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5 Pressing Questions for Revs

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With another disappointing season in the books, the questions surrounding the Revolution this offseason are plentiful, to say the least. But some are more pressing than others, and with that in mind, we take a look at the five most urgent.

1) Who will be the coach next season?

Revs Get 1st Road Victory in Finale

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At long last.

After coming up short in their previous 16 contests on the road, the Revolution secured their first victory on foreign soil on the final day of the season with Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Impact at Stade Saputo in Montreal.

One Last Chance for Road Success

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For Tom Soehn, the key to snapping the Revolution's season-long road struggles starts with one simple idea: keeping 11 men on the field.

After the Revolution finished their last three road tilts shorthanded, New England's interim boss is hoping to avoid a reprisal during Sunday's season finale at Montreal.

Tierney Not Ready to Talk About Future

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Was Sunday's home finale the last match in front of a friendly crowd for local talent Chris Tierney?

With the Revolution slated for another rebuilding season in 2018, and the uncertainty surrounding the head coaching position, the team's longest-tenured player said he'll take hard look at whether he'll back next year.

NE Revolution 2:1 NYCFC

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Agudelo ‘Numb’ About WCQ Failure

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Juan Agudelo has worn the U.S. shirt more than a few times over the course of his seven-year international career, so the National Team's failure to secure a World Cup spot last week certainly stings him more than most.

Following New England's win over New York City FC on Sunday, the 24-year-old Revolution forward, who's been capped 26 times with the senior team, spoke about his reaction to the stunning reality that the U.

New Father Fagundez Has Plenty to Celebrate

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Initially, Diego Fagundez was going to wait until next year to let everyone know the good news. But after scoring the breakthrough in Sunday's contest against NYCFC, he couldn't keep it under wraps.

Before Sean Johnson got the chance to pick the ball out of his net, Fagundez grabbed it and tucked it under his shirt and ran to the corner flag as he sucked his thumb in a celebration that he elaborated on after the match.

Revs Win Home Finale

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Diego Fagundez bagged a brace to power the Revolution to a 2-1 win over a shorthanded New York City FC on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

Fagundez found the breakthrough in the 51st minute on a feed from Andrew Farrell then added another in stoppage time after following up on his own rebound inside the six.

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Technically Speaking: #NEvATL

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Welcome back to another edition of "Technically Speaking," where our resident coach and former pro Rick Sewall dissects the Revolution's latest performance.

Have a question for Rick? Fire away in the comments section!

NESoccerToday: What did you make of the Revs gameplan against Atlanta this time around?

Delamea: “We should start to build for next season”

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – For several weeks now the New England Revolution knew they would need a very strong finish to the season, along with some favorable results elsewhere, to have a shot on at the playoffs. The favorable results elsewhere have been pouring in, keeping the Revolution alive, but a scoreless draw on Saturday at Gillette Stadium against Atlanta United may well have been the death knell to the team's postseason hopes, leaving the two four points below the redline with just two games to game.

Revs Settle for Scoreless Draw to ATL

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – All things considered, Saturday's match at Gillette Stadium could've been much worse for the home side.

Less than three weeks after they suffered the worst defeat in club history, the Revolution had to settle for a 0-0 draw against Atlanta United before an announced crowd of 21,925.

Revs Blasted by Orlando City

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Cruel and unusual punishment continued to be the theme for the Revolution on the road this season after they dropped a 6-1 loss to Orlando City at Orlando City Stadium on Wednesday.

A controversial 11th minute red card to Xavier Kouassi left the Revolution shorthanded for the third straight away game, a development that laid the foundation for utter failure as the proceedings progressed.

Nguyen Reaches 50-Goal Mark

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – At some point down the road, Lee Nguyen will look back at reaching the half-century scoring mark and wonder just how in the world he was able to do it. But he admitted he couldn't fully grasp the accomplishment following Saturday's win.

Revs Show Fight in Soehn Debut

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Soehn's debut as the New England Revolution's head coach looked to likely to end in another all too familiar Revolution collapse after Toronto FC scored an 84th minute equalizer, just two minutes after New England took the lead.

