Soccer New England Feature Stories
Our feature stories make Soccer New England stand out from other New England soccer news sources. In the Internet age, it isn't too difficult to find game reports or player transactions. But because of our roots as a print publication, we go beyond the news and look deeper into what that news might mean.
Whether it's an interview with a coach or player, an opinion piece, or a debate that takes two sides of an issue, these thoughtful, in-depth pieces have always been among our most popular content.
We'll post these stories in this section. Scroll down for our latest features, and explore our archives for some great pieces from the past.
The idea is to be thought-provoking, so feel free to send us a comment if you either agree or disagree with what is being said.
Our Selection of Feature Stories Past and Present
11/14/11 - Jay Heaps to become new Revs head coach. The Boston Globe is reporting that former Revs defender and current color commentator Jay Heaps is to be named the next Revolution head coach at a press conference on Tuesday.
11/9/11 - Revs restructure, promote Burns and Bilello. When Steve Nicol was not brought back as head coach of the Revolution, it presented the possibility that other changes at the top could be forthcoming.
10/24/11 - Nicol out as Revs head coach. After much speculation, the inevitable has happened. Steve Nicol's tenure as head coach of the New England Revolution is over.
10/22/11 - Sorry, Charlie: Davies' lawsuit ignores his own poor decisions. This is a tough article to write. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Charlie Davies and his bravery in coming back from an accident that almost killed him. But something rubs me the wrong way about the recent $20 million lawsuit filed against the owner of a nightclub and the company that hosted the party that Davies was at the night he was injured.
8/17/11 - Looking for positives for the Revolution, Breakers. If we judged the two division one professional teams in New England, the Revolution and Breakers, solely on the present, the judgement would be harsh. Neither organization is living up to their potential, on the field or off.
/10/11 - A Cloudy Future for Women's Soccer. The US Women's National Team is about to take on Brazil in the 2011 Women's World Cup quarterfinals, but the pomp and circumstance of the tournament are briefly covering up the problems confronting the future of the professional women's game in the US.
7/4/11 - A Look Back at the Revs Dismal Record with Foreign Players. So here I am on the Fourth of July, watching the Revs take on Real Salt Lake and pondering all things patriotic. My train of thought has somehow found its way to the New England Revolution and foreign signings.
6/25/11 - Rabid Support or Offensive and Obscene?
Supporter's groups and soccer go hand in hand. Watch any overseas match on TV and the sounds of chants and songs reverberate throughout the stadiums. Major League Soccer is no exception.
6/6/11 - Readers chime in on the issues. Recently, we've received some responses to a few of our posts. We want to encourage this kind of give-and-take, whether our readers are with us or against us.
6/4/11 - The Irony: US faces Spain as Mass club teams compete for state cups. It is fitting, albeit unfortunate, that the U.S.-Spain international friendly is being held the same weekend as Mass Youth Soccer's club State Cup championship.
4/23/11 - The Twilight Zone Descends on Foxboro. Memo to the New England Revolution: Not so much good news at once!
4/9/11 - Opinion: Revolution undefeated - does anyone care? Unfortunately, the Revolution experiment still hasn't caught on with enough soccer fans in the region.
2/22/11 - Opinion: New Captain Needed to Right Revs Ship. Shalrie Joseph is a leader on the Revs by virtue of his talent. But he's not a captain.
1/12/11 - Liverpool: Out with the old, in with the old? That Liverpool and John Henry chose to sack manager Roy Hodgson is no surprise. However, while replacing him with Kenny Dalglish is a good PR move, it remains to be seen if it will be part of the long-term solution to Liverpool's on field woes.
1/5/11 - Death, Taxes, and Kristine Lilly. The word legend gets tossed around like free candy so much it has almost lost its meaning. But Kristine Lilly is the textbook definition of legend.
1/2/11 - Goodbye 2010 - Hello 2011. Welcome to 2011, New England soccer fans.
