Thereare still signs of life in the Columbus Crew after they defeated the New England Revolution, 2-0, at MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday night.
Ola Kamara scored both goals in the 42nd and 83rd minute to clinch the victory for the hosts. The Crew have now won two straight matches and are justfive points away from a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a game in hand.
It appears former Barcelona Manager Gerardo Martino is on his way to coach in the Dirty South.
Atlanta United have begun laying the ground work to come running into MLS out of the gate, and they appear to have found the manager they believe will take them there: reports out of Argentina link former Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino to the job opening.
Every year brings at least a couple of Diego Fagundez transfer rumors. Remember when the New England Revolution midfielder was linked to Atalanta B.C.? Or how about when Palermo was said to have expressed interest? Perhaps you recall this rumor that connected Fagundez to no less than three Serie A clubs.
The New England Revolution needed a win and some help on Sunday to keep a realistic hope of a playoff spot alive. The Revolution got the help they needed from other results, but couldn't take care of business themselves, falling 2-1 to the last place Chicago Fire at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.
The Revs are finishing off the season against the Montreal Impact at home.
The New England Revolution may not have any realistic shot at the playoffs, but they have a chance here to finish the season on a strong note against a visiting Montreal Impact team with very little to play for, their playoff berth having been clinched.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzm5RLYrVCk&feature=youtu.be New England didn't look like a team fighting for their playoff lives and the Fire made them pay for the lackluster effort. The Revolution needed a win to catch the Philadelphia Union for the sixth spot in the East and the loss essentially knocks them out of the postseason race.
As strange as it is, it's true, the Revs are back above the red line with just four games to play.
For the first time in, I actually don't know when, the New England Revolution currently occupy a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs, vaulting into sixth place with a 3-1 victory at the Montreal Impact on Saturday night.
Even as the 2016 season marches on, Seattle Sounders FC are making plans to begin their 2017 campaign. They will once again head down to Tucson for a portion of their 2017 preseason to take part in the Desert Friendlies as one of seven MLS clubs participating, along with Portland Timbers, Sporting Kansas City, San Jose Earthquakes, New England Revolution, Real Salt Lake, and a final team to be announced later.
This Juan Agudelo belongs on the USMNT, and two more thoughts.
The New England Revolution kept their playoff hopes alive on Saturday by defeating Sporting KC 3-1. Kei Kamara and Juan Agudelo each had a goal and assist on a night where the Revs' attack was free-flowing. Here are three thoughts from the win.
Sporting Kansas City's playoff hopes took a bit of a hit tonight (at least for an hour or so until the Portland Timbers lost) as they fell 3-1 to the New England Revolution on the road. Sporting KC's defense had issues all night dealing with the New England attack that forced KC into a number of difficult positions.
Sporting Kansas City close out the Eastern Conference portion of their season tomorrow when they will take on the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium. This is the first time the two teams have met since May of last year and the two teams are both going to be fighting for their playoff lives. While Kansas City is currently in a playoff spot, they could put themselves one step closer to qualification with a win tomorrow.
With only three weeks left in the MLS regular season, the pressure is cranking up for a few teams on either side of the red line.
One of several marquee matcheson Saturday features FC Dallas hosting the LA Galaxy. These teams are separated by five points, but the Colorado Rapids have games in hand on both sides, adding more incentive to already heated matchup.
Rowe returns to practice after being hospitalized last week.
When the New England Revolution took the field against Columbus Crew SC this past weekend, there was a noticeable absence from the starting lineup. That's because Kelyn Rowe had to miss the game after being hospitalized due to an infection and inflammation in his small intestine.
Chicago Fire coach Veljko Paunovic was adamant that his team reward the home fans with a victory in the team's final home game on Sunday, and his players did not disappoint, knocking off the New England Revolution 2:1. The Fire played simple and fluid football and were not far away from finding the back of the net on several occasions.
Either the glass is ¼ full or ¾ empty. The Chicago Fire tied longtime rival Columbus Crew on Thursday evening 2-2 at Toyota Park. The penultimate home match for Chicago was a heated affair on what was otherwise a frigid and windy October night.
The Fire are out of playoff contention but they could eliminate Columbus with a win on Thursday night. They can also do some damage to the New England Revolution (currently in 7th), and Toronto FC (vying for the top spot in the East) in the last two matches of the season. Veljko Paunovic isn't recapping the season just yet.
Early news on Gershon Koffie and Je-Vaughn Watson is not good for the New England Revolution.
Both players exited early from Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup Final against FC Dallas, a game that the Revs would ultimately lose 4-2. Koffie, who registered an assist in the 6th minute, departed in the 42nd while Watson left during first half stoppage time.
It's the last game of the regular season. If things go well, it won't be the last game of the year.
It's the last match of the regular season, and the Philadelphia Union host the New York Red Bulls. While that would normally light a fire in the bellies of the players and fans, this time it seems like more of an afterthought.
Je-Vaughn Watson will be sidelined 6-8 weeks after undergoing surgery to correct a sports hernia.
Je-Vaughn Watson will miss Sunday's season finale after undergoing surgery to correct a sports hernia. The defender will be sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks, according to New England Revolution senior staff writer Jeff Lemieux.
Oguchi Onyewu remains without a club, but it remains unlikely that the former U.S. Men's National Team defender will be signing with the New York Cosmos following a recent training stint.
The 34-year-old defender recently trained with the Cosmos. However, a club spokesman told SBIthat Onyewu is being viewed as "just a guest", while adding that it is unlikely the team makes any more signings this season.
Kei Kamara predicts he'll be in New England for the foreseeable future.
It was a deadline-day deal that saw Kei Kamara join the New England Revolution in May 2016. Despite the hastiness of the transaction, Kamara predicts that he'll be in Foxborough for the foreseeable future.
The topic was recently brought up by Jason Davis of Sirius XM.
The former first round pick has been a mainstay for New England since he entered the league and
The New England Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe has signed a new contract with the club. Per team and league policy the terms and details of the contract were not disclosed.
The versatile, 24 year-old midfielder has been a consistent contributor for the Revs since he was drafted 3rd overall in the 2012 SuperDraft and set a career high in minutes played and starts with 29 already in 2016 with three games left to play.
After seeing their crosstown rivals drop points on Saturday, Atletico Madrid will look to leap back into the La Liga race on Sunday morning.
The Spanish powerhouse headlines Sunday's action in a clash with Deportivo La Coruna. Entering Sunday's match, Atletico sits on nine points, five back of league-leaders Real Madrid with a game in hand.