New England Revolution
Weeeeeee're baaaaaaack! The team has returned from Arizona and is making final preparations for the start of the 2013 MLS season. This also means we're back in the studio each week for an all-new Far Post Podcast, starting today. I know, I know - we missed you, too.
The second and final RevGirl auditions took place on Thursday night at RiRa in Providence, with three lucky winners being selected out of a total of 10 contestants. Comedian Bill Simas hosted the night's events, as Revolution supporters watched guest judges Kelsey Fournier (Miss Rhode Island 2012), Will Gilbert (WPRI Rhode Show), Jessica Schiano (92 PRO-FM) and Jenna Pelletier (Providence Journal) carefully chose the night's three winners.
Your 2013 winners are Christina Attaway, Rachel Sibley and Sara Leonard.
Great time at RiRa Providence on Thursday evening as both the final stop of the Revolution Pub Tour and the Rhode Island leg of the RevGirl finals took place. Kalifa Cisse, Ryan Guy, Saer Sene, Dimitry Imbongo and Clyde Simms and were all on hand to chat with fans, take pictures and sign autographs.
If you were at the event and took a photo with the guys, you can download your photo here.
In the fifth and final episode of "Inside the SuperDraft," the behind-the-scenes series concludes with a busy second round for the Revolution, who are excited to see several highly-ranked players fall to them.
Today was that magical day where the entire team has promotional photos and head shots taken for the 2013 season. Needless to say, there's some characters on this squad. Photos by David Silverman.
The series goes behind the scenes on draft day in Indianapolis with top pick Andrew Farrell getting ready for the big day and at the New England table as they make the number one selection.
Just as he’s hard to pin down on the field, Farrell does not fit easy profiles off it — perhaps owing to the circumstances of his childhood and early exposure to the game. Adopted at a young age by religious parents, at the age of 5 he found himself moved to Peru, where his mother and father were deployed as missionaries and where he was introduced to the game (“my mom was my first coach”). By the time he came back to the USA at the age of 15, he had been steeped in a soccer culture that prized technical ability over physical strength, even though it became apparent that his physique was filling out powerfully for his age.
Grantland's Graham Parker interviews Revolution defender and #1 overall SuperDraft pick Andrew Farrell in this can't-miss piece.