12/02/10 - Looking back on a memorable college season. With the NCAA DI men's soccer final four kicking off tonight, now is as good a time as any to take a quick look back on some of the major happenings in college soccer involving teams and players from around the region.
12/2/10 - Can you say rigged? Qatar gets 2022. Qatar? Really? The Freakin' Idiotic Football Association, or FIFA, just awarded the 2022 World Cup to a country that is smaller than the state of Connecticut and has average daily temperatures of between 100 and 115 degrees from May to July.
11/6/10 - Loss to Mexico Exposes Frailties of US Soccer. If the U.S. Women's Soccer team fails to qualify for a World Cup for the first time, the 2-1 loss in the CONCACAF World Cup qualification tournament to Mexico on November 5 won't be the defining moment.
11/3/10 - Taylor Twellman Retires. Taylor Twellman has announced that he is ending his career with the New England Revolution because of ongoing medical issues relating to a concussion he suffered over two years ago.
10/14/10 - Terriers Notch 200th Win. The Boston University women's soccer team defeated Dartmouth 1-0 on Wednesday night to record the 200th victory in the program's history.
10/7/10 - BU Women Tally 3-0 Win over Hartford. Win Extends Shutout Streak to Six Games
10/7/10 - A Warning For John Henry. Boston Red Sox Owner May Live to Regret Investment in Liverpool FC
8/1/10 - Boston Aztec Breakers Reserve Win WPSL Championship. Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) East Conference champion Boston Aztec Breakers Reserves (12-1-1) defeated Pacific Conference champion Ajax America (9-4-1) 2-1 to win the 2010 WPSL National Championship in Richardson, Texas.
5/28/10 - Two Former Revs Have Clash of Egos. Former Revolution midfielder and current United States national team member Clint Dempsey has called out former player and current ESPN commentator John Harkes for Harkes' criticism of Dempsey during last year's Confederations Cup.
5/4/10 - Is the Boston Area Soccer Market Diminishing? Not so long ago, a reasonable case could be made that the Boston area was one of the premier soccer markets in the nation. Now comes the suggestion that it sits somewhere behind Indianapolis, Atlanta and even Nashville in that ranking.
10/18/09 - Mariner Leaves Revs for England.
The New England Revolution's 0-0 draw against the Chicago Fire Saturday night was the final game assistant coach Paul Mariner will be with the team.
10/14/09 - Davies in Serious Conditions After Car Accident.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. men's national soccer team forward Charlie Davies is in serious but stable condition and resting following several hours of surgery at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. to treat injuries suffered in a one-car accident on the George Washington Parkway early Tuesday morning in Northern Virginia.
10/11/09 - A Worthwhile Trip to Beliz.
For some, a "working lunch" is not all that uncommon. But a "working vacation," well, that's something entirely different.
10/7/09 - BC Coach Earns Local Hall Nod.
Boston College head men's soccer coach Ed Kelly will be inducted into the New England Soccer Hall of Fame this November.
9/23/09 - Grand Opening at Fore Kicks II.
After three years of planning and nearly two years since it broke ground, Fore Kicks' newest indoor and outdoor sports complex in Marlborough (Mass.) is celebrating its Grand Opening with a Community Open House on Oct. 3 from 12-5 p.m.
9/23/09 - A New Home for Oakwood Soccer Club.
The Oakwood Soccer Club recently opened an outdoor complex in Portland, Conn. with two artificial turf pitches, including one with lights.
8/22/09 - Connecticut's Preston Hirten Mourned.
A memorial service is being held Saturday for Preston Hirten, a Westport, Conn. native who died Tuesday after collapsing during a University of Mary Washington soccer practice.
8/20/09 - Boston Advances in World Cup Bid.
Boston is one of the 27 American cities that has advanced to the last stage of the bidding process to serve as a host venue for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup, the USA Bid Committee announced Thursday.
8/17/09 - Davies Bags Brace for Sochaux.
