New England let opportunity and two massive points slip through their fingers on Saturday as they surrendered a two-goal lead in the second half and settled for a draw against Orlando City FC.
The combination of the road draw and FC Cincinnati’s win over Montreal were enough to keep the Revs in seventh place, with just four games to go.
Cristian Penilla and Gustavo Bou each scored in spectacular fashion in the first half; Matt Turner had four saves on the night. We break it all down with MLS Soccer’s Jason York and Sean Sweeney, from the Boston Sports Journal.
Real Salt Lake comes to town this week as the Revs prepare to host the first of the their final two home games. We speak with Alex Vejar, of the Salt Lake Tribune to preview this critical match.
The often-maligned video review process played a deciding factor in the Revs 2-1 loss at NYCFC Saturday, and New England head coach Bruce Arena wasn’t bashful with his thoughts after the match.
A second-minute goal from Juan Fernando Caicedo and nine saves from keeper Matt Turner weren’t enough to help the Revs extend their away game result streak and now the team sits precariously in seventh place, with 39 points, and five games to play. We’ll break it down with ProSoccerUSA’s Julian Cardillo.
Orlando City finds itself four points outside the top seven as it prepares to host New England this weekend. The Revs have a game in hand on the Lions, but New England has never won at Exploria Stadium. We welcome back Julia Poe, of the Orlando Sentinel, to preview the match.
Another tight match, another late winner from Gustavo Bou — the Argentinian attacker’s heroics are almost getting to be commonplace in Foxborough.
New England’s dissapointing 1-1 home draw against Toronto FC keeps the Revs in sixth place and still mostly controlling their own destiny but road the playoff redemption doesn’t get any easier from here.
This week, Ray, Jon and Alex welcome back Jason York, from MLSsoccer.com, to break it all down. Then, Matt Reed, editor of SBIsoccer.com, stops by to preview the Revs’ first of two remaining matches against NYCFC.
If the Revs do make a return to the playoffs in 2019, Gustavo Bou’s blistering, left-footed strike in the 86th minute Saturday against the Chicago Fire may be seen as a pivotal impetus.
New England went up early in the 17th minute when Brandon Bye found a streaking, untouched Wilfried Zahibo in the box to put the Revs up, 1-0. Chicago battled back in the 41st minute off a set piece that lead to a questionable goal from Francisco Calvo, who looked offside, but beat keeper Matt Turner with header near the left post.
The 2-1 win was enough to keep the Revs above the red line and in sixth place, and created some much-needed space between chasing Orlando SC, but it felt almost as if the Boys in Blue may have stolen three points at home. We talk about it with Julian Cardillo, of Pro Soccer USA.
The Huot 8k predicts an uphill ride for the Revs from here on out and it continues this weekend when New England hosts Toronto FC, who remain just one point behind them on the Eastern Conference Table. We welcome back Tej Sahota, of Waking the Red, to see what the Revs are up against when they face a Reds side that has only lost once in its last five matches.
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.
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.
For Supporters, By Supporters
This is who we are: Diehard New England Revolution and US Soccer supporters who try to represent the voice of that person standing next to you in the Fort, in the Lot or anywhere inside Gillette or on the road.
We're not ESPN FC, but we do talk Xs and Os, strategy, team development, the business side of MLS and, most importantly, we use every opportunity we have to highlight what makes the Revs supporter culture unique and passionate.
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