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The Revolution (2-5-2) return to MLS action this afternoon, three days after having fallen 4-0 to Portugal’s SL Benfica. New England landed today in Toronto for the road match. Toronto FC (3-4-1) holds the distinction of last falling victim to a Revolution victory back on April 10, when Zack Schilawski posted a hat trick in collecting his first three MLS goals. It will also be the Revs’ 7th of 8 matches in the month of May. Here are some notes on the game, which is scheduled for a 1 PM start.

  • Frank Dell’Apa reported late last night that Shalrie Joseph will return today.  Joseph has missed five matches on a “leave of absence” that is now being referred to as a suspension while he was taking part in MLS’s Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health program. Joseph’s return is a huge boost for a Revs team in need of not just a finishing touch but fresh and healthy bodies. It’ll be interesting to keep an eye on 2 things: will Joseph immediately regain the captain band, and how many minutes will he play? The latter question is borne of a more fundamental one: what will take precedence in decisions regarding his usage — Joseph’s conceptually being out of game shape, or the Revs’ complete exhaustion? All the same, the club and its fans must be very pleased to have him back. Joseph’s last (and only) match played so far this year came in the 4-1 defeat of Toronto FC.
  • On the injury front, there are no changes since Tuesday. Edgaras Jankauskas is doubtful. Mike Videira, Darrius Barnes, Emmanuel Osei, Taylor Twellman, and Matt Reis all remain out. It seems fair to once again expect Pat Phelan – originally drafted by the Reds – to fill in for Barnes at centerback, especially given that Joseph will likely settle into the defensive mid role that Phelan had been covering in his absence. (more…)

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Greetings, and welcome to Six States, One Blog’s coverage of tonight’s match at Gillette Stadium between the New England Revolution (2-5-1) and the San Jose Earthquakes (4-2-0).  The two teams met up previously on the west coast on April 17 of this season, which marked a 2-0 loss to the Revs.  It was the first in the Revs’ current string of 6 winless matches, which includes 5 league matches.

Some pregame thoughts:

  • The Revolution will be happy to see Marko Perovic, Cory Gibbs, and Kevin Alston back in the lineup.  Perovic played in Wednesday night’s US Open Cup qualifier but was missed in last Saturday’s loss to the Columbus Crew due to suspension.  Alston missed each of the last two.  Gibbs, meanwhile, went against Columbus but sat out Wednesday’s match.  It’s getting fair to say that it’s been a tough go of it this season for the club, but these three have been bright spots and to have them all back in time for further league play can only help New England.  That goes double for Alston and Gibbs, as the Revs finished off Wednesday’s match against New York without a natural defender on the field. (more…)

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by Adam Vaccaro

For a full ninety minutes, the New England Revolution played what was to this point their best soccer of the season.

Unfortunately, they walked away without anything to show for it.

Robbie Rogers put a rebound shot off the top post and into the net in stoppage time to break a tie and put the still unbeaten Columbus Crew (now 3-0-2) ahead 3-2, erasing the effect of an inspired New England effort.

“I think for 91 or 92 minutes, we stuck to our game plan, we did our job and to be honest, this hurts a lot more than getting blown out,” said midfielder Pat Phelan.  “I think we deserved a point.”

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With the 2010 MLS season’s starting weeks having come and gone, the New England Revolution prepare for a very challenging month of May wherein they will play 8 games over a period of 29 days.

So far this season, the club’s five games have been separated by a week a piece, with each occurring on Saturday night.  This month, the separation will be cut in half as the Revs take to the pitch once every 3.63 days.

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The Revs will be without captain Shalrie Joseph this weekend.

Kyle McCarthy reports for MLSsoccer.com that Revolution midfielder Shalrie Joseph will not play in Saturday night’s match in San Jose against the Earthquakes.  Despite being listed as probable on Tuesday’s injury report, the captain will be sidelined by the same hip flexor injury that already cost him the season’s first two contests.

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