No doubt the New England Revolution had a disappointing 2022 campaign. In this post, we will look at the glaring off-season needs. The Revolution had some positive stretches in 2022 but came up short. Finishing tenth in the MLS’ Eastern Conference, it’s time for the organization to regroup for 2023.
Game Time Strategy
Mostly the team simply did not execute in 2022. Many fans are criticizing head coach Bruce Arena. But the formation Arena put out on the field was competitive. Simply the team lacks a true center back. Lack of scoring seems to be the norm in Foxborough.
Unlike other Bruce Arena teams, this club could not pull out a win. Still, with a pretty decent defensive group, there is hope for the team in 2023.
Need To Capitalize In Super Draft
With the MLS Super draft, the Revolution needs to focus on scoring. Three names to watch are Andreas Ueland Virginia, Hamady Diop, Clemson, and Daniel Muncie, Indiana. Muncie will most likely be gone by the time the Revolution pick. Andreas Ueland is my personal favorite. A capable scorer and defender.
The Revolution does not have an elite scorer. Names like Sebastian Drivussiof Austin, Josef Martinez of Atlanta, or a Diego Rubio. Colorado. Players of this caliber are not on the Revolutions roster.
During the season the club showed flashes of playoff aspiration. At midseason, the Revolution were 4-3-1 but failed to make up ground. Failing in fundamentals such as getting back in transition the club took two steps backward.
As for the roster, the organization has the talent to advance to the playoffs. Outside of a 3-0 win against Orlando on August 6th, Revolution fans had little to celebrate. They have five players to build around. Goalkeeping and defense is their strength. Adding depth to the draft is key. With six open roster spots and 24 players under contract 2023 looks bright for the Revolution.