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American Revolution: A New England Revolution (MLS) Story

Started on 17 January 2013 by shylax
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great start mate. and what a win against becks n co. good luck :)
May 2012 Update

Player Transfers:
- (5.3.2012) The New England Revolution were rumored to be in talks with Italian goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini, but they broke down.
- (5.13.2012) The New England Revolution have waived striker Dmitry Imbongo. He was on a $80,000 per year contract. His release frees up the salary as well as an international slot. He cleared waivers on 5.14.2012 and is a free agent.

Staff Transfers:
None

Match Results and Other News:



5.3.2012 - Colorado Rapids 2 @ New England Revolution 4
- 24': Jose Moreno goal for New England
- 37': Jerry Bengston (New England) yellow carded for diving
- 45+2': Jerry Bengston goal for New England
- 45+3': Clyde Simms (New England) yellow carded for a bad tackle
- 48': Blair Gavin (New England) yellow carded
- 53': Conor Casey goal for Colorado
- 61': Omar Cummings goal for Colorado
- 80': Jerry Bengston goal for New England
- 87': Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado) yellow carded for unsportsmanlike conduct
- 90+2': Jerry Bengston goal for New England

Manager's Comments: At the start of the month, the board said they were displeased at our attempts to play attacking soccer. Suck it, board. Jerry Bengston is a revelation with his 2nd hat trick. We almost lost a win there, but we came back and got it done.

Disciplinary Note: MLS has suspended Kevin Alston for 2 more matches after this one as a result of his red card.



5.5.2012 - New England Revolution 1 @ Real Salt Lake 0
- 1': Blair Gavin (New England) yellow carded
- 44': Clyde Simms goal for New England
- 49': Clyde Simms (New England) yellow carded

Manager's Comments: The stat sheet said otherwise, but it seemed like Real Salt Lake had more chances. They certainly had more possession. I thought we would have more success against their narrow 4-1-2-1-2 but we only managed to score 1. Thankfully it was the game-winner!



5.12.2012 - Vancouver Whitecaps @ New England Revolution
- 36': Dane Richards (Vancouver) yellow carded
- 85': Russell Telbert (Vancouver) yellow carded
- 90+2': Darren Mattocks goal for Vancouver

Manager's Comments: When this was looking like it would be a draw, I would have agreed Vancouver would have won if it had went to a judges' decision, but having the point ripped away with a late winner really hurts. Still, we're in very good shape! Also, I was caught with my pants down when Benny Feilhaber got injured and had to leave the pitch in the 80th minute, and I had used up all 3 subs.



5.19.2012 - Houston Dynamo 0 @ New England Revolution 1
- 65': Blair Gavin goal for New England

Manager's Comments: This was a workmanlike game for us, we had possession, had chances, forced the other team to shoot from range, and got one in to win it.

Blair Gavin was asked in the postgame press conference what it was like to score his first ever goal in MLS. Gavin said, "It was a great play by the team and a great moment from me, and I'm glad it got us the win."

Injury Update: Kevin Alston will be out 2 to 3 weeks with a damaged elbow from the Dynamo match. It hurts to lose him again right after he comes back from suspension, but we've gotten used to playing without him and we'll have to return to that.

Injury Update: (5.20.2012) Sainey Nyassi will be out 2 to 3 weeks with a gashed leg suffered in a reserves match against Montreal.

Injury Update: (5.22.2012) Saer Sene will be out 7 weeks to 2 months with a double hernia. He is currently on loan at RC Lens.

US Open Cup Update: (5.22.2012) The New England Revolution will face the Richmond Kickers in the third round of the US Open Cup. The game will be held at Gillette Stadium in 7 days' time.

Head Coach Firing: (5.23.2012) The LA Galaxy have fired head coach Bruce Arena.



5.26.2012 - New England Revolution 3 @ DC United 3
- 14': Maicon Santos goal for DC
- 18': Dwayne De Rosario goal for DC
- 30': Penalty awarded to New England (Brandon McDonald foul)
- 31': Juan Carlos Toja goal for New England (penalty)
- 71': Penalty awarded to New England (Drew Moor foul; Moor yellow carded)
- 72': Juan Carlos Toja goal for New England (penalty)
- 90': Jose Moreno goal for New England
- 90+3': Dwayne De Rosario goal for DC

Manager's Comments: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! We were very lucky to even get a point in this game, considering we went down 2-0 very early. I had to change to a more direct counter attacking strategy. Thankfully the referee awarded us one penalty and gave us another and we converted them. Once Moreno got the 90th minute goal we were savoring victory, but we let one in at the last moment, even though we went totally defensive.



