Sunday, August 31, 2008

Revolution vs. Los Angeles Galaxy Photo Gallery

Revolution Recap - tonight's show info (8/31)

Live tonight on WNRI AM1380 and www.RevolutionRecap.com from 7:05 till 8PM ET tune in to Revolution Recap for discussion of the Revs CONCACAF Champion's League first leg loss to Joe Public FC (Trinidad & Tobago) on Tuesday, draw with David Beckham's Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday, and upcoming second leg match against Joe Public.

This Week's Guests (August 31st):
Joyce Furia (in studio) - Soccer New England Photographer
Monty Rodrigues - President of the Midnight Riders

Includes post-game comments from David Beckham, Taylor Twellman, Shalrie Joseph, Steve Nicol, Bruce Arena, and Khano Smith.

Please e-mail questions, comments, etc. to
revolutionrecap@gmail.com or post them in the comments section here.

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Revolution Draw with Galaxy

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A depleted New England Revolution squad played to an entertaining 2-2 draw against a well rested Los Angeles Galaxy in front of nearly 40,000 at Gillette Stadium Saturday night.

Taylor Twellman scored his 96th career MLS regular season goal to give the Revs an early lead, but the Galaxy drew level through Landon Donovan 12 minutes later. Donovan then gave the visitors a 2-1 lead 10 minutes after half time before Shalrie Joseph equalized in the 75th minute. The draw, combined with the Columbus Crew's 2-1 victory in Dallas, means the Crew now sit in first place in MLS, two points ahead of the Revs.

Read the rest at Soccer New England.

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

It's Beckham Time

Who: Los Angeles Galaxy at New England Revolution
What: MLS Regular Season
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts
When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (TV38/HDNet)

With David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy headed to Foxboro, the Revs have a chance to turn some heads with an impressive performance in front one of the largest crowds of the season. More than just winning over some potential new fans is at stake, however, as the Revs sit tied atop the Eastern Conference Standings with an identical 11-6-4 record to the Columbus Crew.

After losing three games in a row in mid-August, the Revs seemed to turn things around with a 2-1 win at home over D.C. United and a 1-1 draw on the road against Toronto. Injuries continued to pile up, however, and on Tuesday the Revs fell 2-1 in Trinidad to Joe Public F.C. in a lackluster effort to open up their run in the 2008 CONCACAF Champions League.

Read the rest at Soccer New England.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Joe Public Downs Revs in First Leg

An anemic New England offense rarely threatened Trinidad's Joe Public F.C. and the Revolution fell 2-1 in the away leg of their CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round series.

Injuries decimated the Revs offensive options and only a late penalty kick converted by Mauricio Castro allowed them to escape the island nation in a decent position heading into the home leg.

With strikers Kenny Mansally, Kheli Dube, and Adam Cristman all unavailable due to injury, the Revs played a similar formation to the one they used in Toronto, with Taylor Twellman as the lone striker and Steve Ralston pushed a bit further forward than usual. The offensive options became even poorer when Ralston was forced to leave the match with back spasms and the Revs subbed on Wells Thompson and pushed Castro into the center.

Read the rest at Soccer New England.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Champions League Begins for Revs

Who: New England Revolution at Joe Public F.C. (Trinidad & Tobago Pro League)
What: CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round
Where: Marvin Lee Stadium, Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago
When: Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. (Fox Soccer Channel)

The New England Revolution are set to kick off the inaugural CONCACAF Champions League Tuesday night with a Preliminary Round match against Trinidad's Joe Public F.C. Coming off a 1-1 draw in Toronto in league play, the Revs are still searching for just their second ever victory in meaningful competition outside of the United States and their first in over five years.

Tuesday may prove their best opportunity yet with the Revs clear favorites to take the series against the 2007 Caribbean Football Union Club Championship runner-up. Joe Public has twice before faced MLS completion in the COCACAF Champions Cup, though both times on U.S. soil. In 1998, they fell 8-0 to D.C. United and the following year fell 2-0 to the Chicago Fire.

Read the rest at Soccer New England.

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Twellman, Revs Net Draw

The Revolution still left Canada without their first win within the borders of our northern neighbor, but did manage to get a point against Toronto FC on Saturday night.

Taylor Twellman scored the 95th MLS regular season goal of his career to give the Revs a first half lead, but Chad Barrett struck back for Toronto in the second half and the Revs left Canada with a 1-1 draw.

