Buffalo’s hope is New England’s son. With a skating style like no other, an unmistakable head of hair and ‘wow factor’ rarely seen from one of our locals, Jack Eichel makes an impact far and wide across our sport.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Before Brad Friedel was introduced as the New England Revolution’s newest head coach on Monday, a slew of checkmarks unfolded first. It began with Mike Burns, the club’s general manager, screening a list of nearly two dozen candidates. Then Burns, alongside club president Brian Bilello, interviewed six to eight potential hires, after which owners Robert and Jonathan Kraft fielded interviews for the final shortlist.
"There’s always ups and downs and challenges and injuries, you’re not starting and then you’re starting. The next thing you know, he’s scoring the winner to win the Big East tournament in overtime. Pretty cool."
For Mike D’Agostino, coach of the St. Mary’s Lynn boys’ soccer team, there’s seldom reason to interrupt his ace. “It’s like that pitcher where he has a no-hitter and you don’t want to jinx it or curse it,” D’Agostino said. “We don’t even need to have any huge conversations.”. That’s the level of confidence D’Agostino has in Richie Mateo , a senior keeper from Lynn who has propelled the Spartans to a 13-0 record with nine shutouts.
When walking near the lacrosse offices at Delaware, one thing has stood out to redshirt senior midfielder and co-captain Will Hirschmann. “We walk by our office and he’ll call you in to sit down and say, ‘What’s up?’”. Hirschmann said. “He wants to learn about us about as we do with him. He’s processing everything, though he has a tougher task.
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.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The version of Juan Agudelo that Matt Kassell remembers was, well, just 17. Agudelo, fresh off signing a Homegrown Player deal with the New York Red Bulls, lived in Hoboken, New Jersey with Kassell, a fellow academy product and, subsequently, a Red Bulls teammate. It was about an hour and a half from his hometown in Barnegat, New Jersey, and when he wasn’t hanging around the mall with friends or talking about girls, the teenager had a hobby of sorts.
In conversations about Chris Cloutier, the phrase “blue collar” always comes up. It’s fitting, too, for a kid from Kitchener, Ontario, which started as a manufacturing city, whose mom is a police officer and whose father is a mechanic.