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Revs Links: February 23rd, 2010

Posted by Mike Marshall on February 24, 2010

Couple of quick kicks today:

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Revs Notes: December 14th

Posted by Mike Marshall on December 14, 2009

A couple of odds and ends from the past couple of days:

  • Former Revolution U-17 Team Captain Scott Caldwell buried both his penalty kicks this weekend as Akron first defeated North Carolina in penalties on Friday Night before falling to Virginia in the Finals of the NCAA College Cup on Sunday.
  • A friend of Jeff Larentowicz tells me that there’s “less than a 10% chance” he’ll be playing for the Revolution next year.
  • Former Revs assistant Paul Mariner got off to a tough start in his first game in charge of Plymouth Argyle, dropping a 2-0 on the road at Preston North End.
  • For what it’s worth, one rumor making the rounds is that after taking the reigns at Plymouth, Mariner’s first call was to Foxboro to find out if Steve Nicol would be interested in being his assistant.  Nicol politely declined the offer.
  • …and speaking of Revolution assistants, I’m hearing the Revs are not close to naming a replacement for Mariner.

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Revs Links: February 19th, 2009

Posted by Mike Marshall on February 19, 2009

Just trying to catch up…

Anyone who hasn’t checked out RevsTV from the team’s official web site is really missing out.  Be sure to check out the latest installment in which Steve Nicol returns from a scouting trip in Ecuador, only to find his cleats suspended in green Jello.  Matt Reis remains the primary suspect.

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Revs Links: January 5th, 2009

Posted by Mike Marshall on January 7, 2009

Could the Revs be making progress towards a Somerville Stadium?  The Somerville News thinks so:

The realty of a soccer stadium in the ‘Ville is getting closer and closer every day – according to more than a few sources, members of Bob Kraft’s planning team (the owners of the New England Patriots and the Revolution Soccer team) were having a sit down meeting with local business owners that just may either be selling their properties to Kraft or may become silent partners with the entrepreneurial giant.

You know, this whole thing could be much further along than many of us realize.

Old friend Andy Dorman’s been named one of the top five SPL signings of 2008 by Sporting Life.  We still miss you in Boston, Andy!


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Revs Links: 1/4/09

Posted by Mike Marshall on January 4, 2009

Proof positive that they don’t get TV-38 in Tegucigalpa: Mauricio Castro has been called up to the Honduran National Team.

Old friend Chris Brown announced his retirement. Chris had been playing for the Portland Timbers.

One player who won’t be joining the Revolution is Bermuda midfielder Sammy DeGraff, who told The Royal Gazette that the Revs never got back to him after he sent them his resume.  Instead, he’ll be attending an open tryout for the Kansas City Wizards.

Goal.com’s MLS Team of the Year includes Shalrie Joseph, and Chris Albright.  I can understand selecting Joseph, even if I thought he had a sub-par year by his standards.  But Albright?

Chris Albright, New England Revolution: Chris Albright has long been one of the best right backs in MLS. In 2008 the 29-year-old was asked to play in a three man back line with New England. Despite the new role, Albright continued to prove his talent as a player by reshaping his game to fit into Steve Nicol’s system. Albright failed to get forward as much in ’08 as in previous years, but he held down his spot at the back as well as any player in the league. Big, fast, and incredibly skilled on the ball, the Philadelphia-native is still the gold standard at right back in MLS.

Yes, that’s the same Chris Albright who contributed exactly zero goals and zero assists this year.  I wasn’t even that impressed with his defensive work.

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