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MLS commissioner says he'd be "shocked" if Revs don't have a stadium in 5 years

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Hey, five years isn't that far away!

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The New England Revolution could have a soccer-specific stadium within five years, according to MLS commissioner Don Garber.

On the same day that the Revs were beaten 4-2 by FC Dallas in the U.S. Open Cup Final, Garber spoke to Sports Illustrated on a variety of topics. As is often the case in these open forum discussions, the Revolution's search for a permanent home was brought up. Garber's statement on the matter can only be viewed as positive.

When asked if the Revs will have a soccer-specific stadium in five years, Garber said, "I believe so, and I’d be shocked if they weren’t."

Garber has long been optimistic about the prospect of building a stadium for the Revs. In April, he said, "I believe that you guys will still be reporting on soccer when there will be a groundbreaking for the Revolution, absolutely." He also stated that he has full confidence in the Kraft family.

Interestingly, Revolution legend and knowledgeable sleuth Taylor Twellman also predicted recently that the Revs would have a stadium within five years.

"I see it happening in the next five years," Twellman told Frank Dell’Apa of Boston.com. "If it doesn’t happen while I’m at ESPN, I’ll find a way to buy the team and build it myself."