Revs M Feilhaber named to U.S. National Team


Revs M Feilhaber named to U.S. National Team

New England Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber has been on the team for a little over a month now, having been added to the roster through Major League Soccer's Allocation Process on April 19. But the member of the U.S. 2010 FIFA World Cup team and the 2008 U.S. Olympic team has been selected to the U.S. National Team for its match against Spain and for the Gold Cup.

Feilhaber, one of 23 players selected to the U.S. National Team, will join them in training camp in Cary, NC on Sunday, May 29. In doing so, he'll miss at least two Revs matches -- at Dallas on June 4 and at New York on June 10.

Feilhaber may be missing the game in Dallas, but he'll be playing here in New England at Gillette Stadium that very same day. The U.S. National Team goes up against defending FIFA World Cup champion Spain before play begins in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, between the dates of June 5 to June 25.

If the U.S. team advances to the knock out stages, he could miss a handful of more games as well.

Feilhaber will be missed, as he's played every minute of every game since joining the team, posting one assist in that time.

He's just one of seven MLS players selected to the 2011 Gold Cup roster -- the other 16 come from overseas club teams.

Back in 2007, Feilhaber scored the game-winning goal in the final of the Gold Cup against Mexico in Chicago.

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.