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Aug. 11, 2005 – Steve Nicol named MLS All-Star team coach for Trofeo Santiago Bernabeu at Real Madrid

New England Revolution coach Steve Nicol tried to make it work, but MLS’ haphazard attempt to send a team to compete against Real Madrid resulted in disappointment. As I wrote in The Boston Globe: “If the MLSers are routed, nobody should be shocked …”

Aug. 10, 1930 – Sao Paulo FC 5:3 U.S., international friendly at Chácara da Floresta

Billy Gonsalves celebrated his 22nd birthday playing alongside James Brown (21), Arnie Oliver (23) and Bert Patenaude (20), a group of young players that could have formed the base of the U.S. national team for years to come, though only Gonsalves remained in the picture for the 1934 World Cup.

Aug. 9, 1968 – Boston Beacons 2:2 New York Generals at Fenway Park

Substitute Ivica “John” Liposinovic’s 88th-minute deflected shot equalized for the Beacons, who rallied from a 2-0 deficit, playing at a numerical disadvantage after the ejection of Billy Fraser.

Aug. 8, 2001 – Revolution 1:5 San Jose (Att.: 11,822). Revolution’s highest-scoring home loss

The 2001 team was probably the Revolution’s most inconsistent. The ‘01 Revolution varied from capable to incompetent, sometimes in the space of 90 minutes. Ted Chronopoulos scored twice as the Revolution had taken a 5-1 victory over the Dallas Burn on Aug. 4, 2001.

Aug. 7, 1994 – U.S. 4:1 Norway, Chiquita Cup at Fitton Field, Worcester (Att.: 6,511)

Mia Hamm scored twice and Michelle Akers-Stahl provided a dominating performance off the bench before a record crowd for a U.S. Women’s National Team match. The U.S. won the Chiquita Cup tournament under the guidance of Tony DiCicco, in his first games since taking over from Anson Dorrance as head coach. The U.S. goalkeeper was […]

Aug. 6, 2011 – Diego Fagundez youngest scorer at Gillette Stadium. Revolution 2:3 Chivas USA (Att.: 11,523)

Diego Fagundez (b. Feb. 14, 1995) had played in two U.S. Open Cup road matches before making his MLS debut for the New England Revolution. Fagundez replaced Zach Schilawski in the 66th minute, earned a penalty kick less than two minutes later (Shalrie Joseph converted a team-record 10th PK), then his 86th-minute goal concluded the […]