Revs to stage soccerboxing doubleheader at Gillette

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Revs to stage soccerboxing doubleheader at Gillette

FOXBORO Framingham native "Irish" Danny O'Connor will head the first-ever professional boxing card -- which will be part of a soccerboxing doubleheader -- at Gillette Stadium, beginning at approximately 9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12.

The card will be begin at the conclusion of the Revolution-Montreal match, which begins at 7 p.m.

OConnor, an avid Revolution fan, is 17-1 and a former two-time national amateur champion. He was an alternate for the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team in 2008.

I'm honored and proud to be able to fight in front of the New England Revolution supporters. They are the epitome of loyal fans and I'm proud to be part of the Revs family," said OConnor.

Also appearing on the three-bout card will be Boston Police Officer and former New England Golden Gloves champ Billy Traft, who will face Hulls mixed martial arts standout John Downey in Trafts second pro fight. An additional four-round bout is yet to be announced.

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.