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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.