New England Revolution

The New England Revolution (often simply called " Revs " for short ) are an American football franchise of the Major League Soccer ( MLS) from Foxborough (Massachusetts ). The franchise was founded in 1995 and participated in the inaugural season in 1996 on the game mode.

  • 6.1 Current squad
  • 6.2 Existing Players
  • 6.3 Coaching staff
  • 6.4 Existing trainer
  • 8.1 record this season
  • 8.2 Club Records
  • 8.3 Visitors section


The Revs were among the founding members of the MLS. In the first six years of club history, the Revs reached only twice the playoffs. As of 2001 the success it became one, as the Revs reached the final of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

A year later reached the Revs to MLS Cup, where they met in their own stadium on the Los Angeles Galaxy. After extension they lost 0:1. 2003 and 2004, the blow came in the semifinals, before we again reached the 2005 MLS Cup. The game was a déjà vu: Re- named opponent Los Angeles Galaxy and the Revs again lost 0-1 after extra time. The finals brought the club a place in the CONCACAF Champions Cup. The home game against LD Alajuelense of Costa Rica was held in Bermuda, although many fans were of the opinion that a home game in the cold winter weather of Foxborough would be beneficial. After the 0-0 draw in the first leg you stepped down after a 0-1 defeat in Costa Rica.

2006 reached the Revs for the third time the MLS Cup. This time Houston Dynamo was the opponent. Taylor Twellman brought the Revs in the extension lead. After Houston was able to offset the game went to penalties, which Dynamo could decide for themselves.

2007, it again reached the final of the MLS Cup. Again revolution got back to Houston Dynamo. The game ended 1:2 from the perspective of the Revs lost. Taylor Twellman could bring in 20 minutes of play in guiding the team though, but this was zunichtegemacht by two goals in the second half of Houston. Thus, the Revs have lost the first MLS team three MLS Cups in a row. A success could achieve this season, the team from Massachusetts but still. For the first time in the club's history New England Revolution Cup winner was. Man beat in the final to FC Dallas 3-2.

In 2008, the Revs won the Super League on penalties against Houston Dynamo. In the second edition of this tournament between Mexican and U.S. teams, the team was from Massachusetts for the first time in the final. A year later, they reached the semi-finals in the same tournament.

The 2009 season ended in the quarter- finals of the play-offs, before the team finished in third place in the Eastern Conference secured just ahead of DC United to qualify. The Revs also participated for the first time at the CONCACAF Champions League, but did not go further to the qualifying round.

In 2010, New England Revolution succeeded for the first time in nine years not made ​​it into the play-offs. Also in the U.S. Open Cup, the team was not successful. In the qualifying game against the New York Red Bulls they lost 3-0. In the following season, the team could not reach the play-offs. The end of 2011, the club coach Steve Nicol, who had the team looked for ten years separated them.

Colours and Coat of Arms

The coat of arms of the Revs is modeled on the flag of the United States. Instead of 50 stars on blue background, you can see here formed a football of stars.

The team colors are navy blue and red.


  • Foxboro Stadium; Foxborough, Massachusetts (1996-2001)
  • Gillette Stadium; Foxborough, MA ( 2002 -)
  • Lusitano Stadium; Ludlow, Massachusetts (2003-2005) 3 games in U.S. Open Cup
  • Veteran 's Stadium; New Britain, Connecticut (2007-2009) 4 games in U.S. Open Cup

Home stadium is the Gillette Stadium, which the club shares with the New England Patriots of the National Football League. By 2001, both clubs played in Foxboro Stadium, which stood next to the Gillette Stadium and has now been demolished.

On 14 June 2006, the MLS announced that New England wants to build a soccer -specific stadium and looking for a suitable location. On 2 August 2007, the Boston Herald reported on the start of talks between the city of Somerville, Massachusetts, the Revs. This would lead to a 20,000 to 25,000 spectators comprehensive stadium, which would be located off Interstate 93. The cost would amount to $ 50 to $ 200 million. After a two year break, the plans to build a stadium in Somerville were currently playing, as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has joined the planning to expand their lines. New England also has three other locations in mind.

Fans, rivals and sponsors

Fan groups

The Revs have two large fan groups. The "Midnight Riders" honor with its name from the famous ride of Paul Revere, of the arrival of British troops announced during the American Revolution. The second major grouping is called " Rev Army". Both fan clubs occupy the north stand of the Gillette Stadium. The grandstand is called by the fans " The Fort ".


The biggest rival of the Revs is New York Red Bulls. In recent years, tensions grew with DC United and Chicago Fire SC. The Revs assume no "Two- Team Championship " part.


Jersey sponsor of the Revs is the U.S. insurance company UnitedHealth Group.


All matches of New England Revolution will be broadcast on regional TV network Comcast SportsNet New England. Nationally selected games on ESPN, ESPN2 and FOX Soccer Channel to be received.

On the radio, all games can be received via the transmitter WBZ - FM.

Players and staff

Current squad

As of July 3, 2013

Existing players

→ Main article: List of players in the New England Revolution

Coaching staff

As of July 3, 2013

  • United States Jay Heaps ( Trainer)
  • Jay Miller ( assistant coach )
  • Canada Remi Roy ( Goalkeeper Coach )
  • Nick Downing ( Fitness Trainer)

Previous coach

  • Ireland Frank Stapleton (1996 )
  • Thomas Rongen Netherlands (1996-1998)
  • Italy Walter Zenga (1998-1999)
  • Scotland Steve Nicol (1999, interim coach )
  • United States Fernando Clavijo (2000-2002)
  • Scotland Steve Nicol (2002-2011)
  • United States Jay Heaps ( since 2011 )


  • MLS Cup Finale ( 4): 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Winner ( 1): 2007
  • Finale ( 1): 2001
  • Finale ( 1 ): 2010


Record this season

Club Records

These records relate to the regular season up to and including the 2011 season:

  • Most Games: United States Shalrie Joseph, 252
  • Top goals: United States Taylor Twellman, 101
  • Game deciding goals: United States Taylor Twellman, 28
  • Most Assists: Steve Ralston United States, 73
  • Most clean sheets: United States Matt Reis, 48

Visitors section