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New England Revolution

Player Ratings: New England Revolution at Columbus Crew

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After each match the contributors to New England Soccer Today will rate the performances of the New England Revolution players who made an appearance on a 1 to 10 scale (1 horrendous, 5 average, 10 perfection). This week Sean Donahue and Brian O'Connell contributed ratings for the New England Revolution's 4-3 loss to the Columbus Crew.

Revolution vs. Fire: Live Game Thread Part II

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Settle in on your couches, crack open a frosty drink, grab the chips, and get ready for what promises to be a really, really long night for the New England Revolution as they take on the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park this evening. The Revs have never won in Bridgeview during the regular season, and given the way the team has been playing - especially on the road - they don't look to likely to turn that little streak around right now.

Player Ratings: New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls

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After each match the contributors to New England Soccer Today will rate the performances of the New England Revolution players who made an appearance on a 1 to 10 scale (1 horrendous, 5 average, 10 perfection). This week Sean Donahue and Julian Cardillo contributed ratings for the New England Revolution's 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls.

The Couch Captain: Revs 4, Whitecaps 1

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For what seems like the first match all season, Jay Heaps and the Revolution fielded what one could argue to be a first choice squad on Saturday night. Other than the absence of Jose Moreno, you could make a case that what we saw on the field was the best the Revs had to offer, and more importantly, the result matched the talent on the field.

View From The Press Box: Revs v Rapids

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It's half-time at a cold Gillette Stadium and the New England Revolution lead the Colorado Rapids 2-1 in an entertaining game.

Colorado took the lead in the 21st minute when Matt Reis came for a near post corner by Martin Rivero and got nowhere near, leaving Castrillon with a simple header.

Rounding Out The 2012 Revolution Roster

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With the regular season now within sight, the clock is ticking for Heaps and his staff to round out the Revolution roster. Before this week, the Revs had 24 players on their roster. The addition of Lee Nguyen brings that number to 25 and the expected signing of Blake Brettschneider would make it 26.

Stephen McCarthy

Revolution 0, Sporting 1: Player Ratings and Man of the Match

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After every match this season, the staff here at The Bent Musket will be putting together player ratings. Ratings are on a 1-10 scale, with 5 representing a thoroughly average performance, and 6 a decent/capable showing. The final ratings will be averages of individual ratings from Corey Major, Matty Jollie, and Abram Chamberlain.

The Couch Captain: San Jose 1 - New England 0

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In today's installment of the Couch Captain we take a look at the Revs 1-0 loss to San Jose, and the coaching decisions made by Head Coach Jay Heaps throughout the match. Without his full compliment of players at his disposal, did Coach Heaps' have his hand played for him? Or were there places he maybe could have done a little better?

D.C. United

Musket Rounds: Joseph, Altidore, Throw-Ins, and More

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We're closing in on Saturday's big East Coast clash with DC United, and the New England Revolution are scrambling to cope with the loss of captain Shalrie Joseph. Elsewhere, the dream season for Americans Abroad has continued as Jozy Altidore, Fabian Johnson, and others have put up some good numbers in mid-week action.

Revs midfielder: “I’m not that kind of player”

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On Tuesday, the Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee suspended New England Revolution midfielder Shalrie Jospeh for one game for a 'reckless challenge' that took place against FC Dallas last weekend.

Along with the suspension, Joseph will also be fined an undisclosed amount of money.

"I didn't even think twice about it," explained Joseph in an article on the official Revolution website.

Changing of the Guard

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The Sounders traded with the Vancouver Whitecaps to earn the No. 1 overall pick in the draft and used it to select defender Marc Burch, who spent the past five seasons with D.C. United. Terms of the trade with Vancouver were not released and are expected to be made public by the clubs later on Monday.

The Extended Sigh Continues

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I can understand protecting Charlie Davies if you've got a rumor of trade interest that you think might enable you to significantly improve the team1. I can even plunge past the mystifying decision to protect a well-past-it Simms if a pay-cut or trade are on the horizon.

