Revolution Update: February 20, 2011

Revs will play matches in final days in Orlando before returning home Thursday

TEAM NOTES

Current Preseason Roster (Feb. 20, 2011)

The Revolution currently has 27 players on its preseason roster – 18 players under contract and nine non-contracted players … the team now has 25 players in camp, with two players back in Boston for the duration of the Orlando trip.

Goalkeepers (4): Clint Irwin*, Tim Murray*, Matt Reis, Bobby Shuttleworth

Defenders (6): Kevin Alston^, Darrius Barnes, Ryan Cochrane, Didier Domi, A.J. Soares, Seth Sinovic

Midfielders (11): Fernando Cabadas*, Shalrie Joseph^, Ryan Kinne*, Roberto Linck*, Kenny Mansally, Stephen McCarthy, Sainey Nyassi, Marko Perović, Andrew Sousa*, Pat Phelan, Chris Tierney

Forwards (6): Zak Boggs*, Kheli Dube, Alan Koger*, Steven Perry*, Zack Schilawski, Ilija Stolica

Notes: Both recently-signed defender Franco Coria and midfielder Ousmane Dabo will officially be added to the Revs’ roster upon their arrivals to the team.

* non-rostered/non-contracted player

^ no longer with the team in Orlando; sent back to Boston

Conference Call on Wednesday

The second of two conference calls from Orlando for regional and national media has been scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23 … head coach Steve Nicol, goalkeeper Matt Reis and midfielder Chris Tierney will be available on the call … details for the conference call will be distributed later this week to members of the media.

Revs Add Defender Coria

The Revs signed Argentine defender Franco Coria, 22, on Thursday, Feb. 17 …Coria joins the Revs from Argentina’s Chacarita Juniors, where he was primarily a reserve player for the club during the last four seasons … Coria made 18 appearances for Chacarita’s first team during his tenure, including eight in Argentina’s Primera Division during the 2009-10 season … Coria is the fourth new addition to the Revs’ defense since the end of the 2010 season… he will join the team once he has secured his U.S. P-1 Visa. .

Friday Night Lights: A UCF Win

The Revs earned a 2-0 win over the University of Central Florida on Friday night, using goals from unsigned rookie Ryan Kinne and Shalrie Joseph to gain the victory in the team’s first preseason match of 2011 … the Revs used a first-choice lineup from available players for the first 60 minutes of the match, before substituting eight field players in the 61st minute … rookie A.J. Soares played all 90 minutes at center back, while Zak Boggs played 78 minutes at right back after Kevin Alston came off the field with a leg injury in the 10th minute … three goalkeepers – Matt Reis, Bobby Shuttleworth and Tim Murray – each played approximately 30 minutes in the shutout.

Something Old and Something New

In its 2-0 win over Central Florida on Friday, Feb. 18, the Revolution received goals from both a familiar face in Shalrie Joseph and a new one in unsigned rookie Ryan Kinne … Kinne earned the start on the right wing, scoring the eventual game-winner on a volley off a rebound in the 36th minute … Joseph added an insurance goal in the 61st minute, finishing Chris Tierney’s free kick.

Preseason Schedule and Results

DateOpponent Time/Result Goal scorers (Assists)

Feb. 18 at Univ. of Central Florida W, 2-0 Kinne (unassisted), Joseph (Tierney)

Feb. 21 vs. U.S. Under-17 MNT 11 a.m.

Feb. 23 vs. FC Dallas 11 a.m.

March 6 vs. Columbus Crew 4 p.m.

March 9 vs. Columbus Crew 7:30 p.m.

March 13 vs. Houston Dynamo 3 p.m.

Fred Headed Back to D.C.

On Friday, Feb. 18, the Revs traded their rights to Brazilian midfielder Fred to D.C. United in exchange for United’s natural second-round selection in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft … the Revs claimed Fred’s rights in Stage Two of the 2010 Re-Entry Process … Fred began his MLS career with D.C. in 2007, playing three seasons in Washington before D.C. traded him to Philadelphia in January 2010.

Two Games Included in FSC’s Schedule

Two Revs matches were among the 29-match regular-season broadcast schedule announced by MLS and Fox Soccer Channel on Friday, Feb. 18 … New England’s June 11 match at New York was re-scheduled for Friday, June 10, and will now kick off at 8:30 p.m. ET, live on FSC … additionally, the Revs’ Sept. 16 match at expansion side Portland will now kick off 30 minutes later – at 11 p.m. ET – and will be televised live by FSC … the team’s complete schedule, including broadcasters, can be accessed at the team’s website here.

