The Revolution, fresh off of their midweek match-up against the Union that saw the team come away with a point, welcomed the Houston Dynamo to Gillette Stadium Saturday night. The Dynamo themselves had been traveling from their own midweek game against the San Jose Earthquakes, which they had lost 2-0. With Wilmer Cabrera’s squad clinging to the final playoff spot in the West, and only a point ahead of Real Salt Lake, winning this match was crucial for the Dynamo. The Revs, however, were looking to extend their unbeaten run in league play to 6 matches, a mark they haven’t been able to hit in any of their last three seasons.
In what has been far from a perfect season so far, the Revs have looked to entirely revamp not only their front office and technical staff, but the players in uniform as well. The big money acquisition of Spanish attacking midfielder Carles Gil in the Winter, and the firing of Mike Burns and Brad Friedel, combined with the addition of Bruce Arena as the Head of Operations for the club have begun to change the identity of the franchise’s current state. While it’s only the end of June, the Revolution have a crucial few months ahead of them as they attempt to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2015.
With ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski confirming reports that the Boston Celtics have emerged as “frontrunners” to land Kemba Walker in free agency, the Celtics offseason plans have drastically changed for what might be the 3rd or 4th time just in the past month. Wojnarowski even went as far as to say on a Thursday afternoon SportsCenter that, “Barring an unforeseen change of events here, Kemba Walker is going to leave Charlotte. He's going to head to Boston.” With Kemba Walker reportedly in the fold, Boston will have only the Room exception of $4.76m and veteran minimum offers to fill out the rest of their roster. Here are the players who may be available for that price:
From Pipe Dream to Reality, the Chances of Kemba Walker Wearing Green Next Year Have Never Seemed Better
Just a couple of weeks ago, the idea of Kemba Walker as a replacement for Kyrie Irving in Boston seemed next to impossible. Aside from the fact that Kemba was telling reporters he would be willing to stay in Charlotte for less money if it helped them build a contender, it didn't seem at all likely that Boston would be able to clear the space necessary to sign him. Well, after moving Aron Baynes on draft night, the Celtics can indeed clear up enough space for Kemba if they renounce the rights to just about all of their free agents including Al Horford, Kyrie Irving, Terry Rozier, Marcus Morris and one of Daniel Theis or Brad Wanamaker. As for whether there is interest on Kemba's end, in a completely unexpected turn of events, Boston seems to be the current favorite to land him.
What a special year for the Boston Bruins. From beating the Toronto Maple Leafs in 7 games, to blasting the Blue Jackets and Hurricanes out of the water, to eventually losing in the Stanley Cup, it was a truly memorable year. I wish I would be writing a happier article, but so it goes.
I love Kemba Walker. I do. He is a phenomenal player. In fact, he's always been one of my favorites. Now, there are rumors of him and the Celtics being linked together. Which should make my gut reaction: "LET'S GO!" However, I can't seem to buy into it entirely.
The Red Sox had a stellar week last week and came into this one on a five-game winning streak. It didn't look like it was going to get any easier with a tough road series in Minnesota against the league-leading Twins. However, after that they had three games at home against a bad Blue Jays team; the hope was that they could take a game or two against the Twins and then sweep Toronto to pick up some more ground or at least keep pace in the AL East. With the midway point of the season fast approaching, I was hopeful we'd finally get a clearer picture of what kind of the team the wildly inconsistent 2019 Red Sox really are.
Going into last night, all of the reporting on the Celtics' draft was that they were "aggressively shopping" picks because they "do not want three rookies on the team" to begin next year. Well, naturally things went opposite from what we expected based off of those reports, and the Celtics actually wound up acquiring a pick from the Sixers and making four selections. Whether the Celtics intend to start the season with all four of their selections will remain to be seen, but as things stand, the new faces in Boston are Romeo Langford (#14), Grant Williams (#22), Carsen Edwards (#33) and Tremont Waters (#51).
7-foot-2-inch collegiate prospect, Bol Bol took a major hit in his draft stock, not being selected until 44th in the second round of last nights NBA Draft. However he may have just landed in the picture perfect system for him to those who passed wrong.
Did Kyrie Irving REALLY Try to Disguise His Voice and Call into Boston Sports Radio to Bash Celtics Fans?