But Korb and Woolard?

Comparing Lists

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Goff's version of the protected list is out, so I thought I'd stir from my hibernation1 to do some comparisons. (Revisit my list in four parts by hitting the links highlighted in the sidebar.)

  • On both lists: Willis, Jakovic, De Rosario, Kitchen, McDonald, Pontius, Quaranta, Wolff
  • Goff also protects: Korb, Woolard, King
  • I also protect: Boskovic, Brettschneider, da Luz

We're in alignment on a number of points beyond the obvious (De Rosario, Kitchen, Pontius).

The List is Life, Part IV

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In the first three parts of this series, I worked my way through the thick weeds of the roster, pruning and purging. On the far side, I arrived with the roster sorted into the following categories...

  • PROTECT: De Rosario, Jakovic, Kitchen, Pontius
  • EXPOSE: Barklage, Burch, Cronin, Davies, Korb, McTavish, Morsink, Ngwenya, Woolard, Zayner
  • BUBBLE: Boskovic, Brettschneider, da Luz, King, McDonald, Quaranta, Simms, Willis, Wolff
  • N/A: Hamid, Najar, Shanosky, White

Four of the twenty-seven players on the roster don't need to be sheltered from the rapacious grasp of L'Impact de Montreal by virtue of their being home grown talents.

The List is Life, Part III

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In Parts I and II we looked at the first two-thirds of United's roster in an attempt to compile preliminary lists of players to PROTECT, players to EXPOSE, players on the BUBBLE, and players who didn't have to be protected (N/A) for the expansion draft at the end of November that will stock L'Impact's stables for 2012.

A Bridge Too Far | a DC United Match Reaction

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Can't fault the second half effort1. Can't fault the entertainment value. Can't argue we didn't deserve to crash out either. Heroic last-ditch efforts aside, it was over the last four games that the ghost was well and truly given up, not this one match that sealed the deal.

Talking points?

Familiarity Breeds Contempt | a DC United Match Reaction

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You want me to recant? To say that Wednesday's Reaction Post was a mistake?

Keep waiting.

I suppose if I were going to be really cynical, I'd point out that our first team could absolutely dominate the MLS Reserve League[1]. I'm not going to go there. I'm going to give United credit for finishing chances, for learning their lessons from last time around, and for generally answering the challenge Olsen laid down.

Pack Your Bags, Gentlemen

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I give up. Honestly.

How can you love a team, desperate for points in the playoff race, that takes a 2-0 lead at home to one of the worst teams in the league and conspires through a combination of catastrophic defending, a complete inability to retain possession, and, most damningly, sheer gutlessness in the face of adversity, to throw away two points?

Quick Post-Match Thoughts | United vs. Sounders

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Guess what? United are a middle of the road club. They slot in somewhere between the also-rans like Chivas and the league elites like Seattle. Hard to find these last couple of results shocking when you put things in that perspective, is it? Nor was it surprising to see United struggle offensively in their first game without their second most influential attacking player1.

Eau de Pessimisme | a DC United Match Reaction

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Listen.

I sat down at the keyboard last night and stared at the screen. Nothing. I just couldn't get jazzed to write a reaction piece. Some of that was because I could copy and paste many of my prior talking points. Some was because the match was pretty dull.

But the main reason was because the result was so infuriatingly predictable.

FBF Grab Bag

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Busy couple of weeks, busy weekend. All conspiring to keep my post production low, and that means...Grab Bag time.


Better Up Top

Those damnable "local blackouts" applied, leaving me with only the Match Day Live condensed version of the United vs. Quakes tilt. Obviously, I feel pretty unqualified to deal in minutiae as a result, but that won't keep me from making the one obvious observation: De Rosario needs to be up top.

