Gustavo’s Bou’s first appearance in a New England Revolution uniform could not have gone much better.
Punishing rain and threats of nearby lighting left many wondering if the game would get off at all, but once it did, New England dominated — putting up 17 shots on goal in the first half while limiting the struggling Vancouver Whitecaps to none.
Bou opened his MLS account in the dying seconds of the first half when Carles Gil found him just outside the box — where Bou launched a shot with his right foot that tore past Vancouver keeper Maxime Crépeau.
Vancouver started strong in the second half and nearly evened things up, but Theo Bair’s shot hit the left post in the 51st minute and bounced forward into Matt Turner’s arms.
The Revs put the issue to rest in the 82nd minute when substitute Diego Fagundez headed home a Cristian Penilla cross that found the back of the net and doubled New England’s lead. It was Fagundez’ first goal of the 2019 campaign.
But the Revs weren’t done with offense. Gil and red hot Teal Bunbury each scored in the 86th and 90th minutes, respectively. This week, Ray and Jon welcome back Jason York, Revs MLS beat writer, to break it all down.
New England is now unbeaten in its last nine matches as they head to Cincinnati on Sunday to take on the boys from Queen City, who currently sit on at the bottom. We preview that rematch with Brad Wiegel, of Cincinnati Soccer Talk.
The Revs went up two goals against DC United at Audi Field on Friday, but had to settle for a 2-2 draw after giving up an equalizing goal in the 86th minute.
In the 4th minute, Teal Bunbury picked up his fourth goal in five league matches to remain hot. Carles Gil doubled the Revs lead in the 32nd minute, he now leads the club with five goals on the season.
The Revolution played the final 27 minutes down a man after Wilfried Zahibo was ejected on a second yellow card
The road result extends New England’s unbeaten streak to eight games and leaves the Revs just two points outside the final playoff spot. We break it down with Julian Cardillo, from Pro Soccer USA.
New England plays its first of two games this week on Wednesday, against a struggling Vancouver side, currently sitting at the bottom of the MLS Western Conference table. Ray, Jon and Eric Spence welcome back Mark Dailey, from the Back Line Podcast, and see if the Revs can capitalize the Whitecaps woes.
And, finally, the Huot 8000 rides again! Jon walks us through what the Revs must do to climb above the red line and make it into the playoffs.
Nearly five hours, over two nights and three separate weather delays weren’t enough to slow the Revs’ momentum as they picked up three points at Colorado’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, in a Fourth of July tilt with the Rapids.
In the eighth minute, scorching hot Teal Bunbury found the back of the net to earn his 50th career MLS goal and give New England the early lead. After a shortened halftime, the Revs doubled their advantage in the 52nd minute on a set-piece from Carles Gil, who connected with Juan Fernando Caicedo for his fourth goal of the campaign. Colorado responded and got one back in the 71st minute, but New England withstood the additional late pressure to bag three points and extend their unbeaten streak to seven.
With the secondary transfer window nearly open, rumors continue to swirl that New England is hoping to sign Argentinian attacker Gustavo Bou. We bring in Ceasar Hernandez, of the Xolos Podcast, which covers Bou’s current team, Club Tijuana, to see what supporters can expect from the prolific scorer.
Then Jason York, from MLS Soccer, and Sean Sweeney, of the Boston Sports Journal help break down the marathon Colorado match. Finally, we look ahead to Friday’s match up with DC United with Ted Meyer, of the RFK Refugees Podcasts.
The Revs stretched their unbeaten streak to six after earning a mid-week home result against conference-leading Philadelphia and a stoppage-time-stunner by Teal Bunbury to beat the Houston Dynamo, 2-1, Saturday in Foxborough. New England is now 5-5-8, with 20 points, and remains just three points outside the final last MLS playoff spot.
This week, Ray, Jon and and old friend Matt Puglise welcome back Jonathan Sigal, of MLS Soccer and the New England Soccer Journal, to unpack a busy week for the Revs as they begin the second half of the season. Where does Bruce Arena look to add as the secondary transfer window opens? And what can we expect from the Revs new USL developmental team?
Then we’ll look ahead to a Fourth of July clash with the surging Colorado Rapids, who are unbeaten in their last eight. Mark Goodman, of the Denver Post and the Holding the High Line Podcast, lets us know what we can expect.
The Revs kick off their quest for the US Open Cup as they travel to New Jersey today to take on Red Bull. The one-time Metrostars started slow in 2019, but have amassed a 6-2-1 record since falling to the Revs in April. We’ll preview the match with Mark Fishkin, of the Seeing Red podcast.
Former Revs Interim Head Coach Mike Lapper joins us to discuss his time in New England and what he’ll take away with him as he pursues a permanent head coaching position of his own. In a refreshingly candid interview, Lapper opens up about relationships with players, some of the challenges he faced on the job and where he thinks the Revs go from here.
Cautious optimism has returned to Foxborough.
The Revs ventured out west for Bruce Arena’s sideline debut and came home with three points off the backs of an often frustrated LA Galaxy side. The 2-1 road win extends the Revs’ unbeaten streak to four and puts the Boys in Blue just two points outside the final playoff spot heading into the international break.
Cristian Penilla found the back of the net right before halftime and then Teal Bunbury opened his 2019 account in the 60th minute to give the Revs a 2-0 lead. Both goals were assisted by Carles Gil. In the 83rd minute, Zlatan Ibrahimović got one back for the home side off a remarkable bicycle kick inside the box, but the Revs were able to survive LA’s final attacks to gut out the victory.
This week, Ray, Jon and Alex welcome Frank Dell’Apa, of the Boston Globe, to unpack this critical road win and see how different, if at all, the Revs lineup might look after the break. Then we bring in Julian Cardillo, of Pro Soccer USA, to give an in-depth preview of the US Women’s National Team, who begin their quest for a fourth World Cup in Paris next week. Julian will be part of a team of reporters covering the US Women throughout the group stage.
Another match, another draw, but this one felt different.
The New England Revolution posted a 1-1 result at home against MLS Eastern Conference leaders DC United Saturday in a game in which VAR played a deciding factor.
The Revs went down a man in the 56’ when starting keeper Matt Turner charged out of the box to challenge Wayne Rooney on a long ball. The resulting collision landed Rooney on the deck and Turner with a straight red card, leaving New England down a man with more than 30 minutes to play.
Roughly five minutes later, the Revs responded in a big way when Juan Agudelo found the back of the net with a nifty header off a Cristian Penilla cross into the box. New England held a one goal lead until the 87’ when Brandon Bye was called for a hand ball inside the box — an infraction that initially went uncalled on the field. It was recognized by the video referee and United was awarded the penalty kick that allowed Wayne Rooney to draw even in the 90’ meeting.
This week, Ray, Jon and Alex welcome in Jason York, from MLS Soccer, to break down a toughed-out match for the Revs. Then, we bring in Brittany Pergl, from Pro Soccer USA, to help us preview New England’s weekend visiting to the LA Galaxy.
Conversation with the Rookies
In this bonus episode, Ray and Jon sit down with Revs first-year players Tajon Buchanan, Nicolas Firmino, DeJuan Jones, and Justin Rennicks. This rookie class provides some great insight into their respective journeys to MLS from both the homegrown and superdraft perspectives.
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