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What Did the Revs Look Like at the Last Eclipse?

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Monday, in case you have been living completely off the grid for this summer, will bring the first solar eclipse seen in the U.S. since 2012 (which, for the record, was a solar eclipse of the annular variety).

Yes, #eclipse will no doubt be trending on Twitter, and your timelines will be nothing but 1,125 different perspectives of the moon blocking the sun and people wearing eclipse glasses, some of reputable quality. Consider yourself warned.

Because we’re all about the current events here at NESoccerToday and trying, many times in vain, to tie local soccer to what’s trending, we take a look back at what the Revolution roster looked like at the time of the last eclipse, which occurred on May 20, 2012.

Match in closest proximity to the 2012 eclipse: May 19, 2012, 2-2 vs. Houston Dynamo
Record: (4-6-1, 13 pts.)

Starting XI: Matt Reis; Chris Tierney, A.J. Soares, Stephen McCarthy, Kevin Alston; Lee Nguyen, Ryan Guy, Shalrie Joseph (c), Benny Feilhaber (Fernando Cardenas 77′), Blake Brettschneider, Saer Sene (Diego Fagundez 74′)

Substitutes Not Used: Bobby Shuttleworth, Darrius Barnes, John Lozano, Jose Moreno, Kelyn Rowe.

Who scored: Sene, who bagged a brace on back of a 26th minute penalty and an unassisted 57th minute strike.

Most recent roster move: Midfielder Kenny Mansally waived on May 4, 2012

Notable: The 2-2 draw was the last time Attleboro, Mass. native and current Stoke City defender Geoff Cameron suited up for an MLS match in his home state. Later in the year, he was transferred to the Potters.

Jay Heaps’ leading post-game quote: “Thanks for being here. Unfortunately I don’t think we played our absolute best, but we still had a chance to win the game. We did some things well, and some things not so well. All in all, I liked the way we fought at least – we competed – and one of the things going forward is I want to make this a tough place to play and I think we did that tonight. I think the Houston Dynamo knows they played us tonight. Unfortunately, they got out of here with a deserved point. I’m not saying they stole a point. They deserved the point.”

Notable quote, courtesy of Sene: “Yeah, I scored two goals tonight but I’m sad. I’m disappointed because we take on a new importance on this game and we must take these two points. Yeah, how do I say it? I scored goals but I can’t enjoy it.”

Where are they now?
Matt Reis: U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeping coach
Chris Tierney: Revolution left back
A.J. Soares: Retired
Stephen McCarthy: San Antonio FC (NASL) center back
Kevin Alston: Orlando City SC fullback
Lee Nguyen: Revolution midfielder
Ryan Guy: Retired
Shalrie Joseph: Semi-retired/FC Boston (PDL) midfielder
Benny Feilhaber: Sporting Kansas City midfielder
Blake Brettschneider: Retired
Saer Sene: Out of contract (last club: Montana of the Bulgarian Second Division in 2017)

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