12:29 AM EDT, Thu October 23, 2014

Nguyen focused on Revs, not USMNT snub

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- As deserving as he was for a national team call-up, Lee Nguyen said Wednesday that he wasn't surprised he didn't hear from U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann ahead of last week's friendly versus Honduras. Despite leading all pure midfielders in MLS with 17 goals and scoring a league-best eight game-winning goals, Nguyen said that with his team looking to lock up second place, he wasn't expecting to get the call for Klinsmann. "I knew it was a long shot," Nguyen said.

Revolution secure No. 2 seed in East

The New England Revolution have locked up the second seed in the Eastern Conference thanks to losses from Sporting Kansas City and the New York Red Bulls over the weekend. What it means: Home-field advantage for the conference semifinals, as well as the Revolution's best finish since 2007. The first leg of the two-leg series is set for the weekend of Nov. 1-2, with the second leg to follow at Gillette Stadium during the weekend of Nov. 8-9. Dates and times have not been announced.

Revs' extra push pays off against Dynamo

If anyone thought that a draw would’ve been just as good as a win for the playoff-bound Revolution in Houston on Thursday, they were mistaken. It wasn’t so much a matter of avoiding complacency. Rather, it was about something much more tangible: a top-3 finish in the standings, which allows a team to avoid a mid-week wild-card matchup. To that end, the Revolution came out of the locker room for the second half intent to not only climb out of a deficit created by a 37th-minute Giles Barnes strike, but to overtake their orange-clad opponent.

Nguyen again sparks Revs to victory

If there’s a mantra the Revolution have lived by this year, it’s this: When in doubt, leave it to Lee Nguyen. The team’s leading scorer tallied twice to send the New England Revolution (16-13-4, 52 points) to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo (11-16-6, 39 points) on Thursday at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston. After Giles Barnes opened the scoring in the 37th minute, Nguyen tied it in the 65th minute on a curling shot that found the upper corner of the net.

W2W4: Revolution at Dynamo, 8 ET

Less than a week after clinching a playoff berth, the Revolution (15-13-4, 49 points) will be looking to strengthen their hold on second place in Thursday’s clash against the Houston Dynamo (11-15-6, 39 points) at BBVA Compass Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET. The Revolution head into Houston coming off a 2-2 draw with the Impact in Montreal, where they were forced to dig themselves out of not one, but two deficits to the last-place squad.
Boston Herald Oct 14, 2014

Revolution on upswing

Lee Nguyen offered an appropriate conclusion to the Revolution’s playoff chase with his equalizer in a 2-2 draw at Montreal on Saturday.Nguyen’s looping effort curled off a lunging defender, dipped at the perfect time in its arc and nestled behind stranded Impact keeper Evan Bush. The shot did not take the most direct route to goal, but the end result secured a point and a postseason berth with two matches remaining in the regular season.“It’s been a few seasons’ worth of ups and downs in one,” Revolution coach Jay Heaps said yesterday.

Nguyen fitting hero in Revs' clincher

Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen had every reason to smile following Saturday’s 2-2 draw against the Impact. Not only did his squad clinch a postseason berth with the result, but it was Nguyen’s 69th-minute cheeky chip shot strike over the reach of goalkeeper Evan Bush that leveled the terms for good and allowed the Revolution to walk off the Stade Saputo pitch with smiles on their faces. “Of course, I meant to chip him,” Nguyen told reporters with a laugh after the match.
Boston Herald Oct 12, 2014
Revolution clinch playoff spot with tie

Revolution clinch playoff spot with tie

MONTREAL — Lee Nguyen scored in the 69th minute to give the New England Revolution the point they needed to clinch an Eastern Conference playoff spot in a 2-2 tie with the Montreal Impact on Saturday.Kelyn Rowe also scored for New England, 7-1-1 in its last nine matches and 15-13-4 overall. Marco Di Vaio scored twice for Montreal (6-18-8).Nguyen tied it on a chip shot from the edge of the area that appeared to go off defender Calum Mallaces foot and drop behind goalkeeper Evan Bush. Nguyen has 15 goals this season.

Nguyen, Revs salvage draw in Montreal

The New England Revolution booked their ticket to the postseason thanks to Lee Nguyen's spectacular chip shot in the 69th minute, which allowed his squad to secure a 2-2 draw versus the Montreal Impact on Saturday at Stade Saputo. With his team down following a 40th-minute Marco Di Vaio goal, Nguyen took a short pass from Scott Caldwell and, with a defender closing on him near the edge of the box, lofted the ball over the reach of Evan Bush to level the match with just over 30 minutes left.

W2W4: Revolution vs. Impact

A ticket to the postseason will be on the line for the New England Revolution (15-13-3, 48 points) when they face the Montreal Impact (6-18-7, 25 points) on Saturday at Stade Saputo. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. The Revolution, who have won seven of their last eight, currently sit in second place in the Eastern Conference following a 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew last weekend. For the second straight week, Jermaine Jones grabbed the game-winner, while goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth made six saves to seal the win.

Revs prepping for unpredictable Impact

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Montreal Impact were eliminated from the postseason conversation weeks ago, but to Revolution coach Jay Heaps, game-planning for Saturday's foe presents a unique challenge. While the Revolution have already faced the Impact twice already this year -- including a 2-1 win just last month -- Heaps knows that planning against a squad that routinely changes its lineup week to week will be a test for him and his staff. "That's probably the most difficult part," Heaps said.

Shuttleworth stood his ground vs. Crew

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Matches such as Saturday’s rain-soaked affair between the Revolution and Crew aren’t often the kind that allows a goalkeeper to shine. But that didn’t stop Bobby Shuttleworth from posting one of his finest efforts of the season. With torrential downpours and a potent Crew attack both conspiring against him, the Revolution goalkeeper made six saves, including a crucial stop in the 18th minute, and kept the defense organized throughout to help his squad claim a crucial 2-1 victory.

Heaps likes what he sees from Jones

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It wasn’t a pretty game by any stretch of the imagination. And the slick surface and torrential downpours didn’t help matters, either. With Saturday’s crucial late-season conference clash tied at one apiece, Jay Heaps knew it was going to take a special play to unlock it. The kind of play that his club would need in order to take three points from a conference nemesis for the first time this season. Fortunately for Heaps and his Revolution squad, one such play arrived in the 67th minute when Jermaine Jones headed through a Kelyn Rowe free kick to secure a crucial...

Jones nets another game-winner for Revs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Jermaine Jones scored the game-winning goal for the second straight week to send the New England Revolution (15-13-3, 48 points) to a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Crew (11-10-9, 43 points) on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. Jones tallied his second goal of the season in the 67th minute, allowing the Revolution to reclaim the lead after Ethan Finlay and Lee Nguyen traded goals in the 25th and 20th minutes, respectively. Bobby Shuttleworth made six saves to thwart an enterprising Crew squad that came close to finding the back of the net during the second half.

W2W4: Revs host Columbus Crew

Eight days after completing an impressive season sweep of Sporting K.C., the New England Revolution (14-13-3, 45 points) hope that the Columbus Crew (11-9-10, 43 points) won’t break out the brooms for Saturday’s series finale, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. Saturday’s contest comes exactly two weeks after the Crew claimed their second straight win over the Revolution, a 1-0 victory spearheaded by Federico Higuain.

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