MLS Futbolio returns to Gillette Stadium July 17

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MLS Futbolio returns to Gillette Stadium July 17

Hey soccer players and fans, listen up!

Ever wanted to play soccer on the Gillette Stadium field?

Have at least three friends that share that dream?

Well, you're in luck, because MLS Futbolito is returning to Gillette Stadium on July 17, and you could be one of the lucky teams being showcased at halftime of the New England Revolution - Philadelphia Union game -- that is, if you make it that far.

MLS Futbolio is MLS' official 4-v-4 tournament, and highlights a series of all-day events that lead up to the soccer game.

Futbolito is an authentic, multicultural grassroots tournament that showcases talented local players in the region," Revolution Vice President of Business Development Craig Tornberg said. "Were looking forward to another great day of small-sided soccer and then transitioning that excitement to the Revs-Union match immediately after the tournament," Tornberg added.

The tournament is open to all levels and ages of players (they will be divided accordingly), and teams can consist of up to seven player -- four on the field, and three substitutes.

Teams will compete in a round robin format, with the possibility of advancing to single-elimination championship playoff.

Registration for the Adult Premier Division is 150 per team, and 120 per team for all other participants.

The registration price includes a ticket to the Revolution-Union match, a t-shirt, and the chance to win prizes -- including 3,000 in cash prizes for the first and second place teams int he Premier Division.

Registration for the event is now open at MLSfutbolio.com along with rules and information.

Agudelo's two goals lead Revs past Minnesota 5-2 in home opener

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Agudelo's two goals lead Revs past Minnesota 5-2 in home opener

Juan Agudelo scored two goals to lead the Revolution to a 5-2 victory over Minnesota United in New England's home opener before 11,571 Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.

Agudelo scored in the fourth and 41st minutes as the Revs - held to one goal in their first two games - picked up their first points of the season after opening with losses in Colorado and Dallas.

New England's original home opener, two weeks ago against Orlando, was postponed by cold weather. 

After Collen Warner's goal in the 15th minute tied it for expansion Minnesota, Kei Kamara (21st minute) and Lee Nguyen (penalty kick in the 32nd) made it 3-1 before Agudelo completed a four-goal outburst in the first half with his second goal of the game.

Nguyen's tally moved him into a tie with Steve Ralston for second place on the Revs career goals list with his 42nd. They trail Taylor Twellman (101).

Chris Tierney, playing in his 200th MLS game, all with the Revs, capped the scoring with a penalty-kick goal in the 52nd minute.

The Revs next play Sunday, April 2 on the road against the Portland Timbers.