A quick glance at the standings would indicate that the New England Revolution are one of the worst teams in the MLS Eastern Conference. Yes, they’ve won just two of their 13 games. Man, that’s not good. So what are they like 2-11? No, they’re 2-4 with seven ties — more ties than any other team in the league.
So what’s the problem? Well, the Revs have been outscored this year 17-24 which means their defense and goaltending is not too sharp. But that’s not the problem, they’re just not able to find an edge on teams. They started the season with some sort of a draw record and from the looks of it, they have not had a draw in their last three matches.
The ties aren’t helping them if they are trying to compete this season, but they are saving them from a complete loss of a season. After all, only five points separate them from the first place Philadelphia Union. We’re talking 18 points in the standings against 13. A win is two points and a draw is one point.
For those who don’t know soccer but follow the NHL, in that regard, it is a bit similar to hockey. But soccer games can and will end in a tie. All my soccer games growing up were ties — or at least that’s what they told us. For some reason I kind of doubt that though — especially because I sat down in the field on defense.
A coach should have did this to me for that:
Would’ve learned my lesson right then and there.
Yesterday, the Revs did not have a particularly sharp day as they lost, 4-2, to FC Dallas at Gillette Stadium. They have let up eight goals in their last three contests (1-2 in that span), so you know who to blame for their woes in the standings.