I really wanted to head up to Gillette Stadium this last weekend for the game against New York Red Bulls, but we don't go to games on Sunday and opted to watch it from home. So I'm sorry for the lack of pictures.
It was another big win for the Revs and critical to keeping the momentum up after the controversial win on DC.
First half was intense, going back and forth with shot attempts from both sides. The goal right before half was huge in turning the game in Revolution's favor. With the 1-0 lead they had the convidence to keep pressure on the ball which paid off substantially. After the 2nd goal NY had to push more players forward to try and even out the score, but their lack of defense definetely left them vulnerable, as the Revs scored twice more. Final score, 4-0 Revs win.
From what I understand it was quite the historic moment for the Revs as well. Taylor Twellman made his 100th career regular-season goal and Matt Reis' 50th career shutout.
This game seemed to me to be played a lot cleaner than previous ones. Maybe it was because of the controversy coming from the last DC United game, or perhaps the game just wasn't as intense as others, but it seemed like there was less fouling and personal bitterness between the teams. That observation could aslo be a litte bias, as I watched US play Honduras on Saturday evening which was a very rough game. I definetely appreciated it. I enjoy games much more when it comes down to who can play better soccer, not who gets the most cards or injured.
Still it was good to see the Revs play well offensively. They still need to work on playing together and knowing where eachother are on the field, but they at least played aggressively and this goes to show the potential they do have when playing an offensive game. Too often they seem timid and can't take the ball to the actual goal.
Like I mentioned before though, winning against their division rival DC United and nearest neighbor NY Red Bulls, will be huge mentally for the Revs as they move forward.