On the road against one of the best home teams in the league, Revs’ coach Steve Nicol opted to revert back to a 4-4-2 formation that may have looked closer to a 4-5-1 instead of using the 3-5-2 that broke the Revs out of their slump last Saturday.

Chris Tierney slotted into the backline at left back and Steve Ralston pushed up to forward. Wells Thompson filled in for the suspended Sainey Nyassi at right midfield and Doug Warren again got the start in goal for the injured Matt Reis.

Click here to read the full story at Soccer New England.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Revs Look For First Win in Canada

Who: New England Revolution at Toronto F.C.
What: MLS Regular Season
Where: BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (Fox Soccer Channel)

The New England Revolution ended their three game losing skid with a 2-1 victory against D.C. United on Wednesday, vaulting them back to a spot their familiar with -- first place.

Now the team continues its toughest stretch of the season with a trip to Canada to play in the sold-out hostile crowd at BMO Field. The Revs have beaten Toronto in all three home matches since the first Canadian team in MLS entered the league last year, but could only draw on the road the one time the two teams met in Canada.

It won't be easy for the Revs to get their first victory in Canada as several key players are likely to be unavailable. Speedy midfielder Sainey Nyassi is certain to miss out with a one game suspension for yellow card accumulation. Also out are forwards Kheli Dube and Adam Cristman due to injury.

Read the rest at Soccer New England.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Revolution Regain First Place

The New England Revolution reestablished their place at the top of the standings with a 2-1 victory against D.C. United in front of nearly 15,000 at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Revs got off to an early lead through Taylor Twellman and then added a second on an impressive strike from Jeff Larentowicz just a few minutes after halftime. D.C. took one back in the 68th minute through the creative Jaime Moreno, but the Revolution held on for their league best 11th win of the season.

"I think the first half we thoroughly deserved to be ahead," said Revs coach Steve Nicol. "I think we would have liked to have penetrated them a bit more, but I think as far as playing in the game was concerned we were in control up until probably the 60th minute and then we kind of lost our way a wee bit."

Nicol switched things up from Saturday's 4-0 loss at San Jose, switching back to a 3-5-2 formation from the 4-4-2 the team played last week. Shalrie Joseph, back from suspension, started at defensive midfielder and Larentowicz moved back into the midfield with Michael Parkhurst returning from the Olympics starting at central defense. Khano Smith also got the start at left midfield over Mauricio Castro with Twellman returning to the starting line-up up top.

Read the rest at Soccer New England.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Revs Looking Up in Standings; Try to Regain First Against United

Who: D.C. United at New England Revolution
What:
MLS Regular Season
Where:
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
When:
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. (TV38, Cox3 [R.I.])

Gone is the New England Revolution's lead at the top of the table, the lead they’ve had most of the season vanquished thanks to the team's first losing streak of the season.


The hangover from winning SuperLiga has resulted in three straight losses – none easy to swallow. First, the Revs blew an early lead in a 2-1 loss to Chicago. Then they were eliminated from the U.S. Open Cup with a 3-1 semifinal loss to D.C. United before surrendering four goals to the lowest scoring team in the league in a 4-0 loss to last-place San Jose.

But after all that, and with a game in hand against their closest rivals, the Revs have a chance to regain the top spot in the league, stop their slide in the standings and put an end to D.C.'s recent run of good form.

Read the rest at Soccer New England.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Revolution adds defender Gabriel Badilla of Costa Rica

From RevolutionSoccer.net:
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution announced today that the club has signed Costa Rican defender Gabriel Badilla (bah-DEE-uh) to a Major League Soccer contract to play for the Revs pending U.S. P-1 Visa approval. He will occupy one of the team's seven available international roster spots. Per MLS and club policies, terms of the deal were not released.

Badilla, 24, comes to the Revolution from Deportivo Saprissa of Costa Rica's Primera División, where he has spent his entire professional career. He made his debut with Saprissa in November 2001 and has appeared in more than 130 matches for the "Monstruo Morado." He has helped Saprissa earn five national championships, including each of the last four. Badilla was also a member of the Saprissa team that earned a third-place finish at the 2005 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan following its 2005 CONCACAF Champions Cup title.



