Sunday, August 31, 2008

Revolution vs. Los Angeles Galaxy Photo Gallery

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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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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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Cristman leads Revs to 2-1 victory over LA

Adam Cristman scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season to help lead the first place Revs to a 2-1 victory over the Western Conference leading Los Angeles Galaxy on Friday night. After taking a 2-0 first half lead, the Revolution survived a late offensive push by the Galaxy, and a lucky goal by David Beckham, to escape Los Angeles with three points and further extend their lead at the top of the standings.


Read the rest at Soccer New England.

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Friday, July 4, 2008

West’s best hoping for offensive battle Friday

The first place New England Revolution are headed to Los Angeles to face the David Beckham led Galaxy on July 4th. The Galaxy, who failed the make the playoffs last season, currently lead the Western Conference, thanks to Beckham, Landon Donovan, and Edson Buddle, who have led their offense to a league leading 32 goals.

Those stats shouldn’t worry the Revolution too much, as the Galaxy also lead the league in a not so impressive category with 28 goals allowed. The Revs, meanwhile, have been much more balanced and sit 3rd in goals scored (23) and have allowed the 2nd fewest goals (18). Should the Revs be able to contain the Galaxy’s speed up top, as they did so well in the teams two meetings last year, there is little doubt the team’s offense will find plenty of chances to win the match against Los Angeles’ shaky defense.

The offense, led by Captain Steve Ralston, who has tallied 6 goals along with 3 assists this season, hasn’t been shutout in two months. With former MLS MVP Taylor Twellman available after scoring in his first start of the season in the Revs 3-0 US Open Cup victory against Richmond, the team’s offense should become even more potent. Forwards Kheli Dube, Adam Cristman and Kenny Mansally have all staked a claim for a starting spot in Twellman’s absence. While Twellman, the Revs all time leading scorer, seems an almost certain starter when back to 100%, Coach Steve Nicol will have a tough decision to make on who partners with him up top.

Regardless of who he picks, Nicol will have two forwards available on the bench who can come in and make an impact. Nicol has options on the wings as well, with Mauricio Castro and Khano Smith both capable of starting on the left, and Sainey Nyassi and Wells Thompson available on the right. Smith and Thompson are currently carrying injuries, but all four offer different strengths and the speed of Nyassi and Smith can change the game coming off the bench.

That, along with the incredible recent play of goalkeeper Matt Reis, should concern the Galaxy, a team that has only one win this season against Eastern Conference opposition. In fact, while the Galaxy have dominated their Western Conference foes, when it comes to Eastern Conference opposition, they’ve only managed to beat Kansas City, who sit in last place.

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Franchino to Galaxy for second round Superdraft pick

Former Revolution Captain Joe Franchino has been sent to the Los Angeles Galaxy for a 2009 second round Superdraft pick. The defender appeared in 162 matches with the Revs, but only saw action once this season late into stoppage time after missing most of last year with an injury.

Full story at RevolutionSoccer.net

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