When the Revolution take the field on Saturday, the “feels like” temperature may not exceed 10 degrees. That's the risk of playing soccer, in Massachusetts, in early March.
But don't complain to Kei Kamara. The Revolution forward is concerned about the weather, but for a different reason than everyone else.
“I don’t think it’s going to be cold enough,” Kamara said in a team release. “Again, that’s going to be our advantage when [Orlando City] comes here. It’s going to be cold, the field is in our advantage.”
When the Lions took the field for their own home opener last weekend, the temperature dipped into the 60s. The club will endure a much different experience this weekend.
And that excites Kamara.
“People in Boston, they love the cold,” Kamara continued. “They come out to support the teams when it’s the cold weather, so I can’t wait.”
Revolution left back Chris Tierney, when asked about the frigid temperatures expected to hit Foxboro this weekend, expressed less enthusiasm.
“I don’t think it’s going to play too much of a factor in the game,” he said. “Those are things you think about before the game, but once it kicks off, you’re just playing a soccer game regardless of temperature or whatever other conditions.”
Even if the temperature drops into the teens, as projected by many, Tierney expects the Revs to stay focused on earning a result.
“Whatever the conditions are, we’re not going to use it as an excuse. We’re going to expect to win the game no matter what.”