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Revs' Andrew Farrell feels 'great' after early return from eye injury

Revs' Andrew Farrell feels 'great' after early return from eye injury

Andrew Farrell appears no worse for wear after returning to action ahead of schedule.

The New England Revolution defender is back training with the team just five weeks after rupturing his left retina during a preseason training session when a deflected ball hit him in the eye.

That's three weeks ahead of his initial April 7 return date, but Farrell says he's fully ready to go.

"It's good, all clear. 100 percent. Feel great," Farrell said earlier this week after a training session. "Happy to be back in full training with the team, being involved with the guys and looking forward to this weekend."

Farrell traveled with the team to Toronto last Sunday, and while he didn't play, there's a chance he returns this Sunday at home against FC Cincinnati.

Even if the 26-year-old doesn't see game action, he's still happy to be on the pitch ahead of schedule.

"It was crazy, because the doctor first said April 7 was the date," Farrell added. "So, we were just going in for a check up to see how it was progressing. They said the eye was looking great. They couldn't see the rupture anymore and there was limited-to-no bleeding or blood spots left. They were like, yeah we don't see why you wouldn't be able to join the group."

The Revs could use Farrell's help, as they're winless (0-2-1) through three games.

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Highlights from the Revolution's 1-0 over NY Red Bulls

Highlights from the Revolution's 1-0 over NY Red Bulls

FINAL SCORE: Revolution 1, NY Red Bulls 0

IN BRIEF: The Revs broke their two-game scoreless streak with Cristian Penilla's 73' goal, leading them to a 1-0 win over the NY Red Bulls.

BOX SCORE

REVS RECORD: 2-5-1 

HIGHLIGHTS:

REVS CREATING CHANCES IN THE POOR CONDITIONS

ANOTHER NEAR SCORE

CRISTIAN PENILLA GIVES THE REVS A LATE 1-0 LEAD

NEXT UP:
@ Montreal Impact, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Boston

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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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