Inside MLS 2015 Season Preview: New England Revolution

ESSENTIAL FACTS Last year in a sentence: Jermaine Jones' arrival during the summer amplified a revival already underway and inspired the Revs to yet another devastating MLS Cup defeat. Offseason in a sentence: Several years of building the core of the side led to a quiet winter, but the departure of A.J. Soares and the return of Juan Agudelo provided at least a couple of talking...
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Juan Agudelo Excited To Write Second Chapter With Revolution

Juan Agudelo is raring to go in his second stint with the New England Revolution. Agudelo signed with Revolution on Friday and joined the team for preseason training this week. The 22-year-old striker re-joined the Revolution following a 14-month absence in which he signed with Premier League club Stoke City but failed to secure the U.K. work permit, which...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Juan Agudelo’s MLS return is the latest cautionary tale about Americans playing overseas

Juan Agudelo is back in Major League Soccer, and there are lessons to be learned (or re-learned) from what we’ll call “a close shave.” We are talking, after all, about a guy who flirted briefly with a career death tumble into the Freddy Adu zone. Even if you aren’t 100 percent sure what the “Freddy Adu zone” is, you can probably guess that it’s not a good place to...
Via World Soccer Talk
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Revs officially sign Agudelo after extended layoff

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Juan Agudelo has returned to the New England Revolution after a one-year absence. The Revolution said Friday the 22-year-old American forward had re-signed with Major League Soccer. New England acquired Agudelo from Chivas USA in May 2013, and he scored seven goals in 14 regular-season games. "Juan is a player that we always knew that we would be interested in...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Juan Agudelo returns to MLS, signs with New England Revolution

Juan Agudelo returns to MLS. MLS’ prodigal son is coming back home. Goal.com’s Ives Galarcep was first to break the news that Juan Agudelo has inked a four-year contract with his former team New England Revolution. The forward later confirmed the move on Twitter. Agudelo, 22, left the Boston club after the 2013 season to pursue his European dream by joining English Premier League...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Agudelo confirms return with MLS side New England Revolution

Juan Agudelo has confirmed he will return to Major League Soccer to join the New England Revolution in 2015. The former United States men's national team striker announced his decision on Thursday, essentially ending his journey to find a new home after failing to sign with a European club last year. "I am extremely happy to officially sign minutes ago and be back with the best teammates...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Juan Agudelo could be heading to 2.Bundesliga side, TSV 1860 München

Report: Juan Agudelo could be heading to 2.Bundesliga side, TSV 1860 München - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Free agent American strikers Juan Agudelo could be heading to 2.Bundesliga side, TSV 1860 München, if rumors are true. Photo provided by SoccerByIves.net. The 21-year-old U.S. international has captured the attention of 1860 München, a German club that are looking...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Stoke City 2014/15 Season Preview: In Bojan We Trust

Saturday ‘s match against Aston Villa marks the start of Stoke City’s 2014/15 Premier League season. Pre-season matches have been more about fitness than flash, with results being draws or close defeats, and a solitary victory against Real Betis at the Britannia Stadium. Squad changes have been swift and significant this pre-season, which is something of a shock to hardened Stoke...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

English Premier League Preview – Stoke City F. C.

We at 32 Flags are previewing every team in the English Premier League, two teams a day until the beginning of the season. Get ready as we preview your favorite team or maybe we can help you pick a team to root for if you are undecided so far. Today, we’re covering Stoke City. Stoke City F.C. Founded - 1863 Last Year Position - 9th place Transfers In (As of 8/12) - Phil Bardsley...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

English Premier League Preview – Stoke City F. C.

We at 32 Flags are previewing every team in the English Premier League, two teams a day until the beginning of the season. Get ready as we preview your favorite team or maybe we can help you pick a team to root for if you are undecided so far. Today, we’re covering Stoke City. Stoke City F.C. Founded - 1863 Last Year Position - 9th place Transfers In (As of 8/12) - Phil Bardsley...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

US international DeAndre Yedlin close to Tottenham move

US international DeAndre Yedlin close to Tottenham move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com U.S. international DeAndre Yedlin is moving to Europe, and Tottenham is the place where all roads are heading too. Photo provided by Stoppage Time Soccer. The 21-year-old World Cup veteran could be heading to White Heart Lane in London, Eng.  U.S. international right back DeAndre Yedlin...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Coach Greg Berhalter says big U.S. international wants to come play for the Crew

Columbus Coach Greg Berhalter says big U.S. international wants to come play for the Crew - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Columbus Crew Coach Greg Berhalter claims to have a “big USMNT player” coming to the Crew. Photo provided by The Columbus Dispatch. Berhalter starts a new rumor, of an unknown USMNT player contacting him with the interest to play for Columbus.  Grerg...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Europeanizing MLS: The Rise of Youth Academies

For soccer purists in the United States, the MLS has always been a bit of a sore spot. There were a variety of gimmicky r​ules in the early days which, thankfully, have since been rescinded. And while the MLS continues to grow in popularity and not only attract but keep t​op talent, it still fails to impress on a global l​evel. While a multitude of reasons exist...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Time to put an end to the debacle that is Chivas USA

Due to its growing reputation and respectable aspirations, it’s time for Major League Soccer to distant itself from the disease that is Chivas USA. Disaster, atrocious and crippling, are a couple of words that describes the Los Angeles based franchise accurately. The Los Angeles Galaxy underwhelming neighbors has done nothing but hurt the league’s growing reputation. Formerly...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The MLS, The USA, The Future.

