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Countdown Begins: Revs Open Camp on Jan. 17

The Revolution will open preseason camp on January 17 in Foxboro. (Photo: Chris Aduama/aduama.com)

Although the calendar may have just flipped to December, springtime is only six weeks away. Well, at least for area soccer fans.

On Monday, the New England Revolution released their five-and-a-half week preseason schedule, with players reporting to camp at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 17.

From there, the Revolution embark on a six-game  preseason schedule that will take them to Arizona for the second consecutive year. The first of two games at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Ariz. will be played on Jan. 25 against Sporting Kansas City. On Jan. 29, the Revolution will be pitted against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

The club will return to Foxboro on Jan. 30 for eight days before heading back to Arizona for the 2013 FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup, a four-club round-robin tournament which kicks off on Feb. 13 and runs through Feb. 23 at Kino Veterans Stadium.

The Revolution will face Seattle (Feb. 13), New York (Feb. 16) and Real Salt Lake (Feb. 20) before the consolation and championship game on Feb. 23. The Revolution went 3-0-1 in the inaugural tournament.

Following the four-game slate, the Revolution return to Foxboro on Feb. 24 to prepare for First Kick 2013, which is scheduled for the weekend of Mar. 2.

The date, time, place and opponent of the club’s first regular season match has not yet been announced.

2013 New England Revolution preseason schedule:

Friday, Jan. 25: vs. Sporting Kansas City (Grande Sports World, Casa Grande, Ariz.)
Tuesday, Jan. 29: vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Grande Sports World, Casa Grande, Ariz.)
Wednesday, Feb. 13: vs. Seattle Sounders FC (Kino Veterans Stadium)
Saturday, Feb. 16: vs. New York Red Bulls (Kino Veterans Stadium)
Wednesday, Feb. 20: vs. Real Salt Lake (Kino Veterans Stadium)
Saturday, Feb. 23: Championship and Consolation matches (Kino Veterans Stadium)

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5 Comments

  1. Robert

    December 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Prediction – we will be seeing Benny Jan. 29 – in a Whitecaps FC uniform

  2. W Peter Jones

    December 3, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    KENNY COPER for the Revs?????? 18 goals last season 2012 What about this for a trade with the NY Red Bulls

  3. Robert

    December 4, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Cooper’s salary ($500,000?) is probably too high for the Revs, and we should have enough goal-scoring next season. Hopefully, Heaps can bring in a stud Centerback, whether by the draft or international transfer, that can help defend against set pieces.

  4. Brian O'Connell

    December 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Or score on attacking set pieces, for that matter.

    Aside from that, I don’t see Cooper or any other high-priced striker coming to NE. Given that the Revs FO invested significant amount of money in Sene and Bengtson, I think if they decide to spend on a specific area, it’ll probably be at center back.

  5. rick sewall

    December 6, 2012 at 11:23 am

    If they [the Revs] hit the target with shots outside the penalty area on a fairly consistent basis they should score enough goals to win their share of games, but it’s a big if.

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