Charlie Daviesï¿½ memorable summer of 2009 continued Saturday as the Manchester, N.H. native scored a pair of goals in Sochauxï¿½s 3-2 home loss to Bordeaux.
8/4/09 - Get Setanta Sports Channel for Free.
RCN Corporation is offering new cable TV customers access to Setana Sports for three months for free.
8/4/09 - Conn. Native Fired from KC.
Connecticut native Curt Onalfo was fired yesterday as head coach of the Kansas City Wizards.
7/29/09 - Bedoya a Hit in Sweden.
Former Boston College All-America soccer star Alejandro Bedoya, who plays professionally for Sweden's Orebro SK of the Allsvenskan (the country's first division), scored his first two league goals after entering the match in the 78th minute to help Orebro to a 2-2 draw with BK Hacken on Monday.
7/24/09 - UConn's White Makes MLS Debut.
Former Connecticut standout O'Brian White made his MLS debut for Toronto FC in Wednesday night's scoreless tie against Argentine side River Plate.
7/23/09 - We Got Soccer to Host AC Milan.
When retailer We Got Soccer moved from its Raynham, Mass. site to a new, significantly larger store across the street from Patriot Place in Foxboro, one of its hopes was for increased visibility.
7/23/09 - Looking Ahead to the Milan Derby.
After being announced in March, Sundayï¿½s awaited match between Inter Milan and AC Milan at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. is finally upon us.
7/23/09 - Milan Coaches Come to Mass..
ARLINGTON, Mass. -- Red and black were the colors of choice for nearly 100 youth soccer players from New England recently, as two coaches from the youth academy of AC Milan conducted a week-long clinic in Arlington, Mass. from July 6-10.
7/18/09 - WPSL, NPSL Playoff Preview.
Four teams from New England qualified for the WPSL and NPSL playoffs that begin this weekend.
7/14/09 - Follow Soccer New England on Twitter.
Soccer New England has joined the world of Twitter.
7/10/09 - Mutiny Keeping Hope Alive.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Karen Gurnon knows what it's like when a team that pencils in a playoff trip every year finally has to kiss the postseason berth goodbye.
7/11/09 - It's Offical: Davies to Sign With Sochaux.
What has been rumored in the press for days became official yesterday, as French Ligue 1 side Sochaux will sign U.S. international forward Charlie Davies.
6/20/09 - Scott Makes Herself at Home.
Alex Scott was a teenage striker when she first joined the Arsenal Ladies senior side.
6/17/09 - Tiffany Weimer Making it Big.
From an early age, Tiffany Weimer seemed destined for success on the soccer field.
6/16/09 - A Running Diary: USA-Italy.
The United States was the only side to get a result off Italy in the 2006 World Cup with a hotly contested 1-1 draw, so there can be little question about the Italians' motivation for this game. This is a huge test for the U.S.
5/29/09 - Academy Helps Vermont Player Come Full Circle.
Teddy Vallee always wanted to play for Vermont. Ever since he was little kid watching the games of his hometown college team, Vallee knew he wanted to suit up in yellow and green.
5/26/09 - Local Player Bounces Back.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Out of all the players that participated in the US Development Academy Spring Showcase on Memorial Day Weekend, Glen Martin from Andover, Mass., might claim the most difficult road taken to arrive in Sarasota.
5/19/09 - The Coach's Corner: Putting Things in Perspective .
I was due to write a blog in December, but somehow I never got around to doing so. Procrastination saw my deadline pass and days late turned into weeks late and now months late. But like Iniestaï¿½s equalizing goal for Barcelona in the recent Champions League semi final at Chelsea, it is definitely a case of better late than never.
5/24/09 - A Big Comeback for LePeilbt .
It will be a noteworthy return when Amy LePeilbet puts on the U.S. women's national team shirt Monday night in Toronto as the Americans get ready to take on Canada.
5/11/09 - Replacing Tournaments with a Better Option .
It is evident to many that U.S. youth soccer has an addiction to tournaments.
5/7/09 - Tekk Goals Fit for a Pope .