Badilla is also a member of the Costa Rica National Team, with which he has earned 12 caps and competed in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. In 2001, he also captained Costa Rica's entry at the FIFA Under-17 World Championship. He has been called in by Costa Rica for the team's upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against El Salvador on Wednesday, Aug. 20, in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Gabriel Badilla Segura
Position: Defender
Height: 5-11
Weight: 165 lbs.
DOB: June 30, 1984
Place of Birth: San Jose, Costa Rica
Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica
Previous Club: Saprissa (CRC)
Nationality: Costa Rica
Status: International
Jersey Number: 4

Full story at RevolutionSoccer.net

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Revolution Recap (8/17) show info - Send us your comments!

Live tonight on WNRI AM1380 and www.RevolutionRecap.com from 7:05 till 8PM ET tune in to Revolution Recap for discussion of the Revs elimination from the U.S. Open Cup at the hands of D.C. United on Tuesday, defeat against the last place San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, and upcoming league match against D.C.

Tonight's Guests:
Brian O'Connell (in studio) - New England Soccer News writer
Jim Dow - RevsNet.com Writer

Please e-mail questions, comments, etc. to
revolutionrecap@gmail.com or post them in the comments section here. We'd love to hear your thoughts on the Revolution's two performances this week, the possible signing of Gabriel Badilla, or any other soccer news.

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Revs Shook By Quakes

The New England Revolution lost their third straight game falling 4-0 to the last place San Jose Earthquakes Saturday night, in a game starting goalkeeper Matt Reis left due to injury.

Averaging just .75 goals per game entering the match, the Earthquakes put up their best offensive performance of the year and matched the Revs worst loss of the season. The loss, combined with Columbus' earlier 2-1 victory over Dallas means the Crew move into first place, one point ahead of the Revs.

Without Shalrie Joseph (suspension) and Michael Parkhurst, who was given time to rest after the Olympics, the Revs defense was made up of Chris Tierney and Chris Albright on the outside with Jeff Larentowicz and Jay Heaps in the center. Pat Phelan stepped into Joseph's spot in the center of the midfield. The team was also missing Kenny Mansally and Kheli Dube due to injury.

Read the rest at Soccer New England.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Revs Try to Shake Losing Skid

Who: New England Revolution at San Jose Earthquakes
What: MLS Regular Season
Where: Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
When: Saturday, 10:00 p.m. (TV38, HDNet)

The New England Revolution are in the midst of their first losing streak of the season after losing 2-1 to the Chicago Fire in league play Saturday and then being eliminated in the U.S. Open Cup Semifinals against D.C. United 3-1 on Tuesday.

Now the Revs will look to get back on track on Saturday night when they face off against the last place team in MLS, the expansion San Jose Earthquakes.

After a grueling schedule and a disappointing loss over the weekend, Revolution coach Steve Nicol opted to rest the majority of his regular starters in the team's midweek U.S. Open Cup Semifinal match against D.C. United. The 2007 Open Cup Champions paid for it with a 3-1 loss, ending their chance to defend their title. Saturday will be the test to see if that move pays off in league play as the Revs look to build their lead at the top of the standings after Chicago pulled within one point this week.

Read the rest at Soccer New England.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Revolution Completes Allocation Trade with Toronto

Revolution Press Release:
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution today announced that the team has received allocation money and the number 13 position in the 2008 allocation table from Toronto FC in exchange for the Revs’ number two position in the 2008 allocation table.

The Revolution had originally acquired its current position in the MLS allocation table on Aug. 5 through a trade with the Columbus Crew that sent forward Pat Noonan to the Crew.

The Revolution is the top team in Major League Soccer with a 10-5-3 (33 pts.) overall record. The team returns to MLS action on Saturday, Aug. 16, when the squad travels cross-country to face the San Jose Earthquakes (4-9-6, 18 pts.) at 10 p.m. ET. TV38 will televise game regionally, while HDNet will carry the game nationally in high definition. The WEEI Radio Network will also carry the game.


Is this a move preceding the oft-rumored signing of Costa Rican Gabriel Badilla?

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

DC Ousts Revs from Open Cup

The New England Revolution fell short in their quest to defend last year’s U.S. Open Cup Championship Tuesday. Opting to rest the majority of their starters and not even bothering to bring a full bench, the Revolution fell, 3-1, to a D.C. United side that was playing their best lineup available.

The Revs fell behind just four minutes into the match after 2007 MLS Golden Boot winner Luciano Emilio headed a cross from Bryan Namoff past Revs goakeeper Doug Warren to open the scoring.

