Revolution Update: February 22, 2010
NEWS & NOTES
CHICAGO HOME MATCH PUSHED BACK ONE DAY
The Revolution's June 26 home match against the Chicago Fire has been pushed back one day and will now be played at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 27 an updated 2010 schedule can be found at revolutionsoccer.net.
REVS ADD SENEGALESE MIDFIELDER
Today the team announced that it has signed Senegalese midfielder Niouky Desire to an MLS contract the 23-year old central midfielder will occupy one of the teams eight international roster spots, and will join the team pending receipt of his U.S. P-1 Visa a traditional center midfielder, Desire is expected to compete for playing time and add depth to the midfielder corps.
FIELDTURF BEING LAID AT GILLETTE STADIUM
The New England Revolution, New England Patriots and FieldTurf announced on Monday that Gillette Stadium will be resurfaced with FieldTurf Duraspine PRO, the new standard in artificial turf and the latest turf innovation from FieldTurf work on the new turf surface began on Monday, and the new playing surface will be in place in time for the Revolutions home opener on April 10 against Toronto FC.
PAIR OF MATCHES ON TAP
With the team in Orlando, the Revs will play two matches on the training trip on Tuesday, Feb. 23, the squad will take on FC Dallas at 10:30 a.m., at the ESPN Wide World of Sports before departing the area and heading back to Boston on Thursday, the Revs will take on a collegiate all-star team from the area at 10:30 a.m. at the University of Central Florida.
YOUTH TEAMS SPLIT FIRST WEEKEND OF PLAY
The Revolutions youth teams split their first weekend of play in the 2010 season on Saturday, Feb. 20, both the U18 and U16 squads earned wins over South Central Premier in Connecticut the U18s earned a 4-0 win, while the U16s took a 3-2 victory on Sunday, Feb. 21, however, both teams dropped 1-0 matches to Oakwood SC.
SINGLE-GAME TICKETS GO ON SALE MARCH 5
Individual game tickets for 2010 Revolution matches at Gillette Stadium will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 5 tickets can be purchased through all Ticketmaster outlets and through the Revolution ticket office by calling 1-877-GET-REVS.