USA-Spain on June 4

Check out the US Soccer TV spot for the USA-Spain match at Gillette Stadium on June 4. While re-living some great World Cup moments, be on the lookout for Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber celebrating with Landon Donovan!


Let’s keep it rolling

It’s only been two days since the Revolution staged a late comeback to claim a 3-2 win over Sporting Kansas City this past Saturday night at Gillette Stadium, but the club hit the road early this morning ahead of tomorrow night’s U.S. Open Cup play-in match against D.C. United. The flight from Boston to our Nation’s Capital is a quick up-and-down trip, and the players and staff arrived at the team hotel early this afternoon.

Most of the guys walked to grab a bite to eat upon arrival, and it’d be tough to blame them for wanting to get outside with temperatures currently in the mid-80s. There’ll be a team dinner later tonight at the hotel before everyone hunkers in to get some rest.

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Welcome to Boston, Benny!

Earlier today the New England Revolution announced the club has acquired U.S. National Team midfielder Benny Feilhaber via Major League Soccer’s Allocation Process. Feilhaber – who has made 38 appearances with the U.S., including three at the 2010 FIFA World Cup – is expected to join his new teammates for training on Friday and be available for selection when the Revs host Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night.

The fan response to the signing has been massive, so here’s yet another chance to say … welcome to Boston, Benny!


Touched down in Texas

It feels a bit like we were just in Texas.

In truth, we were, albeit briefly. We made pit stops in Dallas en route to and from Vancouver a couple weeks ago, but we barely got a hint of the scorching Texas heat as we rushed from gate to gate to catch the second leg flights.

We’ll be here a bit longer this time, as the Revs arrived in Houston late this afternoon ahead of tomorrow night’s meeting with the Dynamo. Kickoff from Robertson Stadium is set for 7 p.m. ET as the Revs look to bounce back from last weekend’s loss to Real Salt Lake, their first of the season after opening the campaign unbeaten (1-0-3) in their first four games.

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Alternate channels for CSN on Sunday

UPDATED 4/15: Sunday’s match at Houston will be televised live by Comcast SportsNet on alternate channels because of a conflict with the just-announced Celtics-Knicks playoff game. CSN will also televise Sunday’s game on tape-delay at 11:30 p.m. later that night.

A full listing of all of the available alternate channels (by cable or satellite provider) is available below:

The following satellite and cable providers will be televising Sunday’s match at Houston (7 p.m. ET) live on alternate channels in light of the time conflict with the Celtics-Knicks NBA playoff game on Comcast SportsNet New England.

Charter (Massachusetts) Ch. 97 (Westport – Ch. 14)
Charter (Connecticut) Ch. 95
Charter (Vermont) Ch. 96
Comcast* Ch. 85
Cox (Rhode Island) Ch. 3
Cox (Connecticut) Ch. 128
DirecTV Ch. 652
Dish Network Ch. 449
RCN Ch. 600
Thames Valley Ch. 96
Time Warner Ch. 1000

* not available in all areas

Comcast SportsNet will also televise the game in its entirety on a tape-delayed basis at 11:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 17.

Also, New England-based subscribers to Major League Soccer’s Direct Kick package on pay-per-view and OnDemand will also see the game live, as will subscribers to’s MatchDay Live product. Both streams, however, will be showing the Houston-based broadcast, not the Comcast SportsNet broadcast.


Tales of two supporters groups

The folks over at Free Beer Movement have undertaken a pretty amazing series for American soccer supporters – they’re looking at all the supporters groups in MLS.

The folks at Free Bear Movement describe the project:

We continue to expand our coverage of American soccer culture with our series “Better Know a Supporters Group,” just like Steven Colbert’s “Better Know a District” from “The Colbert Report”.  Our goal: to feature each of the MLS teams’ supporters groups. We’ve sent e-mails to each and every SG in Major League Soccer and soon you’ll be able to check all what each is all about and what awesomeness they have to contribute to our growing American soccer world. When we devised this idea a while back it was cool to be able to see what each supporter group is about, but in light of the terrible, one-sided, anti-American, condescending profile of Philadelphia’s Sons of Ben SG by the British GQ (not even going to link to it to give them the site hits) we think its all the more important to give supporters groups in Major League Soccer the proper exposure and voice they deserve.

