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Reserve League Schedule Released

Major League Soccer announced the 2012 MLS Reserve League schedule on Monday afternoon, featuring ten games for each team. The New England Revolution opens its Reserve League schedule on April 9th in Philadelphia.

The Revs are part of the seven team Eastern Conference with the Columbus Crew, D.C. United, Montreal Impact, New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC. According to a league release, teams in the seven-team Eastern Conference will play an unbalanced schedule, facing four of their conference opponents twice, home and away, one additional conference opponent at home, and the remaining club once on the road.

There will be no Reserve League playoffs this season and the team with the most points in the standings at the end of the year will be declared champions.  In 2011, the Revs finished third in the then six-team Eastern Conference with a 4-5-1 record (13 points).

Teams are allowed to add additional games for reserve squads against non-MLS opponents, though they will not count in the standings.

The Revs will announce at a later date if reserve games are open to the public this season, but the team’s April 14th match against D.C. United and July 8th match against the New York Red Bulls are both currently scheduled to take place at Gillette Stadium directly after first-team matches. However, times and locations are subject to change.

The Revs Reserves schedule is as follows (Home games in bold):

Mon., April 9 – Philadelphia Union vs. NE Revolution – 10:00 AM (Chester Park)

Sat., April 14 – NE Revolution vs. D.C. United – 6:30 PM (Gillette Stadium)

Sat., April 28 – New York Red Bulls vs. NE Revolution – 6:30 PM (NJIT)

Tue., May 15 – Toronto FC vs. NE Revolution – 10:00 AM (Downsview Park)

Sun., June 5 – Montreal Impact vs. NE Revolution – 10:00 AM (Centre Claude-Robillard)

Fri., June 10 – Columbus Crew vs. NE Revolution – 10:00 AM (Crew Stadium)

Sun., June 17 – NE Revolution vs. Columbus Crew – 11:00 AM (Gillette Stadium)

Sun., July 8 – NE Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls – 9:30 PM (Gillette Stadium)

Mon., August 13 – NE Revolution vs. Montreal Impact – 10:00 AM (Gilette Stadium)

Mon., September 10 – NE Revolution vs. Toronto FC – 10:00 AM (Gilette Stadium)

One Comment

  1. Chris B

    February 20, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Heaps seems to be using what is available to him. If the league is willing to have reserve games open to the public, I’m sure the Revs will at least make the doubleheaders open (the one against DCU makes the most sense since the first team game is early) if not all reserve home games, though it is doubtful all will be open. I would also expect the Revs will play at least one exhibition with the reserves, maybe against the Boston Victory, seeing as how they “hate” the Revs!

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