This weekend's 2nd leg of the Eastern Conference Championship has been over a year in the making for the New England Revolution and New York Red Bulls. Both teams are looking to redeem heartbreaking losses in the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs and book a ticket to the 2014 MLS Cup.
Ahead of the Eastern Conference Championship, Teal Bunbury joined WEEI's Soccercast with Ben Kichen to discuss the Revs' season, the impact Jermaine Jones has had on the club, and his personal life.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Kelyn Rowe supports the Jessie Rees Foundation and Team Negu (Never, Ever Give Up). Check out a short video from Kelyn below and a few photos of his Monday visit to Mass General Hospital.
— KelynRowe (@Krowe210) September 9, 2014
Photos courtesy of Brian Wilson/Mass General Hospital. (C) 2014
Nicholas Mendola from NBC Sports ProSoccer Talk chatted with Jermaine Jones recently on his acclimation to the team.
Jones tells Mendola, “It’s starting to really become my home. Step by step, everything is going good.”
Charlie Davies opened up to the Improper Bostonian in a lengthy interview this week. The interview is chock full of tid bits on Charlie’s days with the USMNT and with the Revolution, so here’s five that will whet your appetite:
- He’s a big fan of the beach
- He was a wrestler in his youth
- He once bowled a 240
- He’s a fan of Ray Donovan and Homeland
- He enjoys Thai Massages (i.e. having a massage therapist walk on his back)
The #IceBucketChallenge to #StrikeoutALS has taken the internet by storm these last few weeks. The challenge hits particularly close to home as Pete Frates, the man behind the challenge, is a Beverly, MA native. To show their support, members of the New England Revolution community have taken their turn at the #IceBucketChallenge.
Head Coach Jay Heaps took the challenge and then pushed it on to some old friends:
— NE Revolution (@NERevolution) August 8, 2014
— Brian Bilello (@RevsPrez) August 8, 2014
Cathal Conlon challenged his friends on the Far Post Podcast. Jeff Lemieux was MIA, but Ron Bower, Jason Dalrymple, and Jeff Wroblewski accepted the challenge:
— The Far Post Podcast (@FarPostPodcast) August 9, 2014
Revs players Kelyn Rowe and Charlie Davies recently joined NESN's Dining Playbook.
Charlie Davies shared five local restaurants he likes to frequent. Need a new place? One of these may be right up your alley!
A wiz on the field, Kelyn Rowe's also an expert in the kitchen. Watch as he shows how to make his salmon salad.