Individual Tickets on Sale Saturday

Individual game tickets to 2011 Revolution matches will go on sale on Saturday, Feb. 26, beginning at 10 a.m. ... tickets purchased in advance start at $20 for The Fort, and $21 for corner seats … the 2011 season marks the first season in Gillette Stadium history that both the East and West sides of the stadium will be seated for Revolution regular-season matches … for more information or to purchase tickets, call 1-877-GET-REVS or visit revolutionsoccer.net on Saturday.

Atlanta Itinerary & Game Schedule

Following a three-day training stint in Foxborough, the Revs will depart for the Atlanta area on Thursday, March 3, and return to Boston late on Sunday, March 13 … the club will play three preseason matches during the trip, including two games as part of the inaugural Atlanta MLS Challenge in Kennesaw, Ga. … the first match, against the Columbus Crew, will be played on Sunday, March 6, at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn., about a two-hour drive from Kennesaw … the teams will meet again on Wednesday, March 9, in the first game of the three-team round-robin tournament, followed by a closing match against the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, March 13.

Thursday, March 3: Travel to Atlanta
Sunday, March 6: vs. Columbus Crew (Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, Tenn.), 4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9: vs. Columbus Crew (Kennesaw State Soccer Stadium, Kennesaw, Ga.), 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 13: vs. Houston Dynamo (Kennesaw State Soccer Stadium, Kennesaw, Ga.,) 3 p.m.; Return to Boston

Off-Season Transactions

November 1, 2010: Promoted Bryan Scales to Director of Youth Development
November 3, 2010: F Taylor Twellman ends playing career because of medical condition
November 15, 2010: Signed M/F Diego Fagundez as first-ever Home Grown Player from Under-16 squad
December 15, 2010: Selected D Ryan Cochrane (Houston Dynamo) and M Fred (Philadelphia Union) in Second Round of Re-Entry Process
December 23, 2010: Signed D Ryan Cochrane, Re-signed GK Matt Reis
January 11, 2011: Signed D Didier Domi
January 12, 2011: Re-signed M/D Chris Tierney
January 13, 2011: Selected D A.J. Soares, M Stephen McCarthy, F Steven Perry, F/M Ryan Kinne and F Alan Koger in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft
January 17, 2011: Waived D Emmanuel Osei
January 18, 2011: Re-signed D Seth Sinovic; Selected D/M Hunter Christiansen, M Fernando Cabadas and M Andrew Sousa in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft
February 7, 2011: Re-signed M Pat Phelan
February, 11, 2011: Signed M Ousmane Dabo
February, 17, 2011: Signed D Franco Coria
February 18, 2011: Traded the rights to M Fred (acquired in Stage Two of the 2010 Re-Entry Process) to D.C. United in exchange for United’s 2013 natural second-round SuperDraft selection

TEAM NOTES

Current Preseason Roster (Feb. 20, 2011)

The Revolution currently has 27 players on its preseason roster – 18 players under contract and nine non-contracted players … the team now has 25 players in camp, with two players back in Boston for the duration of the Orlando trip.

Goalkeepers (4): Clint Irwin*, Tim Murray*, Matt Reis, Bobby Shuttleworth

Defenders (6): Kevin Alston^, Darrius Barnes, Ryan Cochrane, Didier Domi, A.J. Soares, Seth Sinovic

Midfielders (11): Fernando Cabadas*, Shalrie Joseph^, Ryan Kinne*, Roberto Linck*, Kenny Mansally, Stephen McCarthy, Sainey Nyassi, Marko Perović, Andrew Sousa*, Pat Phelan, Chris Tierney

Forwards (6): Zak Boggs*, Kheli Dube, Alan Koger*, Steven Perry*, Zack Schilawski, Ilija Stolica

Notes: Both recently-signed defender Franco Coria and midfielder Ousmane Dabo will officially be added to the Revs’ roster upon their arrivals to the team.

* non-rostered/non-contracted player

^ no longer with the team in Orlando; sent back to Boston

Conference Call on Wednesday

The second of two conference calls from Orlando for regional and national media has been scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23 … head coach Steve Nicol, goalkeeper Matt Reis and midfielder Chris Tierney will be available on the call … details for the conference call will be distributed later this week to members of the media.

