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Archive for March, 2009

Twellman Will Live!!!

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 8, 2009

Kyle McCarthy finally solves the mystery of what the Hell is wrong with Taylor Twellman.  Of course, he may be forced to go into hiding after uncovering Top Secret information that may put the entire Revolution franchise in jeopardy.  It’s a small price to pay.

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Revs Top Wake Forest, 2-1

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 7, 2009

Wells Thompson – in a fight for a spot on the final roster – provided the margin of victory for the Revs over the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons in a friendly played Saturday night in North Carolina.  New England also added an Own Goal while midfielder Corben Bone fired a free kick past Brad Knighton for the only Demon Deacon goal on the evening.

Details and a live blog were provided by the team’s official web site.

A couple of other “observations” as best we can give them…

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Revs in Transfer Bid Shock

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 7, 2009

Credit the Globe’s Monique Walker for this tasty little nugget of information:

Nicol returned from a trip to Ghana earlier this week and said he saw a couple of defenders and a striker he liked, and the team planned to make offers this week.

Here’s hoping reinforcements are on their way.

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Defend the Fort

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 6, 2009

You know, for all the times we skewer the Revs for doing something wrong, nothing makes us happer then when they do something right.

So, major kudos are in order for the folks in marketing who came up with this…

Very, VERY nice.

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Shep Messing is Not a Fan

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 6, 2009

heaps-disappointmentMLS analyst Shep Messing predicts the Revolution to be the Biggest Disappointment in the Eastern Conference in 2009.  You can go to MLSnet for all of the gory details.

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What’s up with Taylor Twellman?

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 4, 2009

For the first time ever, I am seriously contemplating the Revolution’s future minus Taylor Twellman.  This after the team admits he won’t be traveling to North Carolina because of neck pain.

Chronic neck pain, as enterprising Revs fans have already discovered, is a symptom of post-concussion syndrome.  If you recall, Twellman suffered a concussion last August against Los Angeles and missed a few games.  He came back a couple of weeks later, but then sat out the playoff series against Chicago due the after effects of his concussion.

So, here we are five months later, and the franchise’s all-time leading scorer is sitting out of contact drills and can’t even train with the team because of bad neck pain.  This is not good.

I’m sorry, but when you hear about stuff like this, it’s hard not think of guys like Ted Johnson, Brett Lindros, Pat LaFontaine, Paul Kariya, and many others who had their career ended or changed dramatically by a severe concussion.

Edit: Evan Whitney has reminded us that last August’s concussion is actually #5 for Taylor…

September 13, 1999: Twellman suffers a concussion while playing against the University of Virginia.

January 2003: Twellman suffers two mild concussions in the span of one week while training with the U.S. Men’s National Team.

August 23, 2003: Twellman suffered broken cheekbones, a broken nose, and a Grade 2 concussion after being kicked in the face by Danny Califf.

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Preseason: Revolution 2, Austin 0

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 1, 2009

The Revolution kicked off their preseason schedule with a 2-0 win over the Austin Aztex at Nelson Field in Texas on Saturday night.  Midfielder Mike Videira knocked home a cross from Kheli Dube just seven minutes into the match, and New England benefitted from an own goal in the second half to provide the final margin of victory.

A couple of observations after the jump.

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