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25 July 9:55 am

Things get heated on this week's show, and Cathal is (of course) at the center of it. We also talk Royal baby (ugh), the brilliance of Jay Heaps' lineup against Columbus, and we're back at it with predictions and social media. Presented by Papa Gino's (not that other "Papa" place the Crew uses!)

Speaking of Papa Gino's - here's the Slyde/Slice photo I mentioned:

22 July 2:59 pm

Following a two-game week, the Revolution can boast four players atop the Dream Team rankings in the MLS Fantasy Soccer rankings for the week. The Revs send one player at each level as Bobby Shuttleworth (11 points), Jose Goncalves (12 points), Lee Nguyen (12 points) and Diego Fagundez (8 points) all made the cut.

Shuttleworth finds himself atop the goalkeeper rankings following a 1.00 GAA in a double-game-week. For Shuttleworth, it is his second appearance on the DT this season.

Goncalves led the charge in a clean sheet for the Revs over Columbus on Saturday. Gonclaves also found the back of the net off a set piece in the 91st minute, his first goal as a member of the Revolution.

Nguyen earned his 12 points following a two-assist performance in the Revs win over Columbus on Saturday. Nguyen assisted on both Revolution goals, both occuring in stoppage time. Nguyen's second assist helped Diego Fagundez make his way onto the DT as Nguyen stole an errant pass and delivered it to Fagundez who scored his sixth goal of the year.

Check out the complete Dream Team on MLSSoccer.com here.

22 July 12:14 pm

Diego Fagundez netted his sixth goal of the season in the closing moments of the Revs' win over Columbus. Following the goal Fagundez and Dimitry Imbongo took a moment to break out their new handshake celebration.

21 July 12:09 am

Jose Goncalves scored his first goal as a member of the Revolution in dramatic fashion, leading the Revs to a 2-0 victory in Columbus - a place the team hadn't posted a victory at since 2009. Needless to say, the captain was more than happy to score this one.

20 July 11:30 pm

 

After Friday’s off day – which the team used to rest and engage in some off-campus activities, including a visit to the aquarium – the players were ready to go for their last game of Finals Week on Saturday.
 
As the only morning match of the tournament, the 90-degree kickoff was only magnified by the humidity. But the players rose to the occasion, pulling out a 3-1 victory against Seattle Sounders FC.
 
Everyone was pleased with the win to cap off a strong year. And to show their appreciation, the captains, Willis Griffith and Dom Machado, doused Coach John Frederick with the water cooler postgame.
 
Lunch was back at the dining hall and the group then had a few hours to unwind. An end-of-year team meeting followed, before the group had dinner and headed over to at BBVA Compass Stadium for the championship game. 

 

19 July 4:39 am

 

Thursday was the third game day of Finals Week for the Revolution Under-18 team, and the players and staff had the routine down.
 
Breakfast and lunch were served in the dining hall at the dorms, and treatments were available early afternoon. A player meeting was also called by U.S. Soccer early in the day.
 
After a pregame meal, the group met up again around 7 p.m. and took the bus over to Houston Amateur Sports Park shortly after. With no lightning delays tonight, the Revs were able to get a full warm-up in for the first time this week.
 
The Revs suffered their third consecutive Finals Week loss, going 3-1 against St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri. For more, a game recap is available on revolutionsoccer.net
 
A postgame meal was served back at the dorms and the players then took ice baths before returning to their rooms for the night.
 
With a rest day tomorrow, the Under-18s will play their placement game – vying for seventh place overall – against Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday, July 20, at 11 a.m. ET.

 

17 July 10:22 pm

 

After Tuesday night’s game, Wednesday was an off day for the Revolution Under-18 team, allowing for plenty of recovery time.
 
After breakfast and lunch, the players had a short regen session in the pool. As part of their off-day activities, they also had the opportunity had the chance to spend some time around the hotel and away from the dorms.
 
The group then returned for dinner at the dining hall, before a night of preparing for tomorrow’s final group game.
 
On Thursday, the Revs will take on St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri – the current fourth-place team in Group 2 – at 9:30 p.m. ET. A live stream from field 6 of the Houston Amateur Sports Park will be available HERE
 
17 July 3:59 am

 

Tuesday was a game day for the Revolution Under-18 team, and the players and staff prepared as such.
 
Breakfast and lunch were served in the dining hall at the dorms, and treatments were available early afternoon.
 
The group met up again at 4:30 and took the bus over to Houston Amateur Sports Park shortly after. Upon arrival, the team learned that lightning delays were again in effect, and the start of warm-ups had been delayed. After spending some time in the locker room, the group was allowed to take the field.
 
Another pair of late-game goals saw the Revs suffer their second consecutive Finals Week loss. For more, a game recap is available on revolutionsoccer.net
 
After the game, the team received a pep talk from the coaches, iterating that the staff was proud of the group for their accomplishments this season and this week, and that there are still two games left to play like professionals.
 
A postgame meal was served back at the dorms and the players then took ice baths before returning to their rooms for the night.
 
With a rest day tomorrow, the Under-18s will play their third group game of Finals Week against St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri on Thursday, July 18, at 9:30 p.m. ET.
 

 

15 July 9:10 pm

 

After last night’s game, Monday was an off day for the Revolution U18s, and a fairly quiet one at that.
 
After breakfast, the players had a mandatory meeting with U.S. Soccer and lunch followed.
 
The group then spent the remainder of the day at the mall, doing some shopping and enjoying a bit of downtime away from the dorms.
 
On Tuesday, the Revs will take on De Anza Force – the current first-place team in Group 2 – at 7 p.m. ET. A live stream from field 2 of the Houston Amateur Sports Park will be available HERE
 
15 July 5:47 am

 

The U18 team played its first game of the 2012-13 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Finals Week on Sunday, so much of the day was spent preparing.
 
After breakfast, the teams attended a welcome session. Lunch then followed, and the players then returned to their rooms to rest or received treatment from the trainer.
 
Ahead of the pregame meal, players and staff trickled down into a common area to play videogames and board games. A game of Jenga between coaches Bryan Scales and Karl Spratt became particularly compelling, drawing a crowd of Revolution and other teams’ players. Spratt came away as champion, but in good, competitive fun, Scales continues to question the legitimacy of his tactics.
 
The bus departed for the field around 7 p.m., but lightning in the area stopped played in the earlier games multiple times. Ultimately, the Revs kicked off an hour later than expected.
 
The Revs suffered a dramatic 3-2 loss in its opening game of Finals Week., giving up a pair of late goals to Shattucks-Saint Mary’s. A game recap is available on revolutionsoccer.net. 
 
A quiet bus ride later, the team arrived at the dorms and had a postgame meal before returning to their rooms.
 
With a rest day tomorrow, the Under-18s will play their second game of Finals Week against De Anza Force (Calif.) on Tuesday, July 16, at 7 p.m. ET.