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Same Old, Just Demoralizing

Posted by tonybiscaia on June 28, 2010

By Chris Rosa

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. –After a three-week respite from league play, the New England Revolution witnessed countless opportunities fall by the wayside, as the Chicago Fire scored the only goal necessary en route to a 1-0 victory at Gillette Stadium Sunday night.

Fire midfielder Marco Pappa seized the solitary goal at the half-hour when he launched a long-distance missile that sailed well out of the reach of an outstretched Matt Reis, who returned to league action for the first time this season.

“It’s becoming the same old story every week,” said Revolution manager Steve Nicol. “In the final third, we just don’t have the quality required (to score goals).”

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Ralston’s Back and The World Cup Break Is Make Or Break For The Revolution. Plus An Interview with Cory Gibbs.

Posted by tonybiscaia on June 12, 2010

A VIEW FROM THE FORT By Jim Dow

When the news came through that the huntin’/fishin’ version (Steve Ralston) of the better half of El Millizo (“The Twin,” Guillermo Barros Schellotto) was to back in town for the remainder of 2010 my feelings were, admittedly, mixed. Delighted that one of the three Revolution greatest all around players (the others being Joe-Max Moore and Shalrie Joseph) will get to finish his career in Foxborough but, like Peggy Lee singing, “is that all there is?” when it comes to roster movement during the World Cup-dictated MLS close season, if this is to be the big roster change for the rest of the campaign the song fits.

At the same time the stats, from 2007 to 2009 go, Guille – 73 GP, 24 goals and 33 assists vs. Stevie – 61 GP, 19 goals and 28 assists, not exactly a wash but damn close given injury time; and with the fact that the baron of the Mid-American pampas is 35 and the pride of Boca Juniors is 37, we can declare it a wash, dodgy knee and fake turf aside.

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PODIA TER SIDO MAIS

Posted by tonybiscaia on June 7, 2010

By Walter Silva

Não fizeram um bom jogo esta equipa do Revolution, foram trez e podiam ter sido mais, não fosse o jovem guarda redes ter feito uma exçelente segunda parte, fez nada menos de que quatro boas defesas a remates que levavam o selo de golo.

Não quero com isto dizer que esteve sempre bem este jovem guarda reds que fez a sua estreia a titular, prinçipalmento no terçeiro golo podia ter feito melhor, mas ainda lhe damos o benefiçio da dúvida talvez não tivesse visto a bola partir.

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