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Jan. 19, 1996 – Foxboro Stadium named venue for first MLS Cup

  The initial MLS Cup was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 1996. The day before the match, officials considered a postponement due to a torrential downpour that continued throughout the match. D.C. United edged the Los Angeles Galaxy, 3-2, on Eddie Pope’s extra time golden goal before a crowd of 34,643.

Jan. 18, 2003 – U.S. 4:0 Canada at Lockhart Stadium (Att.: 6,549)

Steve Ralston, who was in his second year as a member of the New England Revolution, scored his first international goal. Ralston converted four times for the U.S., his final goal breaking the deadlock in a 2-0 win over Mexico on Sept. 3, 2005, clinching a berth in the 2006 World Cup.

Jan. 17, 2003 – Revolution select Pat Noonan with No. 9 pick, acquire Matt Reis from LA Galaxy in exchange for Alex Pineda Chacon

The Revolution also selected Dimelon Westfield and Boston College goalkeeper Kyle Singer in the third round of the MLS SuperDraft.

Jan. 16, 2004 – Revolution select Clint Dempsey with No. 8 pick in MLS draft

After Clint Dempsey, the Revolution selected Jeremiah White (23rd overall) in the third round and Felix Brillant (56th overall) and Andy Dorman (58th overall) in sixth round of the MLS SuperDraft. (Yes, Dempsey is playing on grass field at Gillette Stadium in photo — artificial turf installed in 2006). In the third round, the New […]

Jan. 15, 1998 – Walter Zenga announces retirement

Walter Zenga returned to the New England Revolution as interim coach late in the 1998 season, then became player/coach for the 1999 season. Zenga, now coaching FC Crotone in Italy’s Serie A, made 473 appearances for Inter and earned 58 caps for Italy.

Jan. 15, 1998 – Walter Zenga announces retirement

Walter Zenga returned to the New England Revolution as interim coach late in the 1998 season, then became player/coach for the 1999 season. Zenga, now coaching FC Crotone in Italy’s Serie A, made 473 appearances for Inter and earned 58 caps for Italy.