5.29.2012 - US Open Cup Third Round: Richmond Kickers 1 @ New England Revolution 3
33': Lee Nguyen goal for New England
40': Luke Vercollone (Richmond) given yellow card
52': David Bulow goal for Richmond
69': Jerry Bengston goal for New England
90+2': Henry Kalungi (Richmond) given yellow card
90+2': Benny Feilhaber goal for New England (free kick)

Manager's Comments: The media may think we should have won by more, but this is a good win. You still have to earn goals against weaker sides, and sometimes the ball doesn't bounce your way. It bounced our way today.

Other Notes: The New England Revolution will play the LA Galaxy in the fourth round at Gillette Stadium on 6.20.2012. The winner will either play New York or Chivas USA.
June 2012 Update:

Player Transfers:
- Designated Player Jerry Bengston has signed a new contract for $1,000,000 per year until December 2015. He was formerly on a $350,000 per year contract. (Due to Designated Player rules he only counts for $350,000 towards the MLS Salary Cap.)
- (6.24.2012) Former Real Madrid right back Michel Salgado and his glorious hair have signed a $58,000 per year contract until December 2013. He (and his hair) will join the team on 6.27.2012.
- (6.27.2012) In anticipation of the guarantee deadline, the Revolution have waived right back Alec Purdie, who has been made superfluous with the Salgado signing.




Staff Transfers:

Match Results and Other News:



6.2.2012 - Chicago Fire 0 @ New England Revolution 1
- 29': Penalty kick awarded to New England
- 29': Juan Carlos Toja goal for New England (penalty)
- 34': Kei Kamara (New England) given yellow card for diving
- 45+1': Hunter Jumper (Chicago) given yellow card
- 54': A.J. Soares (New England) given yellow card
- 66': Dan Paladini (Chicago) given yellow card
- 67': Jose Moreno (New England) given yellow card
- 69': Chris Tierney (New England) given yellow card
- 75': Blair Gavin (New England) given yellow card

Manager's Comments: Other than Oduro's horrible miss late in the game (one on one with the goalie), Chicago were content to take speculative shots, and with a 1-0 lead, we let them do that. After the goal, I changed to a counterattacking long ball strategy, but it didn't work as well as I had hoped. We still had some good chances, we just didn't convert them. Also, the referee was really strict. Thankfully, no one doubled up on yellows!



6.16.2012 - Columbus Crew 1 @ New England Revolution 1
- 28': Chris Tierney (New England) given yellow card
- 39': Emilio Renteria goal for Columbus
- 51': Rich Balchan (Columbus) given yellow card
- 67': Nemanja Vukovic (Columbus) given yellow card
- 71': Jose Moreno goal for New England

Manager's Comments: We were lucky to get the one, even though with the disparity in talent, we should have gotten three.



6.20.2012 - US Open Cup Fourth Round: Los Angeles Galaxy 0 @ New England Revolution 3
- 11': Jerry Bengston goal for New England
- 40': Clyde Simms (New England) given yellow card
- 43': Clyde Simms goal for New England
- 47': Jerry Bengston goal for New England
- 59': Omar Gonzalez (Los Angeles) given yellow card

Manager's Comments: Even though Los Angeles has been good enough to get their coach fired during the season, it's no less awesome to dominate them, even if it was a Beckham and Keane-less starting lineup. (Keane was brought in as a sub.)

US Open Note: By nature of this victory, New England Revolution will play the New York Red Bulls in a quarterfinal matchup at Gillette Stadium on 6.26.2012.

Injury Update: Benny Feilhaber will be out 6-7 weeks from a sprained ankle suffered in the match against Los Angeles. Feilhaber will be placed on the Disabled List and will not be allowed to play in the next six MLS matches, but he does not count on the active roster until then.



