Per a team press release, The New England Revolution have re-called midfielder Gabe Latigue and defender Tyler Polak from the team's USL PRO affiliate, the Rochester Rhinos, ahead of Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup fourth-round match against the New York Red Bulls. Latigue and Polak will train with New England today and Tuesday, ahead of Wednesday's match, before returning to Rochester on Thursday, June 13.
Latigue and Polak both appeared for the Revs in the team's 5-1 victory over the Rhinos in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup on May 28 in Rochester. Latigue started and played 90 minutes at right back, while Polak entered in the 33rd minute and played the rest of the game at left back.
This should come as no surprise considering the Revs' decision to play both players in their 3rd round matchup against the Rhinos, cup-tying both to New England for the duration of their run in the competition.
Based on Jay Heaps' full-strength lineup that took the pitch on Saturday against D.C. United, Latigue and Polak might just be called upon to potentially start against the Red Bulls on Wednesday if any typical starters are rested. However, both players started for Rochester on Friday night against the Montreal Impact Reserves, so this move could be purely for depth.
However you cut it, the Revolution will be looking at an up-hill battle against New York who are smack-dab in the middle of a 3 week break from regular MLS play. Although they will be without Thierry Henry, Tim Cahill, and Roy Miller, there are plenty of other starters that could take the field Wednesday night. After the 0-0 stalemate this past weekend, hopefully whoever does take the field for the Revs will be hungry to score some goals.