New England Revolution is owned by Robert Kraft, who also owns New England Patriots. The franchise has been a part of the MLS since the start. The first honor won by the franchise, known as the Revs, was the 2007 US Open Cup, but New England also hold the rather dubious honor of never having won the MLS Cup, despite strong MLS playoff performances. The Revs have reached the MLS Cup Final on five occasions in the past 14 seasons, but have been tripped up at the final hurdle every time.
New England Revolution were managed by the former Liverpool great Steve Nicol between 2002-2011, when they arguably enjoyed their most successful years. Nicol only failed to guide the Revs to the MLS playoffs on two occasions in nine seasons, with New England winning the Eastern conference in Nicol's maiden season in charge. After comparatively fallow years in 2010 and 2011, Nicol and the club parted ways.
Former New England Revolution player Jay Heaps has been head coach since 2012. He endured a poor season followed by a strong third-place finish in 2013. Things got even better in 2014, after a stunning run of success coincided with the arrival of USA national team legend Jermaine Jones. After the team went on a run of ten wins in twelve games, New England went all the way to the MLS Cup Final, only to be beaten for the third time in MLS Cup History, this time by L.A. Galaxy.
With players such as Lee Nguyen being mainstays, the Revolution have every chance of ending their 20-year wait for the MLS Cup. There are some problems that first need to be addressed, though.
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New England Revolution Game Schedule
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New England Revolution Standings Today
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New England missed out on the playoffs by an inferior goal difference in 2016, mostly due to their terrible away record. The Revs won two of 17 away matches, gaining a mere 11 of 51 points. Philadelphia, the team that took their place in the postseason, only won one more on the road. It shows just how important it is for the Revs to improve on the road. Another two wins would have gained the Revs passage to the postseason.
Another big problem is their defensive frailties. New England conceded 54 goals, which wasn't as bad as many Eastern Conference teams. They had the fifth best goals against in the conference, exemplyfing how poor Eastern Conference defenses are. If they strenghen their backline even more, there is massive opportunity to gain ground on the top teams.
A lot of the offensive burden will once again rest squarely on the shoulders of Lee Nguyen. The 30-year-old has been a Revs player since 2012. He knows how to find the back of the net.