Revolution forward Blake Brettschneider celebrates his 23rd birthday today.
— NE Revolution (@NERevolution) April 11, 2012
Blake shares his birthday with such names as Nigel Pulsford of Bush, Dylan Keefe of Marcy Playground, Chris Gaylor of All-American Rejects and singer Joss Stone. Sorry Blake, tried for some "A-listers" but these are the best we could find.
Speaking of A-listers - do you share your birthday with Blake? If so, happy birthday!
It's been an interesting week here in Dallas, to say the least. First we had all of the tornado activity yesterday (which thankfully did not touch down around here) and now we have Stephen McCarthy's new hairdo to deal with. Don't get me wrong, I think it's cool. His teammates? Not so much. Let's hear what Stephen has to say about it:
Chris Tierney and the Revs quieted the LA Galaxy on Saturday night - this photo kind of sums things up.
Credit: Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE
Since it's April Fools' day and we had some shenanigans taking place after Friday's training session, we figured this was worth sharing. What do you think of Shalrie's "Hannibal Lecter" look?
It's been a big five days for Matt Reis. First, he collects his 1,000th career save. Second, he earns his first win of the 2012 season over Portland on Saturday and today he celebrates his 37th birthday.
If you'd like to wish Matt a belated happy birthday yourself, check out Matt's live video chat on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET right here on revolutionsoccer.net. And if you share your birthday with Matt - happy birthday to you!
We have three live chats coming up over the next seven days, here are the details:
Friday, March 30, 1 P.M. ET: Chat live with Lee Nguyen at 1 PM ET live from Los Angeles, ahead of Saturday's match with the LA Galaxy.
Saturday, March 31, 11 P.M. ET: Kyle McCarthy will join us along with LA beat writer Luis Bueno for an in-game live chat. Stay up late, head to revolutionsoccer.net and join us!
Tuesday, April 3, 7:30 PM E.T. : This one is special. You may remember a few weeks ago we had a VIDEO fan chat with Jeff Lemieux. Well, we are ramping it up this time and will have none other than Matt Reis joining us for a live video chat with YOU. Get those web cams ready, as you'll have a shot at chatting one-on-one (think Skype) with Matt Reis while the team is in Frisco, Texas ahead of next Thursday's match with FC Dallas. This was a lot of fun for the short one we did with Jeff a few weeks back (video snippet below), so you definitely do not want to miss this.
Reaction from Revolution players and fans following the Revs' first win of 2012.
Colombian striker Jose Moreno took part in his first training session with the Revolution this morning. Here are a couple of photos from training:
Check out a few photos from last night's 2012 Pub Tour stop at The Banshee in Boston, Mass. Tonight marks the final stop on the tour, with Jay Heaps, Kelyn Rowe, Clyde Simms and Matt Reis scheduled to appear at Ri Ra in Providence from 7pm-9pm. For more on that, click here.
There are less than four days left to cast your vote for the 2012 Revolution goal song. Here are the results as of 1 p.m. ET, with "Viva la Revolution" by The Adicts leading "Chelsea Dagger" by The Fratellis by a mere 1%:
- Dropkick Murphys - "Boys on the Docks" - 10.85%
- Andrew W.K. - "Party Hard" - 7.17%
- Bang Camaro - "Revolution" - 6.99%
- Pennywise - "Bro Hymn" - 11.21%
- House of Pain - "Jump Around" - 8.64%
- Judas Priest - "Revolution" - 6.62%
- Kings of Leon - "Four kicks" - 2.11%
- The Fratellis - "Chelsea Dagger" - 16.64%
- The Adicts - "Viva la Revolution" - 17.65%
Note: "Revolution" by Josephin Madden is no longer in the running. This is because Josephin's song was just chosen as the official Revolution victory song - check out the full story here.
Voting runs through Friday, March 23 at 12 p.m. We'll reveal the 2012 goal song when the Revolution score their first home goal of the 2012 season! Cast your vote now (you can vote once per day).