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Bruce Arena: Revs “should make the playoffs”

Arena predicts that the Revs will make the playoffs for the first time since 2015.

Head coach of New England Revolution Bruce Arena reacts... Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Bruce Arena is expecting the New England Revolution to play post-season soccer for the first time since 2015.

During his weekly interview with Zolak and Bertrand, Arena expressed optimism about his team’s position in the standings. With seven game left, the Revs are currently sixth in the Eastern Conference, one point behind D.C. United and one point ahead of the Montreal Impact.

When asked if he believes that making the playoffs is an expectation right now, Arena said, “Yes, I would agree with that.”

“I think when I first came in if I said something like that then everyone would laugh at me,” Arena explained. “But we have really battled and moved up the ladder and now we’re positioned to be a playoff team. So, we might as well transfer the pressure back on us again and say, ‘yeah, we’re a team that should make the playoffs.’”

Arena went on to say that locals have noticed the Revolution’s turnaround, stating that there’s a buzz around the team. He predicted that more growth will happen, saying, “We’re hopeful that we can continue to improve and try to one day be on the same level as these great championship teams we have in Boston.”