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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 Notes – March 6th, 2010

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 6, 2010

Not much going on in Revs land these days.  Your guess is as good as mine as to why that’s the case.  Catching up on a few odds and ends…

  • Kheli Dube and Kenny Mansally have earned their Green Cards and no longer count against the international player limit.  I’ll have more on what that could mean to the Revs later this week.
  • Kyle McCarthy says the Revs will have multiple trialists in camp when the team travels to North Carolina next week.
  • We’re hearing rookie Zach Schilawski and youngster Nico Colaluca have been two of the Revs’ better players so far in training.

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Khan uh-oh

Posted by Mike Marshall on March 6, 2010

Seriously, what is Khano Smith still doing with the Revolution?

I can understand him wanting to train for a couple of days to “stay sharp” in case a team in Europe (…snicker) comes calling, but isn’t this dragging on a bit?

You don’t think…


…not even the Revs.  At least I hope not even the revs.

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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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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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Revs Offer Contracts to Two Ghanian Players

Posted by Mike Marshall on February 1, 2009

Both the Globe and the Herald quote Steve Nicol as having offered contracts to a young forward and young defender from Ghana.  Obviously, Nicol doesn’t give too much away beyond that…

“They’re young guys,” Nicol said. “They’re only offers. They might take them, they might not.”

Taking public speaking lessons from Captain Obvious, eh Steve?

Not much to work with, but that won’t stop us from making an educated guess about the identity of one of the players in question…

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Revs sign Simmons, promote Knighton, Tierney

Posted by Mike Marshall on February 1, 2009

In what appears to be a stroke of good fortune, the Revs have signed former UMass All-American goalkeeper Zack Simmons as an undrafted free agent.  Simmons will be a part of the Revolution’s developmental roster.  To make room on the Developmental Roster for Simmons and Generation Adidas defender Kevin Alston, the team has also promoted goalkeeper Brad Knighton and defender Chris Tierney to the senior roster.

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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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Revs Announce Preseason Training Plans

Posted by Mike Marshall on January 13, 2009

TNT Vacations is gonna love this

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution will open preseason training for the 2009 Major League Soccer season on Saturday, Jan. 31, and will travel to Austin, Texas, and North Carolina for outdoor training trips this year.

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Revs to Visit Geography-Challenged RailHawks

Posted by Mike Marshall on January 7, 2009

It’s official: the Revs will wrap up their preseason in Cary, NC of all places with a game against the Carolina RailHawks on March 14th.

A few quotes from the official press release caught my eye:

The 2007 US Open Cup Champions and 2008 SuperLiga Champions will participate in community events with the RailHawks while in town. In addition, during that week, the Carolina RailHawks will announce other initiatives that are sure to excite the whole Triangle community.

I’m thinking that the only announcement the RailHawks could make that would excite the whole Triangle community would be if they signed Tyler Hansbrough. (Warning: link is to a creepy Tyler Hansbrough fan site)

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