New England Revolution Need Help on Offense

By Baxter Colburn
Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

After another disappointing result today against the Chicago Fire, the New England Revolution can blame yet another poor offensive showing.

Head coach Jay Heaps has enough talent on his roster to field a tremendous offensive attack, but has yet to show his hand this season. His pool of players at the forward position is very deep. Teal BunburyJerry BengtsonJuan AgudeloPatrick MullinsSaer Sene and Dimitry Imbongo all are talented and ready to be given a chance to show what each can do.

Having as many options as the club does, it is very shocking to see just how poor the offense has played this season. Besides all of these forwards, the Revs also have several dangerous midfielders that know how to score goals. Lee Nguyen has been a terrific option for the team this season. On the flip-slide, young superstar, Diego Fagundez still has yet to contribute anything positive this season.

Fagundez was one of the most sought after players in MLS Fantasy Soccer before the season started. Now, after Week 7, the Revolution are still waiting for Fagundez to produce for the club. Even after watching his play in most of the games this season, it is obvious that his level of play has dropped significantly. In today’s match against the Fire, Fagundez was subbed off at halftime. Even if that change may have been for tactical reasons or something else, it shows that his level of play is hurting the team as a whole.

The perhaps even more disappointing then Fagundez has been former Sporting Kansas City forward Bunbury. New England was incredibly excited and hopeful of Bunbury’s potential heading into this season especially after such a tremendous preseason from the forward. Unfortunately, Bunbury has yet to do anything productive for the Revs this season.

Even with these two big players failing to perform well, the Revolution still have managed to win games and obtain several points. Thankfully the season still is very young, and the players have plenty of time to make-up for all of the time lost.

Baxter Colburn is an MLS writer for Follow him on Twitter @Baxstar20, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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