Revolution

You asked for it, and here it is: Revolution coverage has come to BSJ

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Almost since the day we launched BostonSportsJournal.com back in July, I have heard from the fervent Revolution fans ... What about us?

Well, I'm pleased to announce that we are officially in on the Revs starting today.

And, as with everything else at BSJ, we are not just throwing a freelancer on the games and calling it a day.

Oh no. Not only do we have a beat writer, but we also have a soccer analyst who will break down each of the matches the next day. If you like what I do on football, well then you'll like what he does on futbol.

Let me introduce the BSJ Revs crew:

Sean Sweeney, who was born and raised in Fitchburg, will be our beat writer. Known for his folksy-yet-hard hitting, no-nonsense style, Sean has covered the New England Revolution for the Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise since 2014. He brings it with thought-provoking commentary, telling it the way it is and how it should be. A journalist since 1993, Sweeney lives in Bolton, Mass. You can follow Sean on Twitter here.

Tom Benedetto, who is currently an assistant soccer coach at SUNY Potsdam, will be our Revs analyst. He was born in Haverhill and raised in Florida, Illinois, and New York. Tom played college soccer at SUNY Potsdam for four years. Upon graduation, Tom remained in the soccer program as the assistant coach and helped with recruiting, designing/implementing training sessions, and goalkeeper development. He also managed all of the team’s video analysis/review, media production, data collection/analysis, and media outlets. You can follow Tom on Twitter at @tcbenedetto.
This is all in keeping with the idea of BSJ. WE are...
  • locally owned and operated;
  • built from the ground up from scratch;
  • all from here, live here and work here;
  • only care about one market and one market only: Boston;
  • small, independent and hungry;
  • not looking to cash out ... we just want to write and cover your teams, and make a livable wage;
  • only concerned with serving the needs of our members through constant interaction via the comments, Q&As, meet-ups ... everything.

Now, I'll admit that I'm still pretty skeptical about how big of an audience there is out there for Revs stuff. What I can promise you is this: we'll give it a full go for this season (we don't have plans to travel to road games right now, but that could change and could be in the mix for playoff races/postseason). What happens after that is up to Revs supporters. If you want real coverage fitting a professional team, then we need you to sign up for annual memberships. What you put in here, is what you're going to get out of it.

So if you're crazy for the Revs, then tell your friends to read the free articles we've posted (more are on the way) to give you a sense of how we do things. And tell them to sign up.

We heard you. We listened. Welcome to BSJ.

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