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Revs release preseason plans

The New England Revolution today unveiled their plans for the 2011 preseason. Starting Monday, January, 31st, the Revs will spend their first three weeks of training in Foxboro before heading to Orlando, Fla. on February 14th for an 11-day training stint and then heading to Kennesaw, Ga. on March 3rd for three matches against MLS opposition.

While the Revs have yet to announce dates and opponents for their Orlando trip, their schedule in Georgia has been finalized. The team will travel to Chattanooga, Tenn., on Sunday, March 6th, for an exhibition match against the Columbus Crew at 4 p.m. at Finley Stadium.

Returning to Kennesaw, the team will compete in the Atlanta MLS Challenge tournament, facing off again against the Crew on Wednesday, March 9th at 7:30 p.m. at Kennesaw State Soccer Stadium. The Crew and Houston Dynamo will face off two days later in the tournament and the Revs will face the Dynamo on March 13th at 2 p.m.

The Revs will then return to Foxboro for regular training in preparation for their season opener against the Los Angeles Galaxy on March 20th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

The Revs are set to open preseason training on Monday, January 31st at the Dana-Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium.

New England’s complete preseason schedule follows.

  • Monday, January 31: Players report to preseason camp. (Entrance physicals and training)
  • Monday, January, 31 – Friday, February 18: Local training (Dana-Farber Field House, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.)
  • Monday, February 14 – Thursday, February 24: Training in Orlando, Fla.
  • Monday, February 28 – Wednesday, March 2: Local training (Dana-Farber Field House, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.)
  • Thursday, March 3 – Sunday, March 13: Training in Kennesaw, Ga.
    • Sunday, March 6: vs. Columbus Crew (Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, Tenn.), 4 p.m. ET
    • Atlanta MLS Challenge (Kennesaw State Soccer Stadium, Kennesaw, Ga.)
      • Wednesday, March 9: vs. Columbus Crew (Kennesaw, Ga.), 7:30 p.m. ET
      • Friday, March 11: Columbus Crew vs. Houston Dynamo (Kennesaw, Ga.), 7:30 p.m. ET
      • Sunday, March, 13: vs. Houston Dynamo (Kennesaw, Ga.), 2 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, March 15: Regular-season training schedule begins
  • Friday, March 18: Depart for Los Angeles
  • Saturday, March 19: Training in Carson, Calif.
  • Sunday, March 20: 2011 seaon opener at LA Galaxy (Carson, Calif.), 8 p.m. ET

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