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Archive for January, 2009

Schedule, TV Details Announced

Posted by Mike Marshall on January 29, 2009

It’s been a big couple of days for the Revs, as they’ve not only unveiled their 2009 Regular Season schedule, but announced that the team has reached a three-year deal with WSBK-TV that ensures every game will continue to be televised.

Schedule highlights include:

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Captain Obvious Strikes Again

Posted by Mike Marshall on January 27, 2009

You know, I really wanna like Mike Burns.  I think he was a pretty decent player in his day, and he takes WAY too much crap about not being on the post in the ’98 World Cup.

But every time I start thinking positively about him, he opens his mouth.  For example, take his most recent entry on the Official Revolution Blog.

Sure, it’s a good thing that Burnsie’s taking questions from fans.  But if you had given me the questions a day ahead of time, I could have practically predicted his responses.

Let me sum up:

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I Love Matt Reis

Posted by Mike Marshall on January 23, 2009

Yet another reason why we all dream of a team of Matt Reis:

K.C.: Why do you believe you have fallen at the final hurdle so many times in the playoffs?

M.R.: I think we were always just one extra player away from winning it all. The more good players you have, the more chances you have to rest players throughout the season, but we never really had that. I believe if we had an extra attacking midfielder or forward I believe we could have won it all.

The Inside Scoop with New England’s Matt Reis

More after the jump…

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Revs Interested in Gomez… again.

Posted by Mike Marshall on January 18, 2009

Stop me if you’ve heard this before…

Dallas’s interest in Colorado midfielder Christian Gomez has gone from warm to room temperature to frosty, according to one of his reps, leaving Chivas USA and New England as possible destinations. The Rapids would like to dump his 400K guaranteed contract before the season starts. (Or at least a large portion of it since any trade may require the club to continue paying some of his salary.)

Steven Goff, Washington Post

Of course, this refutes the report from the Boston Herald, which quotes Mike Burns as saying the Revs have not have any discussions about Gomez with Colorado.

And the Herald asked Burns about the Gomez rumors that were first published by Ives Galarcep, who said the Revs were interested in dealing one of their two first round picks to Denver in exchange for the former league MVP.

Somebody’s not telling the truth, boys and girls.

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Draft Pick Profile: Andrei Gotsmanov

Posted by Mike Marshall on January 18, 2009

Position: Midfielder
Height: 6-1
Weight: 170
Home: Eagan, MN
Born: May 6th, 1986
College: Creighton
Drafted: 2nd round, 24th overall

Honors:

  • 2008 NSCAA First Team All-American
  • 2008 MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist
  • 2008 MVC Player of the Year
  • 2008 MVC Tournament MVP
  • 2007 Second Team All-MVC
  • 2004 Freshman All-American (College Soccer News)
  • 2004 Third Team All-Big East

Miscellaneous:

  • Creighton was 19-0-0 over the last two years when Gotsmanov tallied a goal or an assist
  • Played his freshman year at St. John’s
  • Father Sergey, played for the Soviet Union at the 1988 European Champships and professionally for such clubs as FC Dinamo Minsk (RUS) and Southampton (ENG)
  • Older brother Sasha was a star forward at Rhode Island and played one season for the Colorado Rapids

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Draft Pick Profile: Ryan Maxwell

Posted by Mike Marshall on January 15, 2009

Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-9
Weight: 165
Home: Clarendon, Jamaica
Born: September 1st, 1983
College: University of Tampa (Div II)
Drafted: 1st round, 15th overall

Honors:

  • 2008 NSCAA/adidas Senior College Men’s Scholar All-American
  • 2008 First Team All-SSC
  • 2007 Second Team All-SSC
  • 2007 Second-team NSCAA All-South Region

International:

  • Former member of the Jamaican U-20 National Team

Miscellaneous:

  • Played three seasons at the University of Tampa after transferring from San Jacinto Junior College after his freshman year.
  • Totaled 16 goals and 14 assists in 55 career games for the Spartans
  • Citizen of Jamaica who will apparently count as an International Player

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Draft Pick Profile: Kevin Alston

Posted by Mike Marshall on January 15, 2009

Position: Defender
Height: 5-8
Weight: 150
Home: Silver Spring, MD
Born: May 5th, 1988
College: Indiana University
Drafted: 1st round, 10th overall

Honors:

  • 2008 First Team All-Big Ten
  • 2008 Second Team NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region
  • 2007 Second Team All-Big Ten
  • 2005 PARADE Magazine High School All-American
  • 2004 NSCAA High School All-American

International:

  • 2007 Pan Am Games (Brazil)
  • U.S. U-17 National Team

Miscellaneous:

  • Broke his leg in the Quarterfinals of the 2005 U-17 World Championships against the Netherlands
  • Injury history includes a broken leg, two sports hernias, multiple stress fractures, and four surgeries

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MLS SuperDraft Running Diary

Posted by Mike Marshall on January 15, 2009

I was planning on using this really cool live blog/chat application that I’ve seen used by other web sites, but for some reason, I can’t get it to work with this template. That’ll teach me to wait until the last minute, huh?

So instead, it’s on to the MLS SuperDraft Running Diary.  Do I have to send royalties to Bill Simmons?  Bill, you’re welcome to half of all the money that this post generates for RevsNet.  Just don’t hold your breath waiting for that check.

If you have questions or comments, feel free to add a comment below, or e-mail them to me at revsnet@gmail.com

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SuperDraft Thoughts: Part 2

Posted by Mike Marshall on January 14, 2009

My final thoughts on this year’s SuperDraft, now less than 24 hours away…

  • He’s yet to play a game in the league, and Steve Zakuani might already be the most overpaid player in the league this side of Marcello Gallardo.  If Steven Goff’s report is accurate, he’ll make more in his first year than Brian McBride, Chris Rolfe, Pat Noonan, Kenny Cooper, Edson Buddle, Chad Barrett, and Daniel Dichio.

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Gomez Sweepstakes Heating Up

Posted by Mike Marshall on January 14, 2009

The race to sign out-of-favor Colorado midfielder Christian Gomez is apparently heating up and at this point, it appears likely that the former MLS MVP will be traded during tomorrow’s SuperDraft.

Ives Galarcep is reporting that the Revs are talking to the Rapids:

With Colorado desperately looking to unload disgruntled former MLS MVP Christian Gomez, the Rapids just might have a suitor in New England. According to a source (and you can stick this under the category of rumor rather than deal close to being done), the Revs could be interested in acquiring the Argentine playmaker for a package including one of New England’s first-round draft picks (10 and 15). The Rapids would also likely have to pay a portion of Gomez’ contract, which has one year left at the league non-DP maximum.

Excited at the prospects of Gomez heading to Foxboro?  Don’t get your hopes up just yet.

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