Category: New England Revolution

Ranking MLS’ most popular teams; New research reveals fascinating results

Thanks to a handful of thriving teams, Major League Soccer enters a 20th season few thought it would reach back when the San Jose Clash and D.C. United kicked things off on April 6th, 1996. We know which clubs have enjoyed the most on-field success, but can we accurately say which teams are the most popular? It’s an easier answer for other leagues. The Yankee Evil Empire and Red Sox Nation hog baseball attention. The LA Lakers, despite their recent downturn, lap the NBA’s other teams in worldwide popularity. The NFL’s on-field parity leads to a more equal fan distribution, but ... Read more

Rating each MLS club’s signings during the off-season

The MLS offseason is still churning as teams finalize their last transactions and continue to shape the excess of their rosters in advance of opening day, but training camp has opened and the major business has been done. There’s no question that MLS improved in the last two months. Even with the loss of stars like Landon Donovan, Thierry Henry, Jermain Defoe, DeAndre Yedlin, and perhaps the MLS 3.0 era, more and more talent and money has flooded in. MLS is now the place to be for US internationals, its added European stars, two glamorous franchises, and another soccer specific ... Read more

5 Things We Learned From The MLS Cup Final

The LA Galaxy defeated the New England Revolution 2-1 in extra time at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on Sunday afternoon, following an all-too-familiar script to win their fifth championship and deny the Revolution in the final for the fifth time. Here are five thoughts. 1. Landon Donovan Retires A Champion – Said the greatest male US Soccer player even in his last press conference as a pro, “It’s always better to retire than get cut.” In the end, Donovan got the kind of proper finale to his club career that he was denied in with his national – ... Read more

Pictures from LA Galaxy 2014 MLS Cup Victory Against NE Revolution [PHOTOS]

For LA Galaxy, the 2014 MLS Cup was a memorable episode in the history of the franchise team, as they won a record fifth MLS title in the top flight league in the United States. According to MLSSoccer.com, Keane scored his 23rd goal of the season for the Galaxy, all competitions, in the sixth minute of overtime’s second stage. Sarvas sent a ball to the Irish striker on the left, and he slotted past Shuttleworth to the right corner of the net from inside the box. The Revs pushed forward in a vain search for an equalizer. Mullins forced Penedo ... Read more

2014 MLS Cup Sees Increase In Viewership On ESPN

The 2014 MLS Cup delivered a 0.6 overnight HH US rating on ESPN, which is an increase compared to the overnight numbers for the 2013 MLS Cup. It’s important to note that the 2013 MLS Cup was the least-watched MLS Cup ever with a 0.5 overnight HH US rating and an average viewing audience of 505,000, so while the 2014 MLS Cup TV rating saw a boost, it was from a very poor 2013 number. To put things into perspective, the 2012 MLS Cup — between LA Galaxy and Houston — had a better HH US rating (0.7) and average viewing size with an average viewing ... Read more

Watch New England Revolution 2-2 New York Red Bulls Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Congratulations to New England Revolution who advanced to the 2014 MLS Cup final after defeating New York Red Bulls on aggregate. After beating New York Red Bulls 2-1 in Harrison, New Jersey last week, the Revs had the advantage playing at home this evening, but it ended up being a very nervy end to the match where RBNY just needed one more goal to guarantee qualification to the MLS Cup. But the goal didn’t come, and the Revs held on to a huge aggregate victory in what was NBC’s last broadcast of a MLS game. Watch the highlights here: Mobile ... Read more

New York Red Bulls 1-2 New England Revolution: Ref Loses Control Of Game

Earlier today, fans walked the long drive up to Red Bull Arena. There was no parking near the arena so they walked, most about a quarter mile, to the gates. Some had been coming to games the entire year, more to just a game here and there, and what seemed to be the majority were the fans for the afternoon. But once inside, holding the red towels that they had been given at the gates, they became part of the swirl and roar that was the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Teal Bunbury opened the scoring for the Revolution in the 17th ... Read more