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"State of the Revs" to Air Saturday at 7:30pm

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"State of the Revs" to Air Saturday at 7:30pm

New Head Coach Jay Heaps, New Club President Brian Bilello and Several Revs Players to Give Perspective on Upcoming Season

BURLINGTON, MA -- State of the Revs, Comcast SportsNet New Englands 30-minute season preview show surrounding the New England Revolution, will air on Saturday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m., just prior to the Revs season opener later that night.

Hosted by Comcast SportsNet anchorreporter Kevin Walsh, the State of the Revs season preview looks ahead to the teams 2012 campaign, the clubs off-season changes and the new faces to look for as the season approaches.

The State of the Revs season preview special will include:

A behind-the-scenes introduction to members of the Revs squad given by defender A.J. Soares
A one-on-one interview with new Revs head coach Jay Heaps
A sit-down discussion with the clubs new President, Brian Bilello
In-depth analysis of the season, including a look at the teams new impact players, with Revolution play-by-play announcer Brad Feldman and color analyst Jeff Causey

The State of the Revs season preview will re-air on Comcast SportsNet during the following timeslots: Sunday, March 11 at 12:30 a.m.; Monday, March 12 at 8:30 p.m.; Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 18 at 12:30 a.m.; and Sunday, March 18 at 1:30 p.m.

The Revolution opens the 2012 season on Saturday, March 10, on the road against the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Kickoff is set for 10:30 p.m. ET, with the matchup being televised by Comcast SportsNet New England and available via radio on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

About The New England Revolution
The New England Revolution is the Northeast regions premier professional soccer team, owned and operated by the Kraft Family, which also owns the New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium, the home of the club. A founding member of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer in 1996, the Revolution has played in the MLS Cup championship match four times in the last decade including three straight from 2005 to 2007 while advancing to the Eastern Conference Championship game in an MLS-record six straight years (2002-07). The Revolution also won the 2007 U.S. Open Cup and the 2008 SuperLiga title. The teams roster includes such stars as Benny Feilhaber, Shalrie Joseph, Matt Reis, and the up-and-coming talent, Diego Fagundez, just 17 years old. For more information, visit revolutionsoccer.net, or interact with the Revolution on Facebook (facebook.comnerevolution) or Twitter (@NERevolution).

About Comcast SportsNet
Comcast SportsNet reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Comcast SportsNets programming includes the Boston Celtics, SportsNet Central, New England Revolution, Connecticut Sun, Unos Sports Tonight, Celtics Now, Sports Sunday, Quick Slants, The Baseball Show and New England Tailgate. Comcast SportsNet New England is owned and managed by Comcast Sports Group. Visit www.csnne.com for more information. Check local listings for the specific channel location for your area.

Diego Fagundez scores twice, Revolution top 10-man NYC 2-1

Diego Fagundez scores twice, Revolution top 10-man NYC 2-1

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Diego Fagundez scored two goals in the second half and the New England Revolution beat 10-man New York City FC 2-1 on Sunday.

New England (12-15-6) set a club record with 12 wins at home. NYC (16-9-8) had several possibilities to clinch a bye in the playoffs but needed at least a draw.

Fagundez opened the scoring in the 51st minute and made it 2-0 in the second minute of stoppage time with his sixth goal of the season. Andrew Farrell set up the first goal by dribbling into the area and finding Fagundez at the top of the box. It was his first goal since June 3. Fagundez's next goal was a tap-in after his breakaway shot was knocked back to him.

Khiry Shelton scored for NYC in the third minute of extra time by getting past the defense for a long ball and heading it in.

NYC's Jack Harrison was shown a straight red card in the 26th minute for a late challenge on Teal Bunbury. It was Harrison's first red card of his professional career and he'll miss the regular-season finale against Columbus Crew SC next weekend.

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United States fails to qualify for World Cup for first time since 1986

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United States fails to qualify for World Cup for first time since 1986

COUVA, Trinidad — The United States has been eliminated from World Cup contention, a shocking loss at Trinidad ending the Americans’ streak of seven straight appearances at soccer’s showcase.

Twenty-eight years after a stunning victory at Trinidad put the Americans back in the World Cup after a four-decade absence, their chances for next year’s tournament in Russia ended on this island nation off the coast of Venezuela.

Trinidad and Tobago scored a pair of first-half goals, and the United States was eliminated with a 2-1 defeat Tuesday night — the first time missing the World Cup since 1986.

The U.S. entered its final qualifier with a berth uncertain for the first time since 1989. Home losses to Mexico last November and Costa Rica left the Americans little margin for error.

The 28th-ranked Americans needed merely a tie against 99th-ranked Trinidad, which lost its sixth straight qualifier last week. But the defeat — coupled with Honduras’ come-from-behind 3-2 win over Mexico and Panama’s 2-1 victory over Costa Rica on Ramon Torres’ 88th-minute goal — dropped the Americans from third place into fifth in the six-nation final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region.

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