'We Weren't Good Enough'
Defender Andrew Farrell and Keeper Cody Cropper were the lone bright spots Saturday as the New England Revolution were shut out for the third time at home in 2019, falling to defending champs, Atlanta United, 2-0.
Ezequiell Barco tallied a brace for the visitors and was named MLS Player of the Week. Rookie Tajon Buchanan managed the lone shot on target for the Revs.
Julian Cardillo, with ProSoccerUSA.com, joins us to unpack the misery, and then we welcome Sylvana Budesheim, of MLSFemale.com, to preview this weekend’s home tilt with Red Bull.
Solid effort but lackluster offense lead to another disappointing outcome as the Revs fell 1-0 on the road to Columbus Crew.
This week, Ray, Jon and Alex welcome back Sean Sweeney, of the Boston Sports Journal, and Dan Shulman, with the Boston Globe, to break it all down. And with the Bob Kraft legal saga continuing to unfold, we turn to Bob McGovern, attorney, professor and former Boston Herald columnist to walk us through Team Kraft’s strategy.
Finally, we’ll look ahead to Saturday when the Revs host Atlanta United, with Kevin Bradley and Tim Herb from the HomeB4Dark Podcast.
Change has come to New England, the question now is: how long will it last?
Brad Friedel engineered major lineup changes and the players put forth reinvigorated effort as the Revs earned their first win of the season, 2-1 over Minnesota United.
Jalil Anibaba netted his first goal in nearly four years to give New England the lead ten minutes into the first half and Brandon Bye scored on a run to the back post in the 62’, which was all the Revs would need to take three points. Cody Cropper had a solid afternoon between the pipes as he made his first appearance in the Brad Friedel era.
Kyle McCarthy, of The New England Soccer Journal, joins us to breakdown the win and talk about what this ever-evolving lineup could look like going forward. Then friend of the pod, Ralph Schudell, of The Massive Report, stops by to preview the Revs trip to Columbus.
There’s panic, frustration and anger in Foxborough this week and the Revolution are only four games into the 2019 campaign.
New England again gave up a late first half goal in the 44’ when Kekuta Manneh buried a one-timer from inside the box. Kenny Saief doubled Cincinnati’s lead in the 65’ as the visitors controlled pace and possession for most of the afternoon. The Revs struggled to create opportunities and only managed two shots on target.
Julian Cardillo, of ProSoccerUSA.com, joins us for a group therapy session where we’ll break down what the players and Brad Friedel had to say after the match.
Then Alex Schieferdecker, from the Fifty Five One Podcast, comes on to preview the relatively-improved Loons, who visit Gillette Stadium on Saturday.
Despite an early lead and a brace from Carles Gil, the Revs dropped a disappointing 3-2 decision on the road to Toronto FC and are still searching for their first victory in 2019.
MLSsoccer.com writer and New England Soccer Journal web editor Jonathan Sigal returns to help us break it down and then we hook up with the guys from the Cincinnati Soccer Talk podcast to preview the Orange and Blue’s visit to Foxborough on Sunday.
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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