Hey, the Foxboro Revolutions are playing again!

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The Revs are looking to avenge their July 7 home loss to Toronto tonight at BMO Field. That was a brutal one where Knighton made some blunders as Turner was with the USMNT.
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Carles Gil is still out a couple more weeks as he rehabs in Spain.
 

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That's one heck of a cross. And good on Tajon for generating power from that far away.
 

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Ugly landing for Polster leading to his knee and ankle both appearing to bend the wrong way. He's walking off without assistance, so hopefully it's just a hyperextension.
 

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21 points from 11 road games. Six road wins ties a club record, and we're less than 2/3 of the way through the season.
 

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The Revs stitched together another win tonight against DC. Arena rotated the squad a bit, Gil and Polster are out. Down 1-0 at HT, Arena did a triple sub, and the Revs quickly went up 2-1. A red card to Traustason didn't stop them from getting an insurance goal which turned out to be crucial after DC scored deep in stoppage time.
 

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This team is having an amazing season. MLS really is Arena league football.

Pretty clear that Tajon will be moving on to a bigger league next year. Hopefully the Revs get a load of money for him.
 

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They just seem to be doing everything right offensively. Turner had a couple crucial saves and is on another level.
 

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Tajon's goal last night was a great entry to one of my favorite games: angry Adam Buksa. Gotta love strikers, guy has to be as unhappy to see other guys on his team score as anyone in recent memory.
 

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Tajon's goal last night was a great entry to one of my favorite games: angry Adam Buksa. Gotta love strikers, guy has to be as unhappy to see other guys on his team score as anyone in recent memory.
It really was incredible, he was so mad the ball was hit too far for him to get it, even after Tajon blasted it into the back of the net.
 

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In fact, 49 points in 22 games is slightly better than “pretty good” – it’s tied for the most points at this stage of the season in MLS history, matching the 2019 Los Angeles FC side that finished the year with an MLS record 72 points.
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Enjoy this while it lasts. It's rather likely that Buksa, Turner and Buchanan will all be sold this winter.

This team has as much of a shot as anyone to win the cup. If you haven't gotten to a game this season, pull the trigger. They are a joy to watch in person.
 

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I watched the Cinncinnati game last night and it's clear Buchanan has a level of skill and confidence that is above most of the players in the league. It's a testament to Revs talent development that he's gotten this good, and I'm happy to see him try his luck in Europe.

With all Canadian players it's tough because I always mentally see their names and think they must be US players and think about their potential USMNT contributions.
 

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It was reported in the Globe today, so I think it's official.
Right after TB posted that, both clubs made an official announcements.
View: https://twitter.com/clubbrugge/status/1430259113842208769


This seems like great business for the Revolution and a good move for Buchanan. He stays through the MLS Cup playoffs and is able to make short trips to some very important Octagon qualifiers for Canada. It’s too early to tell how this will play out, but the Premier League has barred its players from traveling to many Concacaf nations in the September FIFA window. This may have a chilling effect on transfering from the Americas to Europe.

Buchanan’s path to Europe is far from conventional. FIFA restrictions on playing in foreign counties as a minor nearly derailed his career. Buchanan was able to pay his way to a Syracuse camp, where he was finally noticed and offered a scholarship. Full credit to the Orange and Bruce Arena for his development from there. Obviously the NCAA pathway has declined in usefulness with the proliferation of MLS residential academies, but it’s a still a great safety net for late bloomers or underscouted prospects.
 

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Can someone refresh me on how transfers work in MLS terms these days? Does this go to the league, to the Krafts? Can the Revs spend this on other players' transfer fees without counting against their cap?
 

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Can someone refresh me on how transfers work in MLS terms these days? Does this go to the league, to the Krafts? Can the Revs spend this on other players' transfer fees without counting against their cap?
My understanding (from reading commentary on the Revs board on BigSoccer) is that the Revs get to keep the majority of the money, but have limited options for spending it for talent on the field. One way to use it would be to buy a DP down to a normal roster spot.
 

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Brad Knighton, Andrew Farrell, Henry Kessler, Brandon Bye, DeJuan Jones, Arnór Traustason, Wilfrid Kaptoum, Tommy McNamara, Matt Polster, Teal Bunbury, Edward Kizza

Love playing during international windows!

e: A win is a win. I'm beginning to think Arnor is a bit dumb, though.

e2: Kessler obviously picking up on some of the dark arts while on international duty.
 
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If you didn't love this team before last night....

Just wow.

They seemed to have more chances even down a man with Gil back and setting the tempo.
 
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MLS released its playoff schedule

View: https://twitter.com/mls/status/1436011624234635276


Gillette Stadium is unavailable 11/28, so I f the Revs remain the top seed in the East, they’ll play either on Thanksgiving 11/25 or Tuesday 11/30. I don’t think the league will want to have a club idle from Decision Day 11/7 all the way through 11/30, so a Thanksgiving home match seems most likely. Gillette also host six Super Bowl games on 12/4, so if they were to make it to the east final, that should be Sunday 12/5.
 

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Carles Gil is back and the Revs beat what is probably the second best team in the East, NYCFC.

The good times continue to roll.
 

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Adding to that, the Revs are fractionally ahead of the pace in pursuit of the most points in MLS history (72) through their 25 matches. The Revs should also be well-rested down the stretch; no other club has played more than 23 games in 2021.
 

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Last night's game was a strange tie. Being there in person, meant many others shared my pain n the Revs inability to score after taking a boat load of shots that broke their record for number of shots in a game. The Crew deserved the point.
 

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It’s on! And by on I mean, the Fire are starting a teenage keeper and I pray they don’t lose by more than 3.

 

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A lot of hinges on how the first half goes because that will determine how aggressive Arena is with halftime substitutions.
this is a bright start by Chicago’s standards, especially since they moved to a 3-4-3 since the international break.

Edit: nope, not a bright start.
 

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LOL Arena looking at his watch. “Let’s get get outta here before the kitchen closes at Ditka’s.”
 

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Step away for a minute to tuck in the kids and miss a whole thing or two.