New England Revolution Tryouts

New England Revolution is an American professional soccer franchise based in the Greater Boston area, Massachusetts. The team competes in Major League Soccer (MLS) as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference.

New England Revolution Tryouts

New England Revolution Youth Development Academy

The Revolution Academy is an elite player development program that gives the region’s elite youth player unprecedented access to the MLS professional youth development environment and a defined player pathway to professional soccer.

Academy Development Track: Revolution Player Development Programs

The Revolution Academy is one of the most innovative youth training programs in Major League Soccer, recognized by US Soccer as one of the top 10 youth development programs in the country. The Revolution Academy trains players of all abilities in all aspect of the game, including ball mastery, speed of play, coordination and balance and movement with and without the ball. These clinics will help players feel comfortable with the ball at their feet where they will see more success on the field.

New England Revolution Developmental Programs

Our Revolution Academy Coaches will create an atmosphere and design training sessions that allow for creativity, individuality, and imagination. Players will be encouraged to train and play with freedom in a unique environment. Focus will be on moves, ball mastery, fakes, feints, finishing, and speed of play.

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New England Revolution Elite Programs

Elite Full Day & Elite RDS Academy

The Revolution Academy are very happy to announce the new Summer 2020 Elite Full Day Academy & Elite RDS Academy program schedules, in conjunction with our specifically designed “S.A.F.E. Curriculum”. The Revolution Academy will be following all camp guidelines and policies from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and local Board of Health authorities as the protocols are released and updated.

These programs offer players born between 2004 – 2012 the unique experience of developing their skills in a challenging, professional, and fun environment in the highest program level in the Revolution Academy summer training.

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New England Revolution Elite Team Academy Week

Best suited for High School / Premier / Club teams U12 – U18 | Boys / Girls

The Elite Team Academy program is designed to give specific teams a unique training experience where they can prepare for the upcoming season, while building consistency, improving their tactical understanding and developing their overall team chemistry. To enroll a team into this program, please contact the Residential Academy Director: Karl Spratt – (508-384-9242) / [email protected]

Brochure for this Elite Team Academy week can be found by clicking here.

New England Revolution Academy Development Track: The U-12 Alliance

The U-12 Alliance provides high-level, age-appropriate player development for the region’s top youth players and a defined pathway into the New England Revolution Academy structure.

Bayside F.C.

Bayside F.C., established in 1997, is a highly successful premier club in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. With over 475 players in our program, our club is built on a strong foundation of player development and success. We are Rhode Island’s Premier Soccer Club. To learn more about this club, please click here.

NEFC

NEFC is a not for profit premier soccer club which develops and trains youth soccer players, ages 6-23 in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Through a staff of over 85 NEFC trains over 3000 youth players. To learn more about this club, please click here.

To tryout for NEFC, please click here.

Valeo FC

Valeo F.C. is made up of an international staff consisting of former collegiate and professional players. Lead by Emelio Williams & Corlton Simmond our players-first club prides itself on prioritizing each player’s goals and helping them reach those goals. We develop players & people and have a long history of winning soccer.

Our club is a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit sports education and training organization focused on developing competitive athletes, outstanding citizens, and strong leaders. We provide a challenging and rewarding environment that teaches the virtues of Teamwork, Discipline, Hard Work, Commitment, Respect, and Leadership. To learn more about this club, please click here.

To tryout with Valeo FC, please click here.

New England Revolution Academy Development Track: Revolution U-14 Team

The U-14 team is the New England Revolution entry point to the MLS youth development process.

New England Revolution Professional Development Track:

The U-15, U-17, and U-19 academy teams are the beginning of the “pro development track” within the revolution academy. Current rosters for those teams can be found by clicking here.

Revolution II

New England Revolution II is a professional soccer club based in the Greater Boston area that competes in the USL League One, the third division of American soccer. The team is owned by, and operates as the reserve team of the Major League Soccer club New England Revolution. The team plays at Gillette Stadium. The team was announced as a member of League One on October 9, 2019.

