This week was a busy one for the Revs as they hosted two home games against Eastern Conference foes. Although the Revs only picked up 2 out of a possible 6 points, at least the Bruins won, right? Also, I learned things about America.The Revs had a two game home-stand this week starting with Toronto FC on Wednesday night. The match had an announced attendance of around 6,000, but it seemed like maybe half of that, most likely due to it falling on the same night that the Boston Bruins played in (and WON) game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
As Kevin Alston points out, despite a disappointing 0-0 draw, many fans (and, obviously, players) found some solace in the fact that at least one Canadian team was defeated that night. and of course that the Stanley Cup was coming back home to Boston. The Bent Musket salutes the Bruins on a job well done.
Speaking of job well done, while the Revs may not have been able to capitalize on the likes of TFC or the Chicago Fire, the US Men's National Team was able to get a big result against a skilled Jamaica team in the Quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup Tournament on Sunday.
So do we, AJ. Another big congrats from the Bent Musket to Bob Bradley's team as they move on and prepare for their rematch against a dominant Panama team on Wednesday. Good luck!
And while we are on the topic of America, did you know that our national anthem actually ends with a question?
I too always wondered why there was a question mark at the end when they display it on the Gillette Stadium scoreboards. I guess it's never too late to learn something new about a song that you've been hearing regularly all of your life.
This week also marked a major milestone for Matt Reis
After 200 matches, it is even more impressive to see Reis playing at such top form this season. Keep it up, Matt.
As of this weekend, as Jeff Lemieux points out, the MLS Eastern Conference is really still anyone's for the taking
Let's hope that this means the Revolution will be able to bounce back from their week 13 draws and climb up the Eastern Conference table with some strong performances out on the road in the coming weeks.
And a resurgence might be more realistic than one may think as the Revs hope to get midfielder Benny Feilhaber back from injury in the very near future.
Kyle McCarthy's prediction suggests that the team has the potential to start out July on the right foot with their midfield back to full strength and plugged into a revamped 4-4-2 formation which has shown pretty much everyone that it can create some much needed offense and scoring chances for a Revolution club in desperate times.
As we look toward the future, let us not forget the past. Time to leave the disappointment of this week in the dust and get some points on the road.
Until next week..