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19 November 3:55 pm

When the youth schedule was first released earlier this year, the young Revs had no idea that their trip to Brooklyn, N.Y., would be just weeks after a devastating storm. Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc along the east coast at the end of October, with New York and New Jersey especially suffering significant damage.

In conjunction with the youth teams’ away games against BW Gottschee, parents of U14 player Raffi Barsamian, Nancy and Anthony, coordinated an emergency supply drop at a shelter in Gerritsen Beach.
 
Youth players and front office members combined to transport and donate three car loads of supplies on behalf of the Revolution, including flashlights, batteries, non-perishable food items and first aid kits.
 
“Without a lot of fanfare, we wanted to make sure we gathered as many supplies as we could to bring down to one of the areas most affected by Hurricane Sandy,” explained Director of Youth Development Bryan Scales.
 
“When we got the word out to our Academy families and the Revs front office staff, the response was overwhelming … Being positive role models and being active in the community is something that is very important in the development our young players. We just felt it was important to step up and help in any way that we could.”
 
Players and staff alike returned with stories of the devastation seen in Brooklyn. But it is efforts like these that continue to bring hope to those affected by the storm. 
 
For more on how you can help support Red Cross relief efforts, visit MLS W.O.R.K.S. on MLSsoccer.com.
07 November 12:57 pm

We deviate from the norm on this week's show - by getting down and dirty with lots of stats and analysis. Revs team analyst Tim Crawford joins us and breaks down what he actually does for the team and more. 

31 October 1:40 pm

It's Halloween, and things got weird. Just another day on the Far Post Podcast! 

29 October 9:32 am

A quick recap of Saer's Twitter chat this past Friday afternoon. Thanks to everyone who participated!

27 October 4:32 pm

A.J. Soares' header from the center of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Tierney with a cross following a set piece.

20 October 8:13 pm

Diego Fagundez (Kelyn Rowe) gives the Revs a 1-0 lead against the Chicago Fire in the 18th minute.

20 October 6:46 pm
06 October 6:23 pm

Revs and Union will kick off at 7 p.m. tonight on Comcast SportsNet. Here are the lineups:

01 October 12:55 pm

The Revs have three matches left and may be able to play spoiler in their final home match of 2012 on Saturday, October 20 at Gillette Stadium against the Chicago Fire. The Revs put out the Fire 2-0 back on June 2 at Gillette, with Benny Feilhaber and Kelyn Rowe leading the charge with a goal and assist apiece (Recap).

This is a game you don’t want to miss, and you can get tickets here.

Work to be done

Let’s not get ahead ourselves, however, as there is work to be done this weekend. The Revolution heads to Philadelphia to take on the Union at PPL Park on Saturday (7 p.m. kickoff). The Revs will be looking for their first win at PPL Park (0-1-2 all-time), having dropped a 2-1 decision to the Union back on July 29. Meanwhile, the Fire travels to New York to take on the Red Bulls in a huge, nationally-televised match on NBC at 3:30 p.m. at Red Bull Arena. Before all of this, Chicago and Philadelphia square off this Wednesday night at Toyota Park. The Fire will be looking to move ahead of New York in the standings, where both teams currently sit at 53 points – but if they don’t …

Put out the Fire?

I write this from my desk at Gillette Stadium, but as a Revs fan it goes without saying that I don’t want to root for either team in the NBC matchup.  In this case, however, I am pulling for New York . As dirty and unnatural as it feels, a New York win puts the Revs in a great position to play spoiler on October 20, as nothing is locked up in the East. And how much more fun would that be – a must-win for the Fire in front of another expected great crowd at Gillette? Will make for an interesting Saturday, that’s for sure.