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Revolution to join Chelsea FC in the March of the Living

Revolution to join Chelsea FC in the March of the Living

The New England Revolution and Chelsea Football Club announced Thursday they will both participate in the March of the Living in Poland on May 2. The event is held annually in remembrance of the Holocaust. 10,000 people are expected to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau. 

Revs president Brian Bilello and team ambassador Charlie Davies are among the participants from New England. 

“The New England Revolution are honored to join the March of the Living this year to recognize the legacy of those who lost their lives in the Holocaust,” said Bilello. “With prejudice and hate crimes on the rise, we feel it’s important to use our voice to help combat discrimination of any kind and we are proud to partner with Chelsea to help promote equality and tolerance.”

After the march, Chelsea and the Revs will meet in Foxboro for a charity match on May 15. Proceeds will go towards projects promoting equality and tolerance.

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Bruce Arena commends Revolution's effort in season-ending playoff loss to Atlanta United

Bruce Arena commends Revolution's effort in season-ending playoff loss to Atlanta United

The New England Revolution fought hard on Sunday afternoon, but they ultimately weren't able to escape the first round of the MLS playoffs. They fell by a score of 1-0 to Atlanta United in the single-elimination round.

Despite the disappointing end result, Revs head coach Bruce Arena commended his team for their effort in the contest, saying that their performance was "outstanding" and implying that they easily could have won the game. 

"The effort was outstanding," Arena said to reporters after the game. "I thought it was a good game. You know, we could have been the team walking off the field 1-0. Both teams had chances. They converted one, we did not. I thought, for the most part, we played well.

"All these little plays are the difference in the game. We knew it would be one play. We fully expected to be able to go toe-to-toe with them for 90 minutes. And we did. But we fell short."

Though the Revs may have fallen short in the playoffs, the performance marked a banner start to the Arena tenure in New England. The team was in last place when Arena took over the team midseason. He then led them to a seventh-place finish in the Eastern Conference thanks to a 9-5-10 surge that the team underwent in 24 matches under Arena.

The Revs' playoff appearance was the team's first since 2015. And as long as Arena is around, they should continue to be a team on the rise in the MLS' Eastern Conference.

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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:

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

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