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Revs Make Mistake Not Securing Phelan

The New England Revolution could lose a key member of its team if the Portland Timbers or Vancouver Whitecaps take Pat Phelan in Wednesday's MLS Expansion Draft. Courtesy Keith Nordstrom/Revolutionsoccer.net

By Ryan Fleming

The New England Revolution, along with the rest of the MLS, came out with its protected list of players for Wednesday’s Expansion Draft. The Vancouver Whitecaps and the Portland Timbers will go through the pool of players in a 10 round selection process.

Interestingly enough, the Revs took a different approach at this year’s protected list. Both Bobby Shuttleworth and long-time goalkeeper Matt Reis were both on the Revs’ exclusive list – the only team in the MLS to have two keepers on it.

Also on the list was Shalrie Joseph, Kevin Alston and team MVP Marko Perovic. You can see both lists here.

The Revolution’s move is alarming and quite silly because the team is leaving quality players off of the protected list who are apt to be selected to either of the two expansion sides.

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Revs Report Card 2010: Lack of Finishing and Poor Defending, Not A Good Mix for New England

Steve Nicol was unable to coach the New England Revolution into the playoffs for the first time since 2001.  Courtesy Revolutionsoccer.net/Keith Nordstrom

By Ryan Fleming, Kevin Koczwara and Michael King

To say the season was a disappointment would be a severe understatement. At the beginning of the season the New England Revolution struggled early and often; unfortunately that abysmal pattern followed the Revs all season.

Missing the playoffs for the first time since 2001 will hurt no one more than the team’s longest tenured player, Shalrie Joseph.

“I guess when the regular season’s done, then it’ll fully hit me,” said Joseph talking about the shock of missing the playoffs.

Well, by now it’s surely hit the captain and the rest of his teammates. The season is over and the visions of a team that was riddled by injuries and a sudden absence of their captain (Joseph) aided their demise.

Forwards: D+

Certainly the most inconsistent position within the team. Scoring only 31 goals on the season, good for 13th out of 16 in the MLS, the Revs’ offense lacked any significant punch throughout the entire season.

The arrival of Marko Perovic a day before the Revs opened the season against LA, was one of the higher points for the club.

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Revolution Advance to SuperLiga Final

Courtesy Revolutionsoccer.net

By Kevin Koczwara

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Revolution continued their SuperLiga dominance and extended their unbeaten streak to six games after a beating Mexican Primera División club Puebla F.C. in dramatic fashion. Neither team could break the 1-1 draw after 90 minutes, but the Revolution prevailed in penalty kicks by beating the Mexican side 5-3, pushing the Revs into their second SuperLiga final in 3 years — the team won the tournament in 2008.

New England started the match off on their heels as Puebla attacked and controlled much of the possession early. The Mexican side looked to be in control and comfortable at Gillette field. Puebla’s best chance come in the 6th minute when Joaquin Velasquez’s found space in the Revolution’s box and guided a header just over the crossbar from eight yards out.

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Revs Look to Win Second in A Row in Seattle

By Kevin Koczwara

The New England Revolution ended a long and dreary May on a high note with a win over the New York Red Bulls last weekend. The win ended the Revolution’s seven game winless streak in the MLS, and gave the team its first win in May. Tonight the Revs look to win back-to-back games for the first time this year tonight in Seattle

New England should be confident going into Seattle. The Sounders are coming off a loss to the Colorado Rapids and the Sounders have not been playing up to their potential and meeting expectations thus far this season.

Fredy Montero has had an underwhelming season — scoring 3 goals in 11 matches so far. Freddie Ljuneberg is having a a sophomore slump as well this year in the MLS.

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Revs Shorthand Against Red Bulls in Open Cup

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By Kevin Koczwara

The New England Revolution face the New York Red Bulls tomorrow in a U.S. Open Cup play-in game at 8 p.m. at Red Bull Arena. The Revolution and the Red Bulls are both recovering from tough weekend defeats — the Red Bulls lost, 4-0, to the San Jose Earthquakes and the Revs lost, 3-2, to the Columbus Crew on a heartbreaking stoppage time goal — and looking to rebound in the mid-week.

The Revolution will be shorthanded when they make the trip to New York tomorrow. They will bring 14 players with them including two goalies – that makes only 12 field players and only three substitutes on the bench including a back-up goalkeeper. New England has been forced to fight off injuries all season, but at this tough stretch of games, which includes five more games in May, the Revolution are really starting to fight a war of attrition.

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Short Bench for Revs After Suspensions

Courtesy Revolutionsoccer.net

Courtesy Revolutionsoccer.net

By Kevin Koczwara

The New England Revolution have been struggling with injuries all year, but now they have a whole new player personnel issue to worry about: suspensions.

Midfielder Joseph Niouky and forward Kheli Dube will both serve a one game suspension after both players were shown straight red cards for separate incidents during Saturday night’s 1-1 draw with FC Dallas.

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Revolution's Injuries Taking a Toll

Courtesy Revolutionsoccer.net

By Ryan Fleming

The New England Revolution started the season traveling with less than the allotted 18-man roster. Injuries to players Darrius Barnes, Shalrie Joseph and Edgaras Jankauskas troubled the team, but after Saturday night’s 1-1 tie to FC Dallas, “shorthanded” has a whole different meaning.

Saturday night’s referee, Jeff Gontarek, handed out 12 cards, seven of which went to the Revs. Kheli Dube and Joseph Niouky were shown red, both in the second half, which turned entertaining quickly.

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