Headlines News: Key players

Kyle McCarthy describes the importance of the Academy and its role in producing key players

Jose Goncalves celebrated his goal on Saturday with pure emotion - something we rarely see from the typically stoic defender. Brian O’Connell talks about the special goal, the celebration, and the shut out on

On MLSsoccer.com, Kyle McCarthy describes the importance of the Academy system and its role in producing key players for the New England Revolution. Scott Caldwell and Diego Fagundez are highlighted as being “poster children” for the Academy, having come through to earn spots in the starting XI for the Revs.

Jose Goncalves is looked upon as one of the best defenders of the league and on SI.com, Avi Creditor says he is a contender for Defender of the Year. With his and Diego Fagundez’s goals on Saturday, the Revs are just two points away from being inside the playoff picture.

The U.S. men’s national team will advance to the Gold Cup semifinal round after defeating El Salvador, 5-1 in the quarterfinals. Kyle McCarthy of the Boston Herald reports on Sunday’s match and what’s next for the United States.