Remember just the other day when I was saying that it would be better if the seemingly random stripes on the new New England Revolution home jersey represented something? Well, I found out today that they do, and it’s worse. As you can see above, the blue stripes are meant to echo the kits of the NASL-era Boston Minutemen. This, folks, is desperation. The Minutemen existed for three seasons (1974-1976) and, despite what the graphic says, only played part of one season (1976) in Foxboro. They had a total 30-35 record in those three seasons and saw their attendance shrink by c.50% each season. Is this really what you want as your source of inspiration? Just for Giggles, here are a few clubs you could have used that would have been a bit more…inspirational: Fall River Marksmen (6 time ASL champions, 4 time National Cup champions) or the New Bedford Whales (a dominant side from the mid-1920s to early 1930s?
In other Revolution news, the club have signed 17 year old “home grown player” Isaac Angking of Providence, RI to a professional contract. The midfielder has been in the club’s academy for four seasons while also playing for the USMNT’s U17 side. Most likely he will be loaned out to a lower league side (Rochester?) to get playing time once the regular season begins.
Call me crazy, but I like these. And these (the yellow version). But then I saw these. Oh my.
Rumor is that Owen Coyle wants to bring three new faces to County during the transfer window, with three current players heading out. I wish I could say I was confident that this was going to happen and that the results were going to be positive. Who knows?
Turns out the Norwegian Eliteserien season kicks off on March 11 this year. I guess I know when to start planning my trip!