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Two Revs up for 'good guy' awards

Barnes and Boggs are among MLS' postseason nominees.

The New England Revolution was awful on the field this year. But they might get some postseason recognition from MLS, anyway.

Two Revs are up for year-end awards, the league announced today. Defender Darrius Barnes is a finalist for the league's Fair Play Award, and midfielder Zak Boggs is a finalist for the Humanitarian of the Year Award.

Barnes is being honored for committing very few fouls on the field. Boggs? Oh, he does cancer research at Children's Hospital.

No, really.

From the team's press release:

Boggs’ work in Dr. Marsha Moses’ lab at Children’s Hospital Boston has the potential to solve one of humanity’s greatest evils: cancer. Each week, Boggs goes into Boston to help Moses and her staff research potential cancer diagnostics and prognostics. Specifically, he is helping to attempt to find proteins in the body that would more clearly identify someone who has cancer from someone who does not. Not only has Boggs been a fixture in Moses’ lab since 2010 – when a concussion sidelined him for the entire second half of the MLS season – but Boggs has also been a regular visitor to patients at Children’s Hospital through the team’s monthly visits.
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