6.23.2012 - New England Revolution 1 @ Toronto FC 2
- 16': Adrian Cann (Toronto) yellow carded
- 32': Eric Avila goal for Toronto (free kick)
- 67': Andrew Wiedeman goal for Toronto
- 69': Lee Nguyen goal for New England

Manager's Comments: We shouldn't have lost this one, but somehow we did.

Injury Update: Jerry Bengston out 3 to 4 weeks with a twisted knee suffered in the Toronto match. He will be a huge loss for us.
Injury Update: Fernando Cardenas out 2 to 3 months with a broken toe. New England's starting to get hit with an injury bug. Bleh. Cardenas has been placed on the Disabled List to free up a roster spot.



6.26.2012 - US Open Cup Quarterfinal: New York Red Bulls 1 @ New England Revolution 2
- 1': Kenny Cooper goal for New York
- 44': Blake Brettschneider goal for New England
- 45': Connor Lade (New York) given yellow card
- 60': Blair Gavin (New England) given yellow card
- 66': Lee Nguyen goal for New England
- 79': Sebastien Le Toux (New York) given yellow card

Manager's Comments: I'm glad we won, and I'm especially glad this didn't go to extra time. The fixture congestion sucked as it was, and even with three subs used I still had many exhausted men left on the pitch.

US Open Update: New England Revolution will play Orlando City SC at Gillette Stadium in the semi final on 7.10.2012. It's a great break to draw the only non-MLS team still left in the tournament, but they've been good enough to reach the semifinals, so it won't be easy.

Injury Update: Shad Brown out 2 weeks with a sprained wrist suffered from the match against New York.



6.30.2012 - Seattle Sounders FC 2 @ New England Revolution 2
- 14': Stephen McCarthy (New England) given yellow card
- 26': A.J. Soares goal for New England
- 60': Jose Moreno goal for New England
- 63': Christian Tiffert goal for Seattle
- 73': Jose Moreno injured and has to leave the field. Since New England made three substitutions, New England has to play with 10 men.
- 84': Christian Tiffert goal for Seattle
- 86': Blair Gavin (New England) given yellow card

Manager's Comments: I thought the injury wouldn't hurt us too much since we had the lead and it was a striker, but apparently I was wrong.

Injury Update: Jose Moreno will be out 8 to 10 days with a bruised shin suffered in the Seattle match.
July 2012 Press Conference

(J - Journalist, SE - Shylo Elliott)

J: After 3 months of play in MLS, you've surprisingly carried the Revolution to first place in the Eastern Conference, and an strong early contender for the Supporter's Shield. How do you feel?

SE: It's honestly very surprising. Even though I had confidence in my abilities as a head coach, and confidence in my players, I'm an unproven manager, and we were hardly rated at all to make a competitive run. The preseason was very rough for us, and I had to make some changes tactically throughout our run.

J: You said after you took the job you wanted to install a 4-5-1 scheme, yet you've run a 4-4-2 for all of your regular season matches. Do you have a reason for that?

SE: You have to adapt your gameplan to the players you have. I came here with more numbers in the front of the field than I wanted, but Jose Moreno and Jerry Bengston are very strong players. It would be a travesty to take either player off the field at this point, and it's a strong blow to us that Bengston is currently injured.

J: Speaking of injuries, your team has recently come down with an injury bug. What plans do you have to deal with that?

SE: Some of you are going to want to blame our training methods, but injuries usually come down to bad luck on the field. We'll have to be especially careful with Benny Feilhaber, who has been on the disabled list twice this season. We've got a strong core of midfield players, and I won't hesitate to rotate them in.

J: You saw something in Futty Danso in order to claim him off waivers, yet he hasn't made many appearances so far this season. Are you disappointed?

SE: Obviously, he was considered to be on the fringes of playability by Portland or he wouldn't have been waived. I saw some skills that he had that would be a good reason to take him on. We've got a good central defending duo already, but I think Danso has value as a reserve.

J: How do you feel about Michel Salgado's first game as a member of the Revolution? What is Salgado's role on the team? Do you think Salgado will have the attitude to play well in MLS after coming in from La Liga and the Premier League?

