RevolutionThe New England Revolution was born on October 17, 1995 under the leadership of Investors/Operators Robert Kraft, Jonathan Kraft and the Kraft family. The Revolution was among 10 original clubs that played during the 1996 inaugural season of Major League Soccer.
After playing their first six years of MLS in Foxboro Stadium, the Revolution christened the newly-built Gillette Stadium during their match on May 11, 2002, defeating the Dallas Burn, 2-0.
Since helping to launch MLS in 1996, the Revs have earned 10 MLS Cup Playoff berths, captured four Eastern Conference championships and brought home the 2007 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and the 2008 SuperLiga title. One of the club’s founding players, Michael Burns, now serves as General Manager and Jay Heaps, whose nine-year tenure in New England set countless club records, returned to the Revolution two years after retirement as head coach in November, 2011. Heaps earned his first career win on March 24, 2012, against Portland in the Revs’ home opener at Gillette Stadium and guided the team to a 7-4-6 record in Foxborough.