9:40 PM EST, Sun November 23, 2014

MLS Cup Playoffs: New England beats New York in Eastern Conference final first leg

Thanks to a spectacular 17th-minute opener from Teal Bunbury and an 85th-minute game-winner from Jermaine Jones, the Revs beat the New York Red Bulls, 2-1, in the first leg of the Eastern Conference finals at a packed-to-the-ceiling Red Bull Arena.

Bunbury capitalizes on opportunity

HARRISON, N.J. -- Teal Bunbury sure picked a good time to use his left foot. After linking up with Jermaine Jones on the right, Bunbury ran central, and with only one option at his disposal, the right-footed Bunbury uncorked a shot with his opposite foot to pave the way for a 2-1 Revolution win in Sunday’s first leg of the Eastern Conference finals. “I had a good feeling it was going in,” Bunbury said. “My left foot isn’t my strong foot, but I feel like I took it well.
Boston Herald 5 hours ago
Revs win 2-1 at Red Bulls in East final 1st leg

Revs win 2-1 at Red Bulls in East final 1st leg

HARRISON, N.J. — Jermaine Jones finished a counter attack the 85th minute with a tap-in and gave the New England Revolution a 2-1 victory Sunday in the first leg of the MLS Eastern Conference finals.The result gives the Revolution a significant advantage heading home for the second leg of the aggregate-goals series on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

Rapid Reaction: Revs 2, Red Bulls 1

HARRISON, N.J. -- Jermaine Jones' late tally unlocked a level game to give the New England Revolution a 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls in Sunday’s first leg of the Eastern Conference Final at Red Bull Arena. Jones scored the game-winner in the 85th minute after he grabbed a short pass in the box from Teal Bunbury and sent it past a flat-footed Luis Robles. Bunbury opened the scoring in the 17th minute when he grabbed a pass from Jones, went central, and curled a left-footed shot inside the far post.
Boston Herald 21 hours ago

Revs hope for happy return

HARRISON, N.J. — Blueprints change from match to match, but the Revolution would certainly love to follow the path charted against Columbus in the first leg of their Eastern Conference final against New York this afternoon.The Nov. 1 opening match in the two-legged semifinal allowed the Revs to cobble together a virtually unassailable 4-2 lead ahead of the return match at Gillette Stadium a week later. Coach Jay Heaps’ squad won, 7-3, on aggregate and advanced to today’s match against the Red Bulls, who dispatched D.C. United.

W2W4: Revs at Red Bulls, 1:30 p.m. Sunday

After finishing off the Columbus Crew in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the New England Revolution will aim to continue their postseason success in Sunday's first leg of the conference finals against the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. ET. The Revolution enter Sunday's contest two weeks removed from a historic offensive display against the Crew, one which saw the locals pile up a league-record seven goals during the semifinals.
Boston Herald Nov 22, 2014

Charlie Davies attacks new opportunity

FOXBORO — Every match adds another layer of responsibility for Revolution forward Charlie Davies. At Brooks School and Boston College, he was a speedy threat capable of dashing behind the line at any point, but his pace isn’t enough to thrive now. There are larger considerations at hand to aid the team and keep Davies in the central role he craves.
Toronto Sun Nov 21, 2014
MLS semifinalists heat up in cold weather

MLS semifinalists heat up in cold weather

Toronto FC appeared to be MLS Cup contenders 253 days ago.
CSN Washington Nov 21, 2014

Olsen, three players up for MLS awards

Three players along with Head coach Ben Olsen are finalists for several regular season awards.

Revs keep eye on Red Bulls' unsung heroes

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- For all the praise that Thierry Henry and Bradley Wright-Phillips have received this year, one opposing coach believes that some of the duo’s success can be traced to a pair of less-heralded teammates. While the midfield maestro and his golden boot-winning teammate will have their compasses pointed toward the New England net come Sunday, Dax McCarty and Eric Alexander will quietly go about their business to provide defensive cover.
Washington Post Nov 21, 2014

Arsenal, Manchester United and two other Premier League teams to watch this weekend

In the preseason, the Premier League looked reasonably settled. There was the top two of Chelsea and Manchester City, likely the only legitimate title contenders. Following them were four teams fighting for the remaining two Champions League positions: Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. Some might have included Everton in the mix, and some with statistical models had the foresight to mention Southampton. Read full article >>
The Crew Nov 21, 2014
Crew Soccer Foundation announces support of fundraising efforts for Lieutenant Stu Tudor

Crew Soccer Foundation announces support of fundraising efforts for Lieutenant Stu Tudor

The Crew Soccer Foundation today announced that it has committed up to $10,000 of matching funds for donations to Columbus Fire Department’s Lieutenant Stu Tudor, who survived a lightning strike in the parking lot of Crew Stadium while participating in a Get Behind The Badge fundraiser for firefighters and police officers prior to the club’s scheduled match on June 28, 2014. Tudor and his family are asking for donations to help with the costs of healthcare. Read More
The Crew Nov 21, 2014
Parkhurst deserving of Xbox Individual Fair Play award

Parkhurst deserving of Xbox Individual Fair Play award

Crew SC defender Michael Parkhurst previously captured the Xbox Fair Play Award in 2007 and 2008 with New England, and he again has a strong case after his return to MLS in 2014. In more than 13,000 regular-season minutes in his career, Parkhurst has never been issued a red card. That trend continued this campaign. Lets take a look at the three finalists according to MLS criteria of things like fouls committed, cards received and playing time. Read More
The Crew Nov 21, 2014

CSA in the NCAAs: First Round recap

The First Round of the mens NCAA soccer tournament was conducted yesterday, with five teams featuring CSA alums in action. Lets take a look and see how the Black & Gold across the nation did. Akron vs. Ohio State Read More
Columbus Dispatch Nov 21, 2014

Sports report: Rob Manfred approved to be next MLB commissioner

Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced that Major League Baseball’s team owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year.

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