New England Soccer Today

Recap Remix: #NEvCLB

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Jermaine Jones made his 2015 debut for the Revolution, but it wasn’t enough for the hosts to get maximum points in Saturday’s 0-0 draw to the Columbus Crew at Gillette Stadium.

Jones, who last suited up for the locals during the 2014 MLS Cup final last December, went started and went 45 minutes before he was spelled by Andy Dorman at the half. The Revolution designated player picked a 12th minute caution following a rough challenge on Tony Tchani.

“Yeah, that happens when you talk too much,” Jones said of Tchani, with a laugh. “It was just trash talking in the game, so I take the yellow. I like the games (against Columbus). He’s good guy, and he’s a good player.”

Scoring opportunities? There weren’t many of those on Saturday. The Crew failed to put a shot on target while the Revolution only forced two saves out of Steve Clark. We’ll let the graphic do all the talking.


Some of the Revolution’s offensive struggles can directly be traced to the absence of Chris Tierney, who missed Saturday’s match due to a left ankle sprain. The attack lacked width, and were slow to switch the field. And the set pieces? Well, they don’t call Tierney the best set free kick taker in MLS for nothing.

Meanwhile, Joe Franchino was in the house, er, the Fort!

Franchino wasn’t the only former skipper who put in an appearance at Gillette Stadium. Shalrie Joseph visited the Revolution locker room following the match, and was seen speaking to Jones and Juan Agudelo before hastily exiting before post-game interviews commenced.

Next up: The Revolution head to PPL Park to face the Philadelphia Union on Sunday, Apr. 19 at 5:00pm. The Union claimed their first win of the season on Saturday in their 2-1 triumph over New York City FC.


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