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Although it is only the beginning of his second MLS season, defender Andrew Farrell has already shown he has what it takes to lead the New England Revolution to victory. With 2013 MLS Defender of the Year Jose Goncalves sidelined due to injury, Farrell has been tapped to fill the hole at the center back position for the Revs. For a closer look at the development of one of MLS’s brightest young stars check out Brian Straus’s most recent piece in Sports Illustrated detailing Farrell’s expanded role in his sophomore season. 

Saturday’s victory against Toronto was the Revolution’s first ever win at BMO Field – and the comeback win did not come easy. Check out the thoughts of head coach Jay Heaps and rookie Patrick Mullins on scoring his first MLS goal in the Boston Globe.

Despite opening his MLS account by scoring on Brazil national team goalkeeper Julio Cesar, Mullins is keeping his feet firmly on the ground. Head over to Brian O’Connell’s piece on ESPN Boston to see why Mullins believes the team performance will always come before individual accomplishments.

Aside from his goal, Patrick Mullins also impressed with his hold-up play and drew the game-winning penalty kick from Lee Nguyen. Craig Forde of MLSSoccer.com has the story as Heaps praises the all-round performance of the rookie.