SE: He had a decent start for us, he didn't stand out, but he didn't make any embarrassing mistakes, either. Salgado was a mainstay of the Real Madrid roster for many years, so definitely he could be considered one of the best players in the world at that time. I was very impressed with the scouting report on him, and made it an immediate priority to sign him. Yes, he's 36 years old, but I think he will be one of our best players. Kevin Alston will still be in and around the first team, but his red card suspension and injury hurt us earlier this season. Salgado will be a very good rotation option for us.

J: The Revolution have made it to the semi-finals of the US Open Cup, yet have been struggling in MLS play during the same time. Do you think you're focusing too much on the Cup at the expense of the League?

SE: Both competitions are important to us. We're always looking for ways to improve the profile of the team, and enhance its legacy. The cup matches have hurt us, yes, by making our players more tired, but I think the results have bore us out. We're in the semifinals of the cup, and we're still in first place in the Eastern Conference.

J: Are you looking to sign any players during the international transfer window?

SE: We're always looking at ways to improve our team, and while I can't specify any names for you right now, we are trying to uncover as many hidden gems as possible. We won't sign anyone who doesn't specifically impress us.

J: Thank you, and good luck for the rest of the season.
nice signing with salgado's hair :) i am sure he'll drag your team even further at the top with those hair :P
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July 2012 Update:

Player Transfers:
- As of 7.01.2012, all players count against the MLS salary cap for the remainder of the season even if waived or released.
- The New England Revolution have signed a new contract with Stephen McCarthy, who will be on $140,000 per year until December 2016.
- The New England Revolution and A.J. Soares have agreed to a new contract. The terms are $105,000 per year until December 2015.
- (7.27.2012) The New England Revolution have signed Mexican left midfielder Paul Uscanga to a two year developmental contract for $33,500 per year.


Staff Transfers:
- Head Physio Sean Kupiec has signed a new contract with the Revolution and will be on until December 2014.
- Goalkeepers coach Remy Roi has signed a new contract and will be on until December 2013.
- Word from New England is that it's looking increasingly likely the Revolution and Director of Football Mike Burns will part ways after the season, the Revolution are interested in signing a new contract, but Burns wanted too much money.
- Hugo Parra has signed a contract to become an assistant coach until December 2014.

Match Results and Other News:

Injury Update: (6.2.2012) Kei Kamara will be out 9 to 11 days with a concussion suffered during training.



6.7.2012 - New York Red Bulls 0 @ New England Revolution 4
- 29': Blake Brettschneider goal for New England
- 54': Kelyn Rowe goal for New England
- 66': Kelyn Rowe goal for New England
- 68': Juan Carlos Toja (New England) given yellow card
- 69': Blake Brettschneider goal for New England
- 77': Joel Lindpere (New York) given yellow card

Manager's Comments: This is what people in sports call a statement game. They are second in the league, we were in first, and we stayed in first by asserting our dominance. We made the shots, we made the interceptions. They didn't, which is surprising, since Le Toux and Cooper are usually dangerous. Brettschneider and Rowe played great in relief of Bengston, Moreno, and Kamara.

Injury Update: Blair Gavin suffered a dead leg in the New York match and will miss 5-6 days. He will miss the US Open Cup semifinal match against Orlando City SC.

Awards Update: New England's Kelyn Rowe won MLS Player of the Week. New England's Blake Brettschneider and Blair Gavin were first and second runners-up, respectively.



7.10.2012 - US Open Cup Semi Final: Orlando City SC 0 @ New England Revolution 1
- 22': Jose Moreno goal for New England
- 76': Ian Fuller (Orlando) yellow carded
- 79': Michel Salgado (New England) yellow carded

Manager's Comments: We played well enough to get beat by a lucky shot or two, thankfully Orlando didn't score despite having many clear chances.

US Open Update: The Revolution will play DC United in the US Open Cup Final, played on 8.8.2012 at Maryland SoccerPlex.



7.14.2012 - Toronto FC 0 @ New England Revolution 1
- 4': Blake Brettschneider goal for New England
- 9': A.J. Soares (New England) given yellow card
- 31': Eric Avila (Toronto) given yellow card
- 73': Doneil Henry (Toronto) given yellow card
- 84': Adrian Cann (Toronto) given yellow card

Manager's Comments: Another match where we dominate everywhere except on the scoreboard. We manage to get enough goals to win, though, and it's a good thing our defense is so stout.



