Chelsea FC practiced at Harvard ahead of its May 15 friendly against the New England Revolution. The Blues will have to head back across the pond right after the match in preparation for their May 29 Europa League final in Baku, Azerbaijan against fellow London squad Arsenal.
The 20-year-old Homegrown Player — who hails from nearby Wayne, Pa., — subbed in for starting goalkeeper Andre Blake about 10 minutes into the second half after Blake suffered a groin injury.
Harvard sophomore Matt Freese has chosen to forego his further two years of NCAA eligibility, as he signed for the Philadelphia Union on Friday. Freese spent time in the Union Academy before coming to Harvard, and will now join six other homegrown players on the Union roster.
For the third game in a row, the Crimson was faced with less than ideal weather. The Crimson played in fairly windy conditions on its Senior Night after enduring hail and rain in Hanover, N.H., and cancelling a game against Northeastern due to lightning.
Seniors across Harvard’s soccer program will be celebrated this weekend when the men’s and women’s sides both play Columbia in their last games at Jordan Field this season.
For years, the men’s soccer team would walk back to the locker room to see the jersey of one of its legends, Mike Fucito ’08, hanging up on the wall.