New England Soccer Today

Revs, SKC draw 0-0 in Preseason Opener

Ninety minutes came and went without a goal in Friday’s 0-0 preseason opening draw between the New England Revolution and Sporting Kansas City at Case Grande World in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Matt Reis and Bobby Shuttleworth kept New England’s net clean while Sporting K.C. used Jimmy Nielsen, Eric Kronberg and Jon Kempin between the sticks.

The match featured three separate 30-minutes periods for the purposes of building fitness as both clubs opened their respective preseason camps less than a week ago.

Revolution first round pick Andrew Farrell played right back in the second period, then went to center back for the final 30.

Diego Fagundez and Sainey Nyassi gave the Revolution a pair of chances to crack the scoresheet, but were thwarted by the goalkeeping of Kronberg and Kempin, respectively.

New signing Kalifa Cisse earned the Revolution’s lone caution in the fourth minute.

Former Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber, who was traded to Kansas City in December, was not available for the match due to U.S. Men’s National Team obligations.

New England is scheduled to play their next preseason friendly on Tuesday, Jan. 29, when they face Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Grande Sports World at 5 p.m. MT/7 p.m. ET.


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