7.18.2012 - New England Revolution 1 @ Montreal Impact 2
- 20': A.J. Soares (New England) given yellow card
- 35': Jose Moreno goal for New England
- 52': Dennis Iapichino (Montreal) given yellow card
- 63': Shavar Thomas (Montreal) given yellow card
- 65': Justin Mapp goal for Montreal
- 68': Justin Mapp (Montreal) yellow carded
- 75': Marcos Parana goal for Montreal

Manager's Comments: Lucky bastards.

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Despite being league leaders, the New England Revolution were snubbed for the All-Star Game against Chelsea. No players from the team were selected for the MLS All-Star Game Squad.



7.21.2012 - New England Revolution 3 @ Sporting Kansas City 0
- 5': Stephen McCarthy goal for New England
- 36': Clyde Simms (New England) given yellow card
- 45+1': Blair Gavin goal for New England
- 49': Blake Brettschneider goal for New England
- 78': Will Johnson (Kansas City) given yellow card
- 84': Stephen McCarthy (New England) given yellow card

Manager's Comments: What a great win on the road, especially since we were only on two days' rest.

MLS All-Star Game: The MLS All-Star Team lost to Chelsea 3-0.

7.28.2012 - Breaking News: D.C. United have traded goalkeeper Bill Hamid to Houston for defender Jermaine Taylor.



7.29.2012 - New England Revolution 4 @ Philadelphia Union 1
- 17': Freddy Adu goal for Philadelphia
- 30': Gabriel Gomez (Philadephia) given yellow card
- 34': Blair Gavin goal for New England
- 44': Bakary Soumare (Philadelphia) given yellow card
- 61': Blake Brettschneider goal for New England
- 63': Kevin Alston (New England) given yellow card
- 63': Blake Brettschneider goal for New England
- 83': Stephen McCarthy goal for New England

Manager's Comments: Expected dominance of a weaker side, although the early goal by Philadelphia was scary for a short bit.

Breaking News: After the game, Philadelphia Union head coach John Hackworth was fired. No word yet on who will replace him.
August 2012 Update:

Player Transfers:
- Reserve Mike Roach had went public about wanting a loan. The Revolution also thought this was a good idea, and loaned him out to the Carolina RailHawks until the end of the season. The RailHawks will cover all of Roach's salary.
- (8.22.2012) The New England Revolution have agreed to terms with midfielder Michael Thomas. He will be on $44,500 per year until the end of 2015.
- (8.31.2012) 2.Bundesliga club Regensburg has offered a contract to Chris Tierney, who will be a free agent on 12.31.2012. The New England Revolution have also offered him a new contract.
- (8.31.2012) Chris Tierney has signed a new contract with the Revolution. It's a contract until December 2015 for $130,000 per year.

Staff Transfers:

Match Results and Other News:



8.4.2012 - Sporting Kansas City 0 @ New England Revolution 1
- 38': Clyde Simms (New England) given yellow card
- 59': Blake Brettschneider goal for New England
- 90': Aurelien Collin (Kansas City) given yellow card

Manager's Comments: It wasn't as good as our other wins against Kansas City, but it was still a win.



8.8.2012 - US Open Cup Final: New England Revolution 1 @ DC United 0
- 27': New England Revolution awarded penalty (Dejan Jakovic foul)
- 27': Kevin Alston goal for New England (penalty)

Manager's Comments: It wasn't a very eventful game, but our defense held and kept us on the right side of things.

Injury Update: Benny Feilhaber will be out 5 weeks due to a twisted ankle suffered in the match against DC United.

Other Notes: The New England Revolution won $100,000 for winning the US Open Cup, and will qualify for the 2013 North American Champions.

International Update: (8.12.2012) New England Revolution player Shad Brown called up to the US Under 20s national team.



8.12.2012 - Montreal Impact 1 @ New England Revolution 3
- 13': Stephen McCarthy goal for New England
- 30': Nelson Rivas (Montreal) given yellow card
- 33': Patrice Bernier (Montreal) given yellow card
- 40': Jose Moreno goal for New England
- 73': Marcos Parana goal for Montreal
- 79': Blake Brettschneider goal for New England

Injury Update: Jerry Bengtson out 2 to 3 weeks with a gashed leg suffered in the Montreal match.

