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Revs sign Scott Caldwell to a multiyear contract extension

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Revs sign Scott Caldwell to a multiyear contract extension

Scott Caldwell is staying with the New England Revolution.

The club announced today they signed the midfielder to a mulityear contract extension.   Details of the deal were not disclosed.  

“I’m very excited to re-sign with the Revolution, my hometown club and the team I’ve supported since I was a kid growing up in Braintree,” said Caldwell, 28. “I’m always proud to put on this jersey and I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue representing the Revolution for years to come.”

“Scott is such a valuable part of our team and organization, and he has set the perfect example for what it means to represent New England and this club.” said Revolution general manager Michael Burns. “Whether it was setting the foundation for our Academy back in 2008, leading the first team over these last seven seasons, or the countless hours he commits to his work in the community, Scott’s contributions to the Revolution cannot be overstated. I look forward to seeing him continue to lead this club both on and off the field.”

Caldwell has been a key player in the midfield since joining the club as the second-ever Homegrown signing in 2013.  He has made 182 career regular-season appearances and eight MLS Cup playoff appearances.   He was named the club's Most Valuable Player in 2015.  

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Highlights of the Revolution's scoreless tie with the Impact

Highlights of the Revolution's scoreless tie with the Impact

FINAL SCORE: Revolution 0, Impact 0

IN BRIEF:  The visiting Revolution and Montreal Impact play to a scoreless tie on Saturday, leaving New England unbeaten in two games under interim coach Mike Lapper. Former USMNT team coach Bruce Arena was named head coach and sporting director of the Revs earlier this week. BOX SCORE

REVS RECORD: 3-8-3 (11th in Eastern Conference)

HIGHLIGHTS:

JANIL ANIBABA SAVES A GOAL:

ROOKIE DEJUAN JONES SETS UP REVS WITH A FIRST-HALF CHANCE

UP NEXT:
Vs. D.C. United, 7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Boston

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Bruce Arena has lofty goals for Revolution in region of champions

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Bruce Arena has lofty goals for Revolution in region of champions

Six championship banners currently hang at Gillette Stadium, and none belong to the New England Revolution.

Bruce Arena would like to change that.

The Revolution's new head coach shared a bold vision Thursday at his introductory press conference in Foxboro, expressing a desire to not only pull the Revs out of the MLS doldrums but carry them to the level of their highly successful neighbors.

"I said in my statement when I was named (head coach) that this is such a great sports town," Arena said. "We want to try to elevate the Revolution on par with these other championship teams in Boston.

"It’s a big challenge. I feel great about being in a great city with great ownership and great potential."

Arena has a long way to go. Boston's professional sports teams have won two championships in the past seven months alone -- the Red Sox in October 2018 and the New England Patriots in February -- and the Bruins are one win away from reaching the Stanley Cup Final. The "disappointing" Celtics bowed out in the second round this season but have won an NBA-best 17 titles in their storied history.

The Revs, meanwhile, haven't reached the MLS playoffs since 2015 and sit dead-last in the Eastern Conference with 11 points.

But Arena, with five MLS Cups and experience with the U.S. men's national team on his resume, believes the mechanisms are in place for a turnaround.

"In all the positions I’ve had in the past in the league I’ve always wanted to be in an organization I felt wanted to win," Arena added. “In my conversations with the Krafts (Revolution owners Robert and Jonathan Kraft) and (Revolution president) Brian (Bilello), they’re really confident we can move the team forward. There (are) aspirations to build a stadium one day, and we’ll have the resources to make the team better."

Revs fans are hoping that process begins Saturday when New England hosts the Montreal Impact, who defeated the Revs 3-0 earlier this season.

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