Read the rest at Soccer New England.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Mixed line-up on tap for U.S. Open Cup Semifinal

Who: New England Revolution at D.C. United
What: U.S. Open Cup Semifinal
Where: RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
When: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. (Audio: RevolutionSoccer.net)


The New England Revolution used line-ups made up mostly made of reserves to win their first two U.S. Open Cup matches against teams from the USL-2. Now that the Revs have advanced to the semifinals, the team faces a tougher task going against in-form MLS rivals D.C. United on the road.

With a formidable opponent in the way of a spot in the U.S. Open Cup final for the second straight year, one might expect the Revolution to come out with their best available line-up. Head Coach Steve Nicol, however, seems to be keeping the faith in the players that got them this far in tournament and is hoping a few first teamers mixed in with the reserves will be enough for victory. With the busy schedule the Revs are in the midst of including the MLS regular season, Open Cup, recently finished SuperLiga tournament that the Revs won, along with the CONCACAF Champions League just around the corner, it’s easy to understand why Nicol would want to give some of his regular starters a day off.

“We’ve got a lot of tired players,” said Nicol. “But in saying that, we won [the Open Cup] last year and we want to defend it. The team that goes out on the field is going to do that.”


Read the rest at Soccer New England.

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Revolution Recap - August 10th Show MP3

August 10th's show is available now as an MP3 archive at RevolutionRecap.com and on iTunes.

The show features Adam Sell in studio, plus plenty of post-game reactions from both the SuperLiga Final and Chicago Fire match including:
  • From the SuperLiga Final: Steve Nicol, Craig Tornberg, Jeff Larentowicz, Matt Reis, and Houston Coach Dominic Kinnear.
  • From the Chicago Fire match: Steve Nicol, Taylor Twellman, Sainey Nyassi,and Matt Reis.
  • Steve Nicol on the US Open Cup Semifinal and what line-up he'll play.

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Ruud Gullit, Alexi Lalas both out of the Galaxy

CARSON, Calif. -- Ruud Gullit, the head coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer (MLS) club, will leave the team for personal reasons it was announced Monday.

It was also announced that Galaxy President and General Manager Alexi Lalas has been relieved of his duties effective immediately. Lalas joined the team in April 2006 after serving in the same capacity with the New York Red Bulls (formerly MetroStars).
Read the full story at MLSNet.com

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Tonight's Guests (August 10th) - Revolution Recap

Live tonight on WNRI AM1380 and www.RevolutionRecap.com from 7 till 8PM ET tune in to Revolution Recap for discussion of the Revs SuperLiga Championship, match against the Chicago Fire, and the upcoming US Open Cup semifinal with D.C. United

Tonight's Guests (August 10th):
Adam Sell (in studio)

Plus:
-Post game SuperLiga comments from: Steve Nicol, Craig Tornberg, Jeff Larentowicz, Matt Reis, and Houston Coach Dominic Kinnear.
-Post game comments from the Chicago Fire match: Steve Nicol, Taylor Twellman, Sainey Nyassi, Matt Reis, and Jay Heaps.
-Previewing the Open Cup: Steve Nicol, and Doug Warren.


Please e-mail questions, comments, etc. to
revolutionrecap@gmail.com or post them in the comments section here.

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Reserves: Fire 3 - Revs 1

The Revolution Reserves fell 3-1 to the Chicago Fire Reserves this morning. After the Fire squandered some early chances, Joe Germanese put the Revs ahead in the 24th minute with a chip over the keeper after making a long run into the box. The Fire tied it up a little over ten minutes later when Mike Banner converted a penalty kick.

At half time the Revs used just about every substitute available. Gary Flood, who recently returned to training after a ankle injury, entered the match as did several guest players, leaving the team with Flood, Germanese, and Brandon Tyler as the only players under contract with the Revs remaining on the field.

The Fire controlled the match from there and just a few minutes into the second half Tomasz Frankowski put the Fire in the lead. The Revs had a chance to equalize in the 61st minute, but a guest player wearing #4 sent his shot high of the mark from just a few yards out after getting on the end of a cross from the right flank. The Fire put the game out of reach with a goal from Peter Lowry in the 89th minute.

