Revolution sign local talent as first official eMLS competitor

Foxborough, MA – The New England Revolution have signed John Oliveira, known by his gamertag as JKO1707, as the club’s first official eMLS competitor. Oliveira earned his contract by excelling in the club’s open tournament last month and will represent the Revolution in the inaugural eMLS Cup at PAX East in Boston from April 5-8, 2018.

In eMLS Cup, Oliveira will compete against 18 other representatives from MLS clubs for a chance to qualify for the EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series Playoff on the road to the FIFA eWorld Cup. For complete details on eMLS Cup, please visit MLSSoccer.com.

“We are pleased to welcome John as the club’s first eMLS competitor and are excited to have found such a talented player right in our own backyard here in Massachusetts,” Revolution President Brian Bilello said. “We always aim to put out a competitive and exciting product on the field, and now with JKO1707 representing the Revs, we’ll look to do the same on the virtual pitch at eMLS Cup.”

“I am thrilled to be representing the Revolution and to be a part of eMLS,” Oliveira said. “I’m a very competitive person and am committed to winning, and I know the club shares that goal. I want to not only be the best player in eMLS, but also the most exciting for fans to watch and cheer for.”

Oliveira, 24, joins the Revs with a passion for soccer and an impressive list of achievements in his young competitive gaming career. He brings more than 13 years of FIFA experience and started his 2017 competitive campaign by topping his group and finishing in the top-six overall at the 2017 Miami Regional. He followed up that performance with another top-six finish at the Vancouver Regional.

In his most recent tournament, Oliveira competed in the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) Regional Qualifier in Los Angeles. He advanced out of the group and finished one win shy of qualifying for the World Finals in London, but finished the tournament ranked among the top eight in EA SPORTSTM FIFA 17 in the region (North, South, and Central America).

Oliveira, who spent his early years living in Brazil, was raised in Oak Bluffs, Mass. on Martha’s Vineyard and will soon be attending the University of Massachusetts Boston. A former soccer player himself, Oliveira’s passion for the game translated from the pitch to the screen after an ankle injury, leading him to continue his pursuit of competitive soccer through FIFA.

About eMLS Cup
The inaugural MLS Cup will take place from April 5-8, 2018 in Boston, Mass. at PAX East, the premier gaming and culture showcase. The preliminary rounds begin on Thursday and Friday, April 5 and 6 at the eMLS HQ, with knockout rounds on April 7 and the Conference Championships and eMLS Cup Final on April 8. All matches on Saturday and Sunday will take place at the PAX Arena main stage and will be livestreamed through the conference’s Twitch channel, as well as via MLS and MLSSoccer.com.

The 19 competitors will be divided into two conferences according to their affiliation – 10 clubs in the Eastern Conference and nine in the Western Conference. Competitors will select their squad of 11 starting players, seven bench players, and five reserve players. Each team must have three MLS players on the field at all times, including two players from the club they represent.

The eMLS Cup winner will win a berth in the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series Playoff on the road to the FIFA eWorld Cup. The top 32 competitors in the Global Series Playoff will advance to the FIFA eWorld Cup in August, where the winner will be crowned the undisputed FIFA 18 World Champion.

Transaction: New England Revolution sign John Oliveira (JKO1707) as the club’s official eMLS competitor on March 16, 2018.

Name: John Oliveira
Gamertag: JKO1707
Position: New England Revolution eMLS Competitor
Hometown: Oak Bluffs, Mass.
Date of Birth: November 1, 1993
Nationality: United States

Santander and New England Revolution Extend Sponsorship

As the Official Bank of the New England Revolution, Santander will continue
to support the team’s initiatives and connect with its passionate fan base

Boston, MA Santander Bank and Major League Soccer’s (MLS) New England Revolution today announced an extension to their multi-year sponsorship, ensuring that Santander will continue to serve as the Official Bank of the MLS club.