This week, Soccer New England caught up with Eddie Pope, now settling in comfortably in his new job as Director of Player Relations with the Major League Soccer Players Union.
4/28/09 - Catching Up With Joe Cummings: Part II .
Soccer New England continues its interview with Boston Breakers President and General Manager Joe Cummings.
4/27/09 - Swine Flu Cancels Tournaments .
NEW YORK ï¿½ Due to the growing concerns about the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico, CONCACAF General Secretary Chuck Blazer announced Monday that the remainder of the Under-17 Championship in Tijuana has been cancelled and the second-leg of the CONCACAF Champions League finals has been postponed.
4/27/09 - Catching Up With Joe Cummings .
These are busy days for Joe Cummings. The Upton, Mass. resident is in his second stint as president and general manager of the Boston Breakers, having served in the same dual role during the clubï¿½s WUSA days from 2001-03.
4/16/09 - UMaine Cuts Men's Soccer Program.
The University of Maine has suspended its men's soccer program, effective June 30, as a result of budget cuts being made across the university system.
4/11/09 - A Homecoming for Kia McNeill.
Less than halfway through her senior season at Boston College, Kia McNeill made as big a change as you can make in soccer, moving from striker to central defender.
4/4/09 - Levesque Back on Big Stage.
It may have only been a brief cameo as an injury time substitute, but in the Seattle Soundersï¿½ 2-0 home win over Real Salt Lake last Saturday, Roger Levesque found himself back on a Major League Soccer pitch.
4/2/09 - Gillette to Host USA in Gold Cup.
NEW YORK ï¿½ Gillette Stadium will play host to two-time defending champion Team USA and the rest of Group B in the 2009 Gold Cup, CONCACAF announced on Thursday.
4/2/09 - Report Card: US and Trinidad & Tobago.
Thanks to a smooth, free-flowing attack and an equally poor display of defending from its opponent, the United States men's national team dispatched Trinidad and Tobago, 3-0, Wednesday night in Nashville, Tenn.
4/1/09 - Scituate Youth Coach Resigns.
A Scituate girls' soccer coach resigned this week after the parents of his 6- and 7-year-old players protested an email in which he dubbed his team "Green Death" and encouraged the heckling of referees.
3/31/09 - Mass 'Survivor' Winner Helping Kids.
The winner of ï¿½Survivor: Africaï¿½ and Lexington, Mass. native Ethan Zohn recently helped put on an AIDS benefit soccer tournament at New Yorkï¿½s Alfred University.
3/24/09 - Catching Up With Perek Belleh Part II.
Soccer New England continues its interview with former University of Rhode Island men's soccer standout Perek Belleh.
3/23/09 - Milan Coming to Foxboro.
Italian football's most storied rivals are coming to New England.
3/23/09 - Catching Up With Perek Belleh.
When Perek Belleh's soccer career at the University of Rhode Island was over, it seemed a pretty good bet he had a future in the professional ranks.
3/20/09 - The View from Vermont.
Here in Vermont, we youth soccer mentors have ourselves an issue. I'm talking about specialization. It's a dirty little word. It's not spoken out loud too much. In its place we often use a euphemism: commitment.
3/13/09 - Real Madrid, BU, MIT Join Forces.
Friday, BU, MIT and Real Madrid joined forces in a collaboration agreement to research several aspects of sports, including physical preparation, physiological factors, diet and nutrition.
3/6/09 - Parkhurst Makes First Start Overseas.
Former Revolution defender Michael Parkhurst made his first start for FC Nordsjaelland last Sunday in Denmark's SAS Ligaen.
2/27/09 - MLS Needs Reality Check.
The news stared at me from my mailbox Wednesday afternoon.
2/14/09 - The State of Soccer in Vermont.
Though the least populated state in New England (at just over 600,000), Vermontï¿½s soccer scene is anything but ï¿½green.ï¿½
2/11/09 - US-Mexico: A Running Diary.
