A.J. Soares

State of the Revs returns on CSN

BURLINGTON, Mass. – “State of the Revs,” Comcast SportsNet New England’s 30-minute season preview show surrounding the New England Revolution, will air on Saturday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m., just prior to the Revs season opener later that night.

Hosted by Comcast SportsNet anchor/reporter Kevin Walsh, the “State of the Revs” season preview looks ahead to the team’s 2012 campaign, the club’s off-season changes and the new faces to look for as the season approaches.

The “State of the Revs” season preview special will include:

· A behind-the-scenes introduction to members of the Revs squad given by defender A.J. Soares

· A one-on-one interview with new Revs head coach Jay Heaps

· A sit-down discussion with the club’s new President, Brian Bilello

· In-depth analysis of the season, including a look at the team’s new impact players, with Revolution play-by-play announcer Brad Feldman and color analyst Jeff Causey

The “State of the Revs” season preview will re-air on Comcast SportsNet during the following timeslots: Sunday, March 11 at 12:30 a.m.; Monday, March 12 at 8:30 p.m.; Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 18 at 12:30 a.m.; and Sunday, March 18 at 1:30 p.m.

The Revolution opens the 2012 season on Saturday, March 10, on the road against the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Kickoff is set for 10:30 p.m. ET, with the matchup being televised by Comcast SportsNet New England and available via radio on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

About The New England Revolution

The New England Revolution is the Northeast region’s premier professional soccer team, owned and operated by the Kraft Family, which also owns the New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium, the home of the club. A founding member of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer in 1996, the Revolution has played in the MLS Cup championship match four times in the last decade – including three straight from 2005 to 2007 – while advancing to the Eastern Conference Championship game in an MLS-record six straight years (2002-07). The Revolution also won the 2007 U.S. Open Cup and the 2008 SuperLiga title. The team’s roster includes such stars as Benny Feilhaber, Shalrie Joseph, Matt Reis, and the up-and-coming talent, Diego Fagundez, just 17 years old. For more information, visit revolutionsoccer.net, or interact with the Revolution on Facebook (facebook.com/nerevolution) or Twitter (@NERevolution).

About Comcast SportsNet

Comcast SportsNet reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Comcast SportsNet’s programming includes the Boston Celtics, SportsNet Central, New England Revolution, Connecticut Sun, Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight, Celtics Now, Sports Sunday, Quick Slants, The Baseball Show and New England Tailgate. Comcast SportsNet New England is owned and managed by Comcast Sports Group. Visit www.csnne.com for more information. Check local listings for the specific channel location for your area.