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Three reasons to be optimistic about the Revolution in 2018

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This is the year we win the cup!

With preseason in the books, we're now less than a week away from the New England Revolution's season opener against the Philadelphia Union. Given the unpredictable nature of MLS, it's hard to know what 2018 will bring. That said, here's three reasons to be optimistic about the Revolution.

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.

The Last Word On A New Formation For D.C. United In A Draw With Philadelphia

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With the 2013 MLS season thankfully drawing to a close, Ben Olsen elected to try something new against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night at RFK Stadium. D.C. United rolled out a three-man back line for the first time since the Tom Soehn years, and it actually worked pretty well. At least for 89 minutes or so.

MLS First Kick 2013 Countdown: 20 days - Looking at D.C. United's coaching situation

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Well, D.C. United doesn't have a number 20 on the roster at this point in time, so I figured we'd take today to look at another vital part of the team: the coaching staff. Obviously Ben Olsen as the head man is a big deal in all things United. Chad Ashton was an assistant under Tom Soehn, moved to Technical Director during the short-but-not-short-enough Onalfo Era, and returned to the sideline when Olsen took over.

Late Goal Doesn't Taper Defensive Cracks in Portland

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After returning from my lengthy vacation, it took me some time to get back into my usual rhythm regarding the Whitecaps. The game against Portland is the first game I've seen for about six solid weeks, and I can't say I saw any improvements in my Whitecaps.

Like usual I got home late and turned on the TV with the game already started.

Whitecaps Appear Set To Hire Railhawks' Martin Rennie As New Coach

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The Vancouver Whitecaps are expected to announce Martin Rennie as their new head coach during a Tuesday press conference.

The 36-year-old Scotsman is currently coaching the NASL's Carolina Railhawks, who are currently running away with the league's regular-season title. is also reporting that Rennie will complete the season with the Railhawks before joining the Whitecaps.

Manchester City ousts Whitecaps in fourth match of WFC

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The fourth match of the 2011 World Football Challenge took place in Vancouver on Monday night, and though the Vancouver Whitecaps gave their fans hope of a win, it was Manchester City that wound up victorious.

Manchester City defeated the Whitecaps 2-1 on goals from John Guidetti and Shaun Wright-Phillips in the second half.

Tom Soehn Looking for First Win Against Real Salt Lake

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A battle of the flowing locks of hair. Will Beckerman be able to shut down Chiumiento?
After my winding rant regarding Teitur's dismissal, I've decided to try and look at things with a bit of optimism. There is no point in moaning about the past or what should've been done, I think it's time to start preparing for the future.

Tom Soehn Looking for First Win Against Real Salt Lake

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A battle of the flowing locks of hair. Will Beckerman be able to shut down Chiumiento?
After my winding rant regarding Teitur's dismissal, I've decided to try and look at things with a bit of optimism. There is no point in moaning about the past or what should've been done, I think it's time to start preparing for the future.

MLS Midweek Quick Pick: Vancouver At Chivas USA

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Chivas USA looks to find consistency in their play against Vancouver. (Getty Images)

Here we go, another week of games as we roll into the month of June. Hopefully this afternoon I can get into a post that looks at the first third (or so) of the season. If not that may come towards the end of the week or even next week.

Two Coaches Gone, Who’s Next?

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Carlos de los Cobos was outed in Chicago. (Getty Images)

Of course the day I decide to take most of the day off to rest, relax, buy a new bed, all that usual holiday stuff is the day that not one but two MLS coaches get canned. Teitur Thordarson in Vancouver and Carlos de los Cobos in Chicago.

Teitur Thordarson Out as Head Coach of Vancouver Whitecaps; Tom Sohn to Take over For Remainder of Season

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The Vancouver Whitecaps announced Monday afternoon that Teitur Thordarson has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the organization.

According to a source the team held a meeting with all its players this morning where Director of Soccer Operations Tom Soehn gave players the news.

Fire Lose Thorrington and Lowry

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The Fire lost midfielders Peter Lowry and John Thorrington in today's MLS expansion draft. As most expected the relatively inexpensive and productive Lowry was the type of player that would draw some interest from expansion teams. Lowry was selected in the 7th round by the Portland Timbers.

