It took longer than expected but Rob Valentino has finally found home. The University of San Francisco standout left college early to pursue a career in Major League Soccer. Originally drafted by the New England Revolution, the powerful defender was traded to the Colorado Rapids. Valentino struggled to find time with either team and ended his 2+ year stint in Major League Soccer without making a single league appearance. After a year with the Tampa Bay Rowdies and several trials, Valentino signed with a likeminded team that would help him meet his potential: the Orlando City Lions.
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The New England Revolution and the New York Red Bulls shared the points on Saturday night as the refereeing once again supplied the primary talking points. The bulk of the match was an open affair between two playoff caliber teams. The final 15 minutes, however, were marred with controversy as referee Fotis Bazakos made several calls that were puzzling to both teams.