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Breaking News: On 8.18.2012, the Philadelphia Union have announced that Steve Nicol is their new head coach.



8.18.2012 - New England Revolution 2 @ Chicago Fire 0
- 11': Blake Brettschneider goal for New England
- 26': Hunter Jumper (Chicago) given yellow card
- 33': Blake Brettschneider goal for New England
- 56': Pavel Pardo (Chicago) given yellow card
- 72': Kevin Alston (New England) given yellow card

Injury Update: Blair Gavin out 6 to 7 weeks with a sprained ankle suffered in the match against Chicago. He has been placed on the Disabled List.

Disciplinary Note: Kevin Alston will miss the next MLS match due to his five accumulated yellow cards.

Breaking News: (8.23.2012) Chivas USA have announced that they have hired Preki as their head coach.



8.25.2012 - New England Revolution 0 @ Columbus Crew 2
- 2': Nemanja Vukovic (Columbus) given yellow card
- 13': A.J. Soares (New England) given yellow card
- 17': Emilio Renteria goal for Columbus
- 30': Sam Cronin (Columbus) given yellow card
- 57': Emilio Renteria goal for Columbus
- 60': Michael Thomas (New England) given yellow card
- 78': Milovan Mirosevic (Columbus) given yellow card
- 79': Eddie Gaven (Columbus) given yellow card

Manager's Comments: Renteria's second goal was made possible by Michel Salgado's incredibly poor judgment in backpassing to goalkeeper Matt Reis. Renteria was able to steal the ball and make the easy goal. Maybe he's been using too much shampoo and it's clouding his thinking?



8.29.2012 - Chivas USA 1 @ New England Revolution 1
- 6': Chris Tierney (New England) given yellow card
- 57': Clyde Simms (New England) given yellow card
- 60': Juan Carlos Toja (New England) given yellow card
- 62': Jerry Bengtson goal for New England
- 72': Jose Correa goal for Chivas USA

Disciplinary Note: Clyde Simms will be suspended for the next game due to his five accumulated yellow cards.
Enjoying this story so far! You gave the MLS-All Stars a beating!
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After the 1-0 victory over DC United to claim the US Open Cup, reporters got words with head coach Shylo Elliott and owner Robert Kraft. Elliott was asked about winning the Cup. He said, "I'm still pinching myself to see if this is a dream. I didn't expect this team to take to my command so quickly. They've been a great group to work with, and we have a great group of supporters. I'm sure they won't get to sleep tonight with all the partying they'll do." Kraft added, "This is an important win for us, but we still have the Supporters' Shield and MLS Cup to win, and we definitely want to get the triple." Elliott then lifted the trophy up over his head while photographers furiously snapped pictures.



With 8 games to go in the regular season, the Revolution are 13 points clear of DC United, who are 4th place in the Eastern Conference, and 19 points clear of Columbus, 6th place in the East. The Revolution are virtually guaranteed to make it to at least the Knockout Round of the playoffs, and are strong favorites to get a bye into the Conference Semi-Finals.
September 2012 Update:

Player Transfers:
- Ghanian central defender Iliasu Shilla has agreed to a contract with the New England Revolution. He will join the team on 1.21.2013 and make $350,000 per year until December 2014.

Staff Transfers:
- (9.29.2012) There are rumors swirling that owner Robert Kraft is looking to sell the club.

Match Results and Other News:

(9.1.2012) Columbus Crew @ New England Revolution was moved from 9.5.2012 to 9.26.2012 due to international callups.



9.1.2012 - Philadelphia Union 0 @ New England Revolution 0
- 33': Blake Brettschneider (New England) given yellow card
- 81': Lee Nguyen (New England) given yellow card
- 84': Alain Rochal (Philadelphia) given yellow card

Injury Update: A.J. Soares suffered a torn hamstring during the match against Philadelphia and will be out 3 to 4 months. He has been placed on the season-ending injury list.
Injury Update: (9.2.2012) Shad Brown suffered a pulled hamstring during a Reserves match and will be out 4 to 5 weeks.

(9.10.2012) Team owner Robert Kraft is pleased to announce an upgrade to the team's youth facilities. The facility will cost $1.6 million and is scheduled to be completed 4.3.2013.



