Chris Tierney loves playing for his hometown team.
Given the turbulent nature of MLS, it's rare to see a player stay with the same team for long, which is why it's so special that Chris Tierney is now in his 10th season with the New England Revolution.
On Saturday, Tierney made his 200th start for the Revs, an achievement few will ever reach.
It didn't get any better for Minnesota United in week 4 of the 2017 MLS season. With most of the league taking the international weekend off, Minnesota United didn't get a break. Instead, it was another lopsided loss, this time on the road at New England. The Revolution opened their home schedule with a 5-2 win.
The second week of MLS play was supposed to be headlined by a clash between expansion sides but, while one of them brought the attacking heat, it was quite apparent that it was the cold that would take center stage in the teams' sophomore efforts.
Winter conditions affected several MLS matches, with the most obvious coming in New England as the Revolution canceled their match with Orlando City.
Crew SC are unique among MLS clubs in terms of their tactical approach.
The majority of MLS teams play either a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-3-3. Just four of the 22 clubs — D.C. United, New England Revolution, San Jose Earthquakes, and Toronto FC — use something other than one of those formations as their main look.
The most talked about topic heading into Week 2 is the weather, and it will continue to be talked about all weekend as cold slams the Northeast. One match, the New England Revolution's home opener against Orlando City, has already been postponed to September 2, and the games in Philadelphia, New York and Minnesota will be played in frigid conditions.
Inclement weather has forced MLS to alter plans for one of this weekend's matches.
The New England Revolution announced on Friday that Saturday's match against Orlando City at Gillette Stadium has been postponed due to weather conditions. Saturday's forecast is calling forextremely cold temperatures along with wind chills that are expectedto take temperatures below 10 degrees.
Stone is mad as hell and just can't take it anymore, he's probably not alone.
Opening week of the MLS season is upon us and there is excitement all around the league. DC United is getting a new stadium, expansion sides Atlanta United and Minnesota United are joining the league and Rob Stone is putting the New England Revolution on full blast.
It's the Revolution home opener against expansion side Minnesota United, so we're chatting with SBN's expansion blog.
At long last it's time for the New England Revolution home opener. There's still some leftover snow sitting around, but Minnesota United played their home opener a few weeks ago in an actual snow storm so they're used to it.
After shoveling snow last week, New England is ready for their second MLS game of the year.
Hey! There's a soccer game this week!
The New England Revolution will play just their second MLS match of 2017 after a postponing their home opener against Orlando City last week. The Revs travel to FC Dallas to take on the defending US Open Cup and Supporter's Shield champions.
Maxi Urruti scored two to negate Lee Nguyen's penalty.
The New England Revolution are still winless in 2017, as Maxi Urruti's double negated the visitor's early tally.
The Revolution used the high press early, creating a couple of dangerous chances that resulted in corner kicks. Lee Nguyen's service from the corner arc in the 10th minute led to a penalty when Cristian Colman pulled down Antonio Delemea.
Nguyen exited in the 57th minute with an ankle contusion.
New England Revolution fans witnessed a rare sight on Saturday, as stalwart midfielder and team captain Lee Nguyen exited before the hour mark. The substitution, which saw Daigo Kobayashi enter, was completed out of necessity more than tactics.
Xavier Kouassi played his first game minutes since February 2016.
The New England Revolution suffered their first preseason loss on Wednesday when Erick Torres and Alberth Elis scored second half goals to give the Houston Dynamo a 2-0 win on opening day of the Desert Diamond Cup.
The game was scoreless through halftime with neither team providing much action, though the Revs did have a couple of looks within a minute of each other.
Throughout the 2016 season, the Colorado Rapids defense proved to be the league's best en route to a shocking playoff berth. In the first match of 2017, the Rapids backline lived up to its billing, preserving a clean sheet to open the campaign.
Once again, the Rapids backline stood tall, shutting out the New England Revolution on the way to a 1-0 victory on Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
Mullins inked an extension in February after spending 3 years at 3 different clubs
Patrick Mullins had trouble finding a permanent home to start his MLS career. The two-time M.A.C. Hermann Trophy winner at the University of Maryland, an award given to the best collegiate player in the country, figured to be a high pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.
Black & Red United can confirm that D.C. United have re-signed forward Patrick Mullins to a multi-year contract extension. Mullins made $126K in guaranteed compensation last year, and looks poised for a well-deserved raise. As per MLS policy, exact terms were not disclosed.
Philadelphia Union could be the most improved team in the Eastern Conference, but when teams like Toronto can pick up guys like Victor Vazquez, it means most teams are getting better thanks to TAM. PSP's Dan Walsh explains.
The fan favorite will compete in the second tier of American soccer this season.
From 2009-2016, Darrius Barnes made 129 appearances for the New England Revolution. His grit and versatility made him a fan favorite in Foxboro. But in 2017, for the first time in his professional career, Barnes will suit up for a new club—the New York Cosmos.
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