22 responses

  1. Tim Crawford
    January 31, 2012

    So happy Lekic is out . . . wanted Zerka back, and maybe Caraglio, but definitely Lekic was not cutting it.

  2. RevsFan
    January 31, 2012

    Schilawski, Boggs, and Cardenas are the only players listed as Forwards on the preseason roster.

    Heaps and Co. seem to view Mansally, Fagundez, and Nyassi as viable candidates up top as well though, though they are all listed as midfielders.

  3. RevsFan
    January 31, 2012

    I should also point out Purdie, Roach, Smith, and Foley are all trialists at forward, and Shalrie Joseph spent a lot of time there 2 seasons ago.

  4. NE Matt
    January 31, 2012

    We should sign Carlos Tevez with all the bonus money we’ll (the Krafts) get from winning the Super Bowl on Sunday ;]

  5. bryan
    January 31, 2012

    Mixx to Gent until July 31.

  6. Scott
    January 31, 2012

    Revs need to spend some of the $1M in salary cap space they’re saving on a legit forward. They’ve put together a solid midfield, but no proven scorers. New coach causes optimism, same Front Office refusing to be competitive. Mansally, Schilawski, Boggs or some trialists are not the answer. To be honest, they’re barely acceptable as MLS backups.

  7. rob c
    January 31, 2012

    Watching the Revs’ offense click when Zerka, Caraglio, and Lekic got into a brief run of good form was one of the few highlights of last year’s dismal season. i’d have been happy to see any or all of them return. Seeing none of them come back, with nothing but an inexperienced Colombian as a sort-of replacement signing would seem unusual and bad. If, as a Revs fan, i wasn’t used to this.

  8. GodBlessTheRevs
    January 31, 2012

    Well, looks like the Revs will wait until the summer to sign viable options. Good thing by then, we’ll already be out of the race for the playoffs. How can you enter your pre-season with NO FORWARD OPTIONS!!!!!

  9. Seriously?
    January 31, 2012

    Agreed. I thought the team actually started to look decent at the end of the season with the 3 of them together, and thought it was a bright spot at the end of a lost season. Losing them and going with players on the roster would not be a step forward, but I’m hopeful that we’ll see some new faces that can play. As was said, Mansally, Schilawski and Boggs are not starting level players, and Fagundez is too young to be a regular starter.

  10. exjonfsoccer
    January 31, 2012

    Kraft family dosnt care!!!! New England is soccer hot bed. Just in my local area northeast ct, I know over 10 ex season ticket holders and they all no longer support the team. New England used to have attendance close to 20,000 when they were awful. hopefully Krapps will sell the team or USL or NASL team will move to New England.

  11. Sean
    January 31, 2012

    Sad to say it’ll probably be worse in NE than it was last year.

  12. Giggsy
    January 31, 2012

    Fagundez and Mansally are NOT listed as Forwards on the NER roster, they are listed as Midfielders. Weirdly there is evena Pre-Season 2012 roster right there on the NER page:

    link to revolutionsoccer.net

    the only Forwards listed on their roster (signed) are Cardenas, Boggs and Schilawski.

    accuracy … it’s fundamental.

  13. Shmenge
    January 31, 2012

    The worst-run team in MLS continues to up the ante on its own futility.

    As the league marches forward with competitive urgency, New England is left in a ditch by the side of the road.

    Heaps is going to regret leaving Morgan Stanley.

  14. Adrian
    January 31, 2012

    New England has a lot of cap room. If they sign one of their trialists (or Sene or Jamal Gay) as a backup, and then use the cap room on a legit forward as well as some on a left-back, they should be in OK shape.

  15. Revs Bear
    January 31, 2012

    Watching the Revs last year, Lekic was ok, but out of him, Zerka, & Caraglio, he’s the one I’m least sorry to go. They were all clicking to some degree late last season, and would have been a fine troika if MLS’s level of play was where it was ten years ago. But we’ve been left behind as the quality of play has developed. Maybe the cap room others have mentioned will bring us someone up to the task in today’s MLS. I know Heaps, & he’s very sharp, but if the Krafts don’t give him the resources to build the team, well, it’ll be a long year here in New England.

  16. Puffer
    January 31, 2012

    Shalrie=top scorer again. Going to be a long season.

  17. Air Jordanz
    January 31, 2012

    Don’t give up on them yet. When they’re the only team left without a soccer-specific stadium, the league will put on the pressure. Build one or sell the team.

  18. mvg
    January 31, 2012

    revs fan here, glad Lekic is gone. Wasnt worth the cap hit and never contributed defensively.
    RE: Caraglio & Zerka, I would have liked Caraglio resigned if he lost about 10 lbs and got in top shape. Zerka had class, just perhaps didnt have the athleticism for MLS

  19. Evan
    January 31, 2012

    Zerka is also gone: apparently signed on with Premier League Soccer in India and is waiting to be assigned to his new club.

    Oh, and Mike Burns got promoted during the off-season… just a reminder.

  20. ted
    January 31, 2012

    For the lack of options in attack the reves are a bit short in defense; most of our back ups would be bench players in usl, short of serious investment in the squad i see it being a long harsh season

  21. Manny
    January 31, 2012

    As a NE Revs fan I have to say it’s an absolute travesty what this owner has done to this team and soccer in New England. While they’re all partying in Indy this week… another week has slipped by with nothing happening.

    The other owners in the league should force Kraft to improve the team or sell out because the Revs are no longer competitive and THEY lose money by having the Revs come to town….that’s how bad it is these days

  22. Todd
    February 1, 2012

    Talented player, but what a whiner.

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