Revs Add Defender Coria

The Revs signed Argentine defender Franco Coria, 22, on Thursday, Feb. 17 …Coria joins the Revs from Argentina’s Chacarita Juniors, where he was primarily a reserve player for the club during the last four seasons … Coria made 18 appearances for Chacarita’s first team during his tenure, including eight in Argentina’s Primera Division during the 2009-10 season … Coria is the fourth new addition to the Revs’ defense since the end of the 2010 season… he will join the team once he has secured his U.S. P-1 Visa. .

Friday Night Lights: A UCF Win

The Revs earned a 2-0 win over the University of Central Florida on Friday night, using goals from unsigned rookie Ryan Kinne and Shalrie Joseph to gain the victory in the team’s first preseason match of 2011 … the Revs used a first-choice lineup from available players for the first 60 minutes of the match, before substituting eight field players in the 61st minute … rookie A.J. Soares played all 90 minutes at center back, while Zak Boggs played 78 minutes at right back after Kevin Alston came off the field with a leg injury in the 10th minute … three goalkeepers – Matt Reis, Bobby Shuttleworth and Tim Murray – each played approximately 30 minutes in the shutout.

Something Old and Something New

In its 2-0 win over Central Florida on Friday, Feb. 18, the Revolution received goals from both a familiar face in Shalrie Joseph and a new one in unsigned rookie Ryan Kinne … Kinne earned the start on the right wing, scoring the eventual game-winner on a volley off a rebound in the 36th minute … Joseph added an insurance goal in the 61st minute, finishing Chris Tierney’s free kick.

Preseason Schedule and Results

Date Opponent Time/Result Goal scorers (Assists)

Feb. 18 at Univ. of Central Florida W, 2-0 Kinne (unassisted), Joseph (Tierney)

Feb. 21 vs. U.S. Under-17 MNT 11 a.m.

Feb. 23 vs. FC Dallas 11 a.m.

March 6 vs. Columbus Crew 4 p.m.

March 9 vs. Columbus Crew 7:30 p.m.

March 13 vs. Houston Dynamo 3 p.m.

Fred Headed Back to D.C.

On Friday, Feb. 18, the Revs traded their rights to Brazilian midfielder Fred to D.C. United in exchange for United’s natural second-round selection in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft … the Revs claimed Fred’s rights in Stage Two of the 2010 Re-Entry Process … Fred began his MLS career with D.C. in 2007, playing three seasons in Washington before D.C. traded him to Philadelphia in January 2010.

Two Games Included in FSC’s Schedule

Two Revs matches were among the 29-match regular-season broadcast schedule announced by MLS and Fox Soccer Channel on Friday, Feb. 18 … New England’s June 11 match at New York was re-scheduled for Friday, June 10, and will now kick off at 8:30 p.m. ET, live on FSC … additionally, the Revs’ Sept. 16 match at expansion side Portland will now kick off 30 minutes later – at 11 p.m. ET – and will be televised live by FSC … the team’s complete schedule, including broadcasters, can be accessed at the team’s website here.

Individual Tickets on Sale Saturday

Individual game tickets to 2011 Revolution matches will go on sale on Saturday, Feb. 26, beginning at 10 a.m. ... tickets purchased in advance start at $20 for The Fort, and $21 for corner seats … the 2011 season marks the first season in Gillette Stadium history that both the East and West sides of the stadium will be seated for Revolution regular-season matches … for more information or to purchase tickets, call 1-877-GET-REVS or visit revolutionsoccer.net on Saturday.

Atlanta Itinerary & Game Schedule

Following a three-day training stint in Foxborough, the Revs will depart for the Atlanta area on Thursday, March 3, and return to Boston late on Sunday, March 13 … the club will play three preseason matches during the trip, including two games as part of the inaugural Atlanta MLS Challenge in Kennesaw, Ga. … the first match, against the Columbus Crew, will be played on Sunday, March 6, at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn., about a two-hour drive from Kennesaw … the teams will meet again on Wednesday, March 9, in the first game of the three-team round-robin tournament, followed by a closing match against the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, March 13.

