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07 March 10:48 am

During the Revolution’s preseason trip to Tucson, Ariz., staff and players had the luxury of an off day approximately halfway through our two-week stay. Many in our travel party (smartly) used the day to sleep in, relax by the pool and generally recharge for the week ahead.

But I, along with four other Revolution staffers, decided to experience a bit of the local landscape by hiking through Sabino Canyon. We’d talked about a hike the year before, but never had the time. Now was our chance. We took a short guided tour through the canyon to the base of the mountains before hiking our way back, keeping our eyes peeled for rattlesnakes and mountain lions along the way.

Luckily we avoided interaction with any such wildlife, but what we did encounter were some of the most stunning views I’ve ever had the pleasure of witnessing firsthand. With the backdrop of a clear blue Arizona sky, we hiked through a canyon punctuated by rolling mountains, cacti and … well, lots of cacti.

As our hike finished, I was overjoyed that I’d taken the opportunity to experience something I could’ve only experienced in Arizona. I definitely had one of those “what a beautiful country we live in” moments and decided immediately that I wanted to experience as much of it as possible.

As it happens, my job provides plenty of opportunity for travel. We’re on the road approximately 20-25 times a season, visiting spots all across North America from Texas to California, from the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest, from Colorado to Canada.

Convenient, I thought. I’m typically afforded a bit of free time in the mornings and early afternoons on game days, so I set a rule for myself that I would experience something unique to each city we traveled to this season. Then, as I do with most thoughts which pop into my head, I posted it to Facebook. Because that’s what people do.

In the comments section, a Revolution supporter (thanks, Eric!) made a fascinating suggestion. Why don’t I document all of my experiences and post them to the blog? It would interest him, he said, and perhaps a few others, as well.

After a quick discussion with my boss (Far Post Podcast social media master, Jason Dalrymple), the “Road Trippin’” blog series was born. On each road trip this season I’ll use my free time to experience something unique to that destination, and follow up with a quick blog post (with pictures and perhaps video) to keep fans up to date. Perhaps my experiences will even prompt you to travel to an MLS city to catch a game and experience the sites.

I’m assuming many of you have already traveled to some of the cities we’ll be visiting this year, so I could actually use your help. Any suggestions as to what I should do in any specific cities? Anything I can’t miss or you’d like to see? Let me know …

05 March 4:55 pm

The New England Revolution held its annual Media Day on March 5, 2013. Here are some of the sights courtesy of team photographer David Silverman.

 

04 March 11:42 am

We've listened to your suggestions, added in a few of our own, and now it’s time to cast your vote!

Voting runs now through Friday, March 22 at 12 p.m. We'll reveal the 2013 goal song when the Revolution score their first home goal of the 2013 season! Cast your vote now (you can vote once per day).

The Adicts
Viva la Revolution
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Dropkick Murphys
The Boys are Back
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Sleigh Bells
Tell 'Em
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Japandroids
The house that heaven built
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The Black Keys
Lonely Boy
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The Fratellis
Chelsea Dagger
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Judas Priest
Revolution
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Andrew WK
Party Hard
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01 March 6:43 pm

The Revolution home opener is just 22 days away! Just as we did last year we’re taking it to you, the fans, to choose the 2013 Revolution goal song.

We have several songs in mind, along with the 2012 goal song (“Viva la Revolution”) and will be launching a poll with 8-10 songs to let fans vote on the new goal song beginning this Monday, March 4.

Before we get the poll going, we'd like to give you guys a few days to suggest songs you'd like to hear as the 2013 goal song.

Post your suggestions in the comments, and if possible, post a link (youtube, spotify, etc.) so everyone can listen.

27 February 2:35 pm

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.

11 February 4:56 pm

The RevGirls were guests on WPRI 12's Rhode Show this past Wednesday to promote last Thursday's RevGirl Finals in Providence. RevGirls Stina, Sheena and Laura give host Will Gilbert a first-hand look at what it's like to be a RevGirl.

11 February 3:13 pm

A.J. Soares is taking his worship of Bane to a whole new level.

In case you missed his explanation of his new shaven-head look, watch this:

08 February 2:11 pm

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

08 February 12:50 pm

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 CisseRyan GuySaer 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.