Big win for the New England Revolution on Saturday as they beat Toronto FC 3-0 in Toronto.
Lee Nguyen and Kelyn Rowe each had a goal and an assist in the victory while Teal Bunbury added a second half tally to give New England its second straight victory and extend the club's unbeaten streak to three games.
So, you are a devoted fan and season seat holder, but you are not happy when the MLS schedule gives Toronto home games on the Labour Day weekend. You have a cottage tradition to respect and therefore you give your daughter your tickets and try to follow your Toronto FC soccer over the wi fi... Bez (pre-game to press, I think Friday?
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Revolution front office and ownership were all in attendance for Tuesday afternoon's introductory press conference with Jermaine Jones, but earlier in the day, following Jones' first training session with the Revs, his new teammates had a chance to react as well.
It was a long drawn out process, but finally the New England Revolution landed US national team player Jermaine Jones. Jones is by far the most high profile player ever to sign for New England, and a sign that that Kraft family are willing to invest money in the team. That is an important point as many Revs fans were becoming disillusioned at the direction that the franchise was going, but the signing of Jones gives everyone involved with a club a huge boost.
For Jermaine Jones, theNew England Revolution's desire to sign him wasmore than enough to convince that the club could be his future home.
Jones, a U.S. Men's National Team midfielder, was awarded to the Revolution via a two-team blind draw to much local fanfare on Sunday, and on Tuesday he began his Revs career by joining the rest of the team for Tuesday morning training, where he was a full participant and a happy one at that given how much the club wanted him.
The return of Jermaine Jones to MLS is a great moment for the league. After his stellar play in the World Cup, the veteran midfielder was out of contract and needing one more shot at being a contributor in a major league. His agent and the Chicago Fire had been holding serious negotiations and the Fire appeared to be on the cusp of a real coup just in time for a playoff run.
Major League Soccer finally signed Jermaine Jones to a contract but how they placed him on a team was a wild ride. The Chicago Fire and the New England Revolution were both hot on the chase for the World Cup star but after some back and forth the 32-year old lands in New England thanks to a blind draw held at MLS HQ.
The Jermaine Jones - MLS saga is finally over. The 2014 USMNT World Cup star has signed with Major League Soccer, according to Alexi Lalas, who reported the news at halftime of today's Cascadia derby between the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers. After a blind draw, due to equaled interest between the Chicago Fire and New England Revolution, Jones ended up moving to Foxboro.
Jermaine Jones wants to come to Major League Soccer, and even has a contract in place he is ready to agree to, but a snag in negotiations is threatening to kill a deal that has been in the works for the past month.
I am reporting on Goal.com that talks to bring Jones to MLS have hit a snag due to MLS' unwillingness to guarantee Jones which team he will be joining when he signs his contract.
Lee Nguyen and Kelyn Rowe scored impressive goals from distance in the first half and Teal Bunbury added a tap-in in the second half as the New England Revolution cruised to a 3-0 victory in Toronto on Saturday night in Jermaine Jones' debut.
It's safe to say it was the biggest weekend of the season for the New England Revolution. A 1-0 home win over Chivas USA on Saturday, was followed up by the signing of United States international Jermaine Jones on the following day.
The major signing helps put the Revolution back on track at the perfect time, returning optimism for the future of the organization.
Even though the main story at moment is the acquisition of Jermaine Jones, the Revs did play pretty well to beat Chivas USAby a score of 1-0 on Saturday. Admittedly, Chivas is weak. They're in last place, and theyhadn'tscored in 344 minutes entering Saturday's match.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Lee Nguyen's team-high 9th goal was enough scoring for the Revolution who defeated Chivas USA 1-0 Saturday night at Gillette Stadium. The Revolution move to 9-12-3 (30 points) on the season and 2-1-1 since snapping their eight-game mid-season losing streak.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. With time beginning to run out on the New England Revolution's once-promising season, a home game Saturday night against lowly Chivas USA proved just the tonic for a Revs team looking to break out of an extended summer malaise.
On Monday, it was revealed that former New England Revolution head coach Fernando Clavijo was battling cancer. Clavijo coached the Revolution from 2000-2002, and under his watch, the club added the likes of Taylor Twellman, Shalrie Joseph, Jay Heaps and Steve Ralston to its roster.
All photos courtesy of New England Soccer Today photographer Chris Aduama (aduamaphotography.
TORONTO VS. NEW ENGLAND BMO FIELD - SATURDAY 5PM ET TV: SPORTSNET 360
MANUFACTURED DERBY NAME: "Ye Olde English Derby Matche"
FACTS* AND STATS** TORONTO FC - 4: Hours it takes the average fan to get in and out of BMO Field during the CNE - Fetal: The position you would find Ryan Nelsen in after someone proposes he plays three attackers up front.
The Jermaine Jones saga is thankfully over but it didn't end the way the Fire were hoping for or expecting after Jones had apparently agreed to a deal with the league on Wednesday that would have landed him in Chicago. New England, the other team in pursuit of Jones also wanted him and Revolution owner Robert Kraft used his influence with the league, and Don Garber in particular, to ensure that the Revs remained in the picture.
Former Schalke 04 star and currentU.S. Men's National Team regular Jermaine Jones will join theNew England Revolution as a Designated Player after the club won a blind draw over the Chicago Fire conducted by the league.
The32-year-old midfielder joined the Revolution after the club submitted its bid to the leaguefor Jones' services.
Despite a long-distance midweek trip and less-than-stellar playing conditions, the Portland Timbers opened their CONCACAF Champions League campaign on a positive note.
With head coach Caleb Porter opting for a more subdued lineup in preparation for this weekend's tilt against the Seattle Sounders, the Timbers coasted in a 4-1 victory over Alpha United in Guyana via goals fromSteve Zakuani, Maximiliano Urruti, Fanendo Adi and Alvas Powell.
The final score was Toronto 0, New England 3 (Nguyen, Rowe, and son of Canadian Legend Alex Bunbury that shall not be named - that last one really pissed me off), in which the lack of organization in the back field left Bendik hung out to dry all afternoon.
It was another week, another new forward for the Revolution on Monday after the club acquired Dutch international Geoffrey Castillion via free transfer.
Castillion, a 6-3, 170 lbs. striker, comes to Foxborough following a recent stint with Dutch Eredivisie side NEC Nijmegen, where he scored twice in nine appearances across league and tournament competition in 2014.