DC United at FC Dallas: Dallas Heat Shows No Home Field Advantage The extreme he

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DC United at FC Dallas: Dallas Heat Shows No Home Field Advantage
The extreme heat and humidity in Saturday night's contest was extremely evident on the faces of the players of both teams. FC Dallas was coming off a disappointing effort on the road at Real Salt Lake that we profiled earlier this week.

DeRosario and DC United Tie Philadelphia 2-2

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Philadelphia Union at DC United
Saturday night's contest was an exciting one, at least on paper leading up to the match, as it put the Eastern Conference leading Philadelphia Union on the road at DC United, who were excited to show off their new acquisition, MLS All-Star Dwayne DeRosario.

The Same Old Song | a DC United Match Reaction

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Midweek swaps saw two new faces appear in Ben Olsen's starting eleven. Unfortunately, the DJ was playing the same sorry tune when it came to the match itself. Good moments going forward, patchy periods of possession, and, of course, the inevitable defensive comedy routines. You'd think we'd have worn out that record by now.

The Best Laid Plans...

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So I was part of the way though prepping a series of posts on probable moves for DC United in the summer transfer window when...

McBoom!

De Boom!

Boom goes my post series.

Hmmm. The best laid plans of mice and fullbacks, eh? Instead of tossing out the whole thing, let me just post what would have been the key conclusions in that series and look at how the moves for De Rosario and McDonald address (or don't address) what I saw as the outstanding needs for United at the midway point.

Quick Thoughts on United v. Quakes

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Ah, youth. It has its pleasures and it has its pain.

Oh boy does it ever have its pain.

The young defense has had its teething troubles this season, and I was shocked that they managed to shut out LA last week on the road. Looks like they just deferred the inevitable. Three rooks and a USL guy arrayed ahead of a second-year keeper isn't anybody's recipe for consistency.

Episode 85 – The Montenegrin Apex

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Join the guys as they look back at DC United's last two matches, including the win against Seattle and the draw against FC Dallas. The boys also look ahead to Colorado and talk about the rest of the league.

Philadelphia Union at D.C. United - Gamethread - U.S. Open Cup Qualification Play-In Round

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Philadelphia Union at D.C. United - Gamethread - U.S. Open Cup Qualification Play-In Round

Union starting XI: Mondragon, Harvey, Valdes, Califf, Harvey, Nakazawa, Carroll, M. Farfan, Daniel, Le Toux, Ruiz
Union bench: Holder, McInerney, Pfeffer, Richter, Agorsor, Torres, Mwanga
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MLS: Updated CONCACAF Champions League Stats (1996-2010)

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Includes when it was called the CONCACAF Champions Cup. Qualifying games like the ones Colorado and LA played in the 90s are not included. However, the preliminary round games that are a part of the new Champions League are included (as they're considered part of the final tournament).

Alltime Records


GP W L D Pts GF GA GD DC United 40 16 14 10 58 64 58 6 Houston 22 7 8 7 28 28 31 -3 Columbus 18 8 7 3 27 25 26 -1 Chicago 11 6 3 2 20 18 14 4 Los Angeles 14 5 5 4 19 20 24 -4 San Jose 8 5 3 0 15 10 12 -2 Real Salt Lake 6 4 1 1 13 17 11 6 Toronto 10 3 3 4 13 8 10 -2 Kansas City 8 3 3 2 11 9 11 -2 Seattle 8 2 5 1 7 8 12 -4 New England 6 1 4 1 4 4 12 -8 New York 2 0 1 1 1 3 4 -1 Chivas USA 2 0 1 1 1 1 3 -2
This season, Colorado and Dallas will make their debuts in the competition.

SuperDraft Tea Leaves

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United picked up midfielder/defender Perry Kitchen, fullback Chris Korb, and goalkeeper Joe Willis in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. There are a number of points I'm curious about in relation to these picks, but the most interesting tactical talking point seems to be what Olsen's going to do with all those central midfielders.