With some free time Wednesday night, I decided to take in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifier between the United States and Mexico in Columbus, and jot down some thoughts as I went along.
2/8/09 - Coaching Your First Futsal Tournament.
For many soccer coaches, both veterans and novices, coaching a futsal tournament is a new concept. Although the sport shares the same DNA as soccer, coaches should be aware of the unique benefits that the sport provides and the unique approach to coaching it allows.
1/15/09 - DiCicco on the Breakers.
Heading into Friday's WPS Draft, in which they hold the first overall selection, the Boston Breakers' roster has already taken shape.
12/11/08 - Bedoya Signs With Swedish Club.
Boston College forward Alejandro Bedoya has signed a three-year contract with Swedish club Orebro SK.
12/10/08 - Sacred Heart Coach Inducted to Conn. HOF.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Sacred Heart men's soccer coach Joe Barroso has been selected for induction into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame. The ceremonies will be held Jan. 31 at the Farmington Marriott in Farmington, Conn.
12/1/08 - Setanta Launch Party Set for Boston.
Setanta Sports kicks off its North American launch on Comcast with a party at Game On on Bostonï¿½s Lansdowne Street.
11/29/08 - Former Premiership Star Embraces New Role.
In May, 2004 Chris Bart-Williams and Darren Bent played for Ipswich Town against West Ham United in the English Premier League playoffs. Today, things couldnï¿½t be more different for the two.
11/25/08 - Roller Coaster Season Leaves Questions.
Following another heartbreaking loss in MLS Cup 2007, the Revs entered the 2008 season having lost a few key contributors and replacing them with promising, but unproven foreign talent.
11/19/08 - Part III: Coach Downie's Story.
It seems only proper to complete this section on Southwick by giving a coach from the area a chance to add his voice to this discussion.
11/12/08 - How Soccer Explains New England: Southwick Style Part II.
While most Americans anxiously waited for the network's talking heads to use holographic images to tell us who won the election, we all know what New Englanders were anxiously awaiting. And here it is, part two of my diatribe on soccer in Southwick.
11/3/08 - How Soccer Explains new England: Southwick Style.
I know itï¿½s been more than two weeks since my last post, but like my students say -- ï¿½Iï¿½ve got a great excuse.ï¿½
10/15/08 - Futsal Coming to Forekicks II.
Soccer players looking for the feel of regular soccer in the cold months of winter need look no further than the new Forekicks facility in Marlboro, Massachusetts.
10/9/08 - How Soccer Explains New England.
Okay, so before I introduce myself or the purpose for this blog, let me say YES, for those wondering, the title and impetus for this blog blatantly rip-off Franklin Foer and his novel, ï¿½How Soccer Explains the World.ï¿½ But Iï¿½m sure youï¿½ll agree that itï¿½s more original and much more sincere than my first choiceï¿½A Heartbreaking Work of Forbiddingly Intense Geniusï¿½a New England Soccer Coachï¿½s Story.
9/26/08 - The Coach's Corner: One Hectic Summer.
I put a red line through the box on my calendar for May 5. It represented the end of the 2007-08 Quinnipiac University academic year.
9/13/08 - Ireland Women Call Up Moylan.
New Haven senior Selina Moylan was called up by the Republic of Ireland National team to play against the United States of America in Giants Stadium Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
9/8/08 - Running-Time Diary: Cuba-USA.
Well, I had nothing better to do Saturday night, so I figured I'd sit down with the ol' laptop and jot down some thoughts on the World Cup qualifier between the United States and Cuba in Havana.
9/3/08 - Beckham Crowd for the Birds.
During the pregame introductions for Saturdayï¿½s match between the New England Revolution and California Beckhamball All-Stars (CBAS), the visiting Golden Boy himself received the loudest ovation.
8/19/08 - MLS Must Retain Young Talent.
I opened my email Monday morning to be greeted with the news that Maurice Edu is reportedly heading to Glasgow Rangers on a $5 million transfer. And so it continues.
