Head Coach: Steve Nicol
Team site: http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/
The team began its inaugural 1996 campaign under Head Coach Frank Stapleton, fielding such top players as Alexi Lalas, Welton, Mike Burns and, later in the 1996 season, leading scorer Joe-Max Moore. The first match in team history, on April 13, 1996, was a 3-2 loss to the Mutiny in Tampa Bay but the Revolution came back exactly one week later to post the franchise’s first victory, a 1-0 win at Giants Stadium against the NY/NJ MetroStars. The next week, New England prevailed in its first game at Foxboro Stadium, defeating eventual champion D.C. United, 2-1, in a shootout. The Revolution did not find a spot in the MLS playoffs that year with a 15-17 record but a foundation for professional soccer in Foxboro had been established.