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MSantoine
Post #1
Monday October 28, 2013 5:06pm

Joined Nov 2012
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So the Revs completed their turnaround from league doormat to 3rd in the east in impressive fashion. I think more impressive is the way they did it. Out were guys like Bengston, Sene, Guy, barrett, Doorman, simms, benny f. In were Fagundez, imbongo, agudelo, caldwell, farrell, increased role for Rowe. NE shed there middling veterans, who were never improving for young guys who had talent and just needed experience. The faith in them paid off and they look to be dangerous.

This would be just like if US jettisoned guys like Evans, EJ, Herc, etc. Yes there would be growing pains but it took just 6 months for these guys to already be much better than the veterans they were behind. All Im saying is I hope JK was watching NE and sees how sometime trusting young unproven players can pay off if you have a solid backbone (Goncalves, Nguyen, Tierney, Reiss/Shuttleworth for the Revs, Clint, LD, MB, Howard for US)

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #2
Monday October 28, 2013 5:39pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Whoa, MB is dead weight? He's young enough to start in 2018 and shouldn't be let go before then.

Know Nothing
Post #3
Monday October 28, 2013 6:12pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 391
Original post from recycledhumans

Whoa, MB is dead weight? He's young enough to start in 2018 and shouldn't be let go before then.


Totally agree.

Original post from MSantoine

All Im saying is I hope JK was watching NE and sees how sometime trusting young unproven players can pay off if you have a solid backbone (Goncalves, Nguyen, Tierney, Reiss/Shuttleworth for the Revs, Clint, LD, MB, Howard for US)


It is a little easier to do with a club that trains together week in/week out than with a national team that is together so infrequently. I will agree that getting rid of LD and Clint would not be a bad thing and I assume they will see their time with the team come to an end at the end of the WC (maybe even before for Deuce). But MB certainly is part of the backbone of the team, if not the glue that holds everything together. He is vital for any transition as he is the one player that seems suited to be able to adapt to most situations quickly.

camparkinson
Post #4
Monday October 28, 2013 7:07pm

Joined Aug 2012
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It's also not even close to compare as Fagundez, Rowe, Agudelo, Caldwell, Farrell are better players than the ones they replaced. It wasn't like they had better players and said, lets go with the young guys instead.

It's also a club as was mentioned above and so much more can be done with trainings and team shape.

now having said that you have also completely discredited the impact of players like Sene, Goncalves, Nguyen who were incredibly important players all year for NE.

Having said all of that it has been a lot of fun to watch some very talented young and mostly american players play some of the best and more attractive soccer in the second half of the season. I have been a fan of Rowe since UCLA and wished he had a larger role with some of the youth teams he'd been a part of and I hope Rowe, Farrell, Agudelo (I'd call in Fagundez too even though he's 5 years away) all get looks at the least in the January camp.

admsghs27
Post #5
Sunday January 12, 2014 5:26am

Joined Nov 2012
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Hmm Dint want to start a new thread, There was another thread called revs are garbage but dint wanna post it there lol.

Anyways i was bit shocked and somewhat excited. I'm watching the playoff game between the patriots and colts, and the camera was zooming throughout the stadium and all you see is banners from the patriots, AFC champs, division champs, Superbowl champs, retired #s, ext... and out of nowhere a huge banner 2008 SUPERLIGA CHAMPIONS NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION in the middle between everything. A bit funny because they have made the finals 3 times and lost. would never think they would actually put and keep a banner like that at Gillette. Lol im sure 99% of people there don't know nothing about that banner. I used to love watching Superliga it was fun.

blaise213
San Francisco CA
Post #6
Sunday January 12, 2014 6:41am

Joined Sep 2012
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I was just thinking today that only 4 teams out of 19 have the money to make them an entertaining team to watch:

Seattle, LA, Toronto, NY

Watching the playoffs, I was also thinking with all the money Robert Kraft has, why is he so damn cheap? He could easily bring in 3 superstar DP's.

admsghs27
Post #7
Sunday January 12, 2014 6:51am

Joined Nov 2012
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Robert Kraft has the $ to bring in messi, Cristiano, iniesta if he wants. And has the power to covinced them. I dont think he cares one bit for the revolution. I think prokohov from the nets should buy them and be majority owner he would make huge changes.

skangles
DC
Post #8
Sunday January 12, 2014 6:59am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 2,084
Are the Revs in discussions for a SSS? It's a shame that historic teams like DC Unites and the Revs are still playing in stadiums that are not suited for them.

DC United signed a letter of intent with the city back in the summer but the city has missed several deadlines and it is now getting political and complicated. How do the Revs fare?

nolefansandy
Post #9
Sunday January 12, 2014 10:01pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Revs probably won't ever get a SSS while Kraft owns them

admsghs27
Post #10
Sunday January 12, 2014 11:08pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from nolefansandy

Revs probably won't ever get a SSS while Kraft owns them


Is sad specially since their in a big Market. I think they should get new ownership. I think Kraft attends maybe 1 game a year he doesn't care about the revs. They are starting to become chivas usa in terms of ownership, fan base. They new a Makeover ASAP!

tjknowsall
Post #11
Monday January 13, 2014 2:04am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 287
hey the fan base is not bad.... should have been there for the last game at home of our regular season that gave us a shot at the playoffs.... place was bouncing... the fort is always crazy slowly building... not a portland or seatle or kc but its improving... we are fed up at the ownership though

MSantoine
Post #12
Monday January 13, 2014 3:00pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 2,231
Original post from nolefansandy

Revs probably won't ever get a SSS while Kraft owns them


They are trying but Massachusetts being the most liberal state there is its hard to do anything. They were close to making Somerville (part of the subway system with Boston) the new home to a SSS. Also they are looking at some land near the airport. They are trying to get a new stadium in Boston instead of Foxboro (Foxboro is a horrendous place for a sports team. 45 min from Boston, only 1 highway so traffic is absurd, no public transportation. Nothing else in the area so cant walk to bars before or after). It stalled this past november, hopefully a new amyor in the city can make something happen.


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