Revolution Postmatch Reactions
Match reaction pieces that focus on opinions on proceedings while attempting to identify positives and negatives about the performance.
Arena: "I would not be surprised if we try to bring in three or four players that can challenge to get in our first eleven."
The center back struggled in his first season in New England.
"We just have to see where we are."
"I think maybe we don’t deserve to be in the playoffs because I think we’re not a competitive team now."
"He doesn’t have any real good fitness or sharpness. It might’ve been a mistake even putting him in the game."
"I asked some of the Red Bull players and they weren’t even aware that there was a penalty shout. So for this one, I’m not sure. It is what it is. That’s the referee’s decision."
Arena on Gil and Petrović: "Those two players for us are among the best players, easily, in their positions in the league."
"Tommy [McNamara] is not winning many foot races, but mentally and technically, he’s ahead of the game and he always is in good spots to make plays. That was a clear example of it."
"Who doesn’t like Taylor Swift?"
"He should have been back on the field a lot sooner and it’s now not easy to have to come in at this point in the year, without a lot of training and games behind you."
Points are at a premium at Gillette
The center back looked great against his former team
Arena: "Polster played very well tonight."
Arena has learned about seasons and rebuilding
The Revs collect their first win since Jun. 19 without Bou, Borrero, and Vrioni.
Kessler was excited to face the star student talent of Toronto and New England’s back line kept them from reaching the back of the net
Vrioni will continue to work hard as he searches for his first goal as a Revs player.
Polster on Vrioni: "He’s a really nice guy and he wants to work hard for this team."
"Well, first of all, he’s had a tough run coming back from an injury and he needs to be more consistent, and tonight was his most consistent game since he came back from his injury. He missed a big part of the season so he’s still in the early part of the season for him, and he’s getting fitter, getting sharper."
"You have to, at some point, make good decisions in tough times in games, and we didn’t do that."
"I thought our team played really well. I really do. The heart they showed in the second half was remarkable and actually, we had a chance to make it three to three if they gave the penalty kick on DeJuan [Jones]. There’s a chance we had at three to two, we had a chance to get a penalty and they went down to the other end and scored. So, I just give our guys a lot of credit. "
DeJuan Jones: "I don’t know if they all should have been called penalties, but that’s the nature of the game."