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Revolution 0, Atlanta 7: Revs make the wrong type of history

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Let's never speak of this game again.

The New England Revolution made club history on Wednesday night when they conceded seven goals against Atlanta United FC. The result was the team's worst-ever defeat.

The Revs found themselves in a hole just two minutes in when Miguel Almiron put Josef Martinez behind the defense.

Heaps provides an injury update for the Revolution

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Hint: He doesn't say much.

The New England Revolution's injury report includes big names like Scott Caldwell, Antonio Delamea, Xavier Kouassi, and Daigo Kobayashi. All four players were held out of Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup win over D.C. United and it's unknown at this time if they'll be available for Sunday's league game against the Philadelphia Union.

D.C. United versus New England Revolution preview: Behind Enemy Lines with The Bent Musket

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The Open Cup is in less than an hour

D.C. United kicks off their next US Open Cup match in less than an hour, and we talked to Jake Catanese of The Bent Musket to preview the game.

How is Jay Heaps going to change his lineup for the Open Cup?

Jeez, where do we begin here.

Revolution v. Dynamo: Best Moment, Tweet, and more

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Kei Kamara's goal really opened things up.

The New England Revolution's good run of form continued on Saturday afternoon when they bested the Houston Dynamo 2-0. Here's a quick recap of everything you missed from the game.

Moment of the Match

The first half came and went without much to talk about but things changed after the break as the Revs pushed to break the deadlock.

Revolution v. Dynamo: Injury Reports

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The Revs are at full health for the second straight week.

For the second consecutive week, the New England Revolution have reported a clean bill of health. This means that head coach Jay Heaps will have plenty of options when he pens his starting XI.

The biggest question regards the backline.

Revs being patient with DP Xavier Kouassi

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Kouassi is working his way back to full fitness.

The New England Revolution are expecting big things from midfielder Xavier Kouassi, even if he isn't ready for 90 minutes during week one.

Kouassi signed as a Designated Player on Feb. 1, 2016, though he wouldn't be eligible to join the Revs until his contract with Swiss side FC Sion expired in the summer.

Revolution 0, Dynamo 2: Revs suffer first preseason loss

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Xavier Kouassi played his first game minutes since February 2016.

The New England Revolution suffered their first preseason loss on Wednesday when Erick Torres and Alberth Elis scored second half goals to give the Houston Dynamo a 2-0 win on opening day of the Desert Diamond Cup.

The game was scoreless through halftime with neither team providing much action, though the Revs did have a couple of looks within a minute of each other.

Surprise proposal highlight of Revolution jersey launch

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Love is in the air!

Valentine's Day came early for two New England Revolution fans, who got engaged during the jersey launch event held at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

Danielle Parent was quite surprised when she was called to the stage after the unveiling of the Revolution's new shirt.

Revolution DP eyeing season opener for debut

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Xavier Kouassi was feeling good after the first training session of the year.

Xavier Kouassi's long-awaited debut should be coming soon. In fact, the Designated Player is hoping to be ready for First Kick.

Signed February 1, 2016, Kouassi was expected to see out his contract with Swiss-side FC Sion before joining the New England Revolution in the summer.

Revolution v. Impact: Injury Reports

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Gershon Koffie and Je-Vaughn Watson are out.

Early news on Gershon Koffie and Je-Vaughn Watson is not good for the New England Revolution.

Both players exited early from Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup Final against FC Dallas, a game that the Revs would ultimately lose 4-2. Koffie, who registered an assist in the 6th minute, departed in the 42nd while Watson left during first half stoppage time.

Revolution v. FC Dallas: Injury Report

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Who's available for the Revs tonight?

The New England Revolution have four names on the injury report released ahead of Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup Final.

As expected, Xavier Kouassi remains out as he recovers from a right knee surgery. The Designated Player recently came off the Disabled List, but his status for this year remains uncertain.

Revolution v. New York City FC: Injury Reports

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Teal Bunbury is back to full health.

The New England Revolution will have plenty of attacking options this weekend because Teal Bunbury is back to full health while Kei Kamara has returned from international duty.

Bunbury missed last weekend's 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids with a right foot injury.

Revolution DP Xavier Kouassi arrives in New England, picks number

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Xavier Kouassi was spotted at Gillette Stadium on Friday.

Friday was a big day at Gillette Stadium as the New England Revolution welcomed two new faces, Kei Kamara and Xavier Kouassi.

Kamara was traded to the Revs in a deadline day deal with Columbus Crew SC. The forward, who occupies a Designated Player slot, could play against the Chicago Fire on Saturday.

Revolution Notebook: Updates on Kouassi, Caldwell, Rowe and more

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Wednesday's training session shed light on a number of lingering questions about the Revs.

