By Max Deluca 2/27/2018
The start of a new season brings renewed hope and new faces for The New England Revolution. The Revs finished in seventh place in the Eastern Conference last season, but they look to improve when they open the season against Philadelphia on March 3rd.
There were a lot of comings and goings in the off season. First, there is new head coach Brad Friedel. The Revs also signed Gabriel Somi from Sweden’s Ostersunds FK along with French player Wilfried Zahibo, they drafted Brandon Bye of Western Michigan and Mark Segbers of Wisconsin. Meanwhile, New England traded forward Kei Kamara to Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Oh, by the way, Revs star Lee Nguyen wants out.
Things are looking up so far. The Revolution played in the Mini Mobile Sun Cup and defeated the Houston Dynamo in penalty kicks to win the tournament keeping them unbeaten against MLS opponents in pre season fixtures.
For the Revolution to compete this season they will have to keep Nguyen happy and on the roster as he is a big part of their offense and placed third in assists in the MLS last season.
The Philadelphia Union finished one seed behind the Revolution in the Eastern Conference a year ago. Saturday’s matchup should be interesting as the teams split the two games they play against each other last season.
The game will be played Saturday night at seven in Philadelphia.
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