To learn more about the New England Revolution II club, please click here.

New England Recruitment Trials

At the time of this writing, there is no official publishing’s on New England trials. Please come back at a later date while we monitor this club or click here to visit their official news section.


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New England Revolution Overview

Located in the Greater Boston area, the New England Revolution play in Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Eastern Conference as an American professional soccer team. It is one of the 10 original MLS clubs, having competed in the league since its inception. Robert Kraft, together with his son Jonathan, owns both the team and the city of New England.

The New England region’s crucial role in the American Revolution, which lasted from 1775 to 1783, is reflected in the word “Revolution.” Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, where the New England Patriots play their home games, is about 21 miles (34 kilometers) southwest of Boston. They played their home games at Foxboro Stadium, which has since been demolished, from 1996 to 2001. MLS’s first team, the New England Revolution, is the only one to have televised every league game since its inception.

U.S. Open Cup: The Revolution’s first major trophy They won the 2008 North American SuperLiga the next year. With five MLS Cup appearances, the Revolution have a proven track record of success. Their regular season finish was also a second-place finish in 2005 The MLS Cup and the MLS Supporters’ Shield, on the other hand, remain a mystery.

New England Revolution History

The early years (1996–2001)

Several members of the U.S. Men’s National Team returned from overseas to play for the Revolution’s first team in the new league. It was one of only two teams in the then 10-team league that failed to make the playoffs despite having Alexi Lalas, Mike Burns, and Joe-Max Moore. The next year, the team qualified for the playoffs, but lost in the first round of play. A revolving door of players and head coaches failed to make an impression on the young league for the next five years, making this playoff outcome the Revs’ best (which they matched in the 2000 season).


Attendance was strong in the early years, despite the team’s dismal performance on the field. The Revolution’s games at the old Foxboro Stadium were regularly attended by more than 15,000 fans. Danny Califf’s late goal gave the Los Angeles Galaxy the 2001 U.S. Open Cup final victory over the New England Revolution. It was a foreshadowing of the Revolution’s end.

The Steve Nicol era (2002–2011)

During the 2002 season, Steve Nicol, a former Liverpool player turned head coach, was given the job on a full-time basis. During the 1999 and 2002 seasons, he served as the team’s temporary head coach. In the eight years following his appointment, Nicol led the Revolution to a league-record eight consecutive playoff appearances before the team missed out on the postseason for the first time in 2010. All six of the first-round byes (from 2002 to 2007) led to at least one trip to the conference final, including three straight trips to the MLS Cup finals (2005-2007). The Revs have never advanced past the first round of the playoffs since the 2008 season. The league still regarded Nicol as one of its top coaches.

CARSON, CA – MARCH 27: Head Coach Steve Nicol of the New England Revolution protests to the fourth official in the second half during their MLS match against the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Home Depot Center on March 27, 2010 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeated the Revolution 1-0. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Playoff success (2002–2007)

Nicol led the Revs to a first-place finish in the Eastern Conference in his first season in charge. A Carlos Ruiz goal in the final minute of extra time gave the Galaxy a 1-0 victory in the MLS Cup finals.

Consecutive MLS Cup finals

It was a rematch of their 2002 season, when they reached the Eastern Conference finals and lost to the Los Angeles Lakers 1–0 in overtime in the cup final. In MLS Cup 2006, the New England Revolution had a serious shot at winning their first MLS championship against the Houston Dynamo. In the 113th minute, Taylor Twellman put the Revs ahead, but Brian Ching’s header less than a minute later equalized for the Dynamo and forced the game to penalty kicks, which the Revs lost 4–3.

