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Low Impact

It was a familiar scene at my first trip this season to cover the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium Sunday night. With the visiting Montreal Impact, an expansion team new to the MLS this season, the Revs played true to their place at the bottom of the standings, squandering several scoring opportunities en route to a 1-0 loss. A frustrating night for the home town team, for sure.

Foxboro, Mass. -- Revolution forward Saër Sene covers his face after failing to score in the second half in New England's 1-0 loss to Montreal at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 12, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA (Kelvin Ma)

Foxboro, Mass. -- Revolution forward Saer Sene covers his face after failing to score in the second half in New England's 1-0 loss to Montreal at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 12, 2012.

Foxboro, Mass. -- Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber goes after a loose ball as Montreal's Felipe Martins gets tripped up by Revolution defender A.J. Soares at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 12, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA (Kelvin Ma)

Foxboro, Mass. -- Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber goes after a loose ball as Montreal's Felipe Martins gets tripped up by Revolution defender A.J. Soares at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 12, 2012.

Foxboro, Mass. -- Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis can't make the save on a shot from Montreal forward Sanna Nyassi in the second half at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 12, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA (Kelvin Ma)

Foxboro, Mass. -- Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis can't make the save on a shot from Montreal forward Sanna Nyassi in the second half at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 12, 2012.

Foxboro, Mass. -- Revolution defenders react after Montreal forward Sanna Nyassi scored in the second half at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 12, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA (Kelvin Ma)

Foxboro, Mass. -- Revolution defenders react after Montreal forward Sanna Nyassi scored in the second half at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 12, 2012.

Foxboro, Mass. -- Revolution forward Diego Fagundez gets tripped up as Impact defender Jeb Brovsky closes in in New England's 1-0 loss to Montreal at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 12, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA (Kelvin Ma)

Foxboro, Mass. -- Revolution forward Diego Fagundez gets tripped up as Impact defender Jeb Brovsky closes in in New England's 1-0 loss to Montreal at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 12, 2012.

Foxboro, Mass. -- Revolution midfielder Ryan Guy disagrees with a call in New England's 1-0 loss to Montreal at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 12, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA (Kelvin Ma)

Foxboro, Mass. -- Revolution midfielder Ryan Guy disagrees with a call in New England's 1-0 loss to Montreal at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 12, 2012.

The Revolution will not be

Well, it seems I’ve fallen quite behind in my updating of this blog, so get ready for a short barrage of posts over the next few days.

So, to kick things off, how about a little soccer? It’s been no secret that the New England Revolution hasn’t been particularly successful the past few seasons. I shot one of their games back in July (I’m behind — I know!), and things did not go well for the home town club.

I hope my pictures can sum it up:

7.17.2011 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Revolution midfielder Stephen McCarthy covers his face as Philadelphia celebrates its second goal of the first half at Gillette Stadium on July 17, 2011.

7.17.2011 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Revolution midfielder Stephen McCarthy covers his face as Philadelphia celebrates its second goal of the first half at Gillette Stadium on July 17, 2011.

7.17.2011 —- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Revolution forward Kenny Mansally gets tripped up by Philadelphia defender Danny Califf at Gillette Stadium on July 17, 2011.

7.17.2011 —- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Revolution forward Kenny Mansally gets tripped up by Philadelphia defender Danny Califf at Gillette Stadium on July 17, 2011.

7.17.2011 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber and Philadelphia defender Sheanon Williams chase a loose ball at Gillette Stadium on July 17, 2011.

7.17.2011 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber and Philadelphia defender Sheanon Williams chase a loose ball at Gillette Stadium on July 17, 2011.

7.17.2011 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Philadelphia forward Carlos Ruiz catches Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis out of position on a volley goal at Gillette Stadium on July 17, 2011.

7.17.2011 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Philadelphia forward Carlos Ruiz catches Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis out of position on a volley goal at Gillette Stadium on July 17, 2011.

7.17.11 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Revolution fans stage a walk out in protest of the Revolution organization at Gillette Stadium on July 17, 2011. The Fort, the Revolution fan section, recently came to disagreement with team management about their cheering, with some members being arrested and banned from the stadium a month ago.

7.17.11 -- FOXBORO, Mass. -- Revolution fans stage a walk out in protest of the Revolution organization at Gillette Stadium on July 17, 2011. The Fort, the Revolution fan section, recently came to disagreement with team management about their cheering, with some members being arrested and banned from the stadium a month ago.

Soccer Ballin’

So it’s high school sports championship season — usually a time of year when I get to shoot a lot of sports for the Boston Herald. And it happens three times a year!

This installment of championship action comes from the state soccer finals in Worcester, where I had two games — D2 and D3 — on the docket. Here’s a little rundown from Saturday’s games.

11.20.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Concord-Carlisle defender Bennet Simonton tries for a bicycle kick with his back to Nipmuc midfielder Kelly Rooney in the MIAA Boys Soccer Division 2 Championship on Nov. 20, 2010. Concord-Carlisle won, 2-1.


11.20.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Concord-Carlisle midfielder Zach Bloom shields Nipmuc midfielder Peter Clark in the MIAA Boys Soccer Division 2 Championship on Nov. 20, 2010. Concord-Carlisle won, 2-1.

11.20.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Concord-Carlisle defender Stowe Simonton steals a loose ball against Nipmuc midfielder Kelly Rooney in the MIAA Boys Soccer Division 2 Championship on Nov. 20, 2010. Concord-Carlisle won, 2-1.


11.20.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Concord-Carlisle's bench rushes the field after beating Nipmuc, 2-1, to win the MIAA Boys Soccer Division 2 Championship on Nov. 20, 2010.


11.20.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Lenox goalkeeper Andrew Bravo stuffs a shot attempt from Dover-Sherborn forward Sam Jordan in the MIAA Boys Soccer Division 3 Championship on Nov. 20, 2010. Dover-Sherborn won, 2-0.


11.20.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Dover-Sherborn defender Chris Crowley gets caught up in traffic against Lenox in the MIAA Boys Soccer Division 3 Championship on Nov. 20, 2010. Dover-Sherborn won, 2-0.


11.20.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Dover-Sherborn forward Cam Bielski gestures to the crowd after assisting on the second goal against Lenox in the MIAA Boys Soccer Division 3 Championship on Nov. 20, 2010. Dover-Sherborn won, 2-0.


11.20.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Dover-Sherborn forward Cam Bielski is mobbed by teammates after beating Lenox, 2-1, to win the MIAA Boys Soccer Division 3 Championship on Nov. 20, 2010.

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