he called on as much during that stretch as he was in Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Columbus Crew.

Jones Does it Again

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The New England Revolution pulled out a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night in front of 23,143 at Gillette Stadium, despite facing sloppy wet playing conditions, and a team in the midst of a playoff hunt, who already defeated the Revolution twice this season.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

Brad Guzan and Aston Villa never lack for tough challenges, and this weekend is no different, with the Villans facing defending English Premier League champions Manchester City.

Aston Villa is on a two-match losing streak, but still sit just a point behind Manchester City for third place in the EPL, and the Villans will be hoping Villa Park can offer enough support to pull off another upset.

The Warm-Up: #NEvCLB

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The New England Revolution face off against the Columbus Crew Saturday night in a critical late-season matchup with both squads battling for postseason seeding.

Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro

Scheduled kick-off: 7:30 pm

TV/Radio: Comcast Sportsnet; 98.

The Rest

SKC & NY Losses Give Revs 2nd Seed

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The New England Revolution are assured of the second playoff seed in the Eastern Conference after Sporting Kansas City and New York Red Bulls both suffered losses over the weekend. The second seedensures the Revolution will host the second leg of the conference semifinals.

Best Yet to Come for Revs?

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The numbers don't lie: after going unbeaten in 10 of their last 11, the Revolution are one of the hottest clubs in the league right now. But according fullback Darrius Barnes, one of the team's most tenured veterans, they could be even better.

Q & A: Rev Girl Jen Swain

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Jen Swain is a longtime New England Revolution fan who officially joined the club last spring as a Rev Girl.New England Soccer Today writerJulian Cardillocaught up with Jen to learn more about the Rev Girls and her role on the team.

A Bold Approach

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When MLS 4.0 arrives and its time to remember how each club reached a new level of elevated stature, remember the autumn day in 2014 when the New England Revolution forged a strategic partnership with Portugal's Sporting CP.

Moves like this will help guide American soccer clubs to higher echelons of training, scouting, competitiveness, and global reputation.

Revs, Sporting CP Join Forces

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The New England Revolutionjoined forces withSporting ClubedePortugal on Wednesdayfor amulti-year strategic partnership, the first of its kind in thelocal club's18-year history.

The partnership, which wasspearheaded by Revolutionpresident Brian Bilello, general manager Michael Burns, and Sporting CP executives,is expected to result in shared expertise, benefit and promotion for each club.