As you probably know by now, Matt Reis and Darrius Barnes both went home with stitches after Saturday's 0-0 draw against Sporting KC. Barnes had six stitches after colliding heads with Sporting KC's Kei Kamara, and Reis had double that amount after catching an elbow to the head, also from Kei Kamara, in what was possibly the longest stoppage-time period I've ever experienced in regular-season play.
Just how bad was Matt's injury? Here's a few photos of Matt's experience, with a VERY detailed photo of the gash above his right eye before his stitches were administered. If you have a weak stomach or can't stand the sight of blood, you will want to pass on this one. But since we had these, we figured we'd share.
|Cleaning the gash||Sunday at the airport|
As the Revs take on Sporting KC tonight, defender Stephen McCarthy will be celebrating his 24th birthday.
"Big Macca" (or "Big creepy Steve" as he is known to some) shares his birthday with Hollywood actors Robin Williams, Don Knotts, Josh Hartnett and Jon Lovitz, as well as Author Ernest Hemingway and New Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia.
Does Stephen share his birthday with you? If so, happy birthday!
Thanks to everyone who came out for Sunday's "Meet the Revs" Season Ticket Holder event at Gillette Stadium. Here's some of your photos we've collected from various social networks of yesterday's event.
Gillette Stadium hosted its fourth annual Futbolito Soccer Tournament on Sunday, July 8. The all-day event is the official four-on-four tournament of Major League Soccer and drew a total of 204 teams - the event's biggest turnout yet.
Check out NESN's video feature on the event below and read the full article here. There's also a fantastic gallery of fohawks and mohawks on display at the event (believe me, there were plenty of them).
Here in the Revolution Digital department, we're always trying new things. For me, I am obsessed with iOS apps and all the great things they can do to help create cool content. Last night felt like a good night to try out a new app I recently grabbed, iMotion HD. This is essentially a time-lapse application for the iPad and iPhone.
So, I pointed my iPad2 out the press box window, set the app to take a photo every three seconds and let it run from about 6 p.m. (when gates opened) to 9 p.m. (when the match ended). Below are the results, with a little contrast and music added in Final Cut Pro.
See if you can pick out where Lee Nguyen and Jerry Bengtson scored!
Only thing that would have made this better is well, if it was shot on a new iPad or (the iPad2 camera isn't that great), but I think I can live with this for now. Enjoy!
We all know by now that Jay Heaps has lived up to his promise to attack. So, starting with this Saturday's TV broadcast on Comcast SportsNet, you'll be seeing some of this attacking in a new 30-second spot before the match and during halftime. Select Xfinity customers will also start to see this on their big-screens throughout July and August on various channels.
Here's a sneak peek: