He's back, folks.
In what could be the least surprising MLS news ever, Landon Donovan has decided to unretire and rejoin the LA Galaxy. It's an interesting move that got us thinking about which New England Revolution legends should consider pulling an LD. This might sound like a ludicrous idea, but it's also a fun one.
The Revs have only scored 31 goals this season, which is the lowest total in the Eastern Conference. Despite being away from the field since 2009, I have full faith that Twellman could remedy this problem with his uncanny ability to find the back of the net. In fact, I have long hoped that the striker would wake up one day completely free of concussion symptoms to bring back the fear defenders felt long ago.
Now 36 years old, Twellman is getting up there in age. That said, Brian McBride was still bagging goals at 38. I bet a fully healthy Twellman could score more than the six McBride got in his final season.
The one problem with bringing back Twellman is that he'd be competing against the likes of Kei Kamara and Juan Agudelo, who are two proven goal scorers. With such talented individuals on their roster, why are the Revs struggling offensively? It partially comes down to service. With this in mind, it might be best to bring back Rally.
Since retiring in 2010, Ralston has been Dom Kinnear's right-hand man. In 2013, he was spotted on the field during Brian Ching's testimonial. Sure, it was a defense-optional match, but the midfielder showed that he still has a right foot that rivals Chris Tierney's left foot. At 42 years old, I wouldn't expect Ralston to do a lot of running, but I do like the idea of him serving in crosses to Kamara.
This one might be a little bit of a stretch since Joseph recently suited up for FC Boston Bolts of the PDL. Furthermore, Joseph got his swansong with the Revs in 2014, though he didn't play a single game.
After dominating the middle of the park for so many years, Joseph was plagued by injuries for the latter portion of his career. That said, I fully believe that Joseph still has the fire within. He's a competitor that hates to lose, which is exactly what the Revs need. Perhaps the 38-year-old could serve as a captain who enters late in the game to seal a victory.
With four goalkeepers on the roster, adding another is probably the last thing that you're thinking about, but you have to at least consider Matt Reis.
The Revs legend retired in 2013 after suffering an injury in the playoffs. He has since switched coasts and is now with the LA Galaxy, which is a pretty sweet gig for the UCLA grad. With this in mind, it would probably take a lot to get Reis out of retirement, but I say give him what he wants because the sight of Reis between the pipes would be well worth it. I mean, goalkeepers are supposed to get better with age, right?
Admit it, you've been thinking about this one too.
When Heaps retired in 2009, the league lost one of its feistiest defenders. In his prime, the local product was a tenacious defender who could contribute on the attacking end. With the Revs having allowed a league-high 47 goals, why not try Heaps as a player-coach?