Friday, September 12, 2008

Ralston Keys Big Revs' Win

Steve Ralston's return to the starting lineup after being sidelined with back spasms proved just the spark the Revolution needed to end their run of bad form.

Ralston assisted on two goals and scored one of his own and the Revolution scored four goals for the first time this season in a 4-0 home walloping of Chivas USA during primetime Thursday.

After failing to convert on numerous chances in the first half Taylor Twellman scored to open the second half before Jeff Larentowicz, Khano Smith, and Ralston all added late goals to put the game out of reach.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Banged Up Revs Try to End Slide

Just over two months ago the Revs were sitting comfortably atop the MLS standings with a seven-point lead. Now, however, with only one win in their last nine matches, the Revs have fallen into third place in the Eastern Conference and sit five points out of first.

In need of a win to turn things around and start building some momentum with seven games left until the playoffs, the Revs may not be up against the ideal opponent when they face a revitalized Chivas USA at Gillette Stadium on Thursday night.

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Joseph Nets Revs Tie

FULLERTON, Calif. – It was far from their best performance of the tournament, but the New England Revolution did enough to secure homefield advantage throughout SuperLiga by tying Chivas USA, 1-1, Sunday night.

Chivas USA had the majority of the chances and Ante Razov struck just before the hour mark to put the Revs hopes of advancing in doubt, but Shalrie Joseph proved the hero, equalizing off a corner kick to give the Revs the point they needed to win Group B.

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hero Revs' Job Not Done

Who: New England Revolution at Chivas USA
What: SuperLiga Group Stages
Where: Titan Stadium at Cal-State Fullerton, Fullerton, Calif.
When: Sunday, 8:00 p.m. (Telefutura, MLSNet.com)

The New England Revolution had a delayed arrival in Los Angeles Friday after General Manager Craig Tornberg, VP of Player Personnel Mike Burns, and assistant coach Gwynne Williams had to restrain a man trying to open an emergency exit on the team's American Airlines flight at an altitude of 30,000 feet.

The man stripped naked and made a dash for the door before being subdued by Revs’ personnel. The plane was diverted to Oklahoma City and the man was taken in to a mental health facility for evaluation.

Though the Revs may have been heroes on Friday and earned headlines across the country, their work in California hasn't even begun. The news the Revs would really like to be making is as champions of the SuperLiga and a result on Sunday night against Chivas USA could go a long way towards making that possible.

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Revs Seek Consistency

Chivas USA finished 2007 with the best record in the Western Conference and were expected to be a force again in MLS this year. The Los Angeles based club, however, has managed only one win in six matches this year and sits just one point away from the basement of MLS.

Chivas will play host on Sunday afternoon to a New England Revolution team that has been very inconsistent this season. Both teams will be looking to put their seasons back on track with a victory.

The Revs, who lost 3-0 last Saturday at home to the Chicago Fire, enter the match with a 3-3-1 record. Injuries and suspensions have prevented the team from putting out a full strength lineup this season and at times the team has been without as many as six regular starters.

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