The new year is upon us and I've broken out the crystal ball to make some bold predictions about 2015. Read on to find out what to expect from the New England Revolution this season.
1. Andrew Farrell will get his first career goal.
Farrell has now gone two full seasons without scoring a goal. Even last year's extra incentive of getting to shave his beard wasn't enough for him to get off the schneid. This year will be different, however. Although he will likely be making the move to center back, I can see Farrell getting his first ever professional goal, probably a header from a set piece.
2. Jermaine Jones grabs double-digit goals
A full season of Jones is something that Revolution fans are drooling over. After being signed on August 24, Jones collected two goals and four assists in ten regular season appearances. More impressive, however, was the team's 11-2-2 record in games that Jones featured. Although goal-scoring isn't exactly his forte, Jones is a special player and I foresee at least 10 tallies from him this season.
3. Diego Fagundez will attract suitors after solid performances in the South American Youth Championship.
After being named to the Uruguay U-20's tournament roster, it appears that Fagundez's international future is set. While some will despise Fagundez's decision not wear the red, white and blue, representing Uruguay might be what's best for the midfielder's career. Later this month, Fagundez will look to help the U-20s qualify for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup by playing in a South American tournament. A good tournament could led to enticing offers. Would the Revs listen?
4. Chris Tierney gets a US National Team call-up.
Tierney will forever be underrated. Often criticized for his lack of speed, Tierney has proven that he's an absolute fighter that will play his heart out every time he's on the field. He masks his limitations well and can also deliver one of the best free kicks in MLS. I'm not saying that Tierney is a World Cup player, but I do think he deserves a call up to the national team, especially since left back is always a problem position.
5. Shalrie Joseph becomes a Revolution coach.
No news has surfaced about the future of Joseph, but there's no question that he's nearing the end as the league legend struggled with injuries last year and didn't make a single appearance. I would like nothing more than to see Joseph suit up one more time, whether that be with the Revolution or a lower division club. After that, however, I believe we will see Joseph turn in his cleats for a whistle, likely helping with the Revolution's academy.