After a scoring outburst the past two games, the New England Revolution were unable to get past Nashville SC’s backline and were held to a 0-0 draw on Saturday night.
New England dominated the game. They had 17 shots, 12 corner kicks, and ended the match with 65.9 percent possession.
The injury-riddled Nashville club sat back for most of the game. Besides a few chances, most of the game was spent in the final third for New England.
It was a typical game for an expansion club. They were simply trying to walk away with a point. Nashville is ranked near the bottom of goals for with only 11 goals this season.
Nashville is towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference. They are doing rather well for an expansion club, but they are definitely a club that New England should be beating. Especially if they want to be a true competitor in the Eastern Conference.
But before fans panic about the draw, they might want to take a step back. Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena doesn’t seem too worried about the lack of scoring.
“No,” Arena answered when asked if the lack of scoring is worrisome. “Every game is different. Tonight has nothing to do with the next game, but certainly, we weren’t good in the attacking third of the field.”
To New England’s credit prior to Saturday night, the team had scored five goals in their last two games. The Revolution will be hoping that Saturday’s lack of scoring is just a bump in the road and not something to be expected.
New England will have the chance to bounce back rather quickly with the club going up against Toronto FC on Wednesday. Hopefully then Revolution fans will get to see their team score.