Much has been made of the Revolution’s dynamic back line this season. Chris Tierney, Kelyn Rowe and Je-Vaughn Watson have all earned starts at left back. And Josh Smith has entered the mix for minutes at center back, making five starts in his rookie campaign.
One position that hasn’t fluctuated? Right back, where Andrew Farrell has started in all 12 Revolution matches this season. In fact, Farrell has served as a model of consistency since joining the Revs in 2013, making 32 starts in each of his five seaons.
Yet on Saturday, Farrell won’t make his 13th start of the season. The Louisville product received a red card last weekend for a clumsy challenge on Waylon Francis and, as a result, won’t be available for selection when the Revs take on the Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena.
How will Jay Heaps respond? He could turn to Je-Vaughn Watson, who has made seven substitute appearances and one start for the Revs this season (in his lone start, Watson picked up a second yellow card in the 27th minute). He could also call London Woodberry’s name; Woodberry made 23 starts for the Revs last season but has yet to see the field in 2017.
As a wild card option, Heaps could also select Kelyn Rowe, who has made a handful of starts at left back this spring. Rowe first appeared as a right back on May 14, 2016 during a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire.
So, who would you start? Tell us in the comments section below.