New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis visited Community Servings in Jamaica Plain, Mass., to learn about the charity that serves - and delivers - a week's worth of meals to 750 homebound clients throughout Massachusetts. Reis met with the trainees in its food prep program, and then got one-on-one time with the new head chef.
MLSSoccer.com profiles Revolution legend Taylor Twellman by talking with former teammate James Riley, current Revolution head coach/former teammate Jay Heaps and Philadelphia Union forward Jack McInerney.
With 101 goals in just 174 appearances, Taylor Twellman was one of the most reliable finishers in MLS history, and garnered the respect of teammates and fans alike.
Before we look ahead to Saturday's matchup with Eastern Conference rival Houston Dynamo (which still sounds funny to me, by the way), let's take a look at how the voting shook out for this week's MLS Player of the Week. As you know by now, Lee Nguyen's performance against Vancouver Whitecaps FC earned him the top spot in the voting.
Check out the final tally in the box to the right, as voted by the North American Soccer Reporters.
Check out some scenes from Saturday's win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC shot by you, the fans.
As one who also had a birtnday this week, I know the feeling - sharing your birthday with Mother's Day on some years. But it's an honor really, so don't let anyone tell you different, Bobby and Tyler! I don't think the Revs duo (who turn 25 and 20 years old, respectively) could have asked for a better present than last night's win over Vancouver (Full recap here).
The guys also share their birthday with such notable names as Twilight actor Robert Pattinson, musical legends Stevie Wonder and Ritchie Valens, music non-legend Darius Rucker, actor Harvey Keitel (a.k.a. "The Wolf"), "Colbert Report" host Stephen Colbert, boxer Joe Louis and former NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman. That's a crew I wouldn't mind having lunch with! Well, minus the Twilight guy, anyway (sorry).
Is today your birthday too? If so, happy birthday! And a Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there.
Check out Lee Nguyen's right footed shot from the center of the box to the bottom left corner to equalize early for the Revs.
Earlier this afternoon, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski said he might have to become a soccer goalkeeper after stepping between the pipes at Gillette Stadium. Gronk isn't really thinking of switching professions, however, as the big man was taking part in a Make a Wish Foundation visit with 14-year-old Cole. No word on how many saves were "Gronked" during this visit.
As if you needed another excuse to celebrate on Cinco de Mayo - on this very same day in 1988 - Revolution defender Kevin Alston was born in Washington, D.C.
Other notable birthdays today include Grammy Award Winner Adele (who is also 24), Ann B. Davis ("Alice" on The Brady Bunch), Danielle Fishel (who you may remember as "Topanga" on Boy Meets World), performing artist Craig David, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams and 80s sitcom star Tina Youthers. Not a bad bunch!
Now we all know Kevin has had a tough week with the team having three games in eight days and an unfortunate bout with illness. So, if you want to wish Kevin a happy birthday, hit him up on twitter (@KAlston30). And if you are also a Cinco de Mayo baby - happy birthday to you, too.