The New England Revolution, since their debut 20 years ago, have made five MLS Cup appearances. However, the franchise still haven't won a championship. The Revs struggled in their first few years in the MLS, but the franchise turned their fortunes around in 2002 when former Liverpool great Steve Nicol became head coach. With Nichol in command, the Revolution made eight consecutive playoff appearances, four of which ended in final losses.
While neither of the MLS Cup games ended successfully, the successful stint turned the Revolution from a lacklustre team to one that had championship potential. New England also captured a US Open Cup victory in 2007 and a SuperLiga title the following year.
Despite the successes that emerged at the turn of the millenium, the Revs entered an extended slump during the 2010 and 2011 seasons, leading to the end of Nicol's time with New England. Jay Heaps - Nicol's successor - successfully rebuilt the team, propeling them to another MLS Cup appearance in 2014.
The Revs finished a disappointing seventh in the Eastern Conference and 14th overall and missed out on the playoffs on goal difference in 2016. A major reason for the Revolution’s downturn was their dreadful away form. They only won twice, losing 10 on their travels.
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If New England's goal is to produce a revolutionary season, the team will have to make every game count. Check out the odds on every Revs game and bet with confidence.
Be sure to regularly stay on top of the game schedule for potential betting opportunities. Different opponents will yield different odds, so pay close attention to the flucutating lines.
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Although Nguyen is a midfielder, his role as a scorer is vital to the Revs' success. In the 2014 season, Nguyen was the leading scorer for the New England Revolution, tallying 18 goals and five assists to become a finalist for the MLS Most Valuable Player Award.
In the past three seasons, Nguyen has scored 35 goals while adding 25 assists, proving how consistently vital he is to the club's success.
Kei Kamara is another crucial element in New England. The athletic forward scored 22 goals in 32 games for Columbus Crew in 2015 before hitting the back of the net five times in nine games in 2016. Kamara fell out with Crew's head coach and was promptly traded to New England where he scored only seven goals in 21 games. If Kamara can rediscover his 2015 form, the Revolution could return to the playoff places this season.