9.15.2012 - New England Revolution 1 @ DC United 2
- 7': Maicon Santos goal for DC
- 9': Dejan Jakovic (DC) given yellow card
- 22': Emiliano Dudar (DC) given yellow card
- 50': Maicon Santos goal for DC
- 63': Jermaine Taylor (DC) given yellow card
- 64': Futty Danso (New England) given yellow card
- 90+2': Jose Moreno goal for New England

Manager's Note: I hate Maicon Santos. What a [expletive] poacher. First goal from 30 meters out, then his second from 20 meters out.

Coaching News: Goalkeeepers coach Remi Roy successfully completed his Contentinal A license.



9.22.2012 - New York Red Bulls 0 @ New England Revolution 2
- 1': Jerry Bengtson goal for New England (in 16 seconds!)
- 14': Blake Brettschneider goal for New England
- 57': Thierry Henry (New York) given yellow card
- 83': Michel Salgado (New England) given yellow card

New England has qualified for the MLS Cup playoffs.





This is a very curious decision, considering New York are still very much in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Injury Update: (9.25.2012) Juan Carlos Toja suffered a back strain while lifting weights and will be out 4 to 5 weeks.



9.26.2012 - Columbus Crew 1 @ New England Revolution 3
- 4': Blake Brettschneider goal for New England
- 45+1': Jerry Bengtson goal for New England
- 58': Penalty awarded to New England (Nemanja Vukovic foul)
- 59': Kenny Alston goal for New England (penalty)
- 79': Justin Meram goal for Columbus

New England has earned a bye into the Conference Semi Final with four games in hand.



9.29.2012 - New England Revolution 1 @ Houston Dynamo 2
- 23': Adam Moffat goal for Houston
- 34': Stephen McCarthy (New England) given yellow card
- 39': Jerry Bengtson goal for New England
- 64': Oscar Boniek Garcia (Houston) given yellow card
- 90+1': Brian Ching goal for Houston

Manager's Comments: We didn't do enough to win it, and we lost the draw with very risky ballhandling in our back third.

After this month, the Revolution have only three regular season games left.

Houston has qualified for the playoffs.
September 2012 Update:

Player Transfers:
10.15.2012 - The Revolution have agreed to terms with 26 year old defensive midfielder Markel, formerly of Real Sociedad. He will be on $350,000 per year until December 2017.

Staff Transfers:
- New England coach David Vaudreuil completed his Continental A qualification.
- Joey Franchino is the leading name speculated to be interested in buying the Revolution. The price tag is reportedly around $25 million. For now, a transfer embargo has been enforced.
- Immediately after the regular season, the New England Revolution signed head coach Shylo Elliott to a new 3 year, $300K per year contract. The old contract was a 1 year, $275K per year contract.

Match Results and Other News:



10.6.2012 - New England Revolution 1 @ Philadelphia Union 2
- 27': Greg Jordan (Philadelphia) given yellow card
- 30': Michael Lahoud (Philadelphia) given yellow card
- 32': Jerry Bengtson goal for New England
- 40': Josue Martinez goal for Philadelphia
- 53': Freddy Adu (Philadelphia) given yellow card
- 56': Josue Martinez (Philadelphia) given yellow card
- 64': Josue Martinez goal for Philadelphia

Breaking News: Paul Mariner leaves Toronto FC for coach for New York Red Bulls.

Breaking News: Hans Backe has been named head coach of Toronto FC.

New York Red Bulls have qualified for the playoffs.



10.20.2012 - Chicago Fire 1 @ New England Revolution 3
- 13': Alvaro Fernandez (Chicago) given yellow card
- 17': Hunter Jumper (Chicago) given yellow card
- 20': Stephen McCarthy goal for New England
- 25': Patrick Nyarko (Chicago) given yellow card
- 31': Alvaro Fernandez goal for Chicago
- 34': Arne Friedrich (Chicago) given yellow card
- 46': Chris Tierney (New England) given yellow card
- 75': Jerry Bengtson goal for New England
- 82': Gonzalo Segares own goal for New England

D.C. United have secured a playoff spot.

Disciplinary Note: Chris Tierney will be suspended for the next match due to his 5 accumulated yellow cards. The next match is the almost-totally-meaningless final regular season game. How convenient is that?