The New England Revolution made two cup final appearances in the 2007 season. Houston defeated New England 2–1 in the 2007 MLS Cup final, a rematch from the year before. The Revolution have suffered the most MLS Cup defeats with a record of 12. They won their first prize, the 2007 U.S. Open Cup, even though they lost the MLS Cup in 2007. They qualified for the 2003 CONCACAF Champions Cup after winning the MLS Cup in 2002, however they lost their first matchup to LD Alajuelense 5:3 on aggregate after playing two away games. In the 2006 CONCACAF Champions’ Cup, the Revolution met LD Alajuelense of Costa Rica both at home and away. The “home” game was held in Bermuda on February 22, 2006, despite some supporters believing that playing at Gillette Stadium in New England’s harsh winter conditions could have been advantageous. The Revs were eliminated after a 0–0 tie in Bermuda and a 0–1 defeat in Costa Rica.

Rebuilding (2008–2011)

For the first time, the club qualified for the CONCACAF Champions League preliminary phase after winning the U.S. Open Cup in 2007. Additionally, they qualified for SuperLiga 2008 by finishing in the top four. There were four separate competitions that the Revolution participated in (MLS, Open Cup/Champions League/SuperLiga) in 2008. At the start of the 2008 season, the Revolution had an outstanding run. By the middle of July, they had a commanding lead in the MLS standings and had finished as the top SuperLiga seed. On penalties, they beat Houston Dynamo to avenge their two previous MLS Cup defeats and win the tournament. The Revs’ 2008 season peaked with that trophy, though. Congestion at the stadium caused a spate of injuries and general exhaustion, and the squad was dumped from the Champions League after a humiliating 4–0 home loss against Trinidad & Tobago’s Joe Public FC. The squad finished third in the Eastern Conference and lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Chicago Fire. The New England Revolution reached the U.S. Open Cup semi-finals in 2008, losing to D.C. United.

Joe Public FC forward Fitzpatrick Richardson, center, scores a goal past New England Revolution defender Amaechi Igwe, left, and goalie Matt Reis, right during first half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Second-half mediocrity afflicted the Revs again in 2009, as they were beaten by Chicago in the first round of the playoffs once again. In the 2009 SuperLiga semi-finals, the squad fell to Chicago. Since 2009, the squad has been unable to maintain an unbeaten streak longer than three games in any calendar year except for July. The Revs’ unbeaten record coincided with their third consecutive campaign in the SuperLiga, and for the second time in three years, the team made the final, but lost 2–1 to Monarcas Morelia of Mexico. After the team missed the playoffs in both 2010 and 2011, they announced at the end of the 2011 season that they had parted ways with long-time manager Steve Nicol.

Recent activity

Jay Heaps, a former player, has been named head coach of the team. The 2012 campaign was again another letdown. Diego Fagundez, a promising Homegrown Player, helped the team finish third in the Eastern Conference in 2013 and reach the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Boston Magazine’s April 2014 issue featured an article by journalist Kevin Alexander in which he dubbed the Kraft family “the Worst Owners in the League,” calling them out for their alleged lack of interest in the Major League Soccer and the New England Revolution despite their enviable NFL ownership reputation.

The 2014 campaign was a triumph. A designated player contract was signed by the Revolution for U.S. national team member Jermaine Jones at the end of August. As a result, they finished the regular season with a record of 10–1–1, led by Jones and MVP candidate Lee Nguyen, and in second place in the Eastern Conference. They made it to the MLS Cup Final without dropping a game in the playoffs, giving it their first appearance in the finals since 2007. A 3rd-place finish in this year’s MLS Cup was New England’s worst finish in the competition’s history.

Jay Heaps was fired as coach of the Revolution on September 9, 2017. On November 9, Brad Friedel was hired after a coaching search that featured former players Pat Noonan and Steve Ralston. Friedel was fired by the Revolution on May 9, 2019, following a career record of 12-21-13 and a record of 2-8-2 in 2019. Ex-D.C. United and LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena was hired to replace him as manager. On August 3, 2019, the Revolution lost 2-0 to the Los Angeles FC in their eleventh game under Arena. Atlanta United FC defeated them 1-0 in the first round of the 2019 Playoffs. As part of the 2020 Playoffs, the Revolution were beaten 1-0 by Columbus Crew at home in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Colors and Badge

The six stars on the emblem reflect the six New England states represented by the United States flag styled into a soccer ball (akin to Adidas’ UEFA Champions League ball). FIFA’s World Cup logo from 1994 has been incorporated into the overall design. Last of the original MLS founding teams to retain their original crest, the Revolution have done so.

