The biggest challenge to the USA advancing is not Germany, who is the 2nd ranked team in the world according to FIFA. Rather, the challenge they must face in the days leading up to the game.
Will the players’ bodies be able to recover?
Patrick Mullins asks this and other questions leading up to the USA-Germany FIFA World Cup Match on Thursday at noon in his feature on Boston.com. Check out the full article here.
Andrew Farrell is back with his second pregame playlist of 2014, and you can check it out below before it hits the Gillette Stadium speakers on Sunday during pregame warmups.
Diego Fagundez is about to graduate from high school and fans are tweeting ideas for his yearbook quote. Check them out!
Share your Diego Fagundez yearbook quote by clicking the #2014Diego hashtag at the bottom of the conversation!
“I wanted to be part of creating something that’s going to be great. I want to be thought of as part of a core we have here that’s pushing to be that next team like Kansas City, a tough team that’s been together. “I wanted to be a major contributor, and so far we’ve been doing well.” - Andrew Farrell
Check out Brian Straus' piece on Revolution defender Andrew Farrell on SI.com.
Luis Soffner spent his recent off day a little differently than the rest of his New England Revolution teammates.
Soffner hopped on a flight to Washington, D.C., on Monday morning to meet up with other members of the 2012 national champion Indiana University men's soccer team. The Hoosiers, along with 18 other NCAA Division I National Championship teams from 2012-2013, were honored by President Barack Obama as part of a ceremony at the White House.
After a tour of the White House, Soffner had the chance to introduce himself to President Obama and shake his hand before taking an official White House photo.
Photos and video from the ceremony are available HERE on Indiana University's official athletics website.
As the Revs’ roster continues to take shape before training camp opens on Saturday, we have a few more pieces of roster information for our newest players.
The team’s four news players have selected their jersey numbers, while one familiar face has changed his number.
First, Charlie Davies will not be wearing No. 99 this season. Instead, he’s cutting his number in half – he’ll go with just No. 9 in 2014.
As for two MLS veterans who have joined the team, Paolo DelPiccolo will wear No. 3, while Brad Knighton – who wore No. 24 in his first go-round with the Revs – will don #18 this time.
The team’s top two draft picks have also selected their numbers. Steve Neumann will be No. 4, while Patrick Mullins will wear No. 7.
Will anyone be personalizing their new 2014 jerseys with any of these numbers?
The Revolution and Lee Nguyen came up big on Saturday night, with Nguyen scoring the go-ahead goal on a PK against D.C. United 'keeper Bill Hamid. Nguyen was stopped by Hamid on a previous PK attempt in the 57th minute, so as you can imagine, Lee was stoked to get a second chance.
So while the Revs walked away with three points, the Nguyen-Hamid PK battle ended in a draw: one save, one goal. The two exchanged tweets following the match, and the exchange was nothing but mutual admiration:
@LeeNguyen24 much respect bro.. Great finish.. I see you have some sniper vision in your arsenal! All the best the rest of the way
— Bill Hamid (@BillHamid28) September 22, 2013
Not sure about you, but this kind of thing is what I enjoy most about sports on social media.