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23 July 9:31 am

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.

Reis
Cleaning the gash Sunday at the airport

 

21 July 10:52 am

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!

16 July 9:20 am

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.

13 July 1:52 pm

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 hereThere's also a fantastic gallery of fohawks and mohawks on display at the event (believe me, there were plenty of them).

11 July 10:54 am

WHDH TV's Rhett Lewis profiles the Revs' recent run of success - and also shows off his own skills without missing a beat! Check out the article here.

09 July 10:53 am

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!

05 July 12:24 pm

Following this morning's announcement, Honduran striker Jerry Bengtson (BEHN-son) joined his new teammates today at training. Check out some photos from today's training session.

29 June 8:59 am

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:

28 June 10:45 pm

 

On Thursday, the Under-18 team played its third and final game of the Development Academy Playoffs. With kickoff scheduled for 12 p.m., the day began much earlier than those previous.
 
After breakfast, the teams boarded the bus and made the familiar trip to the fields. 
 
A fun little tidbit that has gone unmentioned this week: the teams watch a pump-up video on the bus en route to each game. A compilation of action photos from the 2011-12 season, the video is set to The Who’s Eminence – a nice touch in an already professional atmosphere.
 
For more on the U18s’ game against Charlotte Soccer Academy – a 3-1 loss – check out the recap on revolutionsoccer.net
 
The group then ate lunch upon the return to the hotel and had the next few hours off. Many of the U16s took the opportunity to go to the mall, while others watched the Italy-Germany game in their rooms.
 
For dinner, the Revolution met up with new affiliate club Empire United.
 
Before calling it a night, the Revs group met back at the hotel. The players recognized a few key staff members with gifts, before the coaches announced the end-of-year award-winners.
 
Under-18s:
Player of the Year: Dominik Machado
Minuteman Award: Devin Devoy
Coaches’ Award: Jack Hilger
 
Under-16s:
Player of the Year: Gabe Gissie
Coaches’ Award: Matthew Cooper
Minuteman Award: Erik Martel
 
On Friday, the U16s are set to play their third and final game of the Development Academy Playoffs. Kickoff against the Dallas Texans is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET.
 
28 June 4:19 am

 
The Under-16s played their second game of the Development Academy Playoffs on Wednesday, while the Under-18s had the day off.
 
Per usual, the day began with breakfast in the hotel. And after the players returned to their rooms for a bit, the group met back up for a snack around noon and then lunch during halftime of the Spain-Portugal game.
 
Many of the U18s used their downtime throughout the day to walk to the mall nearby.
 
Everyone then boarded the bus at 5:20 p.m. to make the trip to FC Dallas Sports Park.
 
The Under-16s suffered a 3-0 loss to Pateadores. (Game recap available on revolutionsoccer.net.) Now 0-1-1 in the Playoffs, they remain mathematically eligible to clinch a spot in Finals Week.
 
After the game, the group quickly changed back at the hotel and left for dinner at a travel favorite – Buca di Beppo. The tables shared family-style salad, bread, chicken and pasta, and relaxed after a long day.
 
Everyone then met briefly in the hotel lobby before retiring to their rooms.
 
On Thursday, the U18s are set to play their third and final game of the Development Academy Playoffs. Kickoff against Charlotte Soccer Academy is scheduled for 12 p.m. ET.