The only time the Revolution wore anything other than navy blue at home was their inaugural season in 1996, when they wore red shorts. The team has worn white shorts at home since 2014. The red shorts were brought back for the 2020 season to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the club and league. It was only in 2015 that the Revolution debuted a red away jersey with white and green elements in honor of New England’s flag that the team’s away uniforms began to show more design variance. It has been UnitedHealthcare’s shirt sponsor since 2011, and its emblem appears on both the Revolution’s home and away jerseys.

New England Revolution Stadium

Initially at Foxboro Stadium, then at Gillette Stadium, the Revolution have played their home games in Foxborough, Massachusetts since their founding. The National Football League’s New England Patriots play at the same stadium. MLS announced the Revolution’s plans for a new soccer-specific stadium on June 14th, 2006. Local municipalities in New England have been given the opportunity to submit bids for the construction of a stadium for the Revs.

Somerville and Revolution officials have undertaken “preliminary negotiations” about erecting a 50,000 to 55,000-seat stadium on a 100-acre (0.40 km2) property off of Innerbelt Road near Interstate 93, according to the Boston Herald on August 2, 2007. Based on the construction costs of comparable MLS soccer stadiums, the stadium might cost anywhere from $50 million to $200 million. Because of the finalization of the Green Line maintenance facility plans by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Revolution have revived plans to build a stadium in Somerville after two years.

The search for a suitable site, preferably in the city center, had cost over $1 million, according to Kraft in an interview from July 2010. A public lot along Interstate 93 in South Boston was the site of a meeting between the Kraft family and city and state authorities, according to the Boston Globe on November 18, 2014. According to the organizing committee for Boston’s now-defunct bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, Robert Kraft was a member of, the suggested site is adjacent to an industrial property that has been identified for the major Olympic stadium.

Club Culture

Supporters groups

The Midnight Riders, Rev Army, and The Rebellion are three of the team’s fan clubs. The ‘Midnight Riders’ moniker pays homage to Paul Revere and William Dawes, the two men who rode from Boston to Concord to signal the departure of British troops during the American Revolution. The North Stand, dubbed “The Fort” by the three groups, is currently occupied by all three. General admission stands in the Fort, which is named after the revolutionary concept that permeates the team’s fans.

Mascot

The official mascot for New England Revolution is Slyde the Fox.

Rivalries

As a result of other Boston-New York rivalries in professional sports, including the Knicks–Celtics rivalry in the NBA, the Jets–Patriots rivalry in the NFL, and the Yankees–Red Sox rivalry in Major League Baseball, the New York Red Bulls are commonly regarded the club’s major adversary. The Revs and Red Bulls went 20 games without a loss at Gillette Stadium starting in 2002. The competition between the clubs was ratcheted up as a result of this winning streak. On June 8, 2014, the Red Bulls defeated the Jets by a score of 2–0 at Gillette Stadium, ending the winning run.

A rivalry with New York City FC, who joined the league in 2015 and plays its home games at Yankee Stadium, has also emerged since then. D.C. United and Chicago Fire are other rivals of the Revolution in the Eastern Conference. In the playoffs, these teams have faced each other many times. Chicago Fire fans voted in 2009 that their team was the Revs’ most hated foe because the two teams have faced each other so many times in the MLS playoffs and regular season.

