New England Soccer Today

The Weekend Update: Dec. 10

We know that your life is busy.

So, we at New England Soccer Today decided to make your life simpler by creating a one-stop, no-frills forum highlighting what went down in New England soccer during the past week and allow you to catch up on anything you may have missed.

Without further ado, here’s a snapshot of what happened during the past week:

Sunday, Dec. 4

The Revolution 16s and 18s both fell by the score of 3-0 to the Chicago Fire youth squads during their second games of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase in Sarasota, Fla.

Later in the day, UConn fell in penalties 4-2 to tournament Cindarella UNC-Charlotte after the schools were knotted at one through two OTs. The 49ers continued their winning ways on Friday by upsetting Creighton to earn a trip to tomorrow’s tournament final against in-state rival UNC.

Monday, Dec. 5

The Revolution used their second spot in Stage 1 of the Re-entry Draft to select former Rhody Ram Danleigh Borman. The Revs have until Dec. 12 to sign the left back/left-sided midfielder.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

The Revs 16s and 18s bounced back from Sunday’s defeats with wins against North Meck SC. The 16s claimed a 3-2 victory while the 18s picked up a 3-0 clean sheet.

Boston Victory SC announced that it had joined the Premier Development League of USL for the 2012 season. The addition of Boston is the second New England-based PDL squad set to kick off next year after Worcester Hydra FC was added to the league last week.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

Nick Blake (UConn), Tony Cascio (UConn), Luckymore Mkosana (Dartmouth) and Jhojan Obando (Providence) were among 52 college seniors invited to next month’s MLS Combine, which is scheduled for Jan. 6-10.

Thursday, Dec. 8

The Revolution announced their preseason schedule, which is set to kick off on Jan. 16 – its earliest start to date.

Friday, Dec. 9

The Washington Post reported that U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Juergen Klinsmann was making a cool $2.5 million to resurrect the National Team.

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