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Archive for March, 2009

And people think I’m a critic???

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 23, 2009

For the record, I’m over the freakin’ moon over Saturday night’s 1-0 win over the Earthquakes.  The media?  They don’t seem as impressed.

Take Sports Illustrated’s Jonah Freedman, for example:

Don’t be fooled by the points picked up by the old guard. Besides the draw D.C. earned at the Home Deport Center, undermanned New England surprised San Jose 1-0 on Saturday — both good results for two teams that have combined for nine MLS Cup appearances. But these are dynasties that may be over. The Revs will be severely challenged this year with the loss of a key player in defender Michael Parkhurst and the advanced years of guys like hobbled Taylor Twellman and Steve Ralston. D.C., meanwhile, is a step slower than in years past as well. Both teams may struggle to reach the playoffs.

How about Goal.com’s Kyle McCarthy:

6. New England Revolution – Will need to win more than their fair share of 1-0 games this season.

Jeez… rough crowd.

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Dube Rattles Quakes

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 22, 2009

It wasn’t pretty; large portions of the game weren’t really entertaining; and they weren’t really the “better” team, but I’ll take 33 more games just like that one!

Kheli Dube capitalized on New England’s only chance of the game to give the Revs a 1-0 win over San Jose last night at Buck Shaw Stadium.

Couldn’t be happier with the result.

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Live Blog: Revolution at San Jose

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 21, 2009

Let’s take a shot at something new…

Click the link below to pop up our live blogging application.

Revolution @ San Jose

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Gameday: Revs @ San Jose

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 21, 2009

You know what today is?

IT’S GAMEDAY!!!

I’m sure we’ll all have plenty of time later to worry about Twellman’s neck, Badilla’s back, the holes in the roster, etc.  But for now, I couldn’t be more excited.  It’s not even 7:30 in the morning… my wife is still in bed, I’m supposed to be watching my 14-month old daughter… and I can’t even focus on her.  I’m a bad father, and I don’t even really care right now.

For now, we’ll just throw out a couple of links.  Better stuff planned for later today.

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EOT Study Rips Proposed Stadium Development Site

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 19, 2009

In an apparent blow to the Revolution’s hopes of building a soccer stadium in the Inner Belt/Brickbottom district of Somerville, a recently published study from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation and Public Works has blasted the city’s proposed alternative site for a new Green Line Support Facility.

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Barnes Signed

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 17, 2009

The Revs have officially signed defender Darrius Barnes to a Senior Roster spot.

Revolution adds Defender Darrius Barnes

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Railhawks Top Revs, 1-0

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 15, 2009

The Revs’ final dress rehearsal for the 2009 Regular Season did not go quite as planned.

Nearly 3,000 spectators braved a cold, wet North Carolina evening to watch the hometown Carolina Railhawks defeat the Revolution by a score of 1-0 and win the inagural Carolina Community Shield match on the strength of a 16th minute header from defender Mark Schulte.

Missing several regulars due to injuries, the Revolution did a good job of maintaining possession, but rarely troubled Carolina goalkeeper Caleb Patterson.  New England came closest to scoring late in the match when Jeff Larentowicz blasted a shot over the cross bar in the 81st minute.  Four minutes from time, Kenny Mansally capitalized on a defensive miscue, but was denied by Patterson.

New England’s Regular Season kicks off this coming Saturday in San Jose when they face the new look Earthquakes.

Gameday: Revs at Railhawks – RevolutionSoccer.net Blog
Railhawks fend off Revolution in “Community Shield” match – Cary News

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Projecting the Final Roster

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 14, 2009

With the season opener now a week away, (…can you believe it?) let’s take a brief look at all of the players on the Revolution roster and see where they stand.

Chris Albright, D – A lock to start on Opening Night… if he weren’t suspended for a red card tackle of Cuahtemoc Blanco last year.  Totally worth it.

Kevin Alston, D – Generation Adidas status makes him a lock to make the team.  However, we’re hearing that Alston has had a tremendous camp, impressed the staff, and could very well find himself in the starting lineup against San Jose.

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Hamzagic, Salvaggione Released?

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 9, 2009

The Official Revs Blog tells us that Dado Hamzagic and Chris Salvaggione have been “released from training camp”, which I don’t believe should be confused with simply being released.  At least not yet.

For now, we’ll still classify both players as Unsigned Draft Picks on our roster page.

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Revs Poised to Sign Reinforcements

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 8, 2009

The Boston Herald provides good news on the transfer front in today’s edition.

The Revolution are in the advanced stages of negotiations with a defender and a striker of African descent and are hopeful of sealing their signatures, according to vice president of player personnel Michael Burns.

Nicol said he spotted both players during the course of scouting trips to Ghana. The defender could be expected to step right in and play if signed, while the striker is a younger player who may need some time to adjust, the coach reported.

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