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The Bent Musket Jun 28, 2015

Heaps Calls Out MLS Referee Allen Chapman

Revolution head coach Jay Heaps had some choice words for the man in the middle for Saturday's game. Jay Heaps has been around MLS for a long time; first as a player then as a commentator and now as a head coach. During this time he’s seen a lot. One thing he’s never encountered is a referee quite like Allen Chapman. Chapman served as the man in the middle for Saturday’s game between the New England Revolution and Vancouver Whitecaps. It’s a task that Heaps thinks might have been too much for the fourth year pro. "I’ve been in this league for 15 years and I can see a play and...
The Bent Musket Jun 18, 2015

Revolution-Independence: Three Takeaways

The New England Revolution were ousted from the US Open Cup by a lower division side. What went wrong? On Wednesday, Jun. 18, the New England Revolution began their 2015 US Open Cup campaign. On that same night, the team unceremoniously bowed out after suffering a 1-0 loss to the Charlotte Independence of USL. As one of two MLS teams to be bested by a lower division side, you have to wonder what went wrong. Here are three thoughts from the game: 1. Too many changes to the starting XI. With a busy summer ahead, Revolution coach Jay Heaps went with a reserve-heavy starting lineup that...
The Bent Musket Jun 17, 2015

Who Should Start in the Open Cup?

Jay Heaps has many lineup decisions to make for Wednesday night, so we decided to step into his shoes and make some personnel decisions. The New England Revolution have been boasting about their depth all season long and Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup game against the Charlotte Independence is the perfect chance to showcase it. Viable reserve options exist at nearly every position and the prospects of seeing a brand new starting XI at Harvard University's Soldiers Field are pretty high. To get a sense of the different set of scenarios Jay Heaps, Tom Soehn, and the rest of the Revs coaching...
The Bent Musket Jun 12, 2015

Bengtson Cites Poor Relationship with Heaps, Talking to Agent about Leaving the Revolution

According to a Honduran media outlet, Revolution Head Coach Jay Heaps has grown increasingly frustrated with the underachieving striker. Jerry Bengtson isn't certain about his next career move, but he thinks it might be away from the New England Revolution. Speaking to a Honduran media outlet on Thursday, Bengtson confirmed that he has a contract with the Revolution, but is looking into the possibility of leaving. The striker claimed that he's currently in talks with his agent regarding his options. According to the report, Revolution Head Coach Jay Heaps became frustrated with Bengston...

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