Once more, New England supporters sat through no goals and no shots on target. To put it mildly, Twitter was not happy.
After yet another bye-week, the
New England Revolution was going to fix their offensive problems. Saer Sene was going to come back, and we would have everything raring to go for a game in Seattle against an all-time Revolution great in Shalrie Joseph. When the game started, everything was ready. Just as we had all known, the Seattle Sounders and New England Revolution played to a thrilling 0-0 draw!
What's that now?
Not thrilling you say?
If only we could get a sense of how fans were reacting to getting a point and drawing ugly. The Match in Tweet brings you the underbelly of Revolution support, as we follow the game and the thoughts, sarcasm, and anger aimed at the current slump of New England goal scoring.
[<a href="//storify.com/MindOfAbram/the-match-in-tweets-seattle-sounders-0-0-new-engla" mce_href="//storify.com/MindOfAbram/the-match-in-tweets-seattle-sounders-0-0-new-engla" target="_blank">View the story "The Match in Tweets: Seattle Sounders 0-0 New England Revolution" on Storify</a>]<h1>The Match in Tweets: Seattle Sounders 0-0 New England Revolution</h1><h2>New England was able to pull out a point in one of MLS's toughest venues. But at some point having no offensive output starts to weigh upon supporters - especially on Twitter.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/MindOfAbram" mce_href="http://storify.com/MindOfAbram">Abram Chamberlain</a>· Sun, Apr 14 2013 06:44:38</p><div><b>The Reaction to Shalrie</b></div><div>Sharlie Joseph scares me. He is going to go off on the Revs if they aren't on him all the time. #nerevs. let's go #nerevsMarc Larocque</div><div>Shalrie Joseph is on another team. Boo. #nerevsMatthew P</div><div>So strange to see #Shalrie in a Sounders shirt. #NERevsCraig Silva</div><div>Shalrie Joseph hasn't won a game since July 8, 2012. Just saying. #NERevsSeth</div><div>If the #NERevs let Shalrie score... Utica will be burned to the ground.mongoose29</div><div><b>The Constant Seattle Attack</b></div><div>Farrell's high pressure and energy is not being matched by his teammates right now. #nerevsAlex DeJong</div><div>Robert Shuttleworth. Professional Gentleman of Leisure. #NERevsMatty Jollie</div><div>#NERevs keepers have been earning their money this season. @b_shuttle has made a few nice saves today already.Andy Lymburner</div><div>Hey @NERevolution y'mind playing at the other end of the field for a spell this half? tia yr pal hoover #nerevsPrairie Rose Clayton</div><div>Passing out of the back didn't seem to improve much in the bye week. #NERevsSean Donahue</div><div>It might help if the #NERevs would hang on to the ball for more than like... 5 seconds.mongoose29</div><div>Blue. We're wearing blue today. Pass the ball to the players wearing blue. Not green. Blue. #blue #NERevsFake Slyde</div><div>This team needs an enema. #NERevsDan Lourenço</div><div>Maybe we need to work our way up to scoring a goal. "Alllll we are sayyyying... is give us a shot on goal." #nerevsFake Slyde</div><div>Literally the EXACT SAME half we've seen so far all season! #NERevs #NotGoodEnoughChristopher Brown</div><div>Remember that one time when Jerry Bengtson scored a goal for the #NERevs? That was nice.Mind of Abram</div><div>Did we even have an SOG in the 1st half? #NERevsChris Goodwin</div><div>OJ finding the real killers. #MoreLikelyThanAGoal #NERevsFake Slyde</div><div>What are we at 315 minutes without scoring? Gosh even Urkel scored by now! #NERevsJames Perry</div><div><b>The Hard-nosed Nature of New England</b></div><div>I think Heaps focused too much on improving the team physically (which he did) and improved D but we forgot how to play positively! #NERevsChristopher Brown</div><div>This was my exact fear when Heaps said he now wants to make the team more physical, we lost our possession and attractive soccer. #NERevsChristopher Brown</div><div>Yeesh, you guys ask me to tighten up the defense and now all you do is complain about "goals". I just can't win with you guys. #NERevsFake Jay Heaps</div><div>The #NERevs are like the girl at the bar at 1am you're not sure of. Yeah, she's got some good qualities, but something doesn't feel right.Matty Jollie</div><div><b>The One Legit New England Chance</b></div><div>Toja just had the best chance of the game. This is making me sad. #NERevsDunkfaced</div><div>I don't care. I'm counting that as a shot. Way to go, Toja. #NERevsMike Marshall</div><div><b>The Anger over the Lack of An Attack</b></div><div>#Nerevs at 10% possession. How's that vision working out Jay?R Haus</div><div>Hey, didn't that guy used to be Lee Nguyen? #NERevsFake Slyde</div><div>#SaveByShuttleworth should be the hashtag of the night for the #NERevsNESoccerToday.com</div><div>You guys remember the 2000's? Good times, good times. #NERevsMatty Jollie</div><div>Can Heaps be sent down to Rochester? #NERevsMind of Abram</div><div><b>The Return of Saer Sene</b></div><div>Sene about to come in for the #NERevs. With under 19 minutes to go, good chance he never sees the ball the way this game is going.Sean Donahue</div><div>Really not sure about bringing in Sene here #NERevsNathan Perotti</div><div>Sene sighting! Sene sighting! #NERevsEric Lander</div><div>No pressure, Saer. #NERevsHank Alexandre</div><div>Can the #NERevs score their first goal since the Roosevelt administration?Joe Gravellese</div><div>Its raining on a fake pitch this is exactly the game that I wanted Sene to return to for #nerevsSean Fahey</div><div><b>The Reaction to Having Sat Through That Mess</b></div><div>I bet Klinsmann left the game by now. #NERevsChristopher Brown</div><div>I say again, the #NERevs awful match strategy makes a case for giving 0 points for 0-0 draws. #SEAvNELittle MLS Blog</div><div>Fagundez for Shuttleworth. Just give me a goal #NERevsSeth</div><div>This would be the second time in the last three matches the #NERevs have failed to register a shot on frame. #MLSNESoccerToday.com</div><div>It's great that the #NERevs have the best defense in the league, but they have only scored one goal all season!! That needs to change.Ross Conroy</div><div><b>The Final Word:</b> Yes, the defense has improved, but the offense is terrible. Getting a road point is good, but when it looks like that it is awful. Now that Heaps has apparently fixed a leaky defense, he needs to do something about the attack. Right now we are looking for a solution, and comparing our current woes to our past successes, even if they were years ago.</div><div>TWELLMAN AND RALSTON ARE NOT WALKING THRU THAT DOOR! AND IF THEY DO THEY'LL BE AN ASSISTANT FOR HOU OR TALKING ON ESPN! #NERevsFake Jay Heaps</div>