New England Soccer Today

Host of Revs Earn Weekly Honors

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Revolution midfielders Scott Caldwell, Diego Fagundez, as well as defender Andrew Farrell, were all included on the MLS Team of the Week for Week 15 following their performances during Saturday’s 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire.

Caldwell helped steady the Revolution midfield by connecting on 91.3 percent of his passes, and collecting 54 touches, only five fewer than London Woodberry’s team-best 59. He also cleared a point-blank shot from Kennedy Ogboananike in the 26th minute to help his squad register its first clean sheet since April.

Fagundez opened the scoring in stunning fashion on a volley from the top of the box, a goal that is nominated for Goal of the Week on The goal was Fagundez’s second of the season, and the second straight goal scored at home.

Farrell’s strength in the rear was key to the Revolution’s defensive efforts as he helped keep Igboananike off the board. The third-year defender recorded a team-high six clearances, and his 83.3 percent passing accuracy assisted the team’s attacking efforts.

Goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth was listed on the Team of the Week bench, as did former Revolution striker Patrick Mullins.

Week 15 MLS Team of the Week.

GK: Bill Hamid (D.C. United) – Saved a penalty kick (even if he couldn’t control the rebound) and kept D.C. in the game at times in a 1-0 road loss at Orlando.

D: Jason Hernandez (New York City FC) – His positioning and leadership were key to limiting Montreal’s transition game such that their playmakers made a minimal Impact.

D: Andrew Farrell (New England Revolution) – Imperiously shut down Chicago’s Kennedy Igboananike and bailed out teammates with a wide range of interventions en route to Revs’ fifth shutout.

D: Sean St. Ledger (Orlando City) – One of the big keys to a successful night at the back for the Lions, who became only the fourth MLS team this year to shut out D.C. United.

D: Robbie Rogers (LA Galaxy) – Provided a consistent attacking presence from the back and, although he didn’t finish his longest run, he helped set up Sebastian Lletget’s goal in Columbus.

M: Scott Caldwell (New England Revolution) – Helped link play, placed his passes well and utterly frustrated Harry Shipp by shadowing him tenaciously wherever he roamed in the attacking half.

M: Tony Tchani (Columbus Crew SC) – Was his confident self in midfield and made one of the decisive passes, even though it was deflected, that led to tying goal against LA.

M: Diego Fagundez (New England Revolution) – A golazo, an MLS record and paced his team’s slump-breaking win. Yeah, that’d be the best day for a lot of careers.

F: David Villa (New York City FC) – Great movement for his goal and his assist; when he plays 90 minutes at home, he has three goals, three assists, and NYCFC are 2-0-2.

F: Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders) – The best player on the field after coming on in the 61st minute, scoring and assisting as the Sounders pulled away from FC Dallas.

F: Lamar Neagle (Seattle Sounders) – After all the controversy around last week’s goal that was waved off, Neagle came through with a key goal early in the second half after Seattle had been outplayed in the first.

Coach: Sigi Schmid (Seattle Sounders) – He may have been spoiled for choice, but his substitutions – Brad Evans at halftime, Martins 15 minutes later – swung the game to Seattle.

Bench: GK Bobby Shuttleworth (New England Revolution), D Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), D Luke Boden (Orlando City), M Micheal Azira (Seattle Sounders), M Lewis Neal (Orlando City), M Kwadwo Poku (New York City FC), F Patrick Mullins (New York City FC)

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