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Brad Friedel Focused On Creating A Winning Environment In New England



Revolution Brad Friedel Focused On Creating A Winning Environment In New England With Key “Character” Win Over Toronto

The New England Revolution came away with a key 3-2 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday night to avoid losing back-to-back games.

A big part of New England’s urgency to avoid losing two in a row is a narrative set forth by Head Coach Brad Friedel.

Since becoming New England’s Head Coach this past offseason the former goalkeeper has stressed the importance of not losing back-to-back matches. An importance that he provided the reason behind after defeating Toronto and it goes all the way back to his playing career.

Well, in my playing career, the most successfull coaches, the best coaches always said the best teams never lose two in a row. And I think if you live by that you can start to get runs together and have successfull seasons.

So far in the 2018 season, the Revs have yet to lose two games in a row, every time they are faced with that scenario they have been able to capture key points.

Winning is contagious, and losing is contagious, and you don’t want to start losing on a normal basis. I’m not saying its never going to happen, but it is something that I try to preach to the players and the staff tries to preach it to the players all the time.

Saturday’s win over Toronto was just another match in which the “character” of the Revolution was tested and the team once again showed they are a talented squad.

I think this was a good charecter check on our team after that second half performance against Montreal to play against a very good Toronto team in the manner that they did.

New England is 5-2-3 on the MLS season and look to win next Saturday against Columbus Crew SC.

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

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New England Revolution vs Columbus Crew SC Live Game Feed



New England Revolution vs Columbus Crew SC Live Game Feed

The New England Revolution take on Columbus Crew SC on a rainy Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.

This post will be updated throughout the game.

But first here is the lineup the Revs will play against Columbus.

And the bench.

With Diego Fagundez serving his one-game yellow card accumulation suspension, Brad Friedel has called upon rookie Brandon Bye who is starting his second MLS game of the season. Forward Juan Agudelo will miss the match with a hamstring injury that he suffered two weeks ago. Agudelo is expected to have a more realistic shot at playing in next week’s match with this match being a match-day decision.

The game can be viewed on NBC Sports Boston or streamed on the NBC Sports app or For the radio, it will not be on 98.5 The Sports Hubs main dial with the game being on 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2 only with the main dial being the Boston Celtics playoff game with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

1st Half:

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Revolution Midfielder Zachery Herivaux Called In To Play For Hati




New England Revolution Midfielder Zachery Herivaux Called In To Play For Hati’s National Team

On Thursday afternoon the New England Revolution announced that 22-year-old homegrown midfielder Zachery Herivauz was being called in to play for Hati’s National Team.

Herivaux is being called in to play in Hati’s upcoming friendly match against Argentina’s “A” National team. This is Herivaux’s second call-up to the Haitian National Team with his debut being back on October 10th 2017 for Hati’s senior team in a friendly against Japan.

In that match, the Brookline Massaccheusett’s native played all 90 minutes and even recorded an assist in a 3-3 draw. The HomeGrown Player is expected to miss two Revolution regular season matches with the May 26th at Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the May 30th vs. Atlanta United FC being the two he is expected to miss.

In the 2018 MLS season, Herivaux has made one substitute appearance and has had six additional selections to the 18-man matchday roster. His performance has certainly drawn attention with Head Coach Brad Friedel talking just this week about using Herivaux in an advanced midfield role.

“We put him in the game a little bit higher up the field because we still wanted to get pressure as much as we could to their center backs. And also when Michael Bradley pushed into the midfield, [we wanted to get Zach] onto Michael Bradley. That was the reason that we put Zach in. Zach can play as a six, eight, or as a 10 depending on the system that you’re playing in. It’s very good to have versatile players like that in your team.”

Herivaux was the third HomeGrown Player in the team’s history to sign and began his career with the Revs in the Revolution Academy and was named the inaugural UnitedHealthcare Academy Player of the Year back in 2014.

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New England Revolution Injury Report: Juan Agudelo Remains Questionable



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New England Revolution Injury Report: Juan Agudelo Remains Questionable, Angking Remains Sidelined, And Diego Fagundez Suspended

The New England Revolution have released their injury report ahead of Saturday’s match against Columbus Crew SC. Not many shockers on this list with the names being very similar to last week’s match against Toronto.

The only Revs player that is listed as out for the moment is midfielder Isaac Angking who remains sidelined with an illness. As for questionable the only player on this one is forward Juan Agudelo who is still dealing with a hamstring issue he suffered two weeks ago.

Agudelo is expected to be a match-day decision with Head Coach Brad Friedel alluding to Agudelo being unlikely for the match against Columbus but seems more hopeful in the following week.

 “Juan [Agudelo] is good. He’s coming along nicely, hasn’t had any setbacks – knock on wood – to his recovery. I don’t know if he’ll be ready for this weekend, but if he’s not ready for this weekend, then hopefully next.”

The only other player who is listed on the report is forward Diego Fagundez who will miss the match as he is serving a one-game yellow card accumulation suspension he was handed in last week’s win over Toronto.

Diego Fagundez To Serve One-Game Yellow Card Accumulation Suspension

Friedel isn’t too worried about the absence of his “Number 10” with the Revs having plenty of depth and other options they can plug into that role against Columbus.

“We have a lot of options, to be honest with you. We have Kelyn [Rowe], we have Zach [Herivaux], we also have another midfield trio of Wilfried [Zahibo], Luis [Caicedo], and Scott Caldwell. We can play numerous players in the 10 position. [Cristian] Penilla can even play as a 10. There’s a lot of options and that’s a good thing with the squad that we have. We have a lot of players that can fill in for other players and we have a lot of players that, once they do get a chance, they can keep places. That’s a good thing to have.”

The latest injury report from Columbus has midfielder Pedro Santos listed with a hamstring injury and that is it. No word on if Santos will play or not at this point.

The New England Revolution will take on Columbus Crew SC on Saturday, May 19th at 7:30 pm at home in Gillette Stadium.

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