Monday, July 14, 2008

Hilgenbrinck retires from soccer; Dube promoted to senior squad

From RevolutionSoccer.net:
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution has announced that defender Chase Hilgenbrinck has decided to leave the club and retire from soccer to enter a Catholic seminary in Maryland to prepare for a new career in the ministry. Additionally, the Revs announced that MLS rookie of the year candidate forward Kheli Dube has been promoted to the team's 18-man senior roster.
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Friday, April 4, 2008

Revs Burnt by Fire

Referee Baldomero Toledo made two very questionable calls, first just seven minutes in when he gave Chicago a man advantage after ejecting Jeff Larentowicz and then in the 36th minute, when he awarded the Fire a questionable penalty kick to put the game out of reach in an eventual 4-0 Chicago rout Thursday night.

Chicago took the early initiative with Chad Barrett giving the team the lead less than four minutes in, but the Revolution never even had the chance to recover before they found themselves down a man. The Revs still looked strong despite the disadvantage but a defensive miscue saw the team fall further behind, and then Toledo's penalty call helped the Fire put the game out of reach.

The Revs were already without two key players in Taylor Twellman and Steve Ralston and Larentowicz's ejection left them with yet another hole to fill in central midfield. Coach Steve Nicol first opted to make no changes, going with a 3-4-2 formation, then substituted in defensive midfielder Gary Flood for Khano Smith and moved Mauricio Castro out to the left wing. With his defense in shambles, Nicol finally opted to give Chase Hilgenbrinck his debut in place of Kenny Mansally and switched to a 4-4-1 formation in the 39th minute after the Fire scored their fourth goal...

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