Gillette Stadium hosted its fourth annual Futbolito Soccer Tournament on Sunday, July 8. The all-day event is the official four-on-four tournament of Major League Soccer and drew a total of 204 teams - the event's biggest turnout yet.
Check out NESN's video feature on the event below and read the full article here. There's also a fantastic gallery of fohawks and mohawks on display at the event (believe me, there were plenty of them).
Here in the Revolution Digital department, we're always trying new things. For me, I am obsessed with iOS apps and all the great things they can do to help create cool content. Last night felt like a good night to try out a new app I recently grabbed, iMotion HD. This is essentially a time-lapse application for the iPad and iPhone.
So, I pointed my iPad2 out the press box window, set the app to take a photo every three seconds and let it run from about 6 p.m. (when gates opened) to 9 p.m. (when the match ended). Below are the results, with a little contrast and music added in Final Cut Pro.
See if you can pick out where Lee Nguyen and Jerry Bengtson scored!
Only thing that would have made this better is well, if it was shot on a new iPad or (the iPad2 camera isn't that great), but I think I can live with this for now. Enjoy!
We all know by now that Jay Heaps has lived up to his promise to attack. So, starting with this Saturday's TV broadcast on Comcast SportsNet, you'll be seeing some of this attacking in a new 30-second spot before the match and during halftime. Select Xfinity customers will also start to see this on their big-screens throughout July and August on various channels.
Here's a sneak peek:
Do you love cooking for pre-game tailgates? Why not share your favorite recipes with other Revs fans?
Starting this Saturday, June 30, we want to see what you’re cooking for each Revolution home game.
Here’s what you do:
- Whip up your favorite tailgating food.
- Take a photo of the finished product.
- Eat it (duh).
When you get home or when you’re reliving the match on your couch, submit that photo you took of your masterpiece and post both the photo and the recipe (recipe as the photo caption) you used to make it to the Revolution Facebook timeline (facebook.com/nerevolution).
All recipes posted to our timeline will be plucked from there and pinned to our new “Tailgaters Recipe Book” on the Revs Pinterest page (pinterest.com/nerevolution).
The recipe that receives the most re-pins by will be named “Recipe of the Match.” Re-pins will be counted for three days after the match (Tuesday for a Saturday game, Wednesday for a Sunday game, etc.).
Have fun and let's see those recipes!
Tweet a vote for six Revolution players nominated for fan voting. Voting is open until Friday, June 22, at 11:59 PM ET.
- An eligible vote consists of #MLSAllStar and the player's name (first and last required), with or without a space.
- A user may vote for multiple players in a tweet; however, a user may not vote for a single player multiple times within one tweet.
- There is no limit to the number of tweets a user may submit for any one player.
- All users must follow @MLS for their votes to be eligible. Follow @mls
Don't forget to watch the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game on July 25, 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2/Telefutura/TSN/RDS!
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MLSSoccer.com profiles Revolution captain Shalrie Joseph in the latest edition of the "Taking the Lead" video series.
Shalrie Joseph has combined his smiling, talkative personality with lessons learned from great teammates to form a leadership style that has his Revs heading in the right direction.
Bobby Shuttleworth and Blake Brettschneider stopped by the 30th Annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl on City Hall Plaza on Thursday, June 7. The guys sampled some ice cream, mingled with fans and signed autographs. The RevGirls were also on hand and didn't let a little rain (or Bobby losing his spoon) get in the way of a fun afternoon in Boston. Thanks to everyone who came out!
On Tuesday, June 5, the New England Revolution conducted the first-ever Revs Training Center (RTC) for its newest affiliate club, Empire Revolution in Western New York.
The RTC was for the top boys across Western New York, born in 1996, 1997 and 1998. With 50 talented young men in attendance, the Revs, Empire and U.S Soccer Development Academy staff coaches put the boys through the paces for an intense 90 minute session which simulated the Revolution’s regular training sessions and those run by the U.S. Soccer youth staff.
The coaches were pleased with the standard of play from prospective Empire players, with a high work rate and infectious attitude prevalent among the players who wished to impress for a spot into the Revolution’s development system.
“We’re very excited about how our first event with Empire went,” Revolution Academy Director Deven Apajee said. “The boys were outstanding and we enjoyed working with the Empire staff for this event. Everyone was thrilled to hear more about the details of our partnership, and the opportunities that are now available to the Empire players because of the Revs relationship.”
Apajee also provided players and parents with presentation about the newly-launched Revs–Empire partnership and the unique and exclusive soccer opportunities – including international competition, extensive training, MLS Reserve League call-ups and more - available to the players through the U.S. Soccer Development Academy program and the Revolution system.
Tuesday’s RTC was the first of many player development events the New England Revolution will be conducting in Western New York through their partnership with Empire.