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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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Revolution sign goalkeeper Matt Turner to multi-year contract extension

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Revolution sign goalkeeper Matt Turner to multi-year contract extension

Matt Turner is having a pretty good week.

This past Saturday, the Revs goalkeeper made a career-high nine saves, helping New England salvage a 1-1 tie and an all-important point in the playoff chase. And he followed that up on Wednesday by signing a multi-year contract extension.

“I'm thrilled to continue my career with the club that took a chance on me as an undrafted rookie from a small school, invested in my development, and gave me an opportunity to prove myself at this level,” Turner said in a team press release. “I can't wait to continue playing in front of The Fort, expand my work in the community, and hopefully bring a championship to this great city that I now consider my home.” 

Turner has spent his entire MLS career with the Revs after joining the team as an undrafted player out of Fairfield in March 2016, and despite not making a single appearance in his first two seasons, he now ranks seventh in club history in both games started in goal and wins. This season, he's racked up a 6-2-4 record with 50 saves and three shutouts — and his save percentage (73.5) and winning percentage (.667) both rank among the top five of all MLS goalkeepers. Not bad for a player who didn't start the season as the team's starter.

“Since I arrived at the club earlier this year, Matt has been a consummate professional and an excellent ambassador for the Revolution on and off the field.” Revolution Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena said. “We hope to see Matt in a Revolution shirt for years to come, and we look forward to seeing him continue to develop as a goalkeeper and a leader in our locker room.”

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Highlights from the Revolution's 1-1 draw with the New York Red Bulls

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Highlights from the Revolution's 1-1 draw with the New York Red Bulls

FINAL SCORE: Revs 1, Red Bulls 1

IN BRIEF: The Revs ended with a draw thanks to a second half goal for the second straight game Saturday night against the New York Red Bulls. Gustavo Bou got on the board for the fourth time in his time with the Revs. 

BOX SCORE

REVS RECORD: 9-9-8 (34 points, 7th in Eastern Conference)

HIGHLIGHTS:  

RED BULLS TAKE AN EARLY LEAD

TURNER WITH A SOLID SAVE

BOU TIES IT

UP NEXT:
@ Chicago Fire, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Boston

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