The Bank’s sponsorship, which began in 2012, is focused on engaging the Revs community through on-site game day programs, on-field advertising, community clinics and community and youth programming. During the course of their partnership, the organizations have worked cohesively to expand their reach and engagement in the community and will continue to do so in 2017, building upon hallmark programs and introducing new offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“The New England Revolution is a leading MLS club and we are proud to continue our sponsorship with this fantastic team,” said Maria Veltre, Chief Product, Marketing and Online Officer at Santander Bank. “The Revs consistently attract top talent and have grown a wildly passionate fan base that provides us with unique opportunities to engage and enrich the communities we serve. We’re looking forward to making our sixth year as the Official Bank of the New England Revolution the best one yet.”

During the 2017 season, Santander will continue to work with the New England Revolution to create meaningful campaigns and unique events, offering Revs fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. One of their leading initiatives is the Santander Soccer Scholars program, which will return in 2017 for its fourth consecutive year. The program allows parents to nominate students for a chance to be recognized for their academic and athletic achievements. Soccer Scholars winners receive a donation towards their educational future and a VIP match day experience for the whole family. Working alongside the Revolution, Santander will continue to show its support for education and to highlight the importance of working hard in the classroom and on the field. The 2017 Soccer Scholars Program is anticipated to launch in July. Please watch revolutionsoccer.net for more information.

“We continue to align ourselves with innovative partners that are leaders in their industries, and we’re proud to extend our partnership with Santander,” said Brian Bilello, president of the New England Revolution. “Santander continues to be a great partner not only for the team, but also for the community of families who support the Revs.”

The next Revolution home game will take place at Gillette Stadium on May 13 versus Real Salt Lake.

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About Santander Bank
Santander Bank, N.A. is one of the country’s largest retail and commercial banks with more than $83 billion in assets. With its corporate offices in Boston, the Bank’s 9,500 employees, 675 branches, 2,100 ATMs and 2.1 million customers are principally located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Madrid-based Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN) – one of the most respected banking groups in the world with more than 125 million customers in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. It is managed by Santander Holdings USA, Inc., Banco Santander’s intermediate holding company in the U.S. For more information on Santander Bank, please visit www.santanderbank.com.

About the New England Revolution
The New England Revolution is one of Major League Soccer’s original clubs, having competed in the league’s inaugural season of 1996. The Revolution are owned and operated by the Kraft Family, which also owns and operates the New England Patriots of the National Football League, and Gillette Stadium. Commonly known as the Revs, the club has won the Eastern Conference Championship five times – including three straight from 2005 to 2007 – while advancing to the Eastern Conference Championship an MLS-record six straight years from 2002 until 2007. The Revolution, who won the 2007 U.S. Open Cup and the 2008 SuperLiga titles, are based in Foxborough, Massachusetts and play their home games at Gillette Stadium. For more information about the Revolution, please visit the club’s official website www.revolutionsoccer.net or interact with the Revs on their various social media platforms by using the hashtag #NERevs: Twitter (@NERevolution), Facebook (NERevolution), Goggle+ (+NERevolution), Instagram (NERevolution), Vine (NERevolution), Pinterest (NERevolution) or YouTube (NERevolutionSoccer).

Media Contact
Sarah Rich, Elevate Communications:401-525-1266, srich@elevatecom.com

New England Revolution Expand Community Collaboration with America SCORES Boston

New program will provide a week of programming for one student with every goal the Revs score at home

Boston, MA – The New England Revolution are committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of young people in the Boston community, which is why the club is expanding its community collaboration with America SCORES Boston.

The collaboration between the Revolution and America SCORES will help the organizations better assist under-resourced youth in greater Boston while also cultivating the growth of soccer throughout the region. As a key part of the Revolution’s commitment, the club will continue to host the SCORES Cup, the premiere city-wide fundraising soccer tournament that raises over $300,000 annually for America SCORES Boston programming.

The new collaboration also features a matching-donation program, “Revs Score, America SCORES,” aimed at providing financial support to enable America SCORES Boston to continue providing its program free of charge to Boston area youth. For every Revolution goal scored at Gillette Stadium, the New England Revolution Charitable Foundation will contribute $100 per goal, which equates the cost of one week of programming for one child. All donations by the Revolution will be matched by one of America SCORES Boston’s corporate partners. “Revs Score, America SCORES” was announced at the sixth annual America SCORES Boston Celebration Gala at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts on Oct. 6 and will take effect immediately.