The Fire gambled that John Thorrington's salary and injury history would keep him from being drafted but Vancouver's Tom Soehn took a chance on him with the final pick of the draft.

What Has Gone Wrong with DC United? : League Staple in the Cellar

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The question "What's going on in DC?" has become a recurring one among the fan circles of Major League Soccer. It's a question that seems to be important to any fan of the game in this country. Whether it be rabidly passionate supporters from the DC, Maryland and Virginia area or just general MLS enthusiasts .

Another American news digest

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All sorts of MLS news and such:
  • Sounds like DaMarcus Beasley and Maurice Edu are getting some consideration for USMNT roster spots.

  • Freddy Adu doesn't regret his Euro moves. Do we?

  • Turns out Livorno wanted to steal Freddie Ljungberg, but the good Swede turned 'em down.

Vancouver, Portland Take Step In Right Direction

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Both Vancouver and Portland may be a little over a year away from putting a Major League Soccer club on the field but both took a big step forward this past week in hiring technical directors.

Vancouver hired former DC United coach Tom Soehn while Portland announced their current head coach Gavin Wilkinson was getting the position.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC hire Tom Soehn

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC who will begin playing in MLS in 2011 hired former DC United coach Tom Soehn and you can read more about it by clicking here.

Evening Links and Thoughts: Coaching Searches

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Why isn't Colin Clarke back on some club's radar? (USLSoccer)

Its hard to believe that three clubs are still without a head coach this evening. Well one has an interim head coach but two big time clubs in Major League Soccer end the day without a lead boss, which could be setting them back a bit for the upcoming month with the transfer window opening up and the SuperDraft.

More Light Shed On DC Coaching Search

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DC's Kevin Payne is looking high and low for a new coach.

Some more news has come out today about DC United's on-going coaching search to replace Tom Soehn. Yesterday we mentioned that Richie Williams is out of the running but a few more names have emerged thanks to Steve Goff's latest report this afternoon.

Soehn Being Considered For Vancouver Job

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Vancouver Whitecaps officials reportedly held a meeting with Tom Soehn last week, raising the possibility that the former D.C. United skipper could find himself employed by the soon-to-be expansion franchise by the end of the year, according to a report in The Province. The report suggests Soehn is being considered for the role of technical director for the Whitecaps, who will join Major League Soccer for the start of the 2011 season.

D.C. United

Assessing the Revolution coaching rumors

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Here are the names we've heard so far.

The New England Revolution are looking to name their next head coach before the end of November, according to club president Brian Bilello. Although we don't really know the direction the Front Office will go, we have heard the names of some of the people who have interviewed for the job.

Bryan Namoff's suit against D.C. United will not go to trial

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D.C. United will not be going through a jury trial this February.

Bryan Namoff's suit against D.C. United, Tom Soehn, and others will not go trial, as Steve Goff reported today. The trial was set to begin on February 23, but the pre-trial conference scheduled for this week has been cancelled and the status of the case has been set to closed.

Cake or Death? Working up the coaching ladder with D.C. United top assistant Chad Ashton

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With the 2013 season finally, mercifully behind us, it's time to run through the D.C. United roster and determine who should stay and eat cake and who should leave the team and find inevitable death. Today we ask whether Chad Ashton should be back in 2014.

Chad Ashton joined the coaching staff of D.

Who Will Resurrect the DC United Franchise?

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As the MLS world check their passports and descend upon Toronto, the league's premier and winningest team is searching for its next manager, its third in the past three season (if you include interim Ben Olsen). Â The team let go of Curt Onalfo toward the end of the season and turned the reigns over to team legend Olsen.

Onalfo introduced in DC today

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Curt Onalfo was introduced to the DC fans in a press conference Tuesday morning. He is the 6th head coach at DC United and is replacing the "not returning" Tom Soehn. Onalfo announced his staff Tuesday as well. He is reuniting with Kris Kelderman, his top assistant in Kansas City and he is retaining goalkeepers coach Mark Simpson.

VIDEO: Soehn speaks

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Ex-D.C. United coach Tom Soehn talked with a reporter the other day.

This is the first video I've seen of the dude since he quit.


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.