Kamara Lifts Revs to Victory

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Kei Kamara's late goal allowed the Tom Soehn Era to start on a positive note following Saturday's 2-1 win over Toronto FC at Gillette Stadium.

Soehn, who served assistant prior to the dismissal of former coach Jay Heaps on Tuesday, made his first appearance as head coach in a match that seemed destined to end scoreless.

Photos: Heaps Over the Years

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On Tuesday, Jay Heaps was relieved of his coaching duties with the Revolution, the club he'd been associated with since 2001. During that time, Heaps became a club legend, going to five MLS Cups and helping the team win the 2007 US Open Cup.

With Heaps' contributions unquestioned and unparalleled, we look back at his storied career over the years.

What Dreams May Come

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What a story it could have been: A former Revolution player, born and raised right here in New England, taking over the team he played nine seasons with, gunning for the possibility of winning the club's first league championship. That was the narrative Jay Heaps inherited when he was hired to replace Steve Nicol as head coach in November 2011.

Technically Speaking: #SKCvNE

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Welcome back to another edition of "Technically Speaking," where our resident coach and former pro Rick Sewall dissects the Revolution's latest performance.

Have a question for Rick? Fire away in the comments section!

NESoccerToday: Now that we've seen back-to-back Revs games in which the video assistant referee has had a profound effect on the outcome, what do you think of the concept?

Heaps Offers Thanks on Twitter

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Not long after he was fired as Revolution coach, Jay Heaps took to Twitter to say thanks in what he called his first official tweet.

Tweeting a picture that displayed a typed sheet outlining those he wished to thank, the former Revolution boss offered gratitude to his family, the fans, his fellow coaches, the front office, and the Krafts.

Reports: Heaps Out as Head Coach

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Jay Heaps has been relieved of his duties as Revolution head coach effective immediately according to multiple outlets.

FourFourTwo.com and Goal.com both reported Monday evening that the six-year coach has been fired.

Bunbury: Loss ‘Difficult to Put Into Words’

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Within a seven-minute span, Revolution midfielder Teal Bunbury went from potential hero to just another passerby during Saturday's 3-1 loss at Sporting Kansas City.

Barely four minutes after the opening whistle, Bunbury scored to give his team just what it needed: an early lead in a hostile environment.

That’s a Wrap

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The good news about Saturday's match at Children's Mercy Park? The Revolution didn't lose by seven goals. The bad news? Another red card undermined their efforts.

Teal Bunbury scored early, but Krisztian Nemeth's dismissal set the stage for another letdown in Saturday's 3-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City.

Why Didn’t Nguyen Take the Armband at ATL?

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It was easy to miss amid all the chaos during Wednesday's 7-0 loss at Atlanta: a brief, but compelling interlude about the state of the Revolution's leadership situation quietly unfolded during the early stages.

In the wake of Xavier Kouassi's 16th minute dismissal, the designated player, who was named captain for the match, relinquished the armband to Lee Nguyen, who had worn it for the better part of the past year.

Heaps Bemoans Use of VAR in Thrashing

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Jay Heaps had never seen anything like it. And it's safe to say few soccer fans had, either.

In a wild first half that Atlanta dominated from the start, Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Ted Unkel was at the center of two calls that profoundly impacted the Revolution's fortunes in Wednesday's 7-0 defeat to the expansion side.

Nightmare in Atlanta

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A nightmare of a first half for the Revolution set the stage for its worst loss in club history, a 7-0 annihilation at the hands of expansion Atlanta United FC on Wednesday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.

Within the first 45 minutes, the Revolution surrendered three Josef Martinez goals (2nd, 31st, and 39th minutes), conceded a pair of penalties, witnessed the dismissals of Xavier Kouassi and Antonio Delamea, and watched Anton Walkes score during stoppage time.

Time to Quiet the Noise

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Ignore the noise. It's unofficial mantra of that other team the Revolution share Gillette Stadium with. But the MLS team has apparently adopted for its own use as it embarks on a critical two-game road swing.