“The Revolution are always looking for ways to make a meaningful impact on the lives of young people in our community, which is why working alongside America SCORES has been so deeply rewarding,” said Revolution President and America SCORES Board Member Brian Bilello. “This program not only allows us to make a difference in their lives by supporting future programming, but it also provides another avenue through which we can share the great game of soccer with the next generation.”

“America SCORES is deeply appreciative of the New England Revolution’s commitment to working with us in helping under-resourced youth in Boston,” said John Maconga, executive director of America SCORES Boston. “I am delighted we are expanding our collaboration and will continue to work together for years to come.”

Additionally, the collaboration will expand player involvement with youth in America SCORES Boston’s after-school program through Revolution Academy-run soccer clinics and participation in SCORES’ Service Learning Projects.

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About the New England Revolution Charitable Foundation:
The New England Revolution Charitable Foundation is the nonprofit organization through which the Revolution support charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England. The foundation assists a variety of charitable organizations and programs by supporting their health and wellness and sporting initiatives. In particular, the Revolution target activities specifically aimed towards youth programs and programs with close ties to the game of soccer. This support comes in the form of both direct grants and in-kind donations of tickets and Revolution memorabilia used at charity fundraisers, and through player appearances at charity functions and educational programs. For more information about the New England Revolution Charitable Foundation please visit the community page at revolutionsoccer.net/community.

About America SCORES Boston:
America SCORES Boston offers under-resourced youth in Boston Public Schools an innovative blend of soccer, academic support and enrichment programs that fosters the development of the whole child – as an athlete; a student; and a caring, confident, and engaged member of the community. Our programs empower youth to create positive in their lives, in their communities and around the world. SCORES serves over 1,400 youth each year and is one of the largest and fastest growing school-based after-school programs in Boston. Founded in 1999, America SCORES Boston is an independent, federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit and an affiliate of America SCORES, founded in 1994. For more information, please visit www.americascoresboston.org.

Papa Gino’s and the New England Revolution to Kick-off “Play, Eat, Score” Contest for Youth Soccer Teams

The Program’s Fourth Year Will Feature Surprise Visits from Revolution Players,
 Papa Gino’s Pizza Parties and Prize Packs

Dedham, MA – Papa Gino’s and the New England Revolution are teaming up for a fourth consecutive year for the “Play, Eat, Score” contest. The contest awards five local New England youth soccer teams with the ultimate prize: a surprise visit from a Revolution player and a Papa Gino’s pizza party at their soccer practice.

“The Revolution are proud to once again partner with Papa Gino’s for the “Play, Eat, Score” contest,” said New England Revolution President, Brian Bilello. “Papa Gino’s has been a fantastic supporter of the Revolution and we are excited to be able to work with them again to give some of our young fans a chance to meet and learn from their Revolution heroes while enjoying Papa Gino’s pizza.”

Teams can be nominated to win “Play, Eat, Score” through an entry form that can be found online at www.revolutionsoccer.net, the official website of the Revolution. Coaches, family members and players are encouraged to enter their teams. Winners will be selected and awarded from April – June 2016.

Last year, the “Play, Eat, Score” program connected a number of Revolution stars with local youth soccer organizations. Players such as Darrius Barnes, Steve Neumann, Brad Knighton and Scott Caldwell attended a practice session of the winning teams, helping teach the young players some of the skills and drills that they learned on their path to becoming pros, while also delivering Papa Gino’s pizza to the teams.

“Papa Gino’s truly believes in this program,” said CEO Mark DeBlois. “It’s a great opportunity for youth athletes to meet and practice with their role models and enjoy a pizza party from New England’s hometown pizzeria.”

In addition to the surprise visit and Papa Gino’s Pizza Party, each winning team receives a prize pack that includes great items from both Papa Gino’s and the New England Revolution.

To enter your team to win, please visit www.revolutionsoccer.net/playeatscore and tell us why your team should have a Revolution player deliver the prize package to your practice.

