New England Revolution
The Revolution is the Northeast region’s premier professional soccer team. A founding member of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer in 1996, the Revolution has played for the MLS Cup four times in the last decade – including three straight from 2005 to 2007 – while advancing to the Eastern Conference Championship game in six straight years (2002-07), an MLS record. The Revolution also won the 2007 U.S. Open Cup and the 2008 SuperLiga title.
The Revolution roster features a mix of U.S. stars, as well as up-and-coming international talent, highlighted by 2009 MLS MVP finalist Shalrie Joseph, U.S. National Team veteran Benny Feilhaber, and perennial all-star Matt Reis. The Revs' roster also includes players from all over the world, including Colombia, France, Gambia, Germany, Grenada and Sweden.
One of MLS' original 10 teams when the league was formed, the Revolution began play in 1996.