8/12/08 - Ready for the Beckham Game?.
I got my tickets to the Beckham Game today.
8/7/08 - Noonan Coming Back With Crew.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Pat Noonan is returning to MLS -- just not with the Revolution.
8/5/08 - Revs Could Use Twellman.
Watching the second half of the New England Revolution's 1-0 win over Atlante in Wednesday's SuperLiga semifinal, I kept having the same thought over and over again in my mind: This team could really use the return of Taylor Twellman.
7/30/08 - Former Rev Earns EPL Look.
Former Revolution defender Tony Lochhead may soon find himself testing his mettle against some of the best players in the world.
7/26/08 - Nicol Shines in All-Star Game.
For almost the first half-hour, Thursday night's MLS All-Star game was about what you would expect from a team with one practice together against a side still in preseason training.
7/18/08 - Memories of Barcelona.
It has been nearly five years since the seminal moment in my growth as a soccer fan ï¿½ and, perhaps, the sportï¿½s popularity in this region ï¿½ took place.
7/18/08 - OPINION: SuperLiga Could Use Promotion.
Going into the Revolution's SuperLiga match against Santos Laguna Sunday night, it would be fair to say I was against the whole concept.
7/1/08 - Noonan's Return to MLS Blocked.
Former Revolution striker Pat Noonan ï¿½ who left on a free transfer to Aalesunds FK (Norway) this offseason ï¿½ was primed for a return to Major League Soccer, this time with the Columbus Crew, only to have his return transfer blocked by MLS, according to Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch.
6/24/08 - Quincy's Murphy Let Go By Clavijo.
Quincy native John Murphy was removed of his duties as one of coach Fernando Clavijoï¿½s assistants with the Colorado Rapids last week.
6/23/08 - Frustrated Twellman On Mend.
Revolution striker Taylor Twellman believes that America's day of independence may mark his return from an ankle injury that has kept him out of action since May 11.
6/16/08 - Coaching: Uniform Tips.
Here's a familiar scenario for a soccer coach or team manager: You order 20-25 uniforms for your club, town or high school team. A few years go by and now you need five more shirts, but the other ones are still in good condition. You have some budget limits, so you'd really like to just order the number of shirts you need.
6/4/08 - Lepore Plugging Away for Academy.
CHICAGO ï¿½ With the US Development Academy in full swing with matches kicking off in various states across the nation on any given weekend, Director of Scouting Dave Sarachan, and full-time Academy scouts Tony Lepore and Raul Diaz Arce travel the nation and assign scouts to identify, assign and evaluate players on a weekly basis.
5/28/08 - OPINION: Unfortunately, Diving Part of the Game.
Controversy erupted last week at BMO Field in Toronto when the Columbus Crewï¿½s Argentinean playmaker Guillermo Barros Schelotto was accused of play-acting by Toronto coah John Carver.
5/1/08 - Martino Rides Off into the Sunset.
Kyle Martino has officially retired from the game after no MLS team picked him up following his March 3 release from the Los Angeles Galaxy.
4/29/08 - The Coach's Corner: The "Other" Part of the Job.
I am fortunate enough to have and have had a full time coaching career which has encompassed college, youth, professional and national staff levels. I genuinely love what I do and when I am on the field coaching or watching and preparing for games I donï¿½t believe what I do is work. It is fun and it is enjoyable.
4/26/08 - Not Losing Reis is Revs' Gain.
There is more American talent in the English Premier League than at any point in the past. Fulham has become America East with five Americans on the roster: Brian McBride, Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson, Carlos Bocanegra and Kasey Keller.
4/14/08 - OPINION: Designated Referees Anyone? .
ESPNï¿½s Thursday Night Primetime kicked off its Major League Soccer coverage this season with a mouth-watering tie: The Chicago Fire and star player Blanco, at home in soccer-specific Toyota Park, against their nemesis, the New England Revolution.
4/1/08 - Zenga Named Italian Coach .
