Revs Trade Charlie Davies to Philadelphia Union

charlie-daviesHuge surprise to hear that the New England Revolution have traded forward Charlie Davies to the Philadelphia Union for general allocation money, targeted allocation money, and the Union’s natural first-round pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.

That the Revs traded Davies to someone within the division is bad enough, but he has been Jay Heaps best threat off the bench. With that gone, what will Heaps Plan B be now?

On the bigger picture you have to question the direction that Revolution are going in. Two of the key factors in reaching the MLS Cup in 2014 were the play of Jermaine Jones and Charlie Davies. Both players have left New England in the last 8 months with nobody coming in replace them.

Revolution Leave It Late To Beat The Chicago Fire

The New England Revolution (6-7-8; 26 pts.) defeated the Chicago Fire (4-9-6; 18 pts.), 1-0, at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night. Midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson scored the game-winning goal in the 85th minute, helping the Revolution retain possession of sixth place in the Eastern Conference. The goal was Watson’s first of the regular season, but his second of the week, as he also scored the club’s lone goal and the game-clinching penalty in Wednesday’s U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal win against the Philadelphia Union.

Revolution Get A Point At Real Salt Lake

The New England Revolution (5-7-8; 23 pts.) played Real Salt Lake (8-5-6; 30 pts.) to a scoreless draw at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday night. Goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth propelled the Revolution with a pair of spectacular saves en route to his fourth shutout and the club’s fourth clean sheet of the season. By picking up a point tonight against a Real Salt Lake side unbeaten at home this season, the Revolution remain above the Red Line in sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

Revolution Defeat Columbus Crew 3-1

The New England Revolution (5-7-7; 22 pts.) defeated Columbus Crew SC (3-7-7; 16 pts.), 3-1, at Gillette Stadium on Saturday evening. Forward Kei Kamara, acquired by the Revolution via trade with Crew SC on May 12, scored in the 71st minute of his first meeting against his former club to help secure the win.

With his eighth tally of the season, Kamara moves into a tie for fifth in MLS in goals scored in 2016. The win lifts New England into sixth place on the Eastern Conference table.

Revolution Lose To New York City FC 1-0

The New England Revolution (4-7-7; 19 pts.) fell to New York City FC (8-5-6; 30 pts.), 1-0, at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday evening. Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth made four saves, but conceded the game’s lone goal to NYCFC’s Frank Lampard in the 58th minute, as the midfielder redirected a cross from Thomas McNamara past the Revs’ goalkeeper with his knee.

Forwards Kei Kamara, Teal Bunbury, and Femi Hollinger-Janzen paced New England in shots with two apiece, while defender Chris Tierney led the club with three chances created. Defender Je-Vaughn Watson earned the start at right back and also contributed two chances created.

New England Revolution Lose To The Montreal Impact 3-2

The New England Revolution (4-6-7; 19 points) fell to the Montreal Impact (6-4-6; 24 points), 3-2, at Stade Saputo on Saturday evening.

Kei Kamara recorded his first two Revolution goals in MLS play, scoring in the 18th and 32nd minutes. However, Montreal’s Michael Salazar countered with a brace of his own in the second half and a converted penalty from Ignacio Piatti proved to be the difference in the match. The Revs have now scored at least two goals in seven of their last eight League matches.

New England Revolution Lose To D.C. United 2-0

heaps-presserThe New England Revolution (4-5-7; 19 points) fell to D.C. United (5-6-5; 20 points), 2-0, at RFK Stadium on Saturday evening. D.C. United jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half, and despite a strong showing in the second half, the Revs couldn’t solve goalkeeper Bill Hamid, who made four saves. Tonight’s match marked the first time New England has been held scoreless since its last visit to RFK Stadium on April 23.

Defender Chris Tierney became the fifth player in club history to eclipse the 16,000-minute mark, joining Shalrie Joseph, Matt Reis, Jay Heaps, and Steve Ralston.

Revolution Beat Whitecaps In Vancouver 2-1

The New England Revolution (4-4-7; 19 points) defeated Vancouver Whitecaps FC (6-7-3; 21 points), 2-1, at BC Place on Saturday. The win marked the Revolution’s first regular season victory on the road in 2016 and puts the Revolution tied for fourth in points in the Eastern Conference.

The Revolution opened scoring in the 31st minute, when defender London Woodberry headed a free kick from midfielder Lee Nguyen into the net for his first career MLS goal. Vancouver responded in the 41st minute with a curling strike on a free kick from Nicolas Mezquida, leveling the score at 1-1. The Revs regained the advantage in the 55th minute, when midfielder Kelyn Rowe took a centering pass from forward Teal Bunbury and smashed it into the net for his third goal of the season, putting the Revs up 2-1.

Revolution Defeat Seattle Sounders 2-1

heaps-presserThe New England Revolution (3-4-7; 16 points) defeated Seattle Sounders FC (4-7-1; 13 points), 2-1, at Gillette Stadium on Saturday evening.

Lee Nguyen and Femi Hollinger-Janzen were New England’s goal scorers, with the former also contributing an assist. Tonight’s match marked the third consecutive match Nguyen has recorded both a goal and assist. He also moved into sole possession of fourth place on the Revolution’s all-time goal-scoring list with his 37th career tally. Femi netted the game winner – the first of his professional career – in the 80th minute, becoming the leading goal scorer among all 2016 MLS SuperDraft selections.

New England Revolution Lose To FC Dallas 4-2

The New England Revolution (2-4-7; 13 points) fell to FC Dallas (8-4-2; 26 points), 4-2, at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night. Juan Agudelo and Lee Nguyen were New England’s goal scorers, with the latter also tallying an assist. It marked Agudelo’s fourth consecutive match with either a goal or an assist, and Nguyen’s second consecutive match with both a goal and an assist.

Nguyen’s goal, the 37th of his Revolution career, moves him into a tie with Shalrie Joseph and Pat Noonan for fourth place on the club’s all-time goal-scoring list.