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On Concussion Awareness Night at Gillette Stadium, the New England Revolution (8-12-5) take on Orlando City SC (8-11-7).

This is an opportunity for the Revolution to jump Orlando in the Eastern Conference Standings with the Revs currently sitting at 29 points and Orlando at 31 points.

Saturday’s match marks week 26 action for MLS with the game being broadcasted on CSNNE and on 98.5 the Sports Hub.

New England is looking to bounce back after last weeks disappointing 0-1 loss to DC United on the road. Maybe a return home is a nice change of pace for Jay Heaps and the New England Revolution. New England only played 1 home game in the entire month of August back on August 12th against the Vancouver Whitecaps, a game they won 1-0.

New England’s 2-match road trip was a disappointing one. In addition to their loss to DC, the Revs were handed a 1-2 defeat by New York City FC in Yankee Stadium. With 9 games left in their MLS campaign, this game against Orlando SC will not be an easy one for New England.

“They are very dangerous.” Said Coach Heaps.” You add someone like Dom Dwyer to your team – anytime – you’re going to be a good team. That’s what they are. They’re tough to break down at times as well. It’s going to be a big game for us.”

In part of the Concussion Awareness Night, the New England Revolution partnered with ESPN soccer analyst and former Rev Taylor Twellman. ThinkTaylor, Twellman’s charity is helping with the “Orange Out” at Gillette Stadium during the 20th minute using posters featuring the #TTPledge.

This initiative encourages athletes and their families to be educated and vigilant about brain injuries. This event takes place ahead of Concussion Awareness Week in Massachusetts from Sept. 11-15. Approximately 90,000 Massachusetts student athletes will be taking the pledge.

New England Revolution Lineup:

Cody Cropper

Andrew Farrell

Claude Dielna

Benjamin Angoua

Scott Caldwell

Gershon Koffie

Chris Tierney

Juan Agudelo

Lee Nguyen

Kei Kamara

Teal Bunbury

Substitutes:

Femi Hollinger-Janzen

London Woodberry

Kristian Nemeth

Brad Knighton

Xavier Kouassi

Donald Smith

Daigo Kobayashi

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

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New England Revolution Draw With San Antonio In Mobile Mini Sun Cup Match

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In their second match of the Mobile Mini Sun Cup match the New England Revolution eclipsed their second draw in as many games with a 3-3 draw with San Antonio FC.

Teal Bunbury had the hot foot in this one with a pair of first-half goals alongside an Antonio Delamea header that had the Revs tallying 3 first-half goals. Unfortunately for New England, their three first-half goals were the only ones they scored in the entire match.

“I think we’ve been focusing a lot on fitness and I think when it can pay off like that, I think it’s great” Bunbury said after the match.”, it’s huge, and it motivates us more to be able to pick those times when to press and when not to. When everybody’s bought into wanting to work for each other, and our fitness level is high enough, we’re going to be able to outwork a lot of teams.”

San Antonio entered the second half with a two-goal deficit but was able to quickly recover taking advantage of New Englands six man half-time substitution by scoring two goals in a three-minute span off the foot of Éver Guzmán.

“The second half gave away two sloppy goals, but it’s always nice when some of the players that come in, sort of like a Brandon, he came in and got 90 minutes, Scotty [Caldwell] another 90 minutes, Mark, who hasn’t played against professional teams very much at all, only a few games in his career, it’s nice for them to go two goals behind and then try to hang on and then get back on top. There was a lot of good to take from the first half, some bad and then some good from the second half. I think it was important, the minutes are always important and it’s always essential that we get no injuries.” said Head Coach Brad Friedel.

New England had Brandon Bye, Scott Caldwell, and Brad Knighton all playing the full 90 minutes and the match also saw the debut of Revolution Academy player Kevin Vang who joined the Revs on Friday.

The New England Revolution will play two more preseason games in the Mobile Mini Sun Cup before kicking of their regular season campaign on March 3rd at the Philadelphia Union. The Revs will return to action in Tuscon on Wednesday against Sporting Kansas City and will then close out the tournament on Saturday against an opponent that has yet to be determined.

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 The New England Revolution are on the lookout for the best EA Sports FIFA gamer in the City of Boston. The team is looking for an gamer to represent the club at the official eMLS Cup competition.

Major League Soccer and EA SPORTS debuted a new competitive gaming league for EA SPORTS FIFA 18. A total of 19 MLS clubs will recruit and sign representatives to participate in the inaugural eMLS Cup,

The event is set to take place April 5-8, 2018 during PAX East in Boston. The winner will earn the right to represent MLS in the FIFA eWorld Cup in August. 

 In preparation for the main event, the Revolutions tournament is set to take place on February 23 at the Microsoft Store in the Prudential Center. The top player from that event will represent the Revs in the eMLS cup.

For complete tournament details and to register for the tournament, fans may visit the club website here.

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Revolution Draw With FC Dallas In First Mobile Mini Sun Cup Match

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The New England Revolution opened up the first of four Mobile Mini Sun Cup matches in Tuscon Arizona with a 2-2 draw against FC Dallas on Wednesday.

New England had a strong second half effort with both of their goals coming in the second with Cristian Penilla and Diego Fagundez helping the Revs come back twice against Dallas.

“I don’t think we all want to concede first, but sometimes it happens that way. I think you saw form the team, we all stepped it up. We got a goal back and the game changed a little bit, and we kept attacking on them and we knew the game was going our way. But then the game is just one way and [then] another, but at the end, we got it done.” Fagundez said to the media after the game.

New England’s ability to come back was nice to see, but Head Coach Brad Friedel sees a lot of chances to improve.

“FC Dallas is ahead again in fitness, which is really good for us because we’ve played a lot of teams that have been a little bit ahead. They’ve got a [CONCACAF] Champions League game just around the corner, so that was good that we got to play them. I thought other than the first 10 minutes, which were a little slow for us, I was really happy with a lot of the chances we created. Really happy with the way that we were building out of the back. There was a lot more bravery, if you like, on the ball, and the players are starting to be used to the system.”

The Revolution will play three more preseason games in the Mobile Mini Sun Cup before kicking off the regular season at the Philadelphia Union on March 3. The club will return to action in Tucson on Saturday, Feb. 17 against San Antonio FC and will then play Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday, Feb. 21, before closing out the tournament against an opponent to be determined on Saturday, Feb. 24.

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