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Hey, weren’t the Revs supposed to play last night?

Posted by Mike Marshall on September 11, 2010

I usually watch every game, but I must have forgotten to last night.  Not on the DVR, either.   Hmmm… that’s odd.

If I don’t remember it, then it must not have happened, right?

Did you hear me?  It never happened.

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Live Blog: Revs @ Chivas USA

Posted by Mike Marshall on September 10, 2010

Reason #1,573 to hate Los Angeles: 10:30 PM Eastern kickoffs.

For the record, I’m doing this on roughly six hours of sleep, thanks to Real Salt Lake and Seattle.  This game should end around 1:00 AM in the morning local time, and my 2-year old will probably be awake by 6:15 AM.

Oh, and I have to go to work tomorrow.  At this point, I’d be in favor of lighting the MLS Schedule Maker on fire.

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Opening Night Running Diary: Revs @ Los Angeles

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 27, 2010

Good evening, Revolution fans, and welcome to the 2010 Season Opener as the Revolution face the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA.

…or if you’re Fox Soccer Channel, it’s Landon Donovan and the Los Angeles Galaxy against some other guys.

10:58 PM: Special thanks to the San Jose Earthquakes for not drawing out their 3-0 thrashing at the hands of the reigning champions.  Way to finish on time, boys.

10:59 PM: Ugh.  Just got a hold of the Revs’ starting lineup: Burpo, Sinovic, Gibbs (c), Osei, Alston, Tierney, Niouky, Phelan, Nyassi, Schilawski, Dube.  Bench: Shuttleworth, Barnes, Videira, Smith, Mansally, Boggs.

That might honestly be the worst Opening Day lineup in Revolution history.  I’m not even kidding.

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Revs Clip Eagles, 2-0

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 13, 2010

The Revs got the North Carolina portion of their preseason schedule off on the right foot, defeating the USL-2 Charlotte Eagles by a score of 2-0 on Saturday night in Charlotte.  Zack Schilawski got the good guys off to a good start, scoring in the 21st minute, while Kheli Dube added the insurance in the 2nd half.

A couple of observations based on little more than the box score:

  • Schilawski continues to justify what we’ve been hearing… namely, that he’s the best forward in camp right now.
  • I wonder if it’s too early to read something into the fact that of the three trialists, Serbian Marko Perovic started, while Garreth Williams entered in the 75th minute, and Andres Raad played only four minutes.
  • Khano Smith didn’t get off the bench.  Thank God.
  • I have a feeling about Nico Colaluca.  Call it a hunch.

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Revs Play for Draw, Get It

Posted by Mike Marshall on October 4, 2009

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” – Geoffrey Chaucer, 1374 AD

In retrospect, I should probably be happy with a point on the road in Colorado.  After all, the game was played three days after losing to the Artists Formerly Known as the Dallas Burn.  And it was played in Colorado, where the Revolution haven’t won since they employed the likes of Ian Fuller and Alex Pineda Chacon.

But the timid, overly careful manner in which Steve Nicol’s team emerged with a 1-1 draw leaves me shaking my head.

Yes, they deserve credit for taking the lead in the first half on a beautiful free kick from Kenny Mansally that Kheli Dube dutifully nodded home after Colorado’s Omar Cummings deemed the New England sophomore unworthy of marking.

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Odds and Ends: June 10th

Posted by Mike Marshall on June 10, 2009

You know what really eats into your free time?  A 17-month old baby girl.  You know what eats into your free time more than a 17-month old baby girl?  A 17-month old baby girl and a wife who’s eight months pregnant.  I’m exhausted.

But on the Revs front…

  • The last two games?  Better.  But then again, it was tough to get much worse.  As expected, Taylor Twellman makes a difference.  Always thought he would.  He’s only the greatest goal-scorer in the history of the league.  I still don’t get the sense that the Revs are a serious title contender, but Twellman certainly makes them a playoff team.
  • Who are you, and what have you done with Kenny Mansally?  After a year and a half of pretty pedestrian play at forward, the kid’s been sensational the last couple of weeks on the left side of midfield.  Please, Stevie – keep him there.  Superglue Mauricio Castro’s ass to the bench, if you have to.
  • Speaking of Castro, does anyone see the need for either he or Gabriel Badilla any more?  Couldn’t the Revs find more useful players with the kind of cash they’re making
  • Idle speculation: I wouldn’t be surprised to see the return of Khano Smith in the next couple of weeks.
  • I think the Revs have something in Emmanuel Osei.
  • You know what’s ironic?  DC United fans think Taylor Twellman is a diver.  Of course, this opinion has only a fleeting touch with reality.  Then again, after watching the likes of Marco Etcheverry, Jaime Moreno, and Christian Gomez, the Whining Eagles could probably be considered experts in the art of simulation.

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Revs 2, FC Dallas 1

Posted by Mike Marshall on April 4, 2009

Keep this game in mind when a referee screws the Revs on a call later this year.  There’s simply no way George John should have been whistled for tugging on Kheli Dube’s sleeve in that circumstance.

One of the weakest penalty calls I’ve ever seen.  The Revs did some good things in this game, but they did not deserve three points.

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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 – Blog
Railhawks fend off Revolution in “Community Shield” match – Cary News

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