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Five Thoughts on the Revolution's Fine Form

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A lot is going well right now, so let's take a look as to why.

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The New England Revolution are surging right now, as they're unbeaten in six games and have won four straight games.

Other teams don't seem to have an answer for the Revs' fluid and dynamic attack, and the team has also quietly posted three straight clean sheets.

With all of that in mind, let's take a look at five areas that are clicking for New England right now.

1.) The Super Sub

For many teams it's difficult enough to find one striker who can be a consistent threat up top. Fortunately, the Revs have two in the form of Charlie Davies and Juan Agudelo, with the later thriving in a previously unfamiliar role.

Agudelo began the season out wide, but has come on as a substitute as of late, often to relieve Davies at around the hour or 75 minute mark. In his limited time on the field, Agudelo has seldom let time go to waste. The 22-year-old scored the insurance tally in the 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on August 15, and performed the same task in the 3-0 win against Orlando City on September 5.

He doesn't need many chances to find the back of the net and his six goals scored are now second best on the team. Who is he behind? Well, you guessed it: Charlie Davies.

2.) Red Hot Diego

Although Diego Fagundez isn't putting up numbers like he did in 2013, he is arguably playing some of the best soccer of his career right now. It's a regular sight to now see Diego track a runner deep into the Revs' defensive third, pick up a lose ball, string a pass forward, make a lung-busting run upfield, and create a chance in the final third.

That's no small feat. In fact, it borders Herculean levels, as few players in the entire league can do anything like that. There just is no other way to put it: Diego is on fire right now. Of course he has two goals in as many games, but he offers so much outside of that now.

Not to get nostalgic, but we really are watching the former teenage sensation blossoming into a complete soccer player before our eyes.

3.) Mr. Consistent

When the Revs publish their starting lineup about an hour before the game, there's about a 99.9% chance that Scott Caldwell's name is going to be on there, and justifiably so. He simply does so much right.

Whether it's covering for marauding runs upfield from Jermaine Jones, breaking up a counter attack, or connecting a simple pass that circulates possession, Caldwell rarely puts a foot wrong. In fact, when watching a Revs game odds are most people don't even notice the defensive midfielder.

That's no slight against Caldwell, either. He's just always in the right spot at the right time and makes it look so easy.

4.) A New Nguyen

After putting up an MVP-caliber season in 2014, Lee Nguyen understandably has been a marked man for opposing teams this year. That has caused him to search for new ways to be dangerous, and he has truly come into his own in the last couple of weeks.

His three assists performance against Orlando was several levels above anyone else on the field, with his chipped ball over the top on Fagundez's tally acting as the pick of the bunch.

If Nguyen can keep up this form - and there is no reason to think he won't - then opposing teams better watch out. He is finding gaps on the field that he didn't find last year, isn't afraid to try s**t, and is playing with a supreme level of confidence.

5.) Partners In Defense

As I mentioned above, it's easy to overlook the fact that the Revs have posted three straight shutouts. A major reason for that is the play of Jose Goncalves and Andrew Farrell, both of whom are operating on precisely the same wavelength now.

They understand when the other is stepping, when to drop off, how to cover gaps, and both possess the athleticism to bail each other out.

Add in the fact that Goncalves and Farrell have kept players such as Giovinco, David Villa, Giles Barnes, and CJ Sapong quiet over the last couple months, and their performances become all that more impressive.