For as long as I can remember, and probably in the history of the MLS or US Soccer in general, the MLS and the US National Team has been seen as “cute” or perhaps even a joke at times. The MLS has been labeled as a retirement league and the US Mens National Team has never been seen as a true competitor at the international level. Yet in this World Cup year, the times are changing...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution, Live at 4pm ET on NBCSN: Open Thread

Chicago Fire (0-1-5) vs New England Revolution (2-3-1) Toyota Park April 19, 2013 4 p.m (NBCSN)  Probable Lineup: The Chicago Fire come into this game still looking for their first “W” of the season. The Fire reached a draw for a fifth consecutive match, playing to a 1-1 result with the Montréal Impact last Saturday. The Fire sit in eighth place in the Eastern Conference with...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Juan Agudelo And Terrence Boyd Be Better Striker Options For USMNT?

Given the modern fascination with statistics and infographics, last week saw a particularly interesting nugget of information come to the fore. Blessed with 5 goals in 12 World Cup appearances, Landon Donovan has scored more World Cup goals than Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic combined (the quartet holding 3 in 31 games). As well as temporarily...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Revolution 2014 Season Preview

The New England Revolution have found stability as they return 20 players from last year’s squad that finished third in the Eastern Conference. Among the returnees are MLS Defender of the Year Jose Goncalves, club MVP Diego Fagundez and Rookie of the Year nominee Andrew Farrell. The team supplemented their young core by trading for Brad Knighton, Teal Bunbury and Daigo Kobayashi...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

USA vs Ukraine Preview

The United States Mens National Team will travel to Cyprus from Germany to play Ukraine tomorrow. After much speculation the game will go on, after multiple reports that it had been cancelled. With the protests, and strained diplomatic relations with Russia the US Soccer Federation requested the match be moved to a safer location in Cyprus. (Cyprus is a small island off the coast...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Thoughts from Revs v. Rapids

On Saturday, Mar. 1, the New England Revolution concluded their preseason schedule with a 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids. The result came after the Revs conceded the lead on two separate occasions. Teal Bunbury got his second preseason goal in the 5th minute before Edson Buddle equalized in the 25th. Later, Patrick Mullins’ 57th minute strike was neutralized by Vincente Sanchez’s...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Thoughts from Revs v. RSL

The New England Revolution continued their perfect season on Wednesday, Mar. 19 when they played Real Salt Lake to a 0-0 draw. Both teams were liberal with substitutes as they opened their Desert Diamond Cup campaign. Although the match wasn’t streamed, the lineups and online commentary provided a lot of talking points. Below are five thoughts from the game. 1. The acquisition...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Revs are "Looking for Attackers" ahead of 2014 Season

The New England Revolution has had a quiet offseason so far. Although they have re-signed several players, the only new names on the roster are Paolo DelPiccolo, Brad Knighton, Steve Neumann and Patrick Mullins. The silence at Gillette Stadium shouldn’t be viewed as a sign of complacency, but as proof that a talented core is now in place. “In Jay [Heaps]’s first...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Positional Battles for the Revs ahead of Preseason

The New England Revolution will open preseason camp on Saturday, January 25 with a roster that currently consists of 24 signed players, 20 of which are holdovers from 2013. The returnees combined to produce 75.5% of the goals last year, 91.1% of the assists and 83.9% of the minutes played. The impressive roster consistency doesn’t mean that there won’t be drama as there are plenty...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Agudelo finally joins Stoke City

Stoke have announced the signing of United States international Juan Agudelo and loaned him immediately to FC Utrecht having failed to get a work permit for the striker. The Potters completed a free transfer for the 21-year-old despite being denied a work permit in November and have decided to send him to the Eredivisie while they prepare a second application. Agudelo, who left...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Neumann and Mullins are the “Right Fit” for the Revs

The New England Revolution bolstered their offense at Thursday’s MLS SuperDraft by taking two of the most dangerous attackers in the college game, Steve Neumann of Georgetown and Patrick Mullins of Maryland. Both players could make an immediate impact with the Revs since Juan Agudelo, a lynchpin in last year’s attack, has officially moved to Europe. Neumann, 22, was...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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