After finishing the 2018 campaign with a 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact, the New England Revolution officially enter the offseason and may soon begin to implement necessary personnel changes.
Who’s a lock to return in 2019, who’s on the bubble and who’s packing their bags? We look ahead to next year with ProSoccerUSA’s Julian Cardillo; New England Soccer Today and MLS Soccer.com’s Jonathan Sigal, and Revs beat writer for Boston Sports Journal, Sean Sweeney.
We’ll talk offseason priorities and 2019 expectations, then Ray, Jon and Alex wrap it up with shout outs.
All eyes are on the future.
The New England Revolution are officially eliminated from the 2018 playoff race and have begun making moves with an eye towards 2019 and beyond.
Then we’ll bring you a quick one-one-one with Revolution President Brian Bilello recorded Monday morning after the Revs unveiled plans for a new $35 million training facility in Foxborough. We’ll talk about what Brian and the Krafts said then analyze what this move means for this team and its supporters.
Put a bow on 2018, the Revs are done.
The New England Revolution have won just once in their last 14 matches and are all but eliminated from the Major League Soccer (MLS) Eastern Conference playoff race following a 2-1 loss Saturday, at Atlanta United FC.
Despite the results, we’ve got a good show this week. Ray and Jon welcome back long-time Revs beat reporter and senior writer from the New England Soccer Journal, Kyle McCarthy, who joins them to quickly break down the Atlanta loss and look ahead towards bigger issues facing the Revs next season. Then the boys preview Orlando City Soccer Club coming to town with Logan James, from The Roar: An Orlando City Podcast.
Finally, we month ball the Huot 8000 for the year as the Revs barrel towards formal mathematical elimination and Alex catches up with some traveling Revs supporters at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Math and points mean nothing, this thing is over.
New England snuffed out any remaining playoff hopes on Saturday with a 4-1 loss at Toronto FC. With Montreal’s loss to D.C. United, the Revs remain in eighth place and five points below the red line with just four matches to play.
This week, Ray, Jon and Alex welcome back friend of the pod, Sean Sweeney, Revs beat writer for the Boston Sports Journal, to break down New England’s Canadian bakin’. We take the Huot 8000 out behind the barn, and then we’ll bring in Jason Longshore, color analyst for 92.9 The Game, to talk up the shalacking the Revs may face when they head down to Atlanta this weekend.
Despite giving up two critical points to a struggling Chicago Fire on Saturday, Brad Friedel still believes the Revs are in the hunt for a spot in the 2018 MLS playoffs.
We fire up the Huot 8000 one more time and prognosticate on the remaining MLS schedule and then look ahead to Saturday as the Revs travel north of the border to take on Toronto FC. We’ll check in with friend of the Pod, Tej Sahota, from Waking the Red, and see what awaits the Revs when they take on the defending MLS champions.
The Revs earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw at a hot LAFC thanks a heroic late header from rookie Brandon Bye, who picked up his first career MLS goal.
With the result, New England is now 8-10-10, and chasing DC, Philly and Montreal to climb above the red line with six matches remaining.
This week, Ray, Jon and Alex welcome back Julian Cardillo, from ProSoccer USA to unpack LAFC, and Sean Sweeney, from Boston Sports Journal, talk about his deep dive with Brian Wright and Isaac Angking.
Brad Friedel has his eyes on the playoffs, so Professor Huot fires up the Huot 8000 to tell us if that’s still in the realm of possibility, and then we look ahead to Saturday as New England hosts a down sliding Chicago with Shane Murray, Chi-Town beat writer for MLSsocer.com.
Brian Wright picked up his first MLS start and goal Wednesday as the Revolution topped a depleted NYCFC and snapped their nine-game winless streak.
The 1-0 win kept the Revs’ scant playoff hopes alive on night when Brad Friedel made significant lineup changes. Was he sending a message or looking ahead to 2019?
The Revs are in the midst of a 10-day international break and won’t play again until September 15 when they travel to LAFC. We’ll look ahead at the rest of the schedule and then sneak in a couple calls from Six States One Voicemail.
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