The first game of the 2021 MLS season didn’t get off to the best start for the New England Revolution, but they ended up turning things around.
New England gave up two goals in the first ten minutes. Fans couldn’t have imagined a worse start, but the Revs ended up clawing back and tying the game before half time.
At the start of the game, New England was playing sloppy. They struggled to build up their attack and made costly mistakes. If they want to compete for an MLS Cup, that type of performance is unacceptable.
On Tuesday Gustavo Bou was asked about his performance as well as the team’s performance as a whole against the Chicago Fire.
He said, “I think in the first few minutes we couldn’t find our rhythm. We couldn’t establish ourselves the best way against a good opponent that played its game early. [Chicago] had good players and they were tough on us. They scored their goals but luckily we were settled in and turned things around. Adam’s goal gave us a lot of confidence and that helped us get the draw. We always want to win, regardless of where we’re playing. It was our first game so there’s things we can improve on but there are positive takeaways as well. We got a result against a tough opponent like Chicago so we’re happy about that. Personally, I always want to help the team win. I don’t think it was my best game but now I’m excited for Saturday’s game here at home to do everything possible to pick up three points.”
There are plenty of reasons to be excited about Saturday’s home opener. New England will play in front of their fans at Gillette Stadium for the first time in over a year. Also Arnór Traustason could make his debut for the Revs against D.C. United.
Hopefully Bou will add to his goal total and help the Revolution win their first game of the 2021 MLS season.