Eight. That's what the New England Revolution's losing streak is now at, the longest such streak for the club since the MLS shootout era ended in 1999. In fact, one more loss will tie the club's record nine game losing streak reached twice, in both 1997 and 1998 (notably the team had two regulation draws in each of those streaks that they went on to lose in the shootout).
The New England Revolutions losing streak is up to eight games after Saturday nights 2-1 home defeat to the struggling Columbus Crew.
A.J. Soares' 50th-minute goal brought the Revs' level after Columbus scored the first goal just before halftime, but Ethan Finley's game-winning goal in the 84th-minute sealed the win for the visiting Crew.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Federico Higuain's first goal in more than two months could not have come at a better time for the Columbus Crew, who have now won consecutive games for the first time since opening the season with three wins.
Higuain scored his seventh goal of the season on a free kick just before halftime and Ethan Finlay broke a deadlock with six minutes to play, as the Crew sent the New England Revolution to their eighth-straight loss in a 2-1 victory at Gillette Stadium Saturday night.
A heaping cup-full of soccer goodness to start your day off right.
Major League Soccer did the right thing last night and schedule a full slate of mid-week games the day after Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, a day which is typically one of the most boring in all of of sports. But anyways, I'm still kind of sleepy from staying up and watching LA Galaxy beat down the New England Revolution, so let's get into it.
Major League Soccer is in full swing again following the World Cup and will take center stage Wednesday with four matches involving teams needing results.
The action kicks off with the New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union at PPL Park. The Red Bulls haven't lost a league fixture in five matches and will be looking to extend that statistic to six against a laboring Union squad led by interim head managerJim Curtin.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – An early strike from Quincy Amarikwa marked the difference as the Chicago Fire topped the New England Revolution 1-0 on Saturday night in Foxboro.
A turnover by the New England Revolution, combined with a chipped through ball from Mike Magee gave Amarikwa a breakaway chance in the third minute which he didn't miss, and which turned out to be the only goal in the match.
The Chicago Fire might still be near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, but Frank Yallop's men have started to show signs of life lately.
A positive stretch for the Fire continued Saturday night at Gillette Stadium as a third-minute display of physical prowess by Quincy Amarikwa, who shrugged off the rugged Andrew Farrell to score a third minute winner in a 1-0 road victory over the reeling New England Revolution.
Benny Feilhaber is hoping he can give Sporting Kansas City some much needed midfield relief.
After joining the team's long injury list on June 6 and missing the last three Sporting KC games in all competitions, Feilhaber says he's healthy enough to return to the field this Sunday against the Chicago Fire, if coach Peter Vermes picks him.
It's a good job that the World Cup is diverting the attention of the soccer fans in New England as otherwise the alarm bells would be going off after the New England Revolutionsuffered their third straight MLS defeat on Saturday in front of 16,483 fans at Gillette.
The defeat leaves New England with a 7-6-2 record, and their 23 points is good for third place in the east.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. One of Columbus' late-game substitutes made an instant impact, setting up the game-winning goal just seconds after coming on and the Crew beat New England, 2-1 on Saturday night in front of 14,542 at Gillette Stadium. It is the eighth straight loss for the Revolution (7-11-2, 23 points), who fell out of a playoff spot and into sixth place, while the Crew (6-7-8, 26 points) moved to fourth.
BOSTON, Mass. – AS Roma emerged victorious thanks to a 90th minute Marco Borriello shot and some help from a deflection off Daniel Agger to win the 2014 edition of Football at Fenway at historic Fenway Park in a sellout on Wednesday night.
The match was the first soccer game at Fenway Park since Roma defeated Liverpool 2-1 two years ago in the previousedition of Football at Fenway.
The New England Revolution suffered their seventh straight MLS defeat on Saturday night, falling 2-0 to FC Dallas at Toyota Park in Frisco, Texas. A promising early start for the Revolution produced no results and Dallas took the lead in the 29th minute through Andrés Escobar, then dominated the second half and rookie Tesho Akindele put the game out of reach with a stoppage time goal.