The New England Revolution are in the midst of preparing for when D.C. United visits Gillette Stadium Saturday afternoon, but that didn't stop the team from reflecting upon some questions at large.

Jay Heaps spoke with the media after Wednesday's training, expanding upon everything from Scott Caldwell's role to when Xavier Kouassi will arrive in Foxboro.

Report: Revolution Interested in Whitecaps Midfielder Gershon Koffie

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With the Revs still needing reinforcement's in the defensive midfield, could the turn to the very successful well that has been the Vancouver Whitecaps?

With mid-summer Designated Player Xavier Kouassi scheduled for surgery to repair his right knee, the New England Revolution are reportedly interested in acquiring Gershon Koffie per Kyle McCarthy.

Revolution DP Kouassi scheduled for surgery next week

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Xavier Kouassi is set to go under the knife after suffering a right knee injury.

New England Revolution Designated Player Xavier Kouassi is scheduled for surgery next Tuesday, according to RevolutionSoccer.net. The procedure, which will take place in Switzerland, will correct a right knee injury suffered on Sunday.

MLS Ticker: Kouassi tears ACL, Espinoza joins Honduras and more

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Despiteannouncing Xavier Kouassi as their latest Designated Player a week ago, the New England Revolution received some bad news regarding their new signing on Monday.

Kouassi has reportedly suffered an ACL injury, and will miss roughly six months of action. The 26-year-old, who is still with Swiss side FC Sion, sustained the injury in the team's 1-0 win against FC Zurich on Sunday.

Report: Revolution DP Xavier Kouassi suffers a right knee injury

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The Revs' new DP is expected to miss at least six months with a right knee injury.

It's bad news for the New England Revolution as their new Designated Player Xavier Kouassi is set to miss at least six months with a right knee injury, according to multiple Swiss reports.

Kouassi suffered the injury on Sunday during FC Sion's match against FC Zurich.

Revolution Transfer Watch: An Inside Look at Designated Player Xavier Kouassi

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The Bent Musket spoke to journalist Oliver Dufour about the Revolution's new DP.

There's a real sense of excitement coming from the New England Revolution about their new Designated Player Xavier Kouassi. The 26-year-old defensive midfielder, who isn't expected to arrive until July, has an impressive resume, which includes captaining 2015 Swiss Cup champions FC Sion.

Revolution Transfers 2016: Heaps says there's progress on Jones saga

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Jermaine Jones could still end up in New England.

The New England Revolution have officially announced the acquisition of defensive midfielder Xavier Kouassi. The Designated Player will see out his contract with FC Sion before moving to MLS this summer.

So, what does this mean for Jermaine Jones?

Revolution Transfers 2016: Revs happy to wait until summer for new DP signing

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Xavier Kouassi won't join the Revs until July, but team officials think he's worth the wait.

The New England Revolution's new Designated Player isn't expected to arrive until July, but head coach Jay Heaps believes that he's worth the wait.

Xavier Kouassi first caught the attention of the Revolution coaching staff while they were scouting in Switzerland.

Three Options For the Revolution Until Kouassi Arrives

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New Revs DP midfielder Xavier Kouassi could be the successor to Jermaine Jones, but what will the Revs do until he arrives later this summer?

Earlier today, the New England Revolution announced the signing of midfielder Xavier Kouassi as a Designated Player on a pre-contract from Swiss club FC Sion.

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Kouassi’s Home Debut Put on Hold

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Amid the scoring frenzy that unfolded at Gillette Stadium Saturday was the curious absence of designated player Xavier Kouassi from the Revolution lineup.

Kouassi, who made his Revolution debut at Dallas last week, was among the 18 available for selection against Minnesota United, but did not see action.

Kouassi Gets High Praise Following Debut

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Few expected Xavier Kouassi to make his Revolution debut on Saturday at Dallas after gathering only a handful of minutes during the preseason. But during the course of the contest, he left little doubt he was ready.

Starting at defensive midfielder some 13 months after he signed a designated player deal, the Ivory Coast international completed 81.

Kouassi Gets Starting Nod at Dallas

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Thirteen months after the Revolution signed him to a designated player contract, midfielder Xavier Kouassi received a starting nod in Saturday's match at Dallas.

Kouassi, 27, suffered a torn ACL with FC Sion shortly after he signed a future deal with the Revolution.

Kouassi Makes Preseason Debut

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On the official match report, Xavier Kouassi's brief time on pitch during Wednesday's preseason tilt between the Revolution and Dynamo was hardly significant. But to the player and his club, it was far from a mundane cameo.

Fifty-three weeks after he tore his ACL in Swiss Super League action, the Revolution midfielder returned to the pitch for his first competitive action since the injury, garnering 15 minutes against the Dynamo before he was subbed off.

