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The Revolution remains hopeful that Taylor Twellman will return at some point this season, but it's just as possible he won't return at all. He suffered a neck injury and concussion that has kept him out of nearly all of both the 2008 and 2009 campaigns. After acquiring him from the Colorado Rapids, Preston Burpo will start the season at goalkeeper for New England while Matt Reis (24 games, 10-8-6 record, 140 shots, 114 saves, 23 GA, 0.96 GAA, 8 shutouts) recovers from shoulder surgery. If Burpo can perform sufficiently between the pipes during Reis' absence, the Revolution could be one tough team to beat this year.
The Revolution has earned their share of awards and championships during their time as the MLS representative in New England; MLS Cup runner-up (2002, 2005-07), MLS Supporters' Shield runner-up (2005), Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup winner (2007) and runner-up (2001), and SuperLiga Champion (2008).
This is one promising team that has an immensely supportive fan base, especially in a region better known for hockey or American football. Don't be left out! Order New England Revolution tickets now, and share the experience as all the other fans gather at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Just to give you an idea of how popular they are in their home town, the New England Revolution holds the distinction of being the first Major League Soccer team to have every league game televised in its history. Based in Foxborough, Massachusetts, the club is owned by Robert Kraft, who also owns the New England Patriots of the National Football League. The name "Revolution" obviously refers to the New England region's participation in the American Revolution.
Prior the Revolution's 3–2 victory over FC Dallas in the 2007 U.S. Open Cup, New England had never won a major American trophy in their 13-year history. They were one of three MLS teams that date back further than 2005 to have not won one of the three major American soccer titles – the MLS Cup, U.S. Open Cup, or the MLS Supporter's Shield. However, they have come close five times, reaching the U.S. Open Cup final in 2001 and the MLS Cup finals in 2002, 2005, 2006, and 2007. The Revolution lost their U.S. Open Cup final and the MLS Cup in 2002 and 2005 to the Los Angeles Galaxy, while losing the 2006 and 2007 MLS Cups to the Galaxy's former rival, the relocated Houston Dynamo.
The New England Revolution has seen the playoffs for the past eight straight seasons, and there is no reason to believe that 2010 will not become the ninth. The team will certainly have a different look with defenseman Jay Heaps (25 games, 1 goal, 4 assists, 1 game-winning goal) and forward/mid-fielder Steve Ralston (20 games, 7 goals, 7 assists, 2 game-winning goals) gone, but coach Steve Nicol has plenty of other quality players to choose from in their absence.
Shalrie Joseph (27 games, 8 goals, 8 assists, 2 game-winning goals) is a definite MVP candidate whose attacking ability seems to leave defenders flat-footed. Joseph will need to score plenty of goals this year as the Revolution's likely strike duo of Kheli Dube (26 games, 8 goals, 4 game-winning goals) and Edgaras Jankauskas (10 games, 2 goals, 1 assist) simply cannot be relied upon for steady production all on their own.