MLS Futbolito returns to Gillette Stadium July 8


MLS Futbolito returns to Gillette Stadium July 8

FOXBOROUGH, Mass -- Hundreds of soccer players from all over the region will be in action on Sunday, July 8, when MLS Futbolito, the official 4-v-4 tournament of Major League Soccer, returns to the New England area. The New England Revolution will host MLS Futbolito, presented by MetroPCS, Major League Soccer's mulicultural grassroots initiative at Gillette Stadium.

MLS Futbolito is the largest touring multicultural event hosted by a U.S. professional sports league, and is a series of full-day events targeting the League's multicultural fan base.

Registration for the event is currently open at Complete tournament rules and information are also available at the web site. Those interested participants with questions can call tollfree at 1-888-MLS-FUTBOLITO.
The entrance fee is 150 per team for those competing in the Adult Premier Division, and 120 per team for all other participants. The 4-v-4 tournament is open to players fo all ages, abilities, and affiliations. Team rosters can consist of up to seven players.

The teams' entry fees also include tickets to the Revolution's match against New York at 7 p.m., on Sunday, July 8.

For more information about Futbolito, visited For more information about the New England Revolution, visit

Diego Fagundez scores two goals; Revs rally to beat Crew, 2-1

Diego Fagundez scores two goals; Revs rally to beat Crew, 2-1

FOXBORO -- Diego Fagundez scored two goals in 10 minutes and the New England Revolution rallied from an early deficit to beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Sunday.

Fagundez has scored all three of his goals this season in the last two games. The Revolution (3-4-4) have back-to-back wins, for the first time this season, after a five-match winless streak.

A 22-year-old homegrown, Fagundez ran onto a free ball on the left flank, sped up and pushed home the finish into the far corner in the 34th minute to cap the scoring.

Just outside the box, Ola Kamara side-netted a running half-volley - off a perfectly placed pass by Wil Trapp from well-beyond midfield - to give Columbus (6-5-1) a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute. After a turnover by the Crew in their own territory, Fagundez tied it moments later. Kelyn Rowe won the ball, tapped it to Lee Nguyen, who hit a streaking Kei Kamara for a one-timer that set up a tap-in half-volley.

Cody Cropper had his second consecutive shutout, including four saves, for New England.

Andrew Farrell was sent off for a stud-up challenge on Waylon Francis in the third minute of injury time.