Kouassi Working His Way Back

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution signed Designated Player Xavier Kouassi over a year ago, but after suffering a torn right anterior cruciate ligament in the days following his signing, Kouassi has still yet to make his MLS debut.

Heaps: Revs ‘Upset’ About Kouassi Injury

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – There's always a certain amount of risk involved when a club signs a player in the midst of finishing out his current season to a pre-contract. Sometimes, all it takes to throw a wrench into both parties' plans is being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Report: Kouassi’s Swiss Season Done After Knee Injury

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Barely a week after the Revolution unveiled him as their newest designated player signing, FC Sion midfielder Xavier Kouassi suffered a right knee injury on Sunday that could keep him sidelined for up to six months, according to a Swiss report.

Kouassi, who signed a pre-contract with the Revolution last month, suffered the injury in the 57th minute of Sunday's 1-0 win over FC Zurich.

No Jones, No Problem: Revs Look Ahead w/ Kouassi

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The symmetry is impossible to overlook.

Barely 15 months after the Revolution signed Jermaine Jones to a designated player contract, the club went out and made a rich deal with another ball-winning midfielder by acquiring FC Sion's Xavier Kouassi on Monday.

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2016 State of the Roster: Have the Revolution Improved From Last Season?

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This offseason, the Revs made a handful of quiet-but-purposeful acquisitions. Is the club in better shape than it was a year ago?

The Revolution approached the 2016 offseason with purpose and intent. The club didn't chase aging free agents or yield to Jermaine Jones' contract demands; instead, it made subtle acquisitions in the form of Xavier Kouassi, Gershon Koffie, Sambinha and Jordan McCrary, among others.

Major Link Soccer: Revs sign Kouassi, spurn Jones

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Despite China, MLS looks to be adding four players from three different European first divisions.

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Jordan Morris is raising money for type 1 diabetes, a disease he was diagnosed with at age 9, and will be speaking at JDRF's Annual Gala on February 27.

The Denver Post has the latest on Marco Pappa's stabbing - details remain murky with both parties telling shifting stories.

Off to Florida, McDermott’s plans, Fernando loaned to Ligue 2 side, new Union kit unveil on Thursday, more

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Union begins Florida phase of training. New CBO Tim McDermott speaks to the press. Nantes loans Aristeguieta to Red Star FC. New Union first kit to be unveiled on Thursday. More.

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Know Thy Enemy: Revolution vs. Atlanta United, Part Deux

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Surely the Revs will have a better performance than they did the last time they played Atlanta.

It seems like we talked to Haris Kruskic not to long ago, it was probably a happier time. Head on over to Dirty South Soccer for my answers to their questions as well.

TBM: Okay seriously, what were the thoughts from an Atlanta perspective on the two red cards in that last game?

Xavier Kouassi back in training while recovering from quad strain

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The defensive midfielder is on the mend.

On Tuesday, good news emerged from Foxboro: Xavier Kouassi was "a full participant" in Tuesday's training, according to Revolution Writer and Editor Jeff Lemieux.

Kouassi went down with a quad strain six weeks ago during a dramatic 2-2 draw with New York City FC.

Xavier Kouassi to miss 4-6 weeks with a quad injury

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Fresh off a memorable substitute appearance, the Revolution DP will miss all of June.

On Wednesday, Revolution midfielder Xavier Kouassi scored his first MLS goal, an 86th-minute equalizer that helped the Revs earn a road point against NYCFC. In that same game, Kouassi suffered a non-contact leg injury.

Midweek MLS: Big wins for Columbus and Houston

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Week 14 of the 2017 MLS season started on Wednesday with Columbus shutting out Seattle 3-0 at MAPFRE Stadium. Federico Higuain scored in the 10th with Justin Meram doubling the lead in the 21st. Meram assisted on Ola Kamara's goal in the 59th. Zach Steffen kept the clean sheet with three saves.

NYCFC and New England drew 2-2 at Yankee Stadium.

Herivaux Injury Leaves Revolution Dangerously Thin at Defensive Midfield

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Recovery time for Zachary Herivaux, Xavier Kouassi presents challenge with March 4 season opener looming.

Add Zacahery Herivaux to the list of midfield uncertainties for the Revolution.

Per a report from Revolution Senior Writer and Editor Jeff Lemieux, Herivaux will need "several weeks" of treatment after suffering ankle and knee injuries during last week's match against the Houston Dynamo.

Union bits, Cruz signs with Minnesota, USWNT union fires back, more

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Union scrimmage with John Hackworth-coached US U-17s today. Danny Cruz signs with Minnesota United. USWNT players union fires back at US Soccer. CONCACAF presidential candidates. More.