After 16 years in MLS, goalkeeper Matt Reis hung up his cleats on Wednesday morning, announcing his retirement to a room filled with family, friends and former teammates. Kyle McCarthy’s most recent piece in the Boston Herald covers Reis’ emotional press conference and tells us what retirement has in store for the 38-year old father of three.
During his 11 years with the Revolution, Reis became a legend on the field and a hero off the field. Brian O’Connell paints a picture of the recently retired 2013 MLS Humanitarian of the Year in his tribute to Reis on ESPNBoston.com. Also, be sure to check out reactions to Reis’ retirement from Revs general manager Mike Burns, head coach Jay Heaps and former teammate Taylor Twellman.
They’re finally here! Click here to see where the Revs finished in the final MLSsoccer.com Power Rankings of 2013 after their exciting trip to the MLS Cup Playoffs.
The Revolution wasted no time filling the vacant goalkeeper spot on the roster, acquiring Brad Knighton from the Vancouver Whitecaps just minutes before the trade deadline. If you recognize the name, it’s because Knighton began his professional career as a member of the Revs in 2007. MLSsoccer.com’s Martin MacMahon has the inside scoop on the 28-year-old goalkeeper’s return to New England to battle for a starting job between the posts.