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Revolution Preseason 2013

A grouping of New England Revolution articles about their participation in the 2013 Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson, Arizona, preseason moves, transfers, trades, and other developments.

Physicality and Set Pieces in 2013

Last season, the Revs were god-awful on set-pieces and got beaten up all over the field by physical teams. The two issues are strongly linked, and here's why those problems need to be fixed to be successful this year.

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Steve Previewing 2013 on Around The League

Steve made his first appearance of the season on CSRN's Around the League podcast, taking 15 minutes to preview the New England Revolution season ahead of First Kick. Give it a listen.

Previewing the 2013 Revolution season

Even with all the heartache of the last three seasons, isn't it tough not to be excited and optimistic going into a new Revolution season? Here's a quick rundown of key additions, losses, and some predictions to get you ready for First Kick.

Revs Sign Draft Picks Smith and Soffner

While fully expected by most, the Revolution made it official today by signing the two second-round draft picks to official contracts. Both players have been with the team since being drafted in January and will look to make their mark on the squad.

Setting Realistic Goals for New England

The Revolution are mere days away from kicking off their 2013 season. What competitions do you think they have a realistic chance of winning?

Revs lose it late to RSL

Shades of 2012, right? It's a good thing it's still preseason, because these are the kinds of late collapses that keep teams out of the playoffs.

Revs vs. RSL: Live Stream and Open Thread

The Revs' third DDC match is up against a new-look RSL squad. We've got the live stream and an open thread, so come join the discussion and follow along with us.

Revolution Loan Talk: Who Might Be A Rhino In 2013

Jay Heaps will have to decide which 4 (or more) players to loan out to Rochester this season within the next couple weeks. So we look at who we think the likeliest candidates are as pre-season comes to a close.

Revs vs. Red Bulls: DDC Live Stream and Discussion

The Revolution and the Red Bulls are set to face off in a preseason rivalry match down in Tucson, their second match of the Desert Diamond Cup. Maybe we can go without blood this time?

Revs PreSeason: Discussing the DDC Loss to Seattle

It was a chippy, ugly game of soccer and it didn't need to be. Still no goals (from the run of play) to speak of for New England, and now possibly no Chris Tierney for a while. What a match to forget.

Revs 0, Sounders 2: Rough for a Preseason Game

The Revs lost 2-0, and didn't look all that great at times, but really now. Can we all agree that someone forgot the memo that said "take it easy on the rough stuff, this is a preseason game?"

Revs vs. Sounders: DDC Live Stream and Open Thread

The Revolution are about to face off against the Seattle Sounders in their first Desert Diamond Cup match of the preseason. We have the live stream here, so join our open discussion thread!

Revs vs. Seattle: DDC Preview

With the New England Revolution beginning their second appearance in the DDC tonight against Seattle, what are some of the storylines heading into Jay Heaps' second preseason as head coach?

Revs confirm signing of Barrett and Duckett

The Revolution confirmed the signing of Chad Barrett and Bilal Duckett on Monday. Of course, anyone who's read The Bent Musket lately saw this coming from a mile away.

Speculation: Revs Looking To Sign Bilal Duckett?

Mike Burns hinted at the Supporters' Summit that another player may be on the way in this week, and he might have meant someone besides Chad Barrett. Is Bilal Duckett going to be that guy?

Barrett In, Freeman Out?

At Monday night's Revolution Supporters' Summit, General Manager Mike Burns revealed that he thinks something will get done with Chad Barrett, but Hunter Freeman is unlikely to sign with the team. What are the Revs getting and giving up?

Andrew Farrell handles his first pro camp

Revolution rookie Andrew Farrell has gotten through his first professional training camp, surviving ten days in Casa Grande. Head coach Jay Heaps likes what he saw, but knows to expect more, and Farrell is ready to deliver.

Revs Lose 4-1 to Vancouver in Pre-Season Friendly

The Revolution closed their Casa Grande trip with another friendly match, this time against the Vancouver Whitecaps. After a strong defensive showing against Kansas City, it's the New England back-line that had a match to forget, letting up 4 goals.

Early Days Revs Preseason Training

The Revolution have been in Casa Grande, AZ for preseason training since last week. Here's a photo gallery of some shots taken during training a few days before the first preseason match against SKC.

Revs and Rhinos confirm 2013 affiliation

The Revolution and the Rochester Rhinos confirmed their new partnership for the 2013 season on Monday morning. Both clubs seem excited at the prospect of working together and developing players to mutual benefit.

Revs Sign Forward Matt Horth

Per a team press release this afternoon, New England has made former Atlanta Silverback Matt Horth athe newest member of their 2013 Revolution squad.

Revs Draw Kansas City in Pre-Season Friendly

With little to analyze other than what was provided by New England's @NERevsLive account on Twitter, we take what we can from today's pre-season friendly against Sporting Kansas City.

Revs to announce partnership with Rochester Rhinos

Hard on the heels of MLS and USL PRO's new partnership, the Revolution have let slip that they are discussing an exclusive affiliation with the Rochester Rhinos of the same league. What does this partnership mean for player development in Foxboro?

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MLS SuperDraft 2013 Revs coverage

The New England Revolution grabbed four new players in the 2013 SuperDraft, including the draft's top prospect, Andrew Farrell.

Revs Ink Defender Jose Goncalves

The Revolution finally made good on their promise to strengthen the defense, putting pen to paper on a loan deal for Portuguese defender Jose Goncalves. It's not the end of the road for this team's D, but it's a good start.