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Ryan Guy Fills in for Clyde Simms in a new role for New England Revolution

By Kevin Koczwara

 

Clyde Simms does more work than it sometimes appears for the New England Revolution. The former D.C. United holding midfielder sits just in front of the Revolution defense and behind Shalrie Joseph and the rest of the midfield. He’s the anchor, the player who picks up the scraps and fills the void left between the midfield and defense,  the area where forwards thrive. But left ankle tendonitis kept him out of Saturday’s game against the Houston Dynamo. That meant New England needed to find another heartbeat in the midfield to work with Joseph, who has abandoned his defensive midfield role for a more box-to-box approach in recent seasons.

Step up Ryan Guy.

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Rapid Reaction: Henry goal helps New York Red Bulls beat the New England Revolution

By Kevin Koczwara

The New England Revolution were unable to take advantage of a depleted New York Red Bulls team today and loss, 1-0, at Red Bull Arena. New York capitalized in the 7th minute when Thierry Henry scored a magnificant chip from outside the area, beating a stretched Stephen McCarthy to the ball. The Red Bulls held on to the lead for the remainder of the game despite losing Henry to a hamstring injury in the 23rd minute and relentless pressure from the Revolution.

Some thoughts on the game…

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New England Revolution exploit LA Galaxy’s lack of width

By Kevin Koczwara

There was a lot of talk of the Los Angeles Galaxy playing poorly against the New England Revolution and lost 3-1. It seemed like Arlo White and Kyle Martino, the announcers for the game on NBC Sports, believed that the Galaxy’s poor play was the only factor in the game. What the two announcers failed to acknowledge was that one team’s positive play and game plan can make its opponent look like a U-8 side all out of ideas.

Revolution coach Jay Heaps showed his tactical acumen against Los Angeles with a flawless game plan. Heaps noticed some weaknesses in the Galaxy team sheet and went after them.The major omission and weakness for Bruce Arena’s Los Angeles side was the injury to Landon Donovan, the team’s attacking focal point and creator in the attacking third.

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Game of Opportunities: Revolution continue to be burned by mistakes

By Kevin Koczwara

It didn’t matter that the New England Revolution enjoyed more possession. It didn’t matter that the Revs pushed the San Jose Earthquakes back in their own half for the majority of the game. It didn’t matter that the Revolution took more shots — 18 to San Jose’s 14, which is a deceiving because New England seemed to be pressing more and in control of the game. It didn’t matter that the Revolution had plenty of chances in front of goal. It doesn’t matter that the Revolution enjoyed the majority of possession and looked a team on Saturday night rather than a collection of individuals, which has not been the case for much of the season.

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New England’s Season of Almosts

Ryan Guy takes a tumble in the Revolution's loss to the Seattle Sounders, 2-1, last weekend. The Revolution took a first half lead and squandered it, which has been the story of the team's 2011 season. (Courtesy Revolutionsoccer.net/Photo by Louis Walker)

 By Kevin Koczwara

To say this season has been a disappointment for the New England Revolution, is an understatement. The Revs (5-14-12, 27 pts.) sit at the bottom of Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference pig-pile. Only expansion side Vancouver Whitecaps have fewer points than the Revolution, with 22. But no team has been as frustrating as the Revolution.

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New England in need of a Revolution

The new England Revolution continue to struggle on the field while issues off the field may alienate its strongest fan base, The Fort.

By Ryan Fleming

It has become common place, unfortunately. The New England Revolution’s struggles not only on the field, but off of it have been hurting the team. Since this has been going on for a few years, it’s something that has been notice and directly keeping people from attending games.

Due to the lack of quality the Revs have put on the field, the attendance has naturally suffered. As of June 18, New England currently has the league’s third lowest attendance (12,008), less than 2,000 more than Columbus. Despite the team’s strong start to the season and the spotlight signing of United States Men’s National Team midfielder, Benny Feilhaber, the Revs are currently the definition of the word struggling.

Managing a 1-5-3 record since May 7 – scoring a meek four goals within that frame – the Revs Front Office hasn’t found that main piece yet, a consistent offensive threat. The last two years alone, New England has brought over countless players, many that are now pieces of different clubs.

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Revolution sign Ryan Guy day after releasing Augustine

By Kevin Koczwara

It didn’t take long for the New England Revolution to find a player to fill the vacant roster spot it had after waiving Michael Augustine yesterday. Today, the Revs (3-6-4, 13 pts.) announced the signing of 25-year-old winger Ryan Guy.

Augustine, 18, was released yesterday after failing to make a Major League Soccer appearance. He did make three reserve team appearances and two appearances in U.S. Open Cup qualifying matches for the Revolution. The winger, who the Revolution signed on March 4 from Nigerian team FCT Abuja, never saw league action and found himself down on the pecking order without much of a chance to make an impact. Now, he finds himself in search of another team.

Guy comes into the side after playing four seasons in Ireland with St. Patrick’s Athletic. The San Deigo native was drafted in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas in the second round, 22nd overall, after playing four seasons of collegiate soccer at the University of San Diego, but decided to give Europe a chance and signed with the Saints.

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