The Revs took a critical point at Red Bull Arena on Saturday thanks to Stonewall Matt Turner’s nine saves and a breakaway goal from Gustavo Bou in the 65th minute.
The 1-1 draw, combined with some favorable results in the East, keeps New England firmly ensconced at sixth on the table with eight matches to play.
This week, Ray, Jon and Alex welcome became Jonathan Sigal, of MLSsoccer.com and the New England Soccer Journal, to unpack what was a sluggish start and frequent struggle for the Revs who again were frustrated by the high press.
Then, we’ll welcome Guillermo Rivera, with The Athletic, to preview the Chicago Fire’s upcoming visiting to Foxborough.
The Revs escaped Emerald City with a critical point on Saturday, as they drew 3-3 with the Seattle Sounders in a “crazy” match where the Revs led, trailed and eventually battled back to tie.
With only nine matches left on the schedule, New England’s sits alone in sixth place on the Eastern Conference table.
Seattle got out front early when midfielder Harry Shipp beat keeper Matt Turner in the 2nd minute. The Revs got one back and then went ahead in the 27th and 35th minutes, respectively, when Gustavo Buo and Michael Mancienne each connected on goals. Mancienne, who’s been battling a nagging foot injury, made his first appearance since May 4th.
After leading 2-1 at the half, the Revs gave up crushing goals in the 65th and 66th minutes when Harry Shipp scored on a cross from Joevin Jones and minute later Nicolas Lodeiro was credited with a goal that deflected off the inside of Andrew Farrell’s foot. In the 87th minute, the Revs drew even on a PK granted off a handball in the box from Jordy Delem.
This week, we unpack the good and bad with Frank Dell’Appa, of the Boston Globe, and Sean Sweeney, with the Boston Sports Journal. Then, we’ll look ahead to the Battle down I-95 as the Revs travel to Harrison, NJ for a match against the Eastern Conference rival sitting just above them on the table. We’ll speak with James Justice, of the Once a Metro blog, to see what New England needs to do to earn a result at Red Bull.
Streak snapped. Stick measured.
The Revs saw their 11-game unbeaten run come to an unceremonious end on Saturday as they fell 2-0 to league-leading LAFC.
An almost accidental goal in the 8th minute from LA’s Diego Rossi put the visitors up early as they suffocated the Revs with with an unrelenting press and dramatically limited opportunities in the attacking third.
While disappointed in the result, Bruce Arena acknowledged that the better team won and said he will use the game as a measuring stick as they prepare for an arduous August schedule.
This week, Ray, Jon and Alex bring back Jason York, of MLS Soccer, to break it all down. Then, we welcome Steven Agen, of Radio Cascadia to preview the Revs upcoming trip to the Emerald City. The Sounders are currently sitting fourth in the west, but could be missing some key players when New England arrive on Saturday.
The streak lives on.
New England extended its’ unbeaten run to 11 with a 4-1 win over Orlando SC in front of nearly 20,000 at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. The Revs remain firmly in the playoff hunt as they prepare to host the best club in MLS, LAFC.
Once again, the Revs got off to an early start in both the first and second halves. Gustavo Bou put the Boys in Blue up early in the third minute — his second goal in three games — and Cristian Penilla struck gold off a Brandon Bye assist in the 47th.
A hand-ball inside the box in the 60th led to Carles Gil scoring in his fourth straight and Diego Fagundez added a blistering sweetener in the 75th minute to notch the Revs fourth goal. That goal from Fagundez — his second in three matches — moves him up to second place all time on the Revs scoring list.
This week, Ray, Jon and Alex welcome back Kyle McCarthy, of the New England Soccer Journal, to unpack it all. The Huot 8k lets you know which matches to keep an eye on this week; then we look ahead to the Black and Gold’s visit to New England with Kevin Baxter, of the Los Angeles Times.
The Revs earned their third-straight road win at FC Cincinnati on Sunday, extending their unbeaten streak to 10 and moving into the seventh and final MLS playoff spot.
Matt Turner picked up his second-straight clean sheet, while goals from Carles Gil in the 9th minute and Antonio Delamea in the 55th were all New England needed to avenge a loss to Cincinnati back in March.
This week, we break it down with Julian Cardillo, of Pro Soccer USA, and Sean Sweeney, with the Boston Sports Journal. The Huot 8000 locks in some predictions and we welcome Julia Poe, of the Orlando Sentinel, to help preview The Purple Lion’s upcoming visit to Foxborough.
Conversation with the Rookies
In this bonus episode, Ray and Jon sit down with Revs first-year players Tajon Buchanan, Nicolas Firmino, DeJuan Jones, and Justin Rennicks. This rookie class provides some great insight into their respective journeys to MLS from both the homegrown and superdraft perspectives.
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