During the Revolution’s 2-1 loss to the Chicago Fire on Saturday, Jay Heaps deployed a fluid formation. He started with a 4-2-3-1 with Kei Kamara as the lone striker. Then, he transitioned to a 4-4-2 before finishing the match in a less conventional 3-5-2.
Down the stretch, the Revs found success in the 3-5-2 system, as the club created the majority of its 17 chances with a five-man midfield. The team ultimately ended the match with 24 shots (eight on goal). An inability to finish served as the difference, as the attack misfired on a handful of promising chances.
Still, the performance raises an important question: is the 3-5-2 a long-term solution for the Revolution? Or did the urgency of a late deficit make the formation look more successful than it actually was?
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