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Revolution scrimmages with Crimson

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The New England Revolution's Joe-Max Moore cuts between Harvard defenders William Craig '06 (left) and Samuel Wiggin '05. (Photos by Evan Whitney/Harvard News Office)

Several hundred fans turned out on a chilly spring day at Ohiri Field this past Friday (April 9) to watch the host Harvard Crimson participate in two spring training matches against the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer, and regional power UConn Huskies. Getting a chance to match skills with professional players posed a unique opportunity for Harvard head coach John Kerr, himself a former Revolution player, but off-season rust was hard to shake off in the 45-minute match, with the Revolution emerging as 4-0 victors. Revolution forward and U.S. National Team player Taylor Twellman earned a hat trick on the day, with the fourth coming courtesy of an unfortunate own-goal from Harvard senior Andrew Nechtem.

By Evan Whitney

The New England Revolution's Jay Heaps gets some air time as Brian Charnock '06 battles to win the header with him. Crimson defender Josh Lahre '07 looks on from behind the play.