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Soares, McCarthy what’s left of the snap-back crew and New England’s central defense

A.J. Soares will need to step up in Saturday's game against Sporting Kansas City with all the injuries in the New England Revolution defense. (Photo Courtesy New England Revolution/Revolutionsoccer.net)

 By Kevin Koczwara

A.J. Soares and Stephen McCarthy sat at their lockers with old-school snap-back hats straight out of the 90’s on their heads. It was media day for the New England Revolution, and the second year players sat next to each other in front of their lockers dressed and ready to go. I decided to approach them and talk about their second seasons in Major League Soccer and their second year with the Revolution.

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Revs producing early question marks

By Ryan Fleming


The New England Revolution continue to flip and flop their roster with moves that many could see coming. There are those, still, that have many losing their hair, following up with the obligatory “here we go again” motto.

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Revs need a turnaround against Vancouver

By Kevin Koczwara

Things looked like they were finally going in a positive direction for the Revs. Just a few weeks ago they signed American International midfielder Benny Feilhaber. Feilhaber had an instant impact in the team’s 3-2 victory over Sporting Kansas City that weekend. The season was looking bright for New England heading into two winnable games with Chivs USA and a slumping Colorado Rapids.

Since then, things haven’t worked out to plan for the Revs. The Revolution were embarrassed in Los Angeles by lowly Chivas USA, 3-0. Then the team couldn’t muster anything in front of goal for a second straight week last Saturday in a 0-0 draw with the Colorado Rapids. Both those games were winnable games. Chivas sits at the bottom of the heap and in the midst of a re-building year. Colorado is without its two-headed strike partnership Omar Cummings and Conor Casey. The Revolution just didn’t have what it took to get the vital six points from the two matches.

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Los Angeles Galaxy Make Moves at MLS Re-Entry Draft With Cup In Sight.

The Los Angeles Galaxy traded up in Major League Soccer's Re-Entry Draft on Wednesday so the Galaxy could select Former New York Red Bull's forward Juan Pablo Angel. (Courtesy Diego Valenzuela)

By Kevin Koczwara

Despite being a dominant regular-season force the last two seasons, The Los Angeles Galaxy have not been able to claim an MLS Cup in either try. David Beckham, Landon Donovan and company couldn’t get the job done when it came time to buckle down and win in the postseason the last two years. The Galaxy may have solved some of its problems yesterday when it made some bold moves during the MLS Re-Entry Draft.

Los Angeles traded up to the fifth pick (the Houston Dynamo’s pick) in the draft to select former New York Red Bull forward and designated player Juan Pablo Angel. The Red Bull’s all-time leading goalscorer did not have his option picked up by New York at the end of the season because the club had signed two other designated players from Barcelona, Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez.

The Galaxy’s pursuit of Angel shows the league that the club isn’t giving up hope on winning an MLS Cup with Deavid Beckham, and have to be heavy favorites going into next year. Angel scored 61 goals in four seasons with New York, including playoffs, and he will add to the Galaxy’s already potent attack.

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