The New England Revolution are still looking for their first win of 2014. After a very disappointing first three games, the Revolution are desperate for their first win, but are even more desperate for their first goal. Fate may finally be handing the Revs their first chance for a win.
After three weeks of not scoring goals and not winning games, the Revolution will take on the struggling San Jose Earthquakes. Similar to the Revs, the Earthquakes are struggling and not living up to their preseason hype. San Jose has played just two games and managed just one point. The only advantage that the Earthquakes have over New England is that the team has actually scored a goal this season.
New England’s young and talented offense continues to struggle to form any sort of real attack. Superstar Diego Fagundez has done literally nothing to help the Revs’ offense. Sure, he leads the team in total shots and shots on goals, but he has yet to do anything else productive this season.
In no way am I condemning Fagundez as a player, but when a player is as hyped up as he was coming into this season, that player is expected to perform. Fagundez is certainly one of the most versatile players in the league and has the weight of a whole franchise on his shoulders. Overall, he is handling the pressure well.
New England has played San Jose 37 times in the regular season, posting an overall record of 12-20-5. Although the past games have not played out in the Revs’ favor, this coming game is certainly a great time to change the past. New England has all the players to grab their first win of the season and finally get their season back on track.
Saturday could mark a turning point for the Revolution’s season. It will honestly come down to how well players like Fagundez perform. This will also be the Revs’ third away game of the season, something that has not played out well for them so far. With San Jose struggling to play consistent soccer, New England is in the perfect spot to grab much-needed points and goals.
Riding the momentum of grabbing their first shutout of the season, the Revolution will look to place their playoff-bound train back on the right tracks.