Podcasts

For supporters, by supporters of The New England Revolution.

BONUS EPISODE: Boumentum

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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.

Eisode 77: The One that Got Away

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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.

Episode 76: 'That was a blank show'

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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.

Episode 75: Dynamic Drama

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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.

Episode 74: Lapper Moves On

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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.