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Jul
19

Fagundez joins first team for road swing

It was time to bust out the big suitcases today as the Revs embarked upon their only multi-game road trip of the season with stops in Washington, D.C., and Denver, Colo., on the docket. The team caught an early afternoon flight out of Boston and arrived at the team hotel in the Nation’s Capital – our first destination ahead of Wednesday night’s game against D.C. United – around 2:30 p.m. following a short flight down the east coast.

In terms of the travel party, Benny Feilhaber is not on the trip to D.C. as he’ll be suspended for tomorrow night’s game after picking up a pair of yellow cards in Sunday night’s loss to Philadelphia. Feilhaber is expected to join up with his teammates in Colorado on Thursday ahead of Saturday night’s meeting with the Rapids.

One new face on the trip is 16-year-old Home Grown Player Diego Fagundez, who will be part of the game day roster in a regular-season game for the first time on Wednesday night at RFK Stadium. Fagundez has scored one goal and added four assists in six appearances with the reserve team – including the Revolution’s third goal in Monday morning’s 3-1 win over Philly’s reserves – while he’s made two substitute appearances with the first team in the play-in round of the U.S. Open Cup.

For an in-depth preview of tomorrow’s match – including quotes from Steve Nicol, Kevin Alston, Matt Reis and Chris Tierney – head here. The short version: only a victory against D.C. United will prevent the Revs from establishing a new club record winless streak (10 games) and the players are ready for a fight.

We’ll be with the team throughout its travels this week and we’ll have all the usual coverage, beginning with Revolution Soccer Gameday on Wednesday afternoon.

6 comments

  1. Chris B says:

    Jeff please tell me there were no curses this time! ;)

    Also did Alan Koger make the trip(s)? If the coaching staff was influenced by Fagundez’s recent success with the reserves, I’d like to think Koger’s two reserve league goals constitutes a first team appearance or two especially with the scoring woes.

  2. Amanda says:

    Thanks Benny! I’m a DC area native. Got tickets for the Revs/United game tonight months ago in hopes of seeing you play and this is the one game you are out on cards. Very disappointed!!

  3. Jeff Lemieux says:

    Chris B – No hexes this time, as far as I could tell.

    To answer your question, Alan Koger is not part of the travel party for this trip.

  4. Chris B says:

    Jeff be honest do my questions annoy you? I ask because I seem like the only one here asking… but I just noticed on the facebook wall that the bartending thing is coming back and I won’t be able to go so I was wondering if you were going to cover it with a video again like last year when you had one of Tierney’s drinks that was funny and with Reis, Soares and Feilhaber involved this time it should be even better!

  5. Jeff Lemieux says:

    Chris B – The questions certainly don’t annoy me … the more interaction the club has with the fans, the better.

    Not sure if we’re covering the celebrity bartending event next week. Once we’re back to the office on Monday we’ll plan out the week ahead and we’ll have a better idea at that point.

  6. Steve says:

    Is that the kid from Leominster?

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