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Revs Still Can't Solve Fire

An impressive crowd of 19,240 at Gillette Stadium witnessed the New England Revolution take an early lead only to suffer a key ejection, a gaffe by their goalkeeper and a late goal to fall to the Chicago Fire, 2-1, for the third time this season.

Taylor Twellman made his return to the starting line-up and put his name on the score sheet three minutes after kickoff, but a late ejection to Shalrie Joseph, followed by a blunder by Matt Reis and another goal on a questionable play five minutes later allowed the Fire to escape with a 2-1 victory.

Twellman opened the scoring just three minutes in, heading home a Mauricio Castro corner. Goalkeeper Jon Busch got a hand on Twellman's shot from about eight yards out, but could not keep it out of the net.

"It's been a whirlwind," said Twellman. "It was good just to warm up like you are going to play a game. I've been on the bench a couple times, but there is nothing like starting. I thank Stevie [Nicol] for giving me a start again. Obviously I've been out for a while, so it was fun."

Read the rest at Soccer New England.

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

SuperLiga Champs Return to League Play

Who: Chicago Fire at New England Revolution
What: MLS Regular Season
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.
When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (TV38, Cox 3 [RI], HDNet)

It's been over a month since the first-place Revolution defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy in their last MLS regular season match.

In between league games the Revs won the SuperLiga and advanced to the US Open Cup Semifinals. Now the Revs, who despite the gap in league games have remained in first, will take on the Chicago Fire for a chance to further solidify their spot at the top of the standings.

Though the Revs have been the best team in MLS through 17 games, Chicago has had few problems against them in their first two meetings. In fact, the Fire has handed the Revs their two worst losses of the season winning 4-0 in Chicago and 3-0 in Foxboro. Chicago's form faded after their early success, but recently the team has gone unbeaten in its last six games and now the Fire sit just four points behind the Revolution.

Read the rest at Soccer New England.

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Parking Advisory for Remaining Revolution Home Games

Revolution Press Release:
Beginning on Saturday, Aug. 9, all fans who do not hold Revolution parking pass should be aware that most parking is now located across Route 1 from the stadium and that parking is limited on the stadium side of Route 1 to parking pass holders and non-tailgating fans on a limited basis.

Further, there will be no tailgating allowed for non-parking pass holders in the general lots adjacent to Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place. For non-parking pass holders, tailgating activities will be allowed in Lot 10. All parking pass holders will be allowed to continue tailgating activities in their respective lots.

Access and egress to and from P10 is much quicker if fans arriving from the north on Route 1 stay to the right and enter P10N and fans arriving from the south stay in the left lane and enter P10S. A walkway from P10 to the stadium will be setup for patrons.

Parking pass holders are required to have their passes out and visible by the time they reach the P8 (from the south) or P1 (from the north) entrances in order to access those entry points. All parking pass holders entering P1 are encouraged to approach Gillette Stadium in the center lane of the P1 roadway to expedite entry onto the east side of the stadium grounds.

For more information about parking at Gillette Stadium, fans can visit www.gillettestadium.com and click on "Parking."

Parking for stand-alone Revolution games continues to be free of charge.

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Possible Dates and Venues Set for 2008 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final

From US Soccer:

CHICAGO (Aug. 7, 2008) – The possible sites and venues for the 2008 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final have been announced as four teams prepare for the semifinal matches that will take place Tuesday, Aug. 12. Once again, the U.S. Open Cup final will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel.

The semifinalists include a pair of teams from MLS and another from the USL First Division. D.C. United welcomes defending champion New England Revolution to RFK Stadium in Washington D.C., while the Seattle Sounders travel across the country to face Charleston Battery at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, S.C. Both games will take place on August 12 at 7:30 p.m. local time.

The winner between the Sounders and Battery will become the just the second-ever non-MLS team to play in an Open Cup final since the top professional league entered the tournament in 1996.

U.S. Open Cup Final

Date Potential Matchups Venue; City, State Time (local)
Sept. 3 D.C. United (MLS) at Seattle Sounders (USL1) Qwest Field; Seattle, Wash. 8 p.m.
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Sept. 3 Charleston Battery (USL1) at D.C. United (MLS) RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C. 7:30 p.m.
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Sept. 15 New England Revolution (MLS) at Seattle Sounders (USL1) Qwest Field; Seattle, Wash. 7 p.m.
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Sept. 22 New England Revolution (MLS) at Charleston Battery (USL1) Blackbaud Stadium; Charleston, S.C. 7 p.m.

