Jose Goncalves: New England’s Portuguese Captain

Goncalves at the Revolution. Photo:

Goncalves at the Revolution. Photo:

New England’s Jose Goncalves has been around. Currently playing in America, the Portuguese defender has also played in Switzerland, Italy, Lithuania, Scotland, and Germany. Now with the New England Revolution in America’s Major League Soccer, Goncalves has found his niche in the team. Now captain and a regular starter at the Revolution, Goncalves has found a home, for really the first time in his career.  Continue reading

Fernando Santos Revolution Already Paying Dividends for Portugal

Danny is one player who has returned under Santos. Photo: Getty Images

Danny is one player who has returned under Santos. Photo: Getty Images

After a less than compelling 2014 World Cup and a humbling 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Albania to start Euro 2016 qualifying one thing was certain: Paulo Bento needed to be relieved of his duties as manager of the Portuguese National Team. While Bento’s success rate with the national team wasn’t dramatically poor, his over reliance on star Cristiano Ronaldo to carry the team along with his lack of imagination when it came to tactics and squad selection was clear as day to most supporters and a new era needed to begin.

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Jose Goncalves Loaned to Revolution

Jose Goncalves - Hearts

Jose Goncalves

Sion to New England Revolution (Loan)

In a bizarre move, Sion’s Jose Goncalves has moved on loan to MLS side New England Revolution. The defender has only featured once for the Swiss club this term, so this move was most likely made in search of playing time. Goncalves was quoted, saying: “I am happy to play for the Revolution and start a new chapter in my career.” The defender is certainly well traveled, having played in Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy before this move.