Category: New England Revolution

MLS star Kamara sent to New England Revolution after dispute, criticism

New York (AFP) – Striker Kei Kamara was traded Thursday from the Columbus Crew to the New England Revolution in a Major League Soccer swap days after a heated argument with teammate Federico Higuain. Kamara, a 31-year-old from Sierra Leone who led the MLS with 22 goals last year, was involved in a spat with his Argentine former teammate last Saturday over who would take a penalty in a 4-4 draw with Montreal. Higuain eventually converted the spotkick to give the Crew a 4-1 lead, but Kamara ripped him and the club after the match, in which the Canadian side ... Read more

New York City FC held to draw by 10-man New England [VIDEO]

Photo credit: AFP New York City FC endured a frustrating day at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, held to a 1-1 Major League Soccer draw by 10-man New England. City have yet to win in three home games this season, notching two draws and one defeat in a record that head coach Patrick Vieira flatly said wouldn’t do. “Three games at home and two points is not good enough for a football club like New York City,” said the former Arsenal, Juventus and Inter Milan star, who took the helm this season tasked with improving the fortunes of the big-spending club ... Read more

Four options if the New England Revolution decide to replace Jermaine Jones

Jermaine Jones is looking for a lucrative three-year contract to remain a New England Revolution player, one which would take him through his 38th birthday. While he may still have something to offer after his six-game suspension is done, his body may not be able to hold up to three more seasons on the unforgiving artificial turf at Gillette Stadium, particularly given defensive midfield is one of the most physically demanding positions on the pitch. Jones now knows the added rigors of playing in Major League Soccer, with its immense amounts of traveling, rough weather conditions and physical playing style, ... Read more

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 21

Here are the 10 things we learned from the 21st week of the MLS season. 1. Pirlo! Andrea Pirlo is royalty. There is no other way to explain why opposing players refuse to tackle him, refuse to harass him, refuse, really, to even look threateningly at him. Pirlo played just a shade over 30 minutes in his NYCFC debut on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, and he was absolutely magnificent. He looked the part and played the part of the international icon he is, starting two-goal sequences with brilliant passes, and lifting his entire team with his mere presence on the ... Read more

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 13

Here are the 10 things we learned from week 13 of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Orlando City is the league’s best show This week started strongly for Orlando City – the club announced last Wednesday that its new soccer-specific stadium in downtown Orlando would be completely privately financed, built on land the club has bought from the city, and will have a capacity 25,000-28,000 instead of the 19,500 it was originally planned to seat. The stadium’s opening has been pushed back to the middle of 2016, meaning Orlando City will open next season at the Citrus Bowl. That ... Read more

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 9

Here are the 10 things we learned from gameweek nine of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Sleepwalking in LA  Alan Gordon has, single-handedly netted LA somewhere around five of their 13 points this season. Without Gordon, who hit the 200 appearance landmark against Seattle earlier this year, the Galaxy are bottom of the Western Conference. This is, for the moment, LA’s worst team since 2008 – one look at the Robbie Keane-less lineups of the last month makes that clear. And it’s a shame, because when the Galaxy are good, the league is better for it. Of course, this ... Read more

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 2

Here are the 10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 2: 1. A Little Joy For NYCFC NYCFC’s rollout was rough. It ranged from brutally mismanaged to the deliberately misleading in the signing of Frank Lampard. The team still doesn’t have a stadium plan, the New York Yankees are moaning about their use of Yankee Stadium, and what became painfully obvious over the last year was that MLS saw Manchester City’s money, saw the New York City location, and rushed a franchise to debut before it was ready. On Sunday, NYCFC played their first home game. The Yankee Stadium setup was ... Read more