Revolution Season Ends In A heartbreaking Loss

The New England Revolution’s season came to a heartbreaking loss Sunday, as the team lost 1-0 to the Columbus Crew. Columbus mid_fielder Artur scored the game_winner in the 58th minute. In this post, we will review three positives that the Revolution can look forward to in 2021.

Revolution Season Ends In a Heartbreaking Loss

13 Players Under Contract

Heading into next season, the Revolution will have 13 players under contract. Notable players under contract are Taejon Buchanon, Brandon Bye, Matt Turner, Gustavo Bou, and Alexander Button are just some players who will return in 2021.

Head coach Bruce Arena feels that the club has made significant gains from last season. Arena feels the team needs to strengthen its attacking department.

In Sunday’s loss, the Crew’s midfielders completely controlled the game. Star play _maker Lucas Zalaryan proved too much for the Revolution defenders. Star mid_fielder Artur took a pass from defender Johnathan Mensah for the game _winner.

Significant Improvements From 2019

The club had a significantly better season in 2020 than last season. Last year in 2019 the Revolution finished in 7th place with an 11-11 record and 12 ties. They averaged 1.33 points per game.

While in the bubble in 2020 the club finished 8-7-8 for 23 points, They scored 1.33 points per game. Defensively the club is one of the better teams in the MLS.

They still have one of the game’s best goalkeepers in Matt Turner. Down the stretch, Turner was fearless in dramatic wins over Philadelphia and Orlando. The club, however, did not pick up the option on backup Brad Knighton’s contract.

Bright Future With The Current Group

With the core group intact, the club will set higher expectations in 2021. The team has gained confidence and feels it can finally be a contender in the tough MLS East. The team broke a barrier by defeating the Philadelphia Union. The Revolution previously was 0-5.

Sunday’s loss was an excellent building block for the Revolution. Aside from 13 players under contract, the organization needs to decide on several other key players. Kelyn Rowe, Diego Fagundez, Antonio Delamea are a big part of the future that needs to be resigned.

Conclusion

Despite a heartbreaking loss,2021 should be even better. Head coach Bruce Arena is the game’s best. Considering the team came so close to going to the championship, they should only be better in 2021.

Optimistic Best Describes Revolution Outlook For The 2020 MLS Season

If there is a word to describe the upcoming 2020 Revolution season, the word is optimistic. Head coach, Bruce Arena guides his team for a second straight season. With two new expansion teams, Miami and Nashville rosters at this point are sketchy. In this post, we will examine three strongpoints the Revolution have looking ahead to next season.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Optimistic Best Describes Revolution Outlook For The 2020 Season                                                                                                                                                                                                Goalkeeping  If there is one department with the depth it’s the goalkeeping department. With two new expansion teams slated for next year veteran, Cody Cropper may be the odd man out. Factor in his 577,000 dollar salary he is a bargain.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cropper, however, had a  solid season,for the 11w 11l 12 Draw  Revolution. His experience would be hard to pass up in this year’s January draft.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Matt Turner and Brad Knighton give the Revolution a significant tandem. Turner signed a lucrative contract with the organization last summer. Knighton played well enough down the stretch to make a solid bid for next year’s backup.                                                                                                                                                    Midfielders    Another strong area ,is the midfielder department. A strong core group led by Diego Fagundez, Scott Caldwell, Luis Caicedo, Carlos Gil, and Wilfried Zahibo provides the team with plenty of depth.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Players on the bubble could be veterans Scott Caldwell and Diego Fagundez. Fagundez’s productivity dropped dramatically from a year ago. Playing in only 25 games Fagundez scored only 2goals and 3 assists. Do not be surprised if the club leaves him unprotected in the upcoming draft.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Forward Area The third bright spot for the revolution is the forward department. Led by Gustavo Bou the team tallied an overall 50 goals. Bou the greatest signing in team history is surrounded by Teal Bunbury, Cristian Penilla and Juan Agudelo.                                                                                                                                    Penilla is the team’s best winger. In 2019 he had only 5 goals a considerable drop of 13 goals the previous year. Even though his production dropped, he is still one of the team’s most skilled players. Look for him only to get better in 2020.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The 2020 Season Outlook Considering it was Bruce Arena’s first year the organization improved significantly. If there is one area,the club needs to improve on its defense. The team allowed 57 goals in 2019 approximately 1.68 goals per game. Depending on who gets left unprotected look for a busy offseason for the Revolution.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This past weekend the Revolution signed Dutch defender Alexander Button. Button 30 yrs old has agreed to a two_ year deal with the team. Button a twelve_ year European veteran has averaged 20 goals and 37 assists. Button joins a thin defensive group along with Edgar Castillo,and DeQuan Jones.

Revolution Gearing Up For Playoffs With An Impressive Win Over New York City

The Revolution have secured the fourth playoff spot with a 2-0 win over New York City. Superb goaltending by Matt Turner Earned The Revolution their first playoff berth since 2007. Turner’s shutout New York and the Revolution have remained undefeated since an August 9th loss to the LA Galaxy. In this post, we will examine three areas that have propelled the Revolution’s success this season.                                                                                                                

Revolution Gearing Up  For P layoffs  After An Impressive 2-0 Win Over New York City                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Mid _season Shakeup  Midway through the 2019 season, the Revolution dismissed head coach Brad Friedel and replaced him with Bruce Arena. In hiring Arena, The Revolution got one of the most successful coaches in MLS history.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Since hiring Arena, the Revolution has enjoyed an eleven game unbeaten streak. Their last loss was August ninth at the hands of the LA Galaxy. As a coach Arena is one of the most successful coaches in MLS history. His work ethic and professionalism have impacted the performance of the Revolution significantly this season.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Balanced Roster   With one game remaining this season, the Revolution enter the playoffs with a well_ balanced roster.  Goalkeeping is the strength of the team’s roster. Veteran Cody Cropper, along with Matt Turner and Brad Knighton provide depth.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As a team, the Revolution ranks fifth in the MLS in scoring. In 2019 the team scored 49 goals and 50 assists.  Offensively, Carlos Gil, Gustavo Bou, Teal Bumbry, Juan Oquendo, and Diego Fagundez are a threat to any team.                                                                                                                                                                                                 Defensively, the organization gave up 1.64 GAA this season. Led by Andy Farrell and Scott Caldwell the Revolution have one of the best defenses in the league.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lot Of Character  Since Bruce Arena took over the Revolution have played with grit and character. The team has enjoyed an eleven hame unbeaten streak. Goalkeeper Matt Turner’s  2-0 shutout over New York City is just one example of great things to come under the new regime.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Playoffs  It’s been twelve year’s since Revolution fans  have enjoyed a playoff soccer team in Foxborough.  In 2019 the club had an 8-4 record at home and  a 3-8-5  record on the road. Like any sport  championship teams find way’s to win  at both home and on the road.