City of Boston, Massachusetts

A rivalry with New York City FC, who joined the league in 2015 and plays its home games at Yankee Stadium, has also emerged since then. D.C. United and Chicago Fire are other rivals of the Revolution in the Eastern Conference. In the playoffs, these teams have faced each other many times. Chicago Fire fans voted in 2009 that their team was the Revs’ most hated foe because the two teams have faced each other so many times in the MLS playoffs and regular season.

In 1630, Puritan settlers from the English town of Boston established up a colony on the Shawmut Peninsula and named it Boston. The Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston all took place here during the American Revolution. It was a key port and manufacturing area, as well as a center for learning and culture after America gained independence from Great Britain. Land reclamation and municipal annexation have allowed the city to grow beyond its initial peninsula. More than 20 million people visit Faneuil Hall alone every year because of the city’s rich history.

Among the city’s many firsts are the first public park (1634), first public or state school (1635), and first subway system in the United States (Tremont Street subway, 1897). Scientific research is flourishing in Boston today. Boston is a global leader in higher education, especially in fields like law, medicine, engineering, and business, and the city’s almost 5,000 start-ups make it a global innovator in innovation and entrepreneurship. The financial, professional, and business services sectors, as well as biotechnology, information technology, and government operations, all contribute to the economy of Boston. Environmentally sustainable and investment-friendly enterprises and institutions can be found all around town, making it one of America’s most philanthropic places to live and work. The cost of living in the city is one of the highest in the United States, but it still ranks highly in the world’s livability rankings.

Geography

The land area of Boston is 89.63 square miles (232.1 km2), whereas the water area is 41.2 square miles (106.7 km2). Logan International Airport’s stated elevation reading for Boston is 19.8 feet (5.8 meters) above sea level. 330 feet (100 meters) above sea level, Bellevue Hill is the highest point in Boston; the lowest point is at sea level. Boston is the only state capital in the contiguous United States to have an oceanic shoreline, as it lies on the Atlantic coast.

Climate | Weather

Boston has either a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) or a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfa) under the 3 °C (26.6 °F) isotherm under the Köppen climatic classification. In terms of climate, the city falls somewhat in the middle. Winters are cold and stormy, with occasional significant snowfall, while summers are hot and humid. There is a lot of variation in temperature and precipitation in the spring and fall, depending on the wind and the position of the jet stream. The Atlantic Ocean’s impact is minimized by offshore wind patterns. Due to the pull of warm air from the Atlantic, coastal communities along the coast may have periods of more rain than snow in the winter. USDA plant hardiness zones 6b and 7a (much of the city) meet in the middle of the city (Downtown, South Boston, and East Boston neighborhoods). July is the hottest month, with an average temperature of 73.4 degrees Fahrenheit (23 degrees Celsius).

At 29.0 degrees Fahrenheit (1.7 degrees Celsius), January is the coldest month. Even though temperatures topping 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) in the summer and dropping to or below freezing in the winter are not unheard of, only around 13 days out of the year see either extreme. On January 7, 2018, the temperature fell to 2 °F (19 °C), the lowest figure since records began. Temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) are rare, with the last one occurring on July 22, 2011, when the temperature reached 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius). Temperatures below freezing are most likely to occur between November 9 and April 5 on average in the city. Since 1934, the official temperature record has fluctuated from 18 degrees Fahrenheit (28.6 degrees Celsius) to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius). It was 2 °F (17 °C) on December 30, 1917, whereas it was 83 °F (28 °C) on both August 2, 1975, and July 21, 2019, respectively.

Despite the city’s proximity to the North Atlantic Ocean, Boston is vulnerable to Nor’easter weather systems, which can bring heavy snowfall and rain. Every year, the city receives an average of 43.8 inches (1,110 mm) of rain and 43.8 inches (111 cm) of snow. During the months of November through early April, the majority of snowfall occurs, while snow is extremely rare in May and October. Snowfall varies widely from year to year; for example, only 9.3 inches (23.6 cm) of accumulated snow fell in 2011–12, but the previous winter, the similar amount was 81.0 inches (2.06 m).

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