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New England Revolution announce broadcast team for 2020 season

New England Revolution announce broadcast team for 2020 season

Anticipation is building for the 25th anniversary season of Major League Soccer. 

And when the New England Revolution kick off their season, they'll do so with a new broadcast team.

Former Revolution and U.S. Men's National Team forward Charlie Davies will join play-by-play voice Brad Feldman in the booth as NBC Sports Boston's color analyst, with Naoko Funayama returning as sideline reporter. Former color analyst Paul Mariner will also appear on select broadcasts throughout the season.

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The team will broadcast up to 34 of the Revs' regular-season games on NBC Sports Boston, with Revolution Postgame Live following each game. All matches on NBC Sports Boston can also be streamed live on NBCSportsBoston.com or via the NBC Sports app. 

The 2020 season will mark Feldman's 20th season as the team's play-by-play announcer, while Davies will jump into the broadcast booth for his first season. Davies, a New Hampshire native and Boston College star, continues his broadcasting career after a 12-year playing career.

Davies — who will also continue his hosting duties on NBC Sports Boston's "State of the Revs," which debuts Feb. 27 at 8:30 p.m. — also has served as lead color analyst for men's college soccer games on the ACC Network, analyst on MLSsoccer.com's "Matchday Central," and co-host of "Counter Attack" on Sirius XM FC.

Revs games can also be heard on the radio, as 98.5 The Sports Hub will broadcast games locally for an eighth straighth season along with a 30-minute postgame show. WMVX 1260 AM "Nossa Radio USA" will return as the Revs’ Brazilian radio broadcast partner, providing the call locally in Portuguese.

The Revs kick off their season this Saturday, Feb. 29 on the road against the Montreal Impact, while their home opener at Gillette Stadium is the following Saturday, March 7 against Chicago Fire FC. You can find the entire 2020 schedule in the graphic below:

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Impact vs. Revolution, which begins Saturday at 3 p.m. followed by Revolution Postgame Live. You can also stream the game on the NBC Sports app.

Revolution Recap: Own goal costs Revs points vs. Real Salt Lake

Revolution Recap: Own goal costs Revs points vs. Real Salt Lake

Note: This was a simulated match between the Revolution and Real Salt Lake in EA Sports FIFA 20, none of what happened was real and the Revs record still is 0-1-1 as the season is on a pause due to the coronavirus. 

The MLS suspended their season due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but that didn't stop the New England Revolution from taking on Real Salt Lake in a simulated match of EA Sports FIFA 20 on Saturday.

The Revolution, who seemed destined for greatness this season, still have not gotten themselves in the win column after a 3-2 loss to Real Salt Lake on the road. However, one shining star among all players was Adam Buksa, who scored yet another goal.

Here's how the Revolution starting XI looked in today's simulated match:

  • Brad Knighton
  • Brandon Bye
  • Andrew Farrell
  • Henry Kessler
  • DeJuan Jones
  • Diego Fagundez
  • Wilfried Zahibo
  • Cristian Penilla
  • Gustavo Bou
  • Teal Bunbury
  • Adam Buksa

The substitutes were as follows:

  • Carles Gil
  • Kelyn Rowe
  • Scott Caldwell
  • Tajon Buchanan
  • Justin Rennicks
  • Michael Mancienne
  • Jeff Caldwell

Real Salt Lake scored just five minutes into the game at Rio Tinto Stadium courtesy of Demir Kreilach who picked his corner after testing the Revs back line early on.

Shortly after the game-opening goal, Albert Rusnak tacked on another goal for Real Salt Lake, putting them up 2-0 within 14 minutes. 

After the second goal was scored, the Revolution seemed to have come to life, getting a goal of their own courtesy of none other than Adam Buksa.

Before halftime, Teal Bunbury tied the game off a failed clearing attempt by a Real Salt Lake defender -- once again proving that goal scoring isn't necessarily a problem for this club.

While the Revolution managed to head to the locker room tied 2-2, they allowed an own goal 10 minutes into the second half -- the dagger in what was a 3-2 loss. Rookie Henry Kessler tried to stop the ball, but ultimately ended up sliding it right in the goal.

This was another game in which the Revs defense was taken advantage of. We've known for a while now that goal scoring isn't the problem for New England, and they'll have to tighten up their defense if they want to win any of these simulated games. 

You can watch the full game below:

 

 

Taylor Twellman, Robert Kraft rep Revolution on National Soccer Hall of Fame ballot

Taylor Twellman, Robert Kraft rep Revolution on National Soccer Hall of Fame ballot

The 2020 National Soccer Hall of Fame ballot was released on Monday, and three members of the New England Revolution organization are represented among some of soccer's best. 

Steve Ralston, Taylor Twellman and Robert Kraft represent the Revs on the ballot, so here's a little bit about each of them. 

Taylor Twellman - Veteran Ballot

Twellman is a candidate on the veteran ballot, and was named to the Revs' All-Time team as one of the best players the organization has ever seen. He spent his entire career with New England, notching 101 goals in eight seasons. The forward helped lead the Revs to multiple playoff appearances, including a few MLS Cup Final appearances in his tenure. 

Steve Ralston - Player Ballot

Ralston is in his final year of eligibility on the player ballot, and was also named to the Revs' All-Time team after spending nine seasons with the Revolution. From 2002-10 he notched 42 goals and 73 assists and finished his MLS career with 135 assists, just one shy of Landon Donovan's all-time record. 

Robert Kraft - Builder Ballot

Kraft is listed on the builder ballot and has been an investor and operator of the Revolution since the team's first season in 1995. Under Kraft, the Revs have reached the MLS Cup Finals five times and won the 2007 U.S. Open Cup and SuperLiga 2008. 

The voting pool includes many coaches, players and high-level executives among U.S. Soccer and the voting began on Wednesday.