Jonathan Sigal


Boston, Mass.

Jonathan Sigal

I'm a storyteller. Sports, features and hard news are my specialties.



As Revolution break ground on new training facility, hope rises better things coming for the club

FOXBORO – For the last two seasons, the New England Revolution have practiced on a dedicated grass field a quarter-mile southeast of Gillette Stadium. To get there, first-team players pile into golf carts – usually four or five players to each – and ride out, the caravan puttering slowly past the indoor turf field and the shops of Patriot Place.
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Thayer Academy freshman Ally Sentnor carries sky-high potential

Lee Sentnor isn’t quite sure where the competitive nature comes from. Neither is Rich, her husband. numbers people — whose athletic careers never extended beyond Lee’s childhood gymnastics days and Rich’s high school soccer team. They value education dearly, and live a simple life, a nice life in Hanson, Mass., a town on Boston’s South Shore.
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New England Revolution reshaping how they scout internationally, but still have work to do to catch MLS’ best

When Luis Caicedo was announced as the New England Revolution’s latest signing on March 8, few understood why the club brought the Colombian midfielder stateside — especially considering it required the use of precious Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). But Caicedo was no panic move, nor another last-minute need signing for a club that has a history of them.
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How five guys with Milton, Mass., ties are thriving post-playing careers

It goes without saying that life, when in the NHL, isn’t all that bad. Playing before 20,000-plus fans, seeing your highlights on TV or spreading like wildfire through social media, the fancy hotels and chartered flights on away trips, world-class facilities, and sponsorships with equipment brands — things could be worse.
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With leadership lacking, Friedel turns to new signing Michael Mancienne

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – In late July, discussions between the New England Revolution and Michael Mancienne’s agent began. The veteran English defender, then on the books of Nottingham Forest, was on the outs at the Championship side, searching for a new opportunity. “I have had other opportunities, but nothing I fancied much,” Mancienne said when reached by phone in the U.K.
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After missing his big chance, New England Revolution prospect Isaac Angking prepares to create another

Isaac Angking knew the question about the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, the one he missed, was bound to come. After all, that World Cup was what he was building towards when he left home at age 15 to join U.S. Soccer’s now-defunct residency program in Bradenton, Fla. The biennial tournament was his chance to impress the soccer world.
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Lee Nguyen trying to be positive as status with Revolution remains in limbo

Seven weeks into the 2018 season, Lee Nguyen has at long last publicly commented on his trade request from the New England Revolution.
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Dom Dwyer shows his quality with goal in US national team debut

A Londoner by birth, Dwyer announced his place on the American soccer stage with a bang ahead of this summer’s Gold Cup.
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Leonardo Teixeira helps Brockton capture first state soccer title

Leonardo Teixeira, a Cape Verde native who arrived in America just this past year, brought the house down for Brockton in Saturday’s Division 1 boys’ soccer final at Worcester State University. The junior forward scored a second-half hat trick and assisted on the Boxers’ two other goals and Brockton edged Longmeadow, 5-3, for the program’s first state championship.
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BU hockey learns NCAA Tournament path goes through Fargo, North Dakota

The No. 7 Boston University men’s hockey team is Fargo, North Dakota bound for the NCAA Tournament.
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How a Ragtag Trio Became York's Conehead Line

Brendan McGrath, Tom Pfeiffer and Hunter Davis have an almost comical connection — and its shows on the field. For the better part of three years, York men’s lacrosse coach Brandon Childs has searched for a nickname for Brendan McGrath, Tom Pfeiffer and Hunter Davis, his all-junior attack unit. They have individual ones — McGrath is McDouble, Davis is HD and Pfeiffer is Mr.
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Is two leagues too many for women's pro lacrosse?

"Seeing this other league come up, to me, it's insanity," Murphy said.


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