Revolution trades rights to Fred to D.C. United

Revolution trades rights to Fred to D.C. United

On Friday theNew England Revolution announced that they compelted a trade with D.C. United that has sent the Revolutions rights to midfielder Fred to D.C. in exchange for Uniteds natural second-round selection in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

The Revolution selected Fred in Stage Two of the 2010 MLS Re-Entry Draft. The Brazilian midfielder played the 2010 season with Philadelphia after starting his MLS career with D.C. in 2007, where he played three seasons. D.C. United traded Fred, the seventh overall selection in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft and allocation monies to Philadelphia on Jan. 13, 2010, in exchange for allocation order considerations.

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


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.