While plenty has been made about the Revolution's winless ways on the road and justifiably so given their 0-10-3 mark outside of New England Revolution midfielder Diego Fagundez isn't paying attention to the naysayers ahead of Wednesday's contest at Atlanta.

Revs Get New Turf at Gillette

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Less than four months after it was replaced, a new artificial surface will be installed at Gillette Stadium while the Revolution embark on back-to-back road matches.

Installation of the new surface began shortly after the Revolution's 1-0 win over Montreal on Saturday. The change was made after the previous surface did not meet the organization's standards, according to reports.

Adjustments Key to Victory

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Jay Heaps is often wont to classify a close win as "hard fought" during the opening remarks of his post-game press conferences. But Saturday's 1-0 victory over Montreal was different.

The Impact abandoned their preferred 4-2-3-1 formation, giving the Revolution a look it wasn't expecting.

A Nguyen/Win Situation for Revs

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Lee Nguyen unlocked a scoreless match not long after the hour to lift the Revolution to a 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

Nguyen secured the winner in the 68th minute after latching onto a Teal Bunbury ball, eluding a defender, then sending it past Evan Bush from six yards out.

5 Thoughts on Nguyening: The Lee Nguyen Story

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Over the holiday weekend, soccer fans in the area were given an extra treat in the form of "NguyenING: The Lee Nguyen Story." The 30-minute documentary, which was directed by Alfonso Bui, debuted on Comcast Sports Net New England on Saturday, giving Revolution fans a remarkable glimpse into the career of the veteran midfielder.

The Curious Case of the Goal that Wasn’t

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. It's fair to say few, if any, of the 17,865 on hand for Saturday's Revolution-Orlando City match had ever witnessed anything like what unfolded in the 43rd minute.

With the hosts ahead 1-0, Teal Bunbury connected with Lee Nguyen deep in Orlando City territory before the latter blasted a beautiful ball through to make it a 2-0 match.

Nguyen Returns in Historic Fashion

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Not long after matching an MLS-record by collecting four assists in Saturday's win over Orlando City, Lee Nguyen seemed more comfortable talking about his teammates than personal accolades.

Despite missing the previous two games due to hamstring injury, the Revolution midfielder's return was one to remember on a night in which the 10th-place team looked more like a contender than pretender.

Kamara’s Premonition Proves True

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. During warmups, Kei Kamara had a premonition that Saturday's match was going to be a big one for him and his teammates.

Maybe it was the fact he turned 33 the day before. Or maybe it was because he was on the cusp of 100 MLS goals.

No Place Like Home

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – There's no place like home for the road-weary Revolution.

After suffering consecutive road losses, the local XI rebounded to claim a 4-0 win over Orlando City SC on the back of Kei Kamara's first career hat trick Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

Kraft Pledges $1 Million for Hurricane Relief

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Amid the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas over the weekend, the Kraft family is offering to match all funds donated to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund up to $1 million.

In a statement released by the club on Monday, Revolution owner/operator Robert Kraft noted his team's connections with former MLS Cup rival Houston Dynamo.

Delamea, Watson Called Up for Int’l Duty

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The Revolution won't have two veteran defenders at their disposal for Saturday's match vs. Orlando City after Antonio Delamea (Slovenia) and Je-Vaughn Watson (Jamaica) were called up for national team duty.

Delamea, who's earned a team-high 24 starts this year, will join the Slovenia National Team on Tuesday ahead of its World Cup Qualifying matches at Slovakia on Friday and vs.

Nguyen Misses DC Match Due to Knock

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Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen did not travel for the squad's game at DC United Saturday after suffering a hamstring injury in training late in the week.

Nguyen missed his second straight game after picking up an undisclosed injury prior to last week's game at New York City FC, a game he watched from the substitutes bench.

Revs Downed in DC

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The well-documented road woes of the Revolution hit a new low on Saturday as the locals fell 1-0 to last-place DC United at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.

Luciano Acosta was the lone scorer in a tight match that saw multiple scoring opportunities from both sides.

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NE Revolution 1:0 Montreal Impact Gallery

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