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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 terminate Niouky's contract

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By Ryan Fleming

Joseph Niouky’s time in New England has come to an abrupt end. Today, the New England Revolution came to an agreement with Niouky that would terminate his contract.

The first-year midfielder made 17 total appearances this season (13 league, 4 SuperLiga). Niouky, 24, signed with the Revs after playing in his native Senegal for eight seasons.
With the release of Niouky, the Revs open a spot for a possible addition.
Ryan Fleming is a writer and editor for The Soccer Guys. He can be reached at ryan.fleming@thesoccerguysonline.com
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Revs and Quakes Play to Stalemate

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By Kevin Koczwara

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Revolution stayed winless in May, but do get an important point as they drew level with the San Jose Earthquakes, 0-0, in Foxborough. The tie is the second in the month of May for the Revs (2-5-2, 8 pts.), they tied FC Dallas, 1-1, earlier this month, and was much needed as they have lost four in a row recently in all competitions.

Though the game was up and down throughout, either team could maintain pressure in the final third of the field.

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Short Bench for Revs After Suspensions

Courtesy Revolutionsoccer.net

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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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Revs Battle to Draw for FC Dallas

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By Ryan Fleming

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Revolution know how rough it can be to to play without their leader – their star – Shalrie Joseph. Dallas doesn’t know how it feels to win a game yet this season. Saturday night, both teams battled to a 1-1 tie in an attempt to, if not to end, at least shore up their woes.

Dallas dominated every aspect of the game, peppering New England goalkeeper, Preson Burpo with 10 shots in the first half and 12 in the second. Helping hold the struggling Revolution back was referee Jeff Gontarek who, a bit card happy, lifted 12 different cards including 10 yellows.

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