Weekly Update: Preseason rolls on

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution is in the second week of its two-week training trip in Bradenton, Fla., and will play two scrimmages this week before wrapping up the trip on Friday and returning to Foxborough.


Updated preseason roster
The team’s updated preseason roster is available at revolutionsoccer.net … to view the roster, which is updated as players come and go from camp, click on the CLUB link on the navigation bar and select 2014 Preseason Roster.

Two scrimmages added to schedule this week
The Revs will face the Philadelphia Union in a scrimmage on Tuesday afternoon in Deltona, Fla., at 3 p.m. … it will be the second of three games the team plays in Florida during this training trip … additionally, a scrimmage against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) will be played on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 3 p.m. at IMG Academy.

Revs draw vs. Swedish champions
The Revolution faced defending Swedish champion – and 2014-15 UEFA Champions League entrant – Malmo FF in the team’s first preseason action of 2014, playing to a 1-1 draw on Friday, Jan. 31 … Kelyn Rowe put the Revs up early when he jumped on a poor Malmo back pass, but the Swedes knotted the score just before the half, leading to the final 1-1 score line … Revs head coach Jay Heaps used two different 11-player groupings in the game, with only goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth and defender O’Brian Woodbine playing the full 90 minutes …

New England Revolution (First Half): Bobby Shuttleworth, Kevin Alston, Andrew Farrell, A.J. Soares,  O’Brian Woodbine, Diego Fagundez, Kelyn Rowe, Scott Caldwell, Lee Nguyen, Marko Perovic, Dimitry Imbongo

New England Revolution (Second Half): Bobby Shuttleworth, Donnie Smith, Darrius Barnes, Alec Sundly, O’Brian Woodbine, Patrick Mullins, Andy Dorman, Paolo DelPiccolo, Juan Perotti, Evan Melo (Pierre Omanga 79), Jerry Bengtson

Postgame comments from Heaps, Shuttleworth and Andrew Farrell following Friday’s scrimmage are available HERE.

Rev Girls finals set for Boston and Providence
The Rev Girl Search concludes this week, when 2014 finals will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at The Greatest Bar (Boston, Mass.), and on Thursday, Feb. 6 at Rí Rá (Providence, R.I.), helping determine the Revolution’s 2014 promotional team …12 local women have made it to the final round of auditions, six of whom will participate on each date … three girls from each event will be selected as Rev Girls for the 2014 season … a full list of the 12 finalists is available HERE … fans are encouraged to come out and cheer on their favorite finalist to help the judges make their selections.

2014 Pub Tour dates set
Revs players are scheduled to stop by several of the region's top bars and pubs – all official pub partners of the Revolution – this February as part of the Revolution’s official 2014 Pub Tour … three Pub Tour dates will be held on three successive nights during the second week in February:

Tuesday, Feb. 11 – The Banshee (934 Dorchester Ave., Boston, Mass.)

  • Scheduled to appear: Jose Goncalves, Lee Nguyen and Chris Tierney

Wednesday, Feb. 12 – CBS Scene (200 Patriot Place, Foxborough, Mass.)

  • Scheduled to appear: Diego Fagundez, Dimitry Imbongo and Saer Sene

Thursday, Feb. 13 – Ri Rá (50 Exchange Terrace, #50, Providence, R.I.)

  • Scheduled to appear: Kevin Alston, Scott Caldwell and Andrew Farrell

At each stop, fans will get the opportunity to mingle with their favorite players in a casual setting during the team’s brief stay in New England between preseason training trips.
Desert Diamond Cup tickets on sale
Tickets for the 2014 FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup hosted by FC Tucson (USL PDL) are now on sale … for the third consecutive year , the Revs will participate in the February tournament to wrap up their preseason training … Chivas USA, the Chicago Fire, the Colorado Rapids and Real Salt Lake will also join the Revs in Tucson for the tournament … the round-robin group games will be played on Wednesday, Feb. 19, Saturday, Feb. 22 and Wednesday, Feb. 26, before the championship and consolation games are played on Saturday, March 1  … tickets are available for purchase by clicking HERE.