After earning only one point through their first three games of the season, the New England Revolution have surged back to the top of the standings with two straight wins. The dynamic play of Kelyn Rowe and Juan Agudelo has stood out in particular, but another player has been just as crucial to the early season turnaround.
Scott Caldwell, who takes up a holding midfielder position in Jay Heaps' 4-2-3-1 formation, has been steady as a rock in the center of the park. He hasn't turned in any other-worldly performances, but his calm and sure presence has pushed the Revs towards stronger overall play.
Below is an infographic that addresses Caldwell's respective performances against the San Jose Earthquakes and the Colorado Rapids. This is just a glimpse of the broader picture, so feel free to let your thoughts be heard in the comment section below!