One of the 10 charter clubs of MLS, who have been the part of the league since its inaugural season. Since the 1996 season, the New England Revolution managed to reach the Conf. Finals twice ended as the 1st team in the East twice and won 1 U.S. Open Cup in 2007. Since then, the most notable results were the runner-up spot in 2014 MLS Playoffs and Runner-up in 2016 U.S. Open Cup. Last season we saw New England finishing 8th in the East, while they ended their U.S. Open Cup journey in the 4th round when they got defeated by non-MLS team Louisville City FC (3:2).
Head Coach: Brad Friedel
Former professional goalkeeper who has had a successful career as a player began his coaching career in 2016 when he took over the U.S U19 youth squad. A year later, in 2017, Brad Friedel won his first title as a coach, when he guided the U.S. U-20 team to the CONCACAF U-20 Championship as assistant coach of U.S team. With only some coaching experience he was appointed as the head coach of the New England Revolution. The 2019 season will be the 2nd year in charge of the “Revs”
|Date||Name||Moving from||Moving to||Mode of Transfer|
|December 20, 2018||Juan Fernando Caicedo||Independiente Medellín||New England Revolution||Loan|
|December 18, 2018||Edgar Castillo||Colorado Rapids||New England Revolution||Trade|
|January 30, 2019||Carles Gil||Deportivo La Coruña||New England Revolution||Transfer|
|January 18, 2019||Justin Rennicks||Indiana Hoosiers||New England Revolution||Homegrown player|
|January 11, 2019||Tajon Buchanan||Syracuse Orange||New England Revolution||SuperDraft|
|December 18, 2018||Kelyn Rowe||New England Revolution||Colorado Rapids||Trade|
|January 24, 2019||Claude Dielna||New England Revolution||Portland Timbers||Trade|
|January 7, 2019||Femi Hollinger-Janzen||New England Revolution||Birmingham Legion||Free|
|February 6, 2019||Mark Segbers||New England Revolution||Swope Park Rangers||Free|
Expectations for the 2019 season
The success of the New England Revolution will come down to how well will Juan Fernando Caicedo and Carles Gil fit into the squad. With those two additions, the Revs got experience and firepower. While there are some question marks above Gil’s head as he really seems to be hit or miss transfer, I do believe he will be a right fit for Brad Friedel’s team. What I expect from the New England Revolution this season is most likely a fight for a top 5 seed in the East if the new signings prove to be worth their money. If not, it’s yet another season when New England will find themselves at the bottom of the Conference.