Headline News: Awards Recaps

After a strong finish to the 2013 MLS season, the Revs are looking forward to continuing their progress in 2014. Brian O’Connell of ESPN Boston considers several questions going into the off-season, focusing on forwards and goalkeepers in particular. Also on ESPN Boston, read more about Matt Reis being named MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year, while Jose Goncalves receives recognition after being named MLS Defender of the Year.

Revolution Captain Jose Goncalves was named MLS Defender of the Year last week. On MLSsoccer.com, Kyle McCarthy finds out what made the Portuguese national want to play in MLS and his thoughts on winning the award. In a second piece, he also provides quotes from general manager Michael Burns, who reveals which position the Revs are actively looking to strengthen in the off-season.

Jose Goncalves is only the second Revs player to be awarded the MLS Defender of the Year title after Michael Parkhurst in 2007. Julian Cardillo of Boston.com looks at the stiff competition Goncalves had to fend off to win the award.