With Kenny Chesney set to take the stage here at Gillette Stadium later this evening, a large majority of New England Revolution staff members will be sent home early today to avoid the heavy traffic expected in the area. But before escaping the madness, a few of us headed out to this morning’s training session to get a first look at new signing Monsef Zerka, who joined his Revolution teammates on the practice field for the first time today.
Zerka will have plenty of time to get acclimated before the Revolution’s next game, which is now set for Wednesday, Sept. 7, after this weekend’s scheduled meeting with the Philadelphia Union was pushed back 10 days because of safety concerns surrounding Hurricane Irene.
Here are a few pictures of Zerka (who’ll wear number 19) from this morning’s training session. We plan to speak with the 29-year-old for the first time next week – the Revs will be off for the next three days – so keep an eye out for that video.