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Revolution Notebook: New England Retreats To Florida
New England Revolution Notebook: New England Retreats To Florida Ahead Of Preseason Matches
Welcome to the first New England Revolution notebook on The Blazing Musket. These columns were a staple of mine at Trifecta Sports and they will continue to be a staple on TBM.
Where else would I start today’s notebook other than Major League Soccer’s deal with Apple TV? MLS announced 31 new additions to its talent pool on Monday and the list did not include New England’s Brad Feldman or Charlie Davies. These 31 will join 18 others that were announced on January 10th.
While Davies and Feldman are not currently a part of the league’s Apple TV plan that does not mean there won’t be a local option. Per MLS, fans will be able to select a local radio option within the Apple TV App to sync up the radio feed to the video broadcast. In theory, that sounds alright but in practice may be a little choppy in terms of production and quality of the product.
MLS’s Apple TV subscription launches this Wednesday and will cost fans $14.99 per month or $99 per season (for non-Apple TV subscribers).
Sunny Florida For New England
On Sunday the Revolution traveled to Lakewood Ranch, Florida to continue their preseason preparation ahead of the first preseason match which takes place on Thursday.
None of the team’s preseason matches will be live-streamed for fans but the team will be providing some media packages revolving around the matches including Thursday’s 11:30 a.m. ET tilt against Inter Mami CF.
“I’d say just getting our approach right from the start,” said Revolution goalkeeper Earl Edwards Jr. when asked about what the focus will be on Thursday. “I think there’s going to be hiccups and things. It’s kind of our first real live competition. Those things will come but I think effort and how we approach the game from the start of the whistle will be something we should emphasize.”
When eMLS was announced a few years back I never imagined I would write much about it. So what changed my mind? Well if you aren’t on Twitter you might want to buckle in.
This interaction took place on Twitter on Sunday night between Revolution eMLS player Carter Thoegene and his now-former manager. It starts with his manager announcing his resignation.
His former manager took it a step further.
And then Theogene quoted a verse from the bible.
While this is all over a video game and the majority of people play for fun it is a job for those who work in eMLS. This whole back-and-forth was very odd and at the same time very entertaining. And now I ask you the reader, do you care about eMLS?
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