11:18 AM EDT, Sat August 23, 2014

W2W4: Revs vs. Chivas USA

It’s been said that you can often tell what direction a team is headed in simply by watching how they handle a vulnerable opponent, especially during the waning stages of the regular season. If the above is true, we may learn plenty about whether the New England Revolution (8-12-3, 27 points) truly have what it takes to make a postseason run on Saturday when they face a struggling Chivas USA (6-11-6, 24 points) side at Gillette Stadium. To be fair, the Revolution haven’t played immeasurably better soccer than their success-starved opponent.

Davies finds form, but Revs still searching

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Jay Heaps has been known for his outside-the-box thinking during his head-coaching tenure with the Revolution. But in one recent instance, he was reminded that sometimes it's best to keep it simple. After months of working with striker Charlie Davies out on the wing, Heaps finally relented and allowed the Boston College alum to return to his preferred position. And the decision, so far, has proven to be a masterstroke. In his last three games, Davies has scored twice and assisted once, all from the center forward's spot.

Rapid reaction: Revs sign Taylor

On Monday, the Revolution added another forward to the roster by acquiring former U.S. Men’s National Team U-20 striker Tony Taylor via MLS lottery. The addition of Taylor marks the second time in the past six days that the club has added a new face to the forward corps after Andre Akpan was brought in via trade last week. Here are some quick thoughts on Monday’s move: Long-term potential intriguing. His name certainly doesn’t carry the same cache as, say, that of Jermaine Jones.

Davies thrives in familiar spot

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When the Revolution acquired Charlie Davies last August, the coaching staff put a plan in place to get the most out of their newest addition. A plan that, ultimately, had to be scrapped -- but with good reason. After months of trying to fit the forward into an outside midfielder’s role, the Revolution coaching staff tossed the blueprints and put the poacher back up top earlier this summer. And it's clear that Davies, who scored in each of the last two games, hasn't missed a beat.

Revs can't make Davies' goal stand up

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It wasn't all that long ago that grabbing the first goal of the game equaled a sure-fire victory for the Revolution. In fact, up until two weeks ago, the Revolution were a perfect 7-for-7 when firing the opening salvo. But for the second straight game, the Revolution threw that early lead into the wastebasket when Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell blazed a trail from deep in the midfield into the box, where he scored a 65th-minute equalizer to send the Revolution to a disappointing 1-1 draw on Saturday.
Boston Herald Aug 17, 2014

Revolution falter in playoff push

FOXBORO — A spirited and well-played first half evaporated in the second half last night as an out-of-gas Revolution squad had to settle for a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on a cool evening at Gillette Stadium.The Revs squandered a first-half lead on a goal by the Lazarus-like Charlie Davies in the 27th minute, but stood around and watched the Timbers gain the equalizer in the 65th minute on a strong run by Liam Ridgewell.

Rapid Reaction: Revolution 1, Timbers 1

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Charlie Davies scored in his second straight game, but Liam Ridgewell equalized just after the hour as the New England Revolution and Portland Timbers settled for a 1-1 draw on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. Davies, who scored his first Revolution goal two weeks ago in New York, secured the opening strike on Saturday in the 27th minute. The goal stood until the 65th minute when Ridgewell, who joined the Timbers in June, scored his first MLS goal.

W2W4: Revs-Timbers, 7:30

After using their Week 22 bye to retool and refocus, it’ll be back to business for the New England Revolution (8-12-2, 26 points) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. when they take on the Portland Timbers (7-7-9, 30 points) at Gillette Stadium. The Revolution, who received the latest bye week in the league this season (save for the Timbers who, incidentally, do not have a bye this season), hope that the brief respite will help them get their season back on track after losing nine of their last 10 matches.

Fagundez, Revs ready to go after bye week

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When Uruguayan-born Diego Fagundez revealed last autumn that he was in the process of obtaining his U.S. citizenship, the American soccer fan base rejoiced in unison at the news. But after the talented 19-year-old returned from Uruguay U-20 camp last week, Fagundez said that he hasn't exactly eliminated the idea of someday playing for his native country's senior team. "I always said my doors are open," Fagundez said. "I'm not going to close one door just to leave another open -- I want to leave both doors open.
Boston Herald Aug 12, 2014

Red Bulls acquire Saer Sene from New England

HARRISON, N.J. — The New York Red Bulls have acquired forward Saer Sene and an international roster slot from the New England Revolution for forward Andre Akpan and allocation money.Sene had 17 career goals and eight assists in his first three MLS seasons. In 2012, he led the team in scoring with 11 goals.Before joining MLS, Sene spent eight seasons between France and Germany playing for Paris Saint Germain B, FC Etampes, SG Schorndorf, SG Sonnenhof Grossaspach and Bayern Munich II.

Revs pursue U.S. team midfielder Jones

Will the New England Revolution return from their Week 22 bye with a new and expensive addition to their roster? According to a tweet from ESPN analyst Taylor Twellman on Friday, the Revolution are one of at least two clubs pursuing former Schalke central midfielder and current U.S. Men’s National Team regular Jermaine Jones, who has expressed his desire to play in MLS this season. "We've received approval from our ownership to pursue Jermaine,” Revolution general manager Michael Burns told FOXSoccer.

Nguyen should be All-Star, say teammates

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Revolution may not be sending a representative to Wednesday’s MLS All-Star Game at Providence Park, but if Teal Bunbury had any say, he’d send at least one of his teammates to the league’s midsummer showcase. “I feel Lee Nguyen should have been there,” Bunbury said. “He’s had a great season so far, and even a few other guys. But definitely, I feel like Lee Nguyen should’ve been there.

Revs can't make Davies goal stand up

In a perfect world, Charlie Davies’ first goal in a Revolution uniform would have stood as the game-winner in a crucial conference clash with the Red Bulls on Saturday. Nearly a full year after joining the Revolution via transfer, the Manchester, New Hampshire, native headed a Teal Bunbury cross into the back of the net to give his hometown club the early jump in the 20th minute. It was a storybook scenario befitting one of the club’s most personable players.
Boston Herald Aug 3, 2014

Wright-Phillips nets 18th, Red Bulls beat Revs 2-1

HARRISON, N.J. — Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his MLS-leading 18th goal of the season and the 10-man New York Red Bulls beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Saturday night.Wright-Phillips curled in a left-footed shot in the 63rd minute for his ninth goal in his last 10 games. He's a goal away from tying the single-season club record set by Juan Pablo Angel in 2007.Matt Miazga received a red card for New York (6-6-10) in the second minute of first-half stoppage time for a late challenge of Lee Nguyen.

Rapid Reaction: Red Bulls 2, Revolution 1

Charlie Davies’ first goal in a New England Revolution uniform gave his squad an early lead, but the New York Red Bulls grabbed a pair of short-handed goals to secure a 2-1 win on Saturday at Red Bull Arena. The Manchester, N.H., native scored in the 20th minute, and the Revolution marched into halftime with the lead and the man-advantage after Matt Miazga was red-carded in the 45th minute. But Dax McCarty canceled out Davies’ strike on a 47th-minute chip to level the match, while Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his league-leading 18th goal of the season in the 63rd minute to send the...

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