Lee Nguyen

Revolution Classics: Lee Nguyen scores two goals vs. his former team

Revolution Classics: Lee Nguyen scores two goals vs. his former team

With no MLS games for the foreseeable future, NBC Sports Boston will give New England Revolution fans a chance to get their fix by re-airing some classic games. On Saturday, we'll take a look back at Lee Nguyen's two-goal performance against the Vancouver Whitecaps, who waived him earlier in the 2012 season.

In March 2012, the Vancouver Whitecaps opted to part ways with midfielder Lee Nguyen. That decision came back to bite them two months later.

On May 13, a 25-year-old Nguyen got his revenge as a member of the New England Revolution. Nguyen scored two goals and notched an assist against his former team to propel the Revs to a thrilling 4-1 victory. Those two goals also happened to be Nguyen's first two MLS scores.

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Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Boston, you'll have a chance to relive Nguyen's sensational performance. Here's how to tune in:

How to Watch

NBC Sports Boston will be re-airing this match on Saturday, June 6 at 7 p.m. ET. You can watch on TV on NBC Sports Boston, or stream the action via NBCSportsBoston.com.

Revolution Classics: How to watch Revs vs. Red Bulls 2014 Eastern Conference Championship series

Revolution Classics: How to watch Revs vs. Red Bulls 2014 Eastern Conference Championship series

With no MLS games for the foreseeable future, NBC Sports Boston will give New England Revolution fans a chance to get their fix by re-airing some classic games, beginning Saturday afternoon with a look back at the 2014 Eastern Conference Championship series against the New York Red Bulls. 

In the first leg of the series, more than 1,200 Revolution fans traveled to New York to watch their club take on the Red Bulls on Nov. 23, 2014. That traveling paid off, too, as both Jermaine Jones and Teal Bunbury had a goal and an assist in the match. While Jones and Bunbury handled things up top, Bobby Shuttleworth stopped six of seven shots in goal.

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This match was magical for a Revs side who lacked possession (39.7 percent), pass accuracy (72 percent) and shots on goal (four) -- they trailed in all of those categories. Although they didn't control the pace of play, they made their scoring opportunities count in a 2-1 win over the Red Bulls.

The Revs' victory was their first-ever win at Red Bull Arena and their first win on the road over the Red Bulls in seven years. 

How to Watch

NBC Sports Boston will be re-airing this match on Saturday, April 4 at 4 p.m. ET. You can watch on TV on NBC Sports Boston, or stream the action via NBCSportsBoston.com.

 

Revolution announce their All-Time Team for MLS 25th anniversary

Revolution announce their All-Time Team for MLS 25th anniversary

The New England Revolution have had some pretty talented players over the years, but who are the best at their respective positions?

Well, the Revolution announced their All-Time team at halftime of the home opener Saturday against the Chicago Fire, and it includes a few current players. 

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Here's how the team stacks up:

Forwards: Joe-Max Moore (1996-2004), Taylor Twellman (2002-10)

Midfielders: Clint Dempsey (2004-06), Diego Fagundez (2011-20), Lee Nguyen (2012-18), Shalrie Joseph (2003-12), Steve Ralston (2002-10)

Defenders: Michael Parkhurst (2005-08), Chris Tierney (2008-18), Andrew Farrell (2013-20)

Goalkeeper: Matt Reis (2003-13)

Head coach: Steve Nicol (2002-11)

Here's a little bit about each of the players above:

Joe-Max Moore

The striker tallied 41 goals and 35 assists through 96 games with the Revolution. He was an MLS All-Star in 1999 and his successful Revs' career landed him a gig with Everton of the English Premier League. 

Taylor Twellman

Twellman was a consistent scorer for the Revs and arguably their best forward of all time. He was drafted second overall by the Revolution in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft and notched 101 goals and 28 assists in 174 games. In 2002 he was also named to the MLS Best XI squad and was the league MVP in 2005 and also won the MLS Golden Boot. After dealing with a head injury and lingering symptoms from a 2008 concussion, Twellman was essentially forced to call it a career in 2010. 

Clint Dempsey

The Revolution selected Dempsey with the eighth overall pick in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft. In his rookie season, he scored seven goals in 23 matches and helped the Revolution to the Eastern Conference Finals. He was part of the Revs' teams that lost back-to-back Cup Finals in 2005 and 2006. After his career with the Revolution, he went to Fulham of the English Premier League and played multiple years for the U.S. Men's National Team. 

Diego Fagundez

Fagundez was signed as a homegrown player in 2010 and has turned into one of the most impressive midfielders the Revolution currently have on their squad. He was the first homegrown player in Revs' history and the first homegrown player to log 10,000 minutes in MLS history. He has 52 goals and 45 assists in his MLS career and, at only 25, has a long career ahead of him. 

Lee Nguyen

Nguyen is still one of the most consistent attackers in the MLS. He was an extremely productive player for the Revs, notching 18 goals in 2014 and finishing third in MVP voting in that same year. 

Shalrie Joseph

Joseph was drafted 14th overall by the Revolution in 2002 but didn't join the team until 2003 after playing overseas. He was one of the most talented defensive midfielders in league history and was named to the MLS Best XI in 2005. 

Steve Ralston

In his first year with the Revs, Ralston led the league in assists with 19. He scored 76 goals and 135 assists in 178 MLS games. He served as the Revs' captain for several seasons and announced his retirement in 2010 after suffering a left elbow dislocation.

Michael Parkhurst

Parkhurst grew up in Rhode Island and was selected ninth overall by the Revs in 2005. He won the MLS Defender of the Year award and MLS Fair Play award in 2007 and was the MLS Humanitarian of the year in 2006 and 2008. 

Chris Tierney

Tierney became a regular starter in the 2010 season playing many different positions for the Revolution across midfield and the backline. New England hired him as Player Recruitment Manager in 2019. 

Andrew Farrell

Farrell was the Revolution's first-ever No. 1 draft pick. He's a powerful defender who mostly plays right back and has been a consistent contributor since joining the squad. 

Matt Reis

Reis started out as a backup for the Revolution but won the starting job midway through the 2004 season. He became the first goalie in MLS history to stop two penalty kicks in one playoff game and was a finalist for the MLS Best Goalkeeper of the Year Award in 2005 and 2006. He retired in 2013. 

Steve Nicol

Nicol came in as the Revs interim coach in 2002 and then permanently after 21 games, leading to the team to the MLS Cup final and was named the MLS Coach of the Year. The squad reached the Eastern Conference Finals every year in his tenure until 2008 and reached the Cup Final in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Timbers vs. Revolution, which begins Sunday at 1:30 p.m. followed by Revolution Postgame Live. You can also stream the game on the NBC Sports app.