The New England Revolution is struggling as the 2022 MLS season intensifies The New England Revolution is struggling as the 2022 season intensifies. After, two months, the team is ranked fourteenth in the MLS power rankings. With Matt Turner and now Adam Buksa rumored to be leaving, the team needs every point it can get. Currently, the club sits in eleventh place in the MLS East. There is a three _way tie with Charlotte, Columbus, and Atlanta for eighth place. In this post, we will evaluate three areas’ the club needs to focus on as the season advances.
This is one area that the Revolution shined in last season. The club will lose star goalkeeper Matt Turner in about a month. Turner is heading to the English Premier League. Last season, Turner was the best goalkeeper in the Jacob Jackson..
Depthwise, the team is OK with Brad Knighton and Earl Edwards. The number one pick Jacob Jackson is a fast learner and will be successful in time. It appears that Knighton has the edge over Edwards as the starting goalkeeper.
In, thirteen games this season Jackson has yet to make an appearance. That will change when Turner departs in about a month.
Currently, the Revolution ranks eleventh in the standings in the Eastern Conference. Overall, the club has twenty two_goals. If Buksa, leaves, his absence will be strongly felt. Other contributors are Carlos Gil, Sebastian Lietget, and Brandon Bye. The Revolution will need a total team effort as the season progresses.
Solid Defensive Group
If there is one area of strength it’s the defense. The club is one of the top five teams ranked defensively. Defenders Andrew Farrell, Omar Gonzalez, Henry Kessler, and DeJuan Jones give the goalkeepers plenty of protection. Although they lack offense this department is going to determine the success of the 2022 season.
Considering the losses of Buksa and Turner, the team should be competitive in the future A lot of hinges on the progress of Jacob Jackson. But like any rookie, it will take time. With a solid defensive unit and Bruce Arena at the helm, there is still a lot of potential for a winning season.