Revs Staff Confident in Sambinha’s Development

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. When Revolution assistant Tom Soehn first saw Sambinha play in Portugal last year, he knew two things: one, his athleticism would translate well to MLS. The second thing? He'd need time to get accustomed to an entirely different style of play.

Jay Heaps

Tom Soehn interested in becoming the Revolution’s permanent manager

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Soehn would "of course" be interested in coaching the Revs in 2018.

The departure of Jay Heaps could be a sign that big changes are coming to the New England Revolution. In fact, the roster and coaching staff could look radically different next year. While the future is unclear, interim head coach Tom Soehn wants his players to enjoy these last few games.

Soehn: Losing Heaps “like losing part of the family”

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The interim Revs coach took a moment to reflect on his former boss.

Tom Soehn has represented his share of MLS clubs. He's managed D.C. United and Whitecaps FC. He's served as an assistant with the Fire and Revolution. And now, after replacing Jay Heaps on the Revolution staff, he'll pace the sidelines as a head coach once more.

Was Jay Heaps fired at the right time?

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Our staff weighs in.

The Jay Heaps era has come to a close in Foxboro. After nearly six seasons, the Revolution parted ways with the accomplished defender and head coach, handing control to assistant Tom Soehn through the end of 2017.

All of this made us ask: did the club dismiss Heaps at the right time?

Carlos Valdes

Catching up with Mondy & Valdes, Drexel’s NCAA run ends, women’s pro league announcement soon

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Valdes talks about offseason plans. Drexel's NCAA championship run ends in the first round. Report says US Soccer set to make announcement about new women's pro league soon. More mews.

“A cruel game”: Quotes & reaction from gutting loss to the Crew, more news

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Hackworth says playoff hunt is over. McInerney says he's not "that target striker." Valdes injury to be evaluated. Donovan, Dempsey, and Bradley could all be unavailable for WC qualifiers against Jamaica. Champions League draw this morning. More news.

Harvey reaction, Nowak SI’s mid Coach of Year, more news

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Jordan Harvey, 2010-2011

From @Jordan Harvey: "After a LONG day it was nice to sit down and read all of your messages. Thank you @PhilaUnion fans for all the amazing memories. @SonsofBen"

From @JordanCHarvey: "Bummed to be leaving such great fans, but everything happens for a reason, right?


Whitecaps Fall 3-0 in LA to Brilliant Galaxy

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Keane's well placed header Preparing myself mentally to watch the Whitecaps is a long experience, especially when they're facing the top of the table LA Galaxy, at the Home Depot Center, where the Galaxy have yet to lose. Yet as the match kicked off, the Caps seemed organized, hardworking, and ready to create a few attacking opportunities of their own.

Seattle Sounders Vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, Matchcard: Projected Lineups, Statistics

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Is this the week Fredy Montero returns to the starting lineup? We certainly hope so. The Seattle Sounders Designated Player has started on the bench the past two matches and has played reasonably well in a reserve role. The Vancouver Whitecaps seem like the perfect team for him to get into some kind of groove with Mike Fucito.

The Rest

Should the Revolution build around Lee Nguyen?

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Share your thoughts in this week's open thread.

The Revolution entered a new era last week when Tom Soehn took over as the team's interim head coach. For the navy and red, that's the first of many changes to come. A new coach, staff and system await. Roster moves won't be far behind.

Looking ahead, it's entirely possible that New England undergoes a full rebuild in the coming months.

Report: Soehn Turns Down NYRB Offer

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Revolution assistant coach Tom Soehn will be back with the club after reportedlyturning down an offer to takethe technical director's position with the New York Red Bulls.

According to, Soehn was one of four candidates on the Red Bulls' radar after Andy Roxburghstepped down as technical directorlast week.

FCD Numerology: Sixth Sense

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The number six has had a colorful history for both the Dallas Burn and FC Dallas, being won by the likes of Tom Soehn, Steve Morrow, Ronnie O'Brien and is currently donned by Jackson. The versatile Brazilian definitely fits the mold of interesting players to wear this number, so here's a look at the entire history of No.

MLS Combine Breakdown: Tom Soehn

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SBI Combine Coverage: Tom Soehn from Soccer By Ives on Vimeo.