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 MLSFutbolito.com. 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 MLSFutbolito.com. For more information about the New England Revolution, visit revolutionsoccer.net
Highlights from Gillette Stadium as the New England Revolution went down early but came back to get the 2-1 victory over Seattle.
Jays Heaps joins Revs Postgame Live to discuss his team being able to pull off the 2-1 win against the Seattle Sounders.
It's the Femi show in New England these days.
The New England Revolution played out 2-1 winners against the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium thanks to a late goal by rookie substitute Femi Hollinger-Janzen. The goal was his second in the Revs' past three games.
With the match knotted at one in the 80th minute, Femi, who entered the game four minutes earlier, received a toe poke pass from Lee Nguyen about 20 yards from goal. The rookie nearly fell over when taking his first touch, but regained his balance before blasting a low strike through traffic inside Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei's left post.
Seattle, missing Clint Dempsey and Nelson Valdez to international duty, jumped out to an early lead in the seventh minute thanks to homegrown product Aaron Kovar. Kovar, starting for the third time in the past four games, netted his first professional goal when he corralled a poor punch from Revs keeper Bobby Shuttleworth at the top of the box, crossed up a defender as he brought the ball down to his right foot, and slotted home inside the left post.
The Revolution equalized in the 24th minute thanks to a Lee Nguyen penalty.