With Chris Tierney and Lee Nguyen unavailable due to suspension, New England Revolution head coach Jay Heaps will have some lineup decisions to make ahead of this Sunday's clash against the LA Galaxy. With this in mind, The Bent Musket staff has some advice for the former player.
If Daigo Kobayashi had seen more game time since returning from injury, there could be a decent argument for starting him in Nguyen's stead as the attacking mid role. Since he hasn't, Rowe gets another chance to pull the strings for the Revs offense, a role he's seen less of since the Revs added Jermaine Jones and started playing with an extra defensive mid in a 4-2-3-1. The left-back position is more of an issue as the team will miss Tierney and his amazing left foot. And as the only other naturally left-footed wide player the Revs have, now seems as good a time as any for Donnie Smith to get a run out, leaving Alston on the bench as a utility player.