Former Revolution player/coach Walter Zenga has been appointed coach of Catania the Italian Serie A league.
3/27/08 - Goodbyes Said, Revs Look for New Faces .
In previous years during the Revolutionï¿½s recent string of Eastern Conference titles, the team was able to bring back the majority of its core players year after year, a difficult and nearly unprecedented feat in todayï¿½s age of sports parity.
3/26/08 - Meet the New Pre-season, Not the Same as the Old .
Mention the words ï¿½pre-seasonï¿½ to any player and the facial expression that results is likely to be less than enthusiastic. To the majority, the weeks that precede the opening game of the new campaign are nothing more than a necessary evil to be tolerated in order to best prepare for what lies ahead.
3/25/08 - Twellman Disappointed, Not Bitter.
Less than four months after the Revolution declined a $2.5 million transfer bid for his services, depriving him of a chance to play against superior competition and earn a far greater salary, Taylor Twellman isn?t bitter.
3/10/08 - Dorman Continues to Deliver.
Andy Dorman's move from the Revolution to Scottish Premier League strugglers St. Mirren keeps looking better and better, as the English-born midfielder continues to pour in the goals for his new side.
3/8/08 - Nothern Mass. Clubs Announce Merger.
In a long-anticipated move, two Northern Massachusetts clubs -- Aztec Soccer and New England Soccer School -- officially merged operations this week, announcing the formation of one super-club, New England Aztec, complete with a new logo and an affiliation with England?s Everton FC and its youth academy training system.
3/6/08 - Former Providence Keeper Signs With Irish Club.
DUBLIN, IRELAND ï¿½ Former Providence College goalkeeper and Jersey Shore Boca standout Chris Konopka will continue his professional soccer career in Europe this season after the former Kansas City keeper inked a one-year deal with Irish soccer club Bohemians FC.
2/25/08 - Clavijo On Hot Seat in Colorado.
Former Revolution coach Fernando Clavijo is on the hot seat in Colorado.
2/23/08 - Dorman Settling In Overseas.
PAISLEY, SCOTLAND -- Former Revolution midfielder Andy Dorman is getting along well with new club St. Mirren in the Scottish Premier League, and is quickly becoming a fan favorite at Love Street.
2/20/08 - Development Academy Excites Former New Hampshire DOC.
As an assistant coach on the United States U-15 national team, Tony Lepore was well aware of the preliminarily stages of the US Development Academy, US Soccerï¿½s youth initiative designed to focus select American clubs on a training-based and less game centered model of play.
2/11/08 - Former UConn Star Signs With Norwegian Club.
UConn product and FC Dallas defender Chris Gbandiï¿½s transfer to Norwegian club FK Haugesund has been finalized.
2/5/08 - New Chapter For Kerr.
After nine years coaching at Harvard, where he developed the menï¿½s program into a perennial contender while making his mark on the areaï¿½s youth scene with his self-entitled soccer camps and his work with F.C. Greater Boston, there was only one way John Kerr was leaving the comforts of Cambridge: if his alma mater came calling.
1/30/08 - The Coach's Corner: After The Season.
The last time I wrote in early October, things were going well for Quinnipiac women's soccer.
1/28/08 - Two Locals On Soccer HOF's Builders Ballot.
ONEONTA, NY ï¿½ Revolution owner Robert Kraft and local soccer camp maven Joe Machnik were among the 16 individuals on the 2008 Builders Ballot for the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
1/28/08 - CONCACAF Launches Champions League.
NEW YORK -- CONCACAF officially launched its new continental club championship, the Champions League, which replaces the Champions' Cup and will begin this August with four teams from the United States to be among the 24 clubs.
1/20/08 - Two MASS Reps Reinstated.
The week leading up the annual MLS SuperDJohn Utter and Jeremy Mordkoff were reinstated as members in good standing of the Massachusetts State Soccer Association (MASS) at a special meeting held Jan 14.
