As seems to happen every year, the New England Revolution are slowly falling into a summer slump where they just cannot buy a win. Points at home and on the road are being left on the table and a full 90 minute performance has not occurred in quite some time.
In most cases, a string of results like this would do a lot of damage psychologically to all parties involved. Minds would wander, questions of ability would arise, and hope would dwindle away. Don't tell that to those in the Revs locker room, though.
The players are well aware that things aren't going their way, but they're not allowing it to get to their head, as there still is optimism and belief that things will get better.
"The spirits aren't down, they're not low, [and] we're still confident," Charlie Davies said after Saturday's 2-1 defeat to the Vancouver Whitecaps. "Guys are still having a good time, having a fun time being in this locker room. We have a great team and we're just not putting the right performance out on the field. We're doing it at times, but we're not putting out a full 90 minutes and that's what we have to work on."