Among the first SGs up for examination are two of the Revs’ more visible groups – The Midnight Riders and The Rebellion. Check out Free Beer Movement’s profiles of each group. If you’re still looking for a supporters group to join (or two), give a gander and see if one (or two) is a good fit for you. And then be sure to check back to Free Beer Movement regularly to see what the other SGs around the league are all about


Revs vs. Timbers: What they’re saying

It’s gameday here at Gillette Stadium, where in a matter of hours the Revs will take on the Portland Timbers in the teams’ first-ever MLS meeting.

Below you’ll find our GameDay video, as well as some links from both sides of the field previewing tonight’s match.

Revolution links:

Portland links:


Get a piece of A.J. Soares and help Japan

Looking for a cool way to help donate to the relief and rebuilding efforts in Japan?

MLS W.O.R.K.S., the charitable arm of Major League Soccer, has put up for auction a bunch of authentic, autographed merchandise with all net proceeds going to the Red Cross’ efforts in Japan.

Among the items up for bid? A.J. Soares’ game-worn jersey from the 2011 season opener at LA – his MLS debut. (Don’t worry, it has been washed after all that rain). He also autographed it on the back.

Other one-of-a-kind items include autographed, game-worn jerseys from Omar Bravo (KC), Conor Casey (COL), Danny Mwanga (PHI), Danny Califf (PHI) and Chad Marshall (CLB), among many others.

Check out the auction and do what you can to help the recovery begin in Japan.


Let’s get this show on the road

I’m going to keep this brief since it’s currently 11:15 p.m. PT, which means it feels like 2:15 a.m. to those of us who just arrived from the East Coast.

The Revs have safely landed in southern California ahead of Sunday’s season opener against the LA Galaxy following a late afternoon flight from Logan to LAX. Everyone grabbed a late meal in the team hotel upon arrival and then I’m pretty sure went directly to bed. Except me, since I’m writing this blog post.

Tomorrow’s training session is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. PT on a practice field outside The Home Depot Center, and following that session we’ll have both video and written previews of the season opener. On Sunday we’ll resume our normal game day coverage with our “Game Day” and “Postgame” video features, plus a written game recap and sidebar.

I’m struggling to keep my eyes open so that’s it for now, but stay with us throughout the weekend as we’ll have plenty of coverage ahead of the season opener here on


The Soares Report Episode #2 – The Serbians

With the Revs leaving shortly for LA for the season opener, we leave you with another installment of The Soares Report. This time around, A.J. makes his way into the training room and interviews Ilija Stolica. From there it’s down the hall for an attempt at interviewing fellow Serb Marko Perovic.

As you will see, Ilija was much more open to being interviewed than Marko. Might have been because Ilija was wearing more than his “undies.”

America wins.


New! The Far Post Podcast

We’re trying something a little different with our podcasts this season, so we present to you the first-ever episode of “The Far Post” podcast.

The show will cover a wide range of topics – it’ll almost always involve the Revolution or soccer in general (of course), and the majority of it will cover on-the-field happenings, but we’ll also delve a little bit into the off-the-field stuff.

Jeff Lemieux will be running the show along with yours truly (Jason Dalrymple – Digital Content Manager a.k.a. JDal), Cathal Conlon (Director of Marketing) and Jeff Wroblewski (Digital Content Assistant/Video editor a.k.a. JWro).

I know what you’re thinking – who are these people?? (besides Jeff, of course). But – what we think will make this podcast unique is that all four of us bring a different perspective from within the organization, which is something we’ve really never provided before. In Jeff’s position as Staff Writer & Online Host he’s kind of like the team contact – he’s at every training session, travels to every game, etc. Myself and JWro both work in the digital department with Jeff but more on the technical side of things in terms of the web site and video editing, while Cathal ties it all together with the Marketing side of the organization.

All in all, we’re going to try and bring you a fresh perspective on all things Revolution and more every week, so we hope you’ll give us a chance and check it out.

Note: We are working on getting this into iTunes so people can subscribe that way as well.

Let us know what you think!


Photos: Revs-Houston

Check out photos from the Revs’ final preseason match against the Houston Dynamo.

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