1/17/08 - OPINION: All's Quiet on the Revolution's Front.
The week leading up the annual MLS SuperDraft is always an interesting one. The Combine offers teams a chance to scout available talent and is often the catalyst for trades, as teams opt to swap picks for players and vice-versa.
1/14/08 - Other Shoe Yet To Drop In Twellman Saga.
Taylor Twellman nearly went to Preston North End, which currently is trying to claw its way out of the English Championship relegation zone.
1/7/08 - Former Crusader Signs With English Club.
Former Cape Cod Crusader Andrew Wright has reached a one-year agreement with Scunthorpe United of England's Football League Championship, the second-highest division in the English soccer system after the Premier League.
1/5/08 - Second Four Inductees to Conn. Hall of Fame.
Here are the second batch of four inductees.
1/4/08 - First Four Inductees to Conn. Hall of Fame.
FARMINGTON, Conn. ï¿½ Eight people will be inducted into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame this year, the 10th anniversary of the local hall of enshrinement.
1/3/08 - Dorman Signing Speaks Volumes of MLS.
The news is that St. Mirren FC of the Scottish Premier League has signed the Revolution's Andy Dorman to a one-year contract worth between $300-400K with an additional option year, though it's unclear whose option it is.
12/19/07 - OPINION - Perspective on the England Situation.
It was a good start. Fabio Capello strode into the (three) lion's den with an air of confidence that comes from having amassed a resume which boasts multiple league championships and European trophies.
12/11/07 - OPINION - Offseason Should Begin With Defense.
It's early in the MLS offseason, and what have we got to talk about? Nothing. Squat. Nada. Or as the French say, Jacque Merde.
11/5/07 - OPINION - Future is Now for US Soccer.
These are interesting times in the world of American soccer. Aside from a wide open MLS playoff race, various moves have been made recently to later the infrastructure of the game in this country at all levels.
11/6/07 - OPINION - Thursday Night Lights.
That was what I call a tattoo game, the Revolution's 1-0 defeat of New York in the driving rain at Foxboro.
10/22/07 - Pressing Issues Facing Revolution.
As the Revolution prepare for Saturday's tilt with New York, here are five important issues the Revs face heading into the playoffs:
10/20/07 - Andrew Hush - Boyz 2 Men.
Just three months since they were big boys at the Under-20 World Cup, the trio of Michael Bradley, Danny Szetela and Freddy Adu are set to lead an emergence of a new generation of the main men that will form the backbone of the senior national team of the future.
10/16/07 - New Season Starts for Revs.
Forget about the thunderous shot Guillermo Barros Schelotto put past Matt Reis to beat the Revolution in their final home game of the season Saturday night.
10/8/07 - OPINION - More Jekyll and Hyde From Revs.
The Jekyll and Hyde routine continues with your 2007 New England Revolution.
10/2/07 - The Girls of Fall
Eight years after their finest hour, the US Women's National Team have lost their glow as a marketing force, and lost their way as a soccer team.
9/26/07 - OPINION The Tale of Two Teams
Emlyn Lewis saw both sides of the Revolution in their 2-2 tie with the Red Bulls Saturday.
9/23/07 - Sitting Down with DiCicco
Soccer New England recently caught up with Tony DiCicco, who was named head coach of the new Boston Breakers last Friday.
9/26/07 - OPINION Ryan Outdoes Himself
Andrew Hush Weighs in On UN Women's National team coach Greg Ryan's decision to drop Hope Solo for teh US-Brazill World Cup semifinal.
9/26/07 - Land of the Free
Michael Jones wonders why, in a nation that values specialization in its sporting heroes, we can't produce a set-piece specialist who can break open games with one kick.
9/1/07 - Andrew Hush Assesses the Revs' postseason competition
Consecutive wins over a pair of their Eastern Conference rivals have the Revolution sitting pretty at the top of the MLS standings and only a catastrophic decline in form will prevent Steve Nicol from taking his side into the postseason for the sixth straight year.
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