Thursday, March 3: Travel to Atlanta
Sunday, March 6: vs. Columbus Crew (Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, Tenn.), 4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9: vs. Columbus Crew (Kennesaw State Soccer Stadium, Kennesaw, Ga.), 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 13: vs. Houston Dynamo (Kennesaw State Soccer Stadium, Kennesaw, Ga.,) 3 p.m.; Return to Boston

Off-Season Transactions

  • November 1, 2010: Promoted Bryan Scales to Director of Youth Development
  • November 3, 2010: F Taylor Twellman ends playing career because of medical condition
  • November 15, 2010: Signed M/F Diego Fagundez as first-ever Home Grown Player from Under-16 squad
  • December 15, 2010: Selected D Ryan Cochrane (Houston Dynamo) and M Fred (Philadelphia Union) in Second Round of Re-Entry Process
  • December 23, 2010: Signed D Ryan Cochrane, Re-signed GK Matt Reis
  • January 11, 2011: Signed D Didier Domi
  • January 12, 2011: Re-signed M/D Chris Tierney
  • January 13, 2011: Selected D A.J. Soares, M Stephen McCarthy, F Steven Perry, F/M Ryan Kinne and F Alan Koger in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft
  • January 17, 2011: Waived D Emmanuel Osei
  • January 18, 2011: Re-signed D Seth Sinovic; Selected D/M Hunter Christiansen, M Fernando Cabadas and M Andrew Sousa in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft
  • February 7, 2011: Re-signed M Pat Phelan
  • February, 11, 2011: Signed M Ousmane Dabo
  • February, 17, 2011: Signed D Franco Coria
  • February 18, 2011: Traded the rights to M Fred (acquired in Stage Two of the 2010 Re-Entry Process) to D.C. United in exchange for United’s 2013 natural second-round SuperDraft selection

 

Media Day - Save the Date

The Revolution will hold its annual Media Day on Wednesday, March 16, at Gillette Stadium … every member of the Revolution roster and coaching staff will be on hand and available to media, following a press luncheon and press availability for Chief Operating Officer Brian Bilello and Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Training Continues Inside

Both the Revolution Under-16 and Under-18 teams will continue to train inside the Dana-Farber Field House this week on their regular schedule … the two teams will train from 5-7 p.m., on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday … the teams have two more weeks of regular training before returning to game action on Saturday, March 5 against NJSA 04 at Gillette Stadium.

Youth Media Day Scheduled

Media Day for the Revs’ youth teams has been scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 26 … the two youth teams will scrimmage each other in the Dana-Farber Field House at 9 a.m. in an opportunity to shoot still photos and video b-roll … media availability for coaches and all players, including 16-year old Diego Fagundez – the Revs first-ever Home Grown Player – will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m. … media looking to attend should contact media@revolutionsoccer.net no later than noon on Thursday, Feb. 24.

SUPPORTERS NEWS

Meet the Coach Returns

Members of the team’s supporters groups have the opportunity to take part in an exclusive question and answer session with head coach Steve Nicol on Tuesday, March 1 … for more information about the event, or to RSVP, please contact your respective supporters group … this event is open only to registered and paid members of the team’s supporters groups … this is not a public event.

Search for the Next Rev Girls

Interested in being a Rev Girl? The squad will stage two public try-outs in the coming weeks – Friday, March 4 at Revolution Rock Bar in Boston and McFadden’s in Providence … for more information, visit the Rev Girls page on revolutionsoccer.net (http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/supporters/revgirls).

The Revolution will hold its annual Media Day on Wednesday, March 16, at Gillette Stadium … every member of the Revolution roster and coaching staff will be on hand and available to media, following a press luncheon and press availability for Chief Operating Officer Brian Bilello and Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Training Continues Inside

Both the Revolution Under-16 and Under-18 teams will continue to train inside the Dana-Farber Field House this week on their regular schedule … the two teams will train from 5-7 p.m., on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday … the teams have two more weeks of regular training before returning to game action on Saturday, March 5 against NJSA 04 at Gillette Stadium.

Youth Media Day Scheduled

Media Day for the Revs’ youth teams has been scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 26 at Gillette Stadium field… the two youth teams will scrimmage each other at 9 a.m. in an opportunity to shoot still photos and video b-roll … media availability for coaches and all players, including 16-year old Diego Fagundez – the Revs first-ever Home Grown Player – will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m. … media looking to attend should contact media@revolutionsoccer.net no later than noon on Thursday, Feb. 24.

SUPPORTERS NEWS

Meet the Coach Returns

Members of the team’s supporters groups have the opportunity to take part in an exclusive question and answer session with head coach Steve Nicol on Tuesday, March 1 … for more information about the event, or to RSVP, please contact your respective supporters group … this event is open only to registered and paid members of the team’s supporters groups … this is not a public event.

Search for the Next Rev Girls

Interested in being a Rev Girl? The squad will stage two public try-outs in the coming weeks – Friday, March 4 at Revolution Rock Bar in Boston and McFadden’s in Providence … for more information, visit the Rev Girls page on revolutionsoccer.net (http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/supporters/revgirls).