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US beats Japan 1-0 in Olympic Opener

TIANJIN, China (August 7, 2008) — The U.S. Men’s Olympic Team got off to a fine start in the 2008 Olympic Games by earning a 1-0 victory against Japan before 37,177 fans at the Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium. Stuart Holden fired home the game’s only goal in the 47th minute to hand the U.S. three points and the top spot in Group B following the 0-0 draw between Netherlands and Nigeria.

Michael Parkhurst started and went the full 90 minutes.

Read the full story at USSoccer.com.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Revolution Re-Signs Noonan and Completes Trade with Columbus

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution today announced that forward Pat Noonan has re-signed with Major League Soccer and has been traded to the Columbus Crew in exchange for allocation money and the Crew’s natural first-round selection in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft. The teams also agreed to switch positions in the current 2008 allocation standings and agreed to considerations regarding the 2009 allocation rankings. New England moves into the third spot and Columbus to 10th place in the current allocation rankings with this trade.
Full story at RevolutionSoccer.net

SuperLiga Final Photo Gallery

SuperLiga Champions!

A couple of defensive mistakes from the New England forced them to come from behind in both regulation and extra time, but the Revs fought back both times and eventually took the match to penalty kicks. Once there the team fell behind again, but this time came back and after 8 rounds emerged victorious 6-5 to claim the SuperLiga Championship.


Nate Jaqua opened the scoring 18 minutes in off a poor decision by Amaechi Igwe, who was playing out of position in center back with Jay Heaps and Michael Parkhurst unavailable. The Revs tied it up just before halftime on a well constructed Steve Ralston goal and both sides exchanged chances in the second half before the match headed to overtime. Kei Kamara got the lead back for Houston in overtime when he beat Matt Reis to a cross and headed it into the back of the net. But four minutes later the Revs again tied up when Shalrie Joseph headed home a Ralston free kick.

The match then headed to penalties where Ralston and Houston’s Craig Waibel each scored in the opening round. Reis took the Revs next kick and missed and Chris Wondolowski scored to give Houston the lead. Reis made amends, however, saving the next two penalties from Dwayne De Rosario and Brian Ching, while Shalrie Joseph and Taylor Twellman converted from the spot. Khano Smith then went up with a chance to win it for the Revs, but his shot was saved by Pat Onstad and Ricardo Clark converted to send it to sudden death.

Jeff Larentowicz and Chris Tierney scored the next two for the Revs, while Wade Barrett and Kamera found the back of the net with their shots. Chris Albright then converted his attempt, and Houston’s Corey Ashe saw his shot bang off the crossbar to give the Revs the win.

Check Soccer New England later for a full match report.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Revs Face Nemesis Houston in SuperLiga Championship

Who: Houston Dynamo at New England Revolution
What: SuperLiga Final
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.
When: Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. (Telefutura, MLSNet.com)

The New England Revolution have the potential to make this their most impressive season yet and their chance to do that starts on Tuesday when they take on the Houston Dynamo in the SuperLiga final.

Defeating Mexico's Santos Laguna, Pachuca, and Atlante, the Revs outclassed some unknown opponents on their way to the final. Things change on Tuesday when the Revs face an all too familiar foe in the Houston Dynamo. Not only have the teams met regularly in league play, but the Dynamo have defeated the Revs in each of the past two MLS Cup finals.

Read the rest at Soccer New England.

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Revolution Recap - August 3rd Show MP3

August 3rd's show is available now as an MP3 archive at RevolutionRecap.com and on iTunes.

The show features New England Revolution Play-by-Play TV and Radio Announcer/Broadcast Executive Brad Feldman, plus post-game SuperLiga Semifinal Comments from Matt Reis, Steve Nicol, and Jeff Larentowicz.

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Sunday's Guests (August 3rd) - Revolution Recap

Listen Sunday* on WNRI AM1380 and www.RevolutionRecap.com from 7:05 till 8PM ET to Revolution Recap for discussion of the SuperLiga semifinal with Atlante F.C., and upcoming final against the Houston Dynamo.

The show features Brad Feldman (New England Revolution Play-by-Play broadcaster/Broadcast Executive) over the phone, as well as post-game SuperLiga Semifinal comments from Steve Nicol, Jeff Larentowicz and Matt Reis.

*Note: This week's show was recorded Friday afternoon.

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