Revolution

Highlights of the Revolution's 1-0 playoff loss to Atlanta United

Highlights of the Revolution's 1-0 playoff loss to Atlanta United

FINAL SCORE: Atlanta United 1, Revolution 0

IN BRIEF: Franco Escobar scored in the 69th minute to give the defending champion Atlanta United a 1-0 victory over the New England Revolution Saturday in Atlanta in the Revs' first MLS Playoff appearance since 2015. BOX SCORE

HIGHLIGHTS

FRANCO ESCOBAR BREAKS THE SCORELESS DEADLOCK IN 69TH MINUTE:

BRUCE ARENA  AT HALFTIME:

ATLANTA KEEPER BRAD GUZAN DENIES TEAL BUNBURY:

UP NEXT:

Atlanta plays the winner of Sunday's Philadelphia Union-NY Red Bulls playoff match, Thursday at 8 p.m.

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Revolution defender Jalil Anibaba selected by Nashville SC in MLS Expansion Draft

Revolution defender Jalil Anibaba selected by Nashville SC in MLS Expansion Draft

New England Revolution defender Jalil Anibaba is on the move. 

Anibaba was selected by Nashville SC with their third pick in the MLS Expansion draft Tuesday night. The Revs will receive $50,000 in General Allocation Money to compensate for the loss of the 31-year-old.

In a Boston twist, it was Red Sox All-Star outfielder Mookie Betts, who also could be leaving the area this winter, announcing the new team's selections. Betts is from Nashville.

Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF will begin play in MLS next season and began filling their rosters in the draft Tuesday.  

In two seasons with the Revolution, Anibaba tallied one goal and three assists through 53 games played. 

Before joining New England, he played for the Chicago Fire (2011-13), Seattle Sounders (2014), Sporting Kansas City (2015) and the Houston Dynamo (2016-17). 

Revolution president Brian Billelo had some nice things to say about the defender following his pickup by Nashville. 

Anibaba's departure comes after the Revolution re-signed defenders DeJuan Jones and Brandon Bye while also adding left back Alexander Buttner and 16-year-old midfielder Damian Rivera. 

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New England Revolution re-sign defender Brandon Bye to new contract

New England Revolution re-sign defender Brandon Bye to new contract

The New England Revolution re-signed yet another Michigan native early Tuesday afternoon. 

After signing DeJuan Jones on Nov. 15, the Revs have re-signed defender Brandon Bye. The 23-year-old will occupy a roster spot in 2020 as he looks to improve in his third season with New England. He also tweeted about the news Tuesday:

Bye has appeared in 54 games, including 46 starts, while notching three goals and four assists. He was selected by the Revs with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft out of Western Michigan University, where he led the Broncos to a MAC regular season championship in 2017.

Bye's deal comes after New England inked left back Alexander Büttner and 16-year-old midfielder Damian Rivera earlier this month. 

Check out Bye's highlights:

While the team continues to make key signings, they could see a player depart the organization Tuesday as either Inter Miami or Nashville SC could select a player who has not been protected by New England in the MLS Expansion Draft.

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