Something feels different about the 2021 New England Revolution. After making it to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2020, expectations are sky high.
The Revolution are bringing back the majority of their roster and have made some quality moves in the offseason. The acquisitions of Wilfrid Kaptoum and Christian Mafla particularly stand out as players who can make an impact right away.
Then when you combine the fact that they have the legendary Bruce Arena as head coach, it only makes sense for fans to think so highly of their favorite team.
It seems as though the players also realize that fans will be expecting a lot from them in 2021. Gustavo Bou spoke to the media and indicated that the players also want to improve on their performance in 2020.
The Argentinian said, “The expectations are high. We wanted to win it all last year, but it was important for us in terms of confidence. It’s important for us to start this season on a good note. We know we need to keep improving. We need to continue working with the new guys and competing to the best the team we can be on the field. The goal is the same, reaching the playoffs. This year the objective is to finish a little closer to the top seeds. Last year and the year before we made the playoffs, which was good, but we were the No. 8 seed. That makes things a little more difficult with going on the road. Hopefully, God willing, this year we can prepare ourselves in the best way to reach the playoffs and our first objective is to classify as one of the top seeds.”
The best way to get one of those top seeds is to get off to a good start. This is something that Matt Turner emphasized when speaking to the media at the beginning of the month.
So it’s clear that the Revs want to get off to a good start and improve on their 2020 performance. With this mindset, they should be able to do just that.