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What's at stake for the Revs Sunday on MLS Decision Day

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What's at stake for the Revs Sunday on MLS Decision Day

While Sunday marks the New England Revolution's regular-season finale, for the first time in four years, it doesn't also serve as their last game of the year.

The Revs have already punched their postseason ticket — their first since 2015 — but there are still several things to be determined on MLS Decision Day: who they'll face in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs, where the game will be, and when that game will take place.

New England is locked into either sixth or seventh place in the Eastern Conference, and they'll play either Atlanta United FC (their opponent Sunday afternoon) or the Philadelphia Union on October 19 or 20.

Here's how the scenarios break down:

If the Revs beat Atlanta United FC Sunday...

  • The Revs will be the 6th seed in the East if Toronto FC loses to Columbus
    • They'll face Atlanta United FC if Philadelphia defeats or ties NYCFC
    • They'll face Philadelphia if Philadelphia loses to NYCFC
  • The Revs will be the 7th seed in the East if Toronto FC defeats or ties Columbus
    • They'll face Philadelphia if Philadelphia defeats or ties NYCFC
    • They'll face Atlanta if Philadelphia loses to NYCFC

If the Revs draw with Atlanta United FC Sunday...

  • The Revs will be the 7th seed in the East
    • They'll face Philadelphia if Philadelphia defeats NYCFC
    • They'll face Atlanta if Philadelphia loses to or ties NYCFC

If the Revs lose to Atlanta United FC Sunday...

  • The Revs will be the 7th seed in the East & will face Atlanta in Round 1 of the playoffs

 

Sunday's regular-season finale against Atlanta United FC can be seen on NECN at 4 p.m. or you can stream the game online here.

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First look: Revolution unveil state-of-the-art training center

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First look: Revolution unveil state-of-the-art training center

The New England Revolution officially have a world-class new home.

The team on Monday unveiled the New England Revolution Training Center, a sprawling complex spanning 68 acres just down the street from Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.

Notable features of the $35 million facility include:

-- Three full-size, natural-grass fields (including one equipped with heating technology) totaling 337,500 square feet

-- First Team locker room exceeding 1,200 square feet

-- State-of-the-art gym featuring weight training equipment powered by a hydraulic air system

-- Hydrotherapy room with three pools, totaling 5,000 gallons in volume, slated for heat therapy, cold recovery, and accelerated rehabilitation with an underwater treadmill

-- 25-foot wide conditioning hill climbing 140 feet at a steep 10% grade on the perimeter of the First Team training fields

-- Spacious team dining and lounge space that features a 36-foot-long communal reclaimed wooden table

-- On-site barbershop

Here's a look inside the facility with photos of the locker room, weight room and more:

The new facility, located at 1776 Revolution Way, also has sustainable roots with a close connection to the surrounding environment.

The complex was constructed with locally sourced wood, glass and metal materials designed to integrate the facility into the wetlands behind Gillette Stadium, and the Revolution replanted 350 native trees, 550 shrubs and over 1,000 grasses and plants to minimize disruption to the natural ecosystem. 

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New England Revolution sign midfielder Kelyn Rowe

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New England Revolution sign midfielder Kelyn Rowe

Welcome back to New England, Kelyn Rowe.

The Revolution signed Rowe on Wednesday, the team announced. The midfielder spent 2012-18 with the Revs before playing for Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake in 2019.

Rowe played in 206 games with the Revolution and recorded 29 goals, and 40 assists in 14,604 minutes played. The 28-year-old is among New England's all-time leaders in games played (7th), minutes played (10th), goals (10th), and assists (4th). 

The Revs initially selected Rowe with the No. 3 pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. They traded Rowe to Sporting Kansas City for defender Edgar Castillo in Dec. 2018.

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