Revolution announces 2014 preseason plans
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution will formally open its 2014 training camp on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Gillette Stadium. The team’s six-week camp will include extended trips to Florida and Arizona, as well as seven games against MLS and international competition that are currently scheduled.
Upon opening camp on Jan. 25, the team will train two days in Foxborough before traveling to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., on Monday, Jan. 27. The Revs will spend 10 days training in Bradenton before returning home on Friday, Feb. 7. The team currently has three scrimmages scheduled in Bradenton: vs. Malmo FF (Sweden) on Friday, Jan. 31, vs. Toronto FC on Sunday, Feb. 2, and vs. the Chicago Fire on Thursday, Feb. 6.
After one week of training in Foxborough scheduled for Feb. 8 through Feb. 14, the team will then depart for Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, Feb. 15, for their third preseason trip to Tucson in as many seasons.
While in Tucson, the Revs will participate in the previously-announced Desert Diamond Cup, hosted by FC Tucson. The six-team tournament also features the Chicago Fire, Chivas USA, Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake and host FC Tucson. The group-round games will be played as tripleheaders on Wednesday, Feb. 19, Saturday, Feb. 22 and Wednesday, Feb. 26, before the placement games and championship are played on Saturday, March 1.
Tickets to the 2014 FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup will be on sale at FCTucson.com starting at noon ET today. For the first 24 hours tickets are available, fans will receive a 25 percent discount off tickets using “PRESEASON” as a promo code.
After returning to Boston on Sunday, March 2, the team’s focus will shift to the regular season, which will begin on Saturday, March 8, when the team travels to face the Houston Dynamo at 8:30 p.m. ET at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Full coverage of the team’s preseason training and exhibition games will be available at the team’s official web site, revolutionsoccer.net.
New England’s complete preseason as currently scheduled follows:
Friday, Jan. 24
Player entrance physicals at Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26
Training camp opens at Dana-Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
Monday, Jan. 27 through Thursday, Feb. 6
Training at IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
- Friday, Jan. 31: vs. Malmo FF (IMG Academy)
- Sunday, Feb. 2: vs. Toronto FC (IMG Academy)
- Thursday, Feb. 6: vs. Chicago Fire (IMG Academy)
Friday, Feb. 7
Return to Boston
Saturday, Feb. 8 through Friday, Feb. 14
Indoor training at Dana-Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
Saturday, Feb. 15 through Saturday, March 1
Training and games at Kino Sports Complex (Tucson, Ariz.)
FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup:
- Wednesday, Feb. 19: vs. Real Salt Lake (8 p.m. ET)
- Saturday, Feb. 22: vs. Chivas USA (8 p.m. ET)
- Wednesday, Feb. 26: vs. Chicago Fire (5:30 p.m. ET)
- Saturday, March 1: Placement games (4:30 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. ET / 9:30p.m. ET)
Sunday, March 2
Return to Boston
Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6
Training locally in Foxborough
Tuesday, March 4
Media Day (location/time TBA)
Thursday, March 6
Depart for Houston
Friday, March 7
Training in Houston
Saturday, March 8
2014 MLS Season Opener at Houston Dynamo (BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston), 8:30 p .m. ET