"State of the Revs" to Air Saturday at 7:30pm


"State of the Revs" to Air Saturday at 7:30pm

New Head Coach Jay Heaps, New Club President Brian Bilello and Several Revs Players to Give Perspective on Upcoming Season

BURLINGTON, MA -- State of the Revs, Comcast SportsNet New Englands 30-minute season preview show surrounding the New England Revolution, will air on Saturday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m., just prior to the Revs season opener later that night.

Hosted by Comcast SportsNet anchorreporter Kevin Walsh, the State of the Revs season preview looks ahead to the teams 2012 campaign, the clubs off-season changes and the new faces to look for as the season approaches.

The State of the Revs season preview special will include:

A behind-the-scenes introduction to members of the Revs squad given by defender A.J. Soares
A one-on-one interview with new Revs head coach Jay Heaps
A sit-down discussion with the clubs new President, Brian Bilello
In-depth analysis of the season, including a look at the teams new impact players, with Revolution play-by-play announcer Brad Feldman and color analyst Jeff Causey

The State of the Revs season preview will re-air on Comcast SportsNet during the following timeslots: Sunday, March 11 at 12:30 a.m.; Monday, March 12 at 8:30 p.m.; Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 18 at 12:30 a.m.; and Sunday, March 18 at 1:30 p.m.

The Revolution opens the 2012 season on Saturday, March 10, on the road against the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Kickoff is set for 10:30 p.m. ET, with the matchup being televised by Comcast SportsNet New England and available via radio on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

About The New England Revolution
The New England Revolution is the Northeast regions premier professional soccer team, owned and operated by the Kraft Family, which also owns the New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium, the home of the club. A founding member of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer in 1996, the Revolution has played in the MLS Cup championship match four times in the last decade including three straight from 2005 to 2007 while advancing to the Eastern Conference Championship game in an MLS-record six straight years (2002-07). The Revolution also won the 2007 U.S. Open Cup and the 2008 SuperLiga title. The teams roster includes such stars as Benny Feilhaber, Shalrie Joseph, Matt Reis, and the up-and-coming talent, Diego Fagundez, just 17 years old. For more information, visit revolutionsoccer.net, or interact with the Revolution on Facebook (facebook.comnerevolution) or Twitter (@NERevolution).

About Comcast SportsNet
Comcast SportsNet reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Comcast SportsNets programming includes the Boston Celtics, SportsNet Central, New England Revolution, Connecticut Sun, Unos Sports Tonight, Celtics Now, Sports Sunday, Quick Slants, The Baseball Show and New England Tailgate. Comcast SportsNet New England is owned and managed by Comcast Sports Group. Visit www.csnne.com for more information. Check local listings for the specific channel location for your area.

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.