5:54 PM EDT, Wed April 16, 2014

Revs deeply impacted by marathon bombings

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Monday, April 15, 2013 was supposed to be just another routine off day for the New England Revolution. Like many a Monday during the regular season, it was a day the coaching staff gave the players to recover from the wear and tear endured during the previous weekend’s match. For the players, it was the perfect occasion -- a picturesque clear and comfortable early-spring day -- to head up to Boston. It was Patriots Day -- a state holiday.
Boston Herald Apr 14, 2014

Asian fans only have eyes for European soccer

HANOI, Vietnam — There were so few people watching Vietnam play Hong Kong in a recent Asian Cup qualifier that turnstile staff hardly bothered checking tickets on the damp, cold Hanoi evening.Rewind seven months, when Arsenal visited, and the scene was very different.Families wearing the London club's red-and-white flocked past frenetic scalpers. From his rooftop portrait, Vietnamese revolutionary Ho Chi Minh gazed down on the 40,000 people who cheered as the Gunners shredded the national team.

Bengtson hopes goal is first of many

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- More than a full calendar year had passed since Jerry Bengtson scored a goal in league play entering Saturday’s match. But when he stepped onto the pitch in the 78th minute, he had to like his chances. With the Revolution up a goal, and the Dynamo pressing for the equalizer, the Honduran forward witnessed what turned out to be the perfect opportunity to put his goal drought to bed. As the match marched into stoppage time, A.
Boston Herald Apr 14, 2014

Asian fans only have eyes for European football

HANOI, Vietnam — There were so few people watching Vietnam take on Hong Kong in a recent Asian Cup qualifier that turnstile staff hardly bothered checking tickets on the damp, cold Hanoi evening.Rewind seven months, when Arsenal visited and it was very different.Families decked in the North London club's red-and-white flocked past frenetically busy ticket touts. From his roof-top portrait, Vietnamese revolutionary and hero Ho Chi Minh gazed down on the 40,000 people who cheered as the Gunners shredded the national team.

Alston makes first career goal count

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It only stood to reason that Kevin Alston's first career goal in MLS could hardly be called scripted. Alston, who entered Saturday's contest goalless during his six-year career, ostensibly scored off a broken play that certainly didn't materialize the way it should have to steer the Revolution to a 2-0 win over the Dynamo. Looking to break the 0-0 deadlock in the 68th minute, the speedy fullback tried to play a give-and-go with Daigo Kobayashi yards before the box.
Boston Herald Apr 12, 2014
Revolution finish Dynamic win

Revolution finish Dynamic win

FOXBORO — The Revolution saw their defiant home field attitude surface late in the second half last night at Gillette Stadium.The Revs scored the game winner in the 68th minute and held on to shut out the Houston Dynamo, 2-0, in an Eastern Conference clash before a boisterous 14,259 fans.The Revolution avenged a 4-0 loss at Houston in the season opener and improved to 2-3-1 after being shutout in four of their previous five matches. The Dynamo fell to 2-3-0 with their third straight setback.
Boston Herald Apr 12, 2014

Alston, Bengtson score in Revs' win over Dynamo

FOXBORO, Mass. — Kevin Alston and Jerry Bengtson scored second-half goal to lead the New England Revolution to a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night.Alston, a defender who missed the last four games because of a pulled hamstring, scored his first goal of the season in the 68th minute. Bengtson added a goal in stoppage time.New England (2-3-1) won for the second time its last three games and avenged a 4-0 loss at Houston in the opener. Houston (2-3-0) has lost three straight, allowed seven goals in that span.

Rapid Reaction: Revolution 2, Dynamo 0

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It wasn't exactly ice cold, but the dish the Revolution served to the Dynamo still must have tasted a lot like revenge. Six weeks after the Dynamo handed New England its worst loss in nearly four years, the Revolution grabbed goals from Kevin Alston and Jerry Bengtson and held on to secure a 2-0 win on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. Alston, who was penciled in at left back after a hip injury kept starter Chris Tierney out of the lineup, scored in the 68th minute.

W2W4: Revs-Dynamo, Sat., 5 p.m. ET

Six weeks after the Houston Dynamo handed them their worst defeat in nearly four years, the New England Revolution will get the chance to avenge their season-opening 4-0 loss on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. ET. Both sides are coming off of disappointing defeats last weekend. The Revolution (1-3-1, 4 points) fell 2-0 to D.C. United at RFK Stadium, while the Dynamo (2-2-0, 6 points) fell 4-1 to FC Dallas at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Revs notebook: Heaps takes a seat

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- For the first time in his three seasons as Revolution head coach, Jay Heaps won’t be calling the shots from the sidelines on Saturday. Heaps, who was ejected in the 90th minute of last week’s match against D.C. United, will be serving a one-game suspension this week. And, to no one’s surprise, the fiery head coach is not happy about it. "It's not going to be good,” Heaps said. “Taking your medicine is never a good thing, and I think it's one of those situations where it is what it is, and I felt like there was a statement to be made.

Revs can't dig out of hole

It wasn’t the own goal that killed the Revolution’s chances from getting a win against D.C. United on Saturday. Rather, it was the response that came from it. Following the moment of misfortune that saw Jose Goncalves put a Cristian Fernandez cross into the New England net, the Revolution showed initiative, but ultimately became all too predictable in the second half of their 2-0 loss at RFK Stadium. “The own goal hurts, but I think everyone understood it happens in the game,” Heaps told the media after the match.
Boston Herald Apr 6, 2014

Dykstra, United drop Revolution 2-0 for first win

WASHINGTON — Andrew Dykstra earned a shutout in his first MLS start in nearly four years and D.C. United snapped a 15-match winless streak with a 2-0 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday night.Substitute Chris Rolfe scored in second-half stoppage time to ensure the victory after United (1-2-1) went ahead late in the first half on an own goal by New England defender Jose Goncalves.

Revolution done in by own goal in D.C.

The soccer gods giveth, and the soccer gods taketh away. A week after New England enjoyed the benefit of an own goal in San Jose, Revolution center back Jose Goncalves gifted one of his own to D.C. United, who grabbed a 2-0 win at RFK Stadium on Saturday. Goncalves' own goal came in the 43rd minute, when he attempted to clear a Cristian Fernandez cross away from frame. But instead of sending it out of harm's way, the Revolution center back deflected the cross into his own net, much to the delight of the D.

W2W4: Revs at DC United, Sat., 7 ET

A second straight road win will be on the agenda for the New England Revolution (1-2-1, 4 points) on Saturday when they take on D.C. United (0-2-1, 1 point) at RFK Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm. Last week, the Revolution used a 93rd minute goal from Lee Nguyen to secure its first victory of the season, a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes. D.C. enters Saturday’s contest fresh from its first point of the season, which came in a 2-2 draw to the Chicago Fire last weekend.
Boston Herald Apr 4, 2014

Former Revolution Simms still battling

As a nine-year veteran of Major League Soccer, Clyde Simms often found himself in the heat of battle in many important contests. But the foe he is currently up against is his toughest.Simms, who retired from the New England Revolution in February, learned back in high school that he suffered from Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a kidney disease. Other prominent athletes who suffered from the disease include former NBA stars Alonzo Mourning and Sean Elliott.

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