Sunday’s game against D.C. United saw Gustavo Bou, Lee Nguyen, Matt Polster, and Brandon Bye come on as substitutes while Diego Fagundez, Kekuta Manneh, and Antonio Delamea remained on the bench.
This is to say that the New England Revolution are pretty deep.
Of course, only eleven men can start on game day with five more available off the bench. This can sometimes lead to bitterness and grudges but that’s not the case in Foxborough, according to Teal Bunbury.
“There’s no egos in the locker room,” Bunbury explained. “We have a cohesiveness that I think makes it fun for all the guys. It’s a healthy competition that we speak about.”
Bunbury believes that the vibe in the locker room gives the Revs an edge heading into the playoffs. Everyone has a positive mindset when they arrive to Gillette, whether they’re a starter or reserve.
The Revolution’s ability to play for each other was on display on Sunday when they reversed a 2-0 deficit to win 4-3. The team had a never-say-die attitude that permeated throughout the roster.
“When you consider in this game – because it wasn’t a beautiful game, tough conditions, we were losing 2-0 and there was a very, very difficult moment for us – and we showed spirit, we showed a commitment,” Adam Buksa said. “Not some players, everyone on the field gave 100 percent.”
Everyone in the club has the same goal: to bring a championship to New England. To do this, practices have to be competitive and constructive, which is exactly what’s happening with the Revolution.
“There is no one who doesn’t really belong to the team,” Buksa stated. “We are all together. It doesn’t matter if you are on the field or not. You want the best for the Revolution, and that’s the most important thing for the moment.”