Opening week of the MLS season is upon us and there is excitement all around the league. DC United is getting a new stadium, expansion sides Atlanta United and Minnesota United are joining the league and Rob Stone is putting the New England Revolution on full blast.
In an appearance on SiriusXM Radio, the Fox Soccer host didn’t hold back when discussing the Revs, in particular citing ownership for lack of commitment to the current MLS side while the NFL Patriots win Super Bowls. Below is a transcript of the rant that can also be found in the above link:
While we disagree with Rob about wanting to relocate the Revs (we kind of like the team in New England), this is peak frustration. Possibly from the another original MLS team, DC United, having a groundbreaking ceremony for a new stadium at Buzzard Point yesterday. We all have our ways of coping, our Twitter account sang the lyrics to “Somewhere Out There” from An American Tail yesterday, and Stone’s words ring true for a lot of fans. We show displeasure because we care.
Everyone would love to support a team with their own SSS and as other teams spend more on infrastructure and rosters the Revs continue to lag behind in certain areas compared to the rest of the league.
Still, for all the excitement the opening week of the 2017 MLS season is supposed to bring it’s not a great look to have the studio host of one of the MLS broadcast partners, tear into the Revs organization like this. Hopefully the team can change a lot of minds with their results on the field starting this weekend in Colorado.