If you felt a sudden sense of déjà vu when Kevin Alston scored his very first MLS goal this past Saturday against Houston, it is with good reason. Head coach Jay Heaps revealed in an interview this week that he had shown the team video of a play in the March 30, 2013 matchup against FC Dallas at Gillette Stadium that very closely resembles Alston's goal (same shot angle, same spot and almost to the minute) in which Alston scored this past Saturday.
Check out the GIFs below. Second time's a charm!
Revolution vs. FC Dallas - March 30, 2013 (68th minute)
Revolution vs. Houston Dynamo - April 12, 2014 (68th minute)
Dropping temperatures today turned a predicted rainy day into an unexpected snowstorm this afternoon, leaving many slipping and sliding all over the roads of New England. While it may have been just cold enough to snow, it appears as if Jose Goncalves and Stephen McCarthy were doing something much, much colder over the course of the weekend thus far - Cryotherapy.
— Stephen McCarthy (@BigMacca15) January 17, 2014
Enjoying my saturday afternoon with a - 85 c• in the Cryotherapy Chamberhttp://t.co/kki7iOCpwT
— Goncalves Jose (@Oneswitz) January 18, 2014
What is a Cryotherapy chamber? Via Wikipedia:
The chamber is cooled, typically with liquid nitrogen, usually to a temperature of −120 °C (−184 °F)—although temperatures of −140 °C (−220 °F) or even −160 °C (−256 °F) have been used. The patient is protected from acute frostbite with socks, gloves and mouth and ear protection, but in addition to that, wears nothing but a bathing suit. The patient spends a few minutes in the chamber. During treatment the average skin temperature drops to 12 °C (54 °F), while the coldest skin temperature can be 5 °C (41 °F). The core body temperature remains unchanged during the treatment, however it may drop slightly afterwards. Therapy triggers the release of endorphins which induce analgesia (immediate pain relief).
Suddenly this snow doesn't seem all that bad.
Today was a monumental day here in the Revoluton offices, as Cathal Conlon accepted the 2013 Far Post Podcast Predictions trophy, in a short ceremony outside of Jeff Lemieux's desk. Cathal then proceeded to take the trophy on a tour around the office in celebration.
(Left to Right) 1. The trophy in all its glory. 2. Cathal accepts the trophy from JWro. 3. A visit to the Revolution trophy case. 4. Rubbing it in Tim Crawford's face. 5. Ummm... 6. Afternoon coffee. 7. Nguyenning. 8. Passersby were frightened. 9. Impeding Jeff Lemieux's productivity for the afternoon.
If you were at Gillette Stadium this past Saturday night to see the Revolution down the Crew in dramatic fashion, you probably saw this video on the boards as well. The Revolution thanks everyone for a great 2013 regular season - and hopefully some more games are added to the schedule when all is said and done on Sunday afternoon!
And if this isn't enough for you, check out some animated GIFs from the video on our Google+ page