The Galaxy cleanly beat the Revs, 5 to 1, in a game where two Galaxy players – Gyasi Zardes and Robbie Keane – were simply playing at a higher level than he rest of the players on the field. The fact that they each scored two goals, with Keane assisting brilliantly on both of Zardes' goals, is the most obvious indicator.
This is a busy week for Frank Yallop and the Chicago Fire technical staff. Following Sunday's 1-1 draw in Kansas City, the team returned to training today and depart for Atlanta this afternoon ahead of tomorrow night's US Open Cup quarterfinal match against the NASL's Silverbacks. They'll go from Atlanta to Boston, where they'll train on Friday in preparation for a Saturday match with the New England Revolution.
Mechack Jerome did not spend much time in Canada. The Haitian international who only signed for the Montreal Impact a few weeks ago was waived this past week as the Impact signed former Chicago Fire defender, Krzysztof Krol. Jerome never played a competitive game for the Impact before he was waived.
With the New England Revolution trailing about midway through the second half, head coach Jay Heaps went to his bench to give the team a spark. Down to only two subs after Andy Dorman was forced off due to a right knee injury and replaced by Scott Caldwell in the 29th minute, Heaps options were limited, but the third year coach brought on striker Jerry Bengtson in the 65th minute and Steve Neumann in the 75th to help turn things around.
The weather has turned warm and its time for the annual New England Revolution's summer slump. The Revs lost 2-1 at Real Salt Lake on July 4th to extend the teams current winless streak in the league to four games.
When the World Cup started Jay Heaps side was in first place in the east, today they are in third, five points behind D.
The New England Revolution lost their fourth straight MLS match, falling 2-1 at Real Salt Lake on Independence Day at Rio Tinto Stadium. New England conceded two penalty kicks, which Javier Morales and Joao Plata converted, sandwiching a goal from Darrius Barnes.
The Revolution (7-7-2, 23 points) remain in third place in the East, while Salt Lake (7-3-7, 28 points) jumped to second in the West, ending their five game winless skid.
The Union beat the Revs 3 to 1 Saturday night in what seemed to be a sloppily played game by both sides. I am not sure whether my impression was unfairly influenced by watching too many World Cup games played at a higher level, whether the Revs' performance still suffers from playing on artificial turf as opposed to natural grass (there is still a perceptible difference, despite the new field turf), or whether the two-week World Cup break in MLS play simply made both teams rusty.
Led by Sebastien Le Toux's brace, the Philadelphia Union earned three points for themselves on the road at Gillette Stadium.
After taking a three-week break from MLS play to focus on the World Cup, the Philadelphia Union returned to league action tonight and, led by Sebastien Le Toux, notched a much deserved 3-1 victory over their hosts, the New England Revolution.
FC Dallas beat the Revs 2-0 last Saturday, in a game a lot like last Wednesday's game – with FC Dallas taking the lion's share of prime scoring chances. While the Revs again maintained the ball-possession advantage, this time by a significant 55% to 45% ratio, Dallas was far ahead on all other significant game statistics.
New England Soccer Today's Sean Donahue co-hosts New England Soccer Weekly with Tom Quinlan on AM 1510 on Saturday discussing the New England Revolution and European soccer.BeIN Sports' Ray Hudson joins on the phone.
Three points, a win on turf, and a clean sheet. All in one night. The Fire are within four points of the fourth and fifth place teams in the Eastern Conference at the mathematical half way point in their season. An early Quincy Amarikwa goal was enough to get by a New England Revolution side that has lost its fifth consecutive league game and was bounced out of USOC play on Wednesday night.
A new formation. A new lineup. A new commitment to defense and counterattacking. How the Union went from wide to long and stole a win.
The Union jump started the 2nd half of their season with a comfortable 3-1 road win over their New England rival. Sebastian Le Toux continued his recent resurgence with a brace and Danny Cruz sent home the third goal with an impressive strike.