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Papa Gino’s, Inc.
Based in Dedham, Massachusetts, Papa Gino’s, Inc. is the parent company of Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches.  Papa Gino’s, Inc. operates more than 300 company-owned and franchised Papa Gino’s, D’Angelo and dual-location restaurants and employs more than 5,000 people.  Both D’Angelo and Papa Gino’s are committed to providing high-quality products, attentive service, clean, convenient, attractive restaurants and a premium value experience for every guest.  The company culture, which is characterized by its values, a strong work ethic and the fair treatment of people, includes a large number of people who have spent their entire working lives in these restaurants, keeping the passion for excellence alive.  For more information about Papa Gino’s, Inc. and its brands, please visit www.papaginos.com

New England Revolution
The New England Revolution is one of Major League Soccer’s original clubs, having competed in the league’s inaugural season of 1996. The Revolution are owned and operated by the Kraft Family, which also owns and operates the New England Patriots of the National Football League, and Gillette Stadium. Commonly known as the Revs, the club has won the Eastern Conference Championship five times – including three straight from 2005 to 2007 – while advancing to the Eastern Conference Championship an MLS-record six straight years from 2002 until 2007. The Revolution, who won the 2007 U.S. Open Cup and the 2008 SuperLiga titles, are based in Foxborough, Massachusetts and play their home games at Gillette Stadium. For more information about the Revolution, please visit the club’s official website www.revolutionsoccer.net or interact with the Revs on their various social media platforms by using the hashtag #NERevs: Twitter (@NERevolution), Facebook (NERevolution), Google+ (+NERevolution), Instagram (NERevolution), Vine (NERevolution) and YouTube (NERevolutionSoccer). www.revolutionsoccer.net

Revolution Stars to Jump Behind the Bar for Celebrity Bartending Fundraiser on September 2

Agudelo, Goncalves, Jones to serve as Celebrity Bartenders at annual fundraiser benefitting the ThinkTaylor Foundation

Who & What:
New England Revolution stars Juan Agudelo, Jose Goncalves and Jermaine Jones will help raise money for charity by becoming amateur mixologists at the Revs’ annual Celebrity Bartending fundraiser on Wednesday, Sept. 2. The trio will be behind the bar at McGreevy’s in Boston, serving signature drinks and additional libations to those in attendance. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the ThinkTaylor Foundation, which was founded by Revolution legend Taylor Twellman.

The Celebrity Bartending fundraiser will kick off at 6:30 p.m. at McGreevy’s, with Agudelo, Goncalves,  and Jones scheduled to serve up cocktails from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Rev Girls and team mascot, Slyde, will also be on site with a series of Revolution giveaways, as well as a raffle for fans in attendance featuring signed memorabilia and tickets to the Revs’ home game against Orlando City SC on Saturday, Sept. 5.

There is no cover charge for the event, however fans must be 21 and older and possess a valid ID for entry.

When:
September 2, 2015
6:30 p.m. – Event Begins
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Players to bartend

Where:
McGreevy’s
911 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115

Media Contact:
Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications: kflight@elevatecom.com

Santander Bank Hosts Back-to-School Celebration with New England Revolution Star Forward Charlie Davies in Honor of 2015 Santander Soccer Scholars Program

Event at Bank’s Framingham Branch to Feature Skills Demonstration & Autograph Signing by Davies,
Giveaways, Prizes & Refreshments in Celebration of Local Students’ Athletic & Academic Successes

What:
School’s back in session! Santander Bank, N.A. is hosting a public meet and greet with New England Revolution star forward Charlie Davies to celebrate the Bank’s Santander Soccer Scholars program, which recognizes New England students’ academic achievements. Davies, a New England native, serves as the champion and official face of the 2015 Santander Soccer Scholars program.

Attendees will have the opportunity to improve their soccer abilities during a skills and drills demonstration led by Davies, pose for pictures with the Revolution Mascot Slyde, enjoy complimentary refreshments, win prizes, and nominate a deserving local student as a Santander Soccer Scholar. The free event will offer chances to win a VIP match day experience throughout the season and the first 20 people in attendance will receive tickets to an upcoming Revs game.

To nominate a child for the Santander Soccer Scholars program, parents are invited to submit up to 100 words highlighting their child’s finest academic accomplishments from the 2014-2015 school year by visiting http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/santander-soccer-scholars.

Who:

  • New England Revolution forward, Charlie Davies
  • Slyde, the New England Revolution Mascot

When:
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 3:30 – 5:00p.m.

