Rider Insider – MLS Week 11 – Revs vs. Dynamo

With the hopes of keeping all of the most important Revs and Riders news all in one up-to-date place, we give you the first installment of the Rider Insider.

Revs vs. Houston Dynamo – Saturday, May 19th, 7:30 PM Kickoff, Gillette Stadium:

The Revs renew their rivalry with the Houston Dynamo this Saturday. The Dynamo will arrive in Gillette for their third match in nine days. This grueling stretch is the perfect time for the Revs to capitalize on the momentum generated from their 4-1 victory of the Vancouver Whitecaps.

It’s also the perfect time to remind the Dynamo of that fateful early August 2008 night when the Revs defeated them to win the honor of being called SuperLiga (apparently it’s only one word) Champions!!! (I’m dead serious)

Tailgate starts at 4:30. (Editor’s Note: With the UEFA Champions League on at 2:45 we expect to have an announcement soon in regards to a place to gather with other Revs fans and watch this match. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook in order to get the news on this as soon as it goes live.)

If you or someone you know is interested in leading The Fort from the Capo Stand let us know.

Vote for Lee Nguyen and Matt Reis for Goal and Save of the Week:

Those of you still salivating over Lee Nguyen’s Player of the Week performance can put that obsessive energy into good use. Vote for his second half golazo for Goal of the Week.
Matt Reis is also up for Save of the Week.

Fransican Hospital for Children 5k: 

The Midnight Riders, as part of our long-standing commitment to charitable action and involvement in our beloved New England and to support a friend of some of our very own family, are joining in the New Balance Heartbreak Hill 5K to benefit Franciscan Hospital for Children. We will have team members both walking and running, so there’s something for everyone. 2012 has already been one of the most successful charity seasons in The Midnight Riders’ history and we’re just getting started. Help us keep it going! Join and/or Donate today!

Road Trips:

Anyone planning on either the 5/26 game in DC or 6/23 game in Toronto? (Or any other trip for that matter…) Let us know ASAP so we can sort out tickets and travel plans for you!

In the News:

The Vancouver Whitecaps media team put together a cool video profiling The Fort.

– An MLS feature on “that lady” who makes all of those cool banners.

– Guardian US Sports improved MLS coverage includes Weekly Fan Previews with contributions from Midnight Riders.

– Resident Rider Photographer Evan Whitney has some fantastic photos from the New York Red Bull Road Trip.

Awesome Bus: The Midnight Ride?:

Within the next week we will be announcing plans for a bus from Boston to Foxboro for the July 9th match against the New York Red Bulls. This is the perfect way to get that city-dwelling friend out for a match. You know the one who does not own a car and uses it as an excuse to get out of everything?

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Go Revs!