New England Revolution legend Luis “El Lobo” Fangoso issued this statement in reaction to the news that Gibraltar has been accepted as a full member of UEFA, European soccer's governing body:
“It is with great pride and satisfaction that I congratulate the Gibraltar Football Association on gaining the official status it has long deserved. Though our old rivalries with the likes of Greenland and Shetland provide some of my happiest sporting memories, we are now in the company that we have long deserved to keep. I am glad that this happened while I am still in my prime and have the hunger. I look forward to receiving a call from the GFA for the next national team training camp.”
A star for club and country, Fangoso, 38, is famous for his flowing locks, his ability to play any outfield position and to adapt to all terrain and field conditions. Since his retirement, El Lobo has run his famed football academy – known as the School of Rock – which has been a consistent, if indirect, funnel for soccer talent from South America to the Iberian peninsula. Fangoso also maintains an off-shore tax law consultancy practice.
It's official: Juan Agudelo has scored his first goal as a member of the New England Revolution. MLS has made an official scoring change on the 84th minute goal for the Revolution against the Houston Dynamo last Saturday, and has awared the goal to Agudelo. Here's Juan's reaction via twitter:
— Juan Agudelo (@jagudelo11) May 24, 2013
Watch the goal below:
The Revolution held its second-annual media game on Wednesday, May 22 on the Gillette Stadium field. Members of the local media participated in several small-sided matches against each other, with Revolution players serving as coaches, and Revolution coaches serving as referees. As you can imagine, head coach, er, referee Jay Heaps was pretty heavy-handed with the cards. Rumor has it Jeff Lemieux was red carded for missing an open net!
All in all it was a great time for everyone. Here are some photos from the event, with video to follow soon.
Revolution supporters group The Rebellion have created a limited edition Boston Marathon scarf that you can pre-order here - with all proceeds going directly to the recovery of Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis' father-in-law, John Odom, who was seriously injured in the bombings on April 15.
The Revolution community has been touched personally by the events. As you all know by now, Matt Reis’ father-in-law John Odom was seriously injured during the bombing and is still in serious condition. You can follow his progress as he recovers here at the John Odom Support Page – Boston Marathon Bombing Victim.
John’s family has also created a recovery fund for him where you can see up to date information and donate at John Odom Recovery Fund
As we reach the one month anniversary of this tragic event, the Rebellion has create a special scarf as a remembrance to all those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. 100% of the proceeds of the scarf will be donated to the John Odom Recovery Fund. We will only be selling a limited number of scarves; first come first serve.
MLSSoccer.com Editor-in-Chief Greg Lalas breaks down Diego Fagundez' goal against the Houston Dynamo on May 18 in Houston.
Before the Revolution entertained us with an impressive 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo last Saturday night, fellow road tripper Jeff Wroblewski and I got a bit of culture with an afternoon visit to the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
To be honest, I didn’t know quite what to expect as we hopped in a cab and headed toward our destination on a hot and humid afternoon. On our previous Road Trippin’ adventures I’d been relatively familiar with the cities and had general ideas what to expect on our journeys, but despite four previous trips to Houston, I hadn’t taken in many of the local attractions.
We settled on the Museum of Natural Science after consulting with the guys from The Rebel Alliance Podcast – thanks Josh and Renny – and we were not left disappointed by our decision.
I get that museums aren’t for everybody, but we’re into that kind of thing. We also figured any extra knowledge acquired might help us in the upcoming Midnight Riders trivia night at The Banshee. Watch out for the Far Post Podcast team on May 30. We’re coming for you.
There are 11 permanent exhibits at the museum and as you can ascertain from the images I captured (in the gallery below), I was most fascinated by the paleontology and gems/minerals exhibits. We were informed that the Morian Hall of Paleontology – which opened recently – is the largest paleontology exhibit in the country, and I have to say they did a fantastic job with it.
I was particularly fascinated by the bones of a large turtle which looked like it was approximately the size of the kitchen in my apartment. JWro was most intrigued by a fossil which captured a fish choking to death on another fish. Seriously. It even said it on the plaque.
Our only disappointment was that the Ancient Egypt exhibit wasn’t yet open. We missed it by days. What can you do? Guess I’ll just have to come back to Houston some other time.
I realize this isn’t the most riveting of Road Trippin’ blog posts, but sometimes it’s necessary to slow down and take in some history or the arts. With that said, we’ll be looking for some action or adventure the next time we’re on the road …
Brad Feldman and Jeff Causey break down what was a great night for the Revolution in Houston.
Brad Feldman and Jeff Causey wrap up Saturday's 1-1 draw with the New York Red Bulls in this CSNNE.com piece.
Brad Feldman and Jeff Causey recap the Revs' 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake at Gillette Stadium in this CSNNE.com video.
Congrats to Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth on his well-earned #3 slot in this week's "Top 3 Performers" as voted by MLS fans on MLSSoccer.com.