Where:
Santander Bank
5 Whittier Street, Framingham, MA 01701

Enter Online:
www.revolutionsoccer.net/santander-soccer-scholars

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About Santander Bank
Santander Bank, N.A. is one of the largest retail banks in the United States by deposits. Its main corporate offices are in Boston and it operates principally in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Santander’s 9,800 employees serve its 2.1 million customers through more than 670 branches and approximately 2,100 ATMs, call centers, website and mobile app. Supervised by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Santander in the United States is a wholly-owned, financially autonomous subsidiary of Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN), a global commercial and retail bank. For more information about Santander, visit www.santanderbank.com or call 877-768-2265.

New England Revolution to Host Bowl For A Goal Charity Bowling Event on July 15

Presented by Arbella Insurance, inaugural Bowl For A Goal at
Splitsville Lanes in Foxborough will benefit Special Olympics Massachusett
s

What:
The New England Revolution will host the inaugural Bowl For A Goal charity bowling event on Wednesday, July 15, at Splitsville Lanes in Foxboro. Bowl For A Goal is presented by Arbella Insurance and all proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts.

General admission tickets can be purchased for a $25 donation to Special Olympics Massachusetts at www.revolutionsoccer.net/bowlforagoal. Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to meet some of their favorite Revolution players, along with local Special Olympic athletes. Funds raised at the event will be presented to Special Olympics Massachusetts prior to the Revs’ home game on Saturday, July 18 when New England hosts New York City FC at Gillette Stadium.

Who:
New England Revolution
Taylor Twellman, Revs Alumnus & ESPN analyst

When:
Wednesday, July 15
5:30 p.m. Pre-reception
6:30 p.m. Bowling begins

Where:
Splitsville Lanes
220 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA 02035

How:
For more information about this event, please visit www.revolutionsoccer.net/bowlforagoal.

Media Contact:
Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications: kflight@elevatecom.com

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New England Revolution Stars & Wives to Strut on the Runway at The Langham, Boston for Boston Fashion Week

Jermaine Jones and New England Revolution Players to Model Boden Attire for Fashion Show

Who:

  • Jermaine Jones
  • Darrius Barnes
  • Teal Bunbury
  • Charlie Davies
  • Daigo Kobayshi
  • Lee Nguyen
  • Kelyn Rowe

What:
Players from the New England Revolution will model in a fashion show showing off attire from British clothing retailer Boden alongside team members’ wives and girlfriends on Wednesday, October 8. Proceeds from the event will be going to The Ellie Fund and hair and make-up will be provided by Dellaria Salons & Spa.

When:
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
6:30 p.m. VIP Reception and player interview availability
7:30 p.m. General Admission
8:00 p.m. Fashion show begins

Where:
BOND at The Langham, Boston
250 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110

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About The New England Revolution
The New England Revolution is the Northeast region’s premier professional soccer team, owned and operated by the Kraft Family, which also owns and operates the New England Patriots of the National Football League, and Gillette Stadium, the home of the club. A founding member of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer in 1996, the Revolution has played in the MLS Cup championship match four times – including three straight from 2005 to 2007 – while advancing to the Eastern Conference Championship game in an MLS-record six straight years (2002-07). The Revolution also won the 2007 U.S. Open Cup and the 2008 SuperLiga titles. For more information, visit revolutionsoccer.net, or interact with the Revolution on its various social media platforms: Twitter (@NERevolution), Facebook (NERevolution), Google+ (+NERevolution), Instagram (NERevolution), Vine (NERevolution), Pinterest (NERevolution) or YouTube (NERevolutionSoccer).

About The Ellie Fund
The Ellie Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that fights breast cancer by easing its effects on patients and families. The Ellie Fund does this by providing critical support services including transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping, groceries, and nutritious prepared/delivered meals free of charge to hundreds of women and family members across Massachusetts each year.

About Boden
Boden’s uniquely British brand of fashion makes life lovelier for the whole family. If you believe that a great outfit is the start to a great day, our British take on style could be right up your street. You’ll find flattering fits, fabulous fabrics, unique prints and colours that will make you feel happy.