Real Salt Lake, Portland Timbers, and Vancouver Whitecaps have all qualified for the MLS playoffs.

Injury Update: (10.24.2012) Michel Salgado suffered a strained neck during training and will be out 11 days to 2 weeks. His hair, however, is completely healthy.

Toronto FC qualified for the MLS playoffs.



10.27.2012 - New England Revolution 2 @ Montreal Impact 0
- 26': Kevin Alston (New England) given yellow card
- 30': Patrice Bernier (Montreal) given yellow card
- 45+2': Jerry Bengston goal for New England
- 77': Blake Brettschneider goal for New England
- 84': Shad Brown (New England) given yellow card

Regular Season Final Standings:



Wild Card Results:
Western Conference: Portland 1 - 3 Real Salt Lake
Eastern Conference: DC United 2 - 1 Toronto FC
A mini-update showing the playoff tree:

MLS Conference Semifinal Update:



11.3.2012 - MLS Cup Eastern Conference Semifinal First Leg: New England Revolution 0 @ DC United 1
- 4': Hamdi Salihi goal for DC United
- 16': Fernando Cardenas (New England) given yellow card
- 60': Nick DeLeon (DC United) given yellow card
- 63': Clyde Simms (New England) given yellow card
- 67': Drew Moor (DC United) given yellow card



11.7.2012 - MLS Cup Eastern Conference Semifinal Second Leg: DC United 2 (3) @ New England Revolution 2 (2) after extra time
- 3': Futty Danso goal for New England
- 12': Maicon Santos goal for DC United
- 32': Jerry Bengtson (New England) given yellow card
- 35': Kenny Alston (New England) given yellow card
- 36': Brandon McDonald (DC United) given yellow card
- 36': Fernando Cardenas goal for New England
- 69': Dwayne De Rosario (DC United) given yellow card
- 105': Maicon Santos goal for DC United
- 120': Blair Gavin (New England) given yellow card

11.18.2012 - Joey Franchino has successfully completed his takeover of the Revolution.

Offseason Update


After the disappointment of an early playoff exit, head coach Shylo Elliott has been busy reshaping the Revolution's roster.

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The New England Revolution have signed versatile player Conor Shanosky after he cleared waivers. He will be on $64,000 per year.


Benny Feilhaber Traded to San Jose Earthquakes

The New England Revolution and San Jose Earthquakes have just completed a massive swap of star midfielders. New England has traded Benny Feilhaber to San Jose for Fabian Espendola, $300,000 in allocation funds, and the rights for 5 years to one of San Jose's international slots. A league source speaking off the record said that New England had been frustrated by his constant injury problems, and are betting that he won't stay healthy for San Jose, either.

Re-Entry Draft:
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The New England Revolution drafted center back Shavar Thomas with the 15th pick in the MLS Re-Entry Draft.

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The New England Revolution drafted center back Danny Califf with the 34th pick in the MLS Re-Entry Draft.

The Revolution declined to take players during Stage Two of the Re-Entry Draft.

Striker Jerry Bengtson has agreed to a deal taking him to Italian club Torino in Serie A. The deal is worth $4.2 million to the Revolution.

The Revolution have traded midfielder Lee Nguyen to FC Dallas for $300,000 in allocation money.

The Revolution have signed the following three players to Academy Apprentice contracts:




The Revolution have traded striker Jose Moreno to the Vancouver Whitecaps for San Jose's 2nd round pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, 19th in the round.

MLS Superdraft:
1st round, 15th pick: Efraim Navarro
2nd round, 22nd pick: Luke Brown
2nd round, 28th pick: Oscar Lopez
2nd round, 34th pick: Omar Luna
2nd round, 36th pick: Michael Butcher
2nd round, 38th pick: Carl Allen

New England was given a draft grade of F.

Supplemental Draft Picks:
1st round: Mario Andres Salinas
2nd round: Ruben Cano
3rd round: Joey Castro
4th round: Clinton Irwin
5th round: Zac Sturgis

Salinas was the only player we signed.

At the start of the International Transfer window, Markel and Iliasu Shrilla officially joined the Revolution. New England was rumored to sign Raffaele Perna, but New England didn't feel he was right for the squad.
Strong first season, think you're replacements can fill Bengtson's void?? all the best!!!!!

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