The New England Revolution want to be undefeated at home this season and so far they’re off to a good start.
On Saturday, the Revs played their second game at Gillette Stadium, beating the Houston Dynamo 2-0. This win came two weeks after the club collected a 5-2 win over Minnesota United.
These wins are part of the team’s plan to establish Gillette Stadium as a fortress. The goal appears in each player’s locker, along with two others. Writing it down is one thing but actually doing it is the real challenge.
“You can’t say it. You got to show it,” head coach Jay Heaps explained. “You want to make sure you work and make sure it’s tough for teams to come in and play against here at home, but you can’t talk about it. You got to go out and prove it on the field.”
The Revs have looked comfortable at home through two games, as they have out shot their opponents 29 to 14. Both the movement and pressure have been on point, which has left opponents unsettled.
As the season goes on, the Revs hope to build upon their undefeated home streak, which will help establish Gillette Stadium as a daunting place to play.
“I feel like teams don’t like coming here and playing games the way that we come out, we come out flying and come out to press,” Juan Agudelo said. “The cold weather, people complain about the turf, and other things, we just use it as a positive to us to move up the table like we just did.”