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And here’s what the Revs will actually go with.

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Tierney – Gibbs – Osei – Alston – Boggs – Joseph – Phelan – Nyassi – Perovic -Schilawski

It’s worth having Boggs in there as he’s one of few bright spots this season. I also am interested in seeing Perovic as a withdrawn striker. I guess we’ll see how Phelan does. He was looking pretty gassed before the break.

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by Adam Vaccaro

As the Revolution are now 1/3 of the way through their MLS campaign and the blog a bit slow of late, I figured I’d throw together an assessment of the team’s individual players through the season’s first segment. The grades and assessments are based only on MLS play.

The grades are also weighted – the players are in competition with one another here, not with the rest of the league and certainly not with the rest of the soccer universe. Brief tangent: I never understood teachers/professors that didn’t weight grades. If nearly everyone has a C, then the kid who has the C+ did best in the class. So he should get the A. Right? Maybe I took too competitive an approach to school, though that wouldn’t explain all the nights I put off papers and studying to engage in whatever inane activity was to be undergone instead…

Right then. Here are the grades in ascending order of quality, because it’s more fun to write about those with whom one or one’s readership is pleased.

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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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Here are some running thoughts from the first half of the Revolutions’ match against the Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium.

  • The Revs lineup is an interesting one tonight in the absence Marko Perovic and Kevin Alston.  The 4-5-1 formation clogs the midfield, which is certainly a good thing given the troubles they’ve had in the area in Shalrie Joseph‘s absence.
  • Inside the first ten minutes, Seth Sinovic‘s play has stood out.  He’s twice slowed down Robbie Rogers on the wing and involved himself momentarily in the attacking third, which seems to be an increasing practice for the rookie defenseman.
  • After fifteen minutes, Columbus is starting to come alive.  They’ve gotten in the box twice in a matter of minutes and their pressure game is starting to show itself.
  • Preston Burpo, for his part, is taking this pressure head on thus far, rushing aggressively out of the net more than once now. (more…)

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With the Revs now just over twenty-four hours from hosting FC Dallas at Gillette Stadium, let’s take a look at the club’s injury report, released today.

Mauricio Castro and Zak Boggs are both good to go.  Castro has yet to see action this season.  Boggs missed last week’s contest against Colorado.  With Shalrie Joseph (now removed from the list) out indefinitely, both players will provide useful depth in the midfield.

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The Revolution have released this week’s early injury report.  The club released the report after its first day of training in preparation for its Saturday match against FC Dallas.

Mauricio Castro has been upgraded to probable.  Castro, out with an ankle issue, has not yet played this season.  Zak Boggs is also listed as probable after missing Saturday night’s match.  He suffered a knee and ankle injury in training last week.

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