Revs announce 2013 preseason plans

Revs open camp on January 17 and will travel to Arizona twice

 

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution will open its 2013 training camp on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Gillette Stadium. The team’s five-and-a-half week camp will includes two extended trips to Arizona, and six games against MLS teams.

After opening camp on Jan. 17, the team will train for four days in Foxborough before traveling to Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Ariz., on Monday, Jan. 21. The Revs will spend 10 days at the training complex, and will face Sporting Kansas City on Friday, Jan. 25, and Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Tuesday, Jan. 29, in scrimmages at Grande Sports World. 

The team will return to Foxborough on Wednesday, Jan. 30, and will spend nine days training locally before traveling to Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, Feb. 9.

While in Tucson, the Revs will participate in the previously-announced Desert Diamond Cup, hosted by FC Tucson. The four-team tournament also features the New York Red Bulls, Real Salt Lake and Seattle Sounders FC. The round-robin group games will be played as doubleheaders on Wednesday, Feb. 13, Saturday, Feb. 16 and Wednesday, Feb. 20, before the championship – televised by NBC Sports Network – and consolation games are played on Saturday, Feb. 23. In 2012, the Revolution was the tournament’s runner-up after falling in penalty kicks in the final against the LA Galaxy.

After returning to Boston on Sunday, Feb. 24, the team’s focus will shift to regular-season for the 2013 MLS season, which will begin the following weekend.   

Full coverage of the team’s preseason training and exhibition games will be available on revolutionsoccer.net.  

New England’s complete preseason schedule follows.

Thursday, Jan. 17

2013 MLS SuperDraft (Indianapolis, In.)

Training camp opens

Entrance physicals and conditioning testing at Dana Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

Friday, Jan. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 20

Indoor training at Dana Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

Monday, Jan. 21 through Wednesday, Jan. 30

Training at Grande Sports World (Casa Grande, Ariz.)

  • Friday, Jan. 25: vs. Sporting Kansas City (Grande Sports World, Casa Grande, Ariz.)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 29: vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Grande Sports World, Casa Grande, Ariz.)

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Return to Boston

Thursday, Jan. 31 through Friday, Feb. 8

Indoor training at Dana Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

Saturday, Feb. 9 through Sunday, Feb. 24

Training at Kino Sports Complex (Tucson, Ariz.)

FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 13: vs. Seattle Sounders FC (Kino Veterans Stadium)
  • Saturday, Feb. 16: vs. New York Red Bulls (Kino Veteran Stadium)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20: vs. Real Salt Lake (Kino Veteran Stadium)
  • Saturday, Feb. 23: Championship and Consolation matches (Kino Veteran Stadium)

Sunday, Feb. 24

Return to Boston