There comes a time in the MLS season where a struggling team has to start looking inwardly at making a change to the club. Whether it be a change to the roster, a change to the lineup, a change to the coaching staff, or even a change to the front office. It would appear as if this may be the time for the New England Revolution to make a change.
Sitting in 9th place in the Eastern Conference with 10 points at just 2-4-4, the Revolution are struggling. The Foxboro side have been particularly poor of late, going 0-3-2 in their last 5 matches. What’s worse is that they’ve been outscored 5-0 in their last 105 minutes of play.
In last night’s match, their frustrations began to show late, as they received two yellow cards in the last 15 minutes of the match. The chippy aspects of the match reached a peak in the 77th minute when Je-Vaughn Watson close-lined a member of the crew, earning him a yellow card.
The issues that have plagued the Revolution so far this season reared their ugly heads again last night. One of those issues is being unable to cash in on opportunities, the Revs outshot the Crew 18 to 12 yet failed to score once in the 2-0 defeat. The other big issue? The Revolution often have miscommunications and malfunctions in the back four. This became incredibly evident here:
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Whether this was a mistake by Josh Smith or just a miscommunication, plays like this are happening far too often for the Revolution.
Next week will be of the utmost important for the men of New England. With the struggling club from Real Salt Lake coming to Gillette, the Revolution should absolutely expect to win 3 points. Anything less than 3 points for the Revs, and we should be seeing changes big and small.
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