2020 Pre-season

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  1. tsb11

    tsb11 Member

    United States
    May 31, 2018
    Caldwell was terrible today, he gave away the lone goal against to go along with just being generally poor. He and Kellyn combined to be caught in possession 4 times in the 1st half (Teal got caught once as well). I hope Caicedo comes back soon.

    The attack hummed pretty well. Bou, Pennilla, and Buksa all seemed sharp and were combining pretty well. Imagine what they'll do with Gil there. Kessler might be our best CB already. I dont know if thats praise for him or an indictment of everyone else.

    Both Diego and Rowe had up and down shifts. Im curious who Bruce will pick, because theyre it for the #8
     
  2. Cannons

    Cannons Member+

    May 16, 2005
    I have to think that this was very close to the starting team. We looked bad early but got better as the game went on. Actually out best outing todate and Im encouraged. People are slamming Caldwell on that one bad, poorly weighted, pass but I thought he did OK if you look past that. Count the bad passes Bou made and they far outnumber Caldwell's. Bou's job is to score so he gets a pass on bad passing. Caldwell screws up and it's very noticeable. At least no SInovic, Zahibo, or Mancienne and thats GOOD. We'll see if i stays that way
     
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  3. asctester

    asctester Member

    New England Revolution
    United States
    Apr 2, 2018
    Witch City, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It was a pretty shaky start in the first half, but things started looking up later on. Rowe stood out in a negative way though he did make a nice pass that led to the penalty. Caldwell was not great in the first half but got better.

    I thought Brandon Bye made some nice crosses. One to Buksa that resulted in a shot just wide. One on Bou's first goal. That is very promising and I hope it continues. Buksa is a keeper.

    Interesting that Kessler got the start today. Is he getting the start next week as well? I wish we had an injury report so we could know who is playing/ not playing due to injury versus coaches decision.

    GET WELL SOON, Gil and Caicedo.
     
  4. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    I thought we were thoroughly outplayed, yet won fairly easily in the end. :confused:

    I think the positive was that our back 4 actually played quite well - the guys in front of them not so much, which is what make the defense's performance that much more impressive. Of course, we did need Turner to make a LOT of saves ...

    The biggest takeaway for me was the great understanding between Bou and Buksa. They didn't get much good service, but when there were turnovers, they both seemed of one mind - they knew just what to do. That bodes well for the future, when Gil gets back in there, both he and Bou already had that chemistry. I think this three-headed monster could be very, very good.
     
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  5. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    I'm totally with you - the guy's a tiger out there. He is not the problem - it's the guys he gets paired with.

    And, he's not nearly as reckless as he may seem (it is hard to bottle aggressive play without sometimes going over the line). The evidence is that for all the yellows he gets, he never gets a 2nd. So, I think it's pretty evident that he gets it - and I think opponents and referees get that, while he does play an aggressive and physical style, he's not a malicious destroyer out there. He's just a guy playing as hard as he can.
     
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  6. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
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    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not sure if Gil is going to play, so I am going with something like
    ..................................Turner
    Bye..........Farrell...................Kessler.............Jones
    ..............Caicedo...................Zahibo
    Rowe.......................................................Diego
    ...............Bou........................Buksa
     
  7. BERich

    BERich Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    New England
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
    My hope is that with Jones and Buttner, one plays left mid, while the other plays left-back. I will acquiesce to the crowd on Caicedo and hope he plays well. So when Gil comes back that would mean a midfield of Gil, Jones/Buttner, Caicedo, and Bunbury(?). Or a rotation of players depending on who we are playing.
     
  8. NFLPatriot

    NFLPatriot Member+

    Jun 25, 2002
    Foxboro, MA
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
  9. tsb11

    tsb11 Member

    United States
    May 31, 2018
    I'd be very surprised if Penilla didn't start on the wing. I'd also be surprised to see all 3 of Rowe, Diego, and Zahibo share the field.

    Despite my own preference for Caicedo, Bruce seems to prefer Scotty Caldwell right now. That doesnt strike me as a sustainable way to win soccer games, but I guess well just have to wait and see. With the exception of Bou, Buksa, Penilla and Turner I dont think any of the currently healthy guys are irreplaceable
     
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  10. Revs In First :)

    Aug 15, 2001
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    I don't expect Caicedo to start as he only played 30 minutes all preseason and didn't play in the last game. Without really exploring the particular matchups and game specific tinkering Bruce might do, I'd expect the lineup to look the same to the Portland game. The only place where I'd guess there could be some changes would be the central midfield. I expect Caldwell to start, but it wouldn't surprise me if Rowe didn't start. Everyone else who started vs Portland will most likely start against Montreal.
     
  11. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    Probably right about Caicedo.

    I wonder about Rowe too - against Portland, I felt he was subbed out because he was ineffective. I feel like Rennicks is coming on - just not sure if BA is ready to start him.

    I also think it's possible that Arena has been saving Gil for the regular season. It's hard to know, since no one seems to be able to get much information (it's a foot injury, but considered 'minor' ... yet he hasn't played a minute?).
     
  12. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
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    United States
    actually forgot about Penilla, I am sure she starts over Diego
     
  13. BERich

    BERich Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    New England
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    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
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    United States
  15. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
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    United States
    So per the Pod Cast it sounds like Caicedo, Buttner and Delamea are close to 90 minutes fit. Gil is still questionable and is not in full training. Some good news I guess
     
  16. Revs In First :)

    Aug 15, 2001
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  17. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
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    United States
    Per the report from Pohata all players except Gil are at full training this week. Good news
     
  18. NFLPatriot

    NFLPatriot Member+

    Jun 25, 2002
    Foxboro, MA
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  19. teskicks

    teskicks Member

    New England Revolution
    United States
    Jan 14, 2002
    Wrentham, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm going to miss Paul.
     
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  20. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
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    United States
    too bad it wasn't homer brad leaving
     
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  21. A Casual Fan

    A Casual Fan Member+

    Mar 22, 2000
    #121 A Casual Fan, Feb 27, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2020
    I'm a Mariner fan. I'm very interested as to why Mariner is moving on. Or, "being moved."

    Does he have some other avenue he wanted to pursue?

    Or, was there some sort of "fit" problem - e.g., did he cost too much?; or, he was too objective at times with his commentary? etc.

     
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  22. tsb11

    tsb11 Member

    United States
    May 31, 2018
    A paul/charlie team would have been fun, if unstructured. Brad, like many holdovers from the burns era, needs to be replaced
     
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  23. WittyName

    WittyName New Member

    New England Revolution
    United States
    Feb 16, 2018
    Eureka moment. Since 2013 I've watched most Revs games on tv or in person, listened to the revs podcasts, read message boards... and I just realized Jeff Lemieux and Brad Feldman were different people. Familiar with both names so never really thought about the fact that the person I thought was a singular person had two different names. Just a very strange realization after years.

    And I also really liked Paul Mariner and will miss hearing his commentary.
     
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  24. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    That was my hope when I saw the headline.

    Maybe Davies will improve over time, but I see it as a step backward initially.

    Mariner has seemed pretty reluctant to criticize the Revs even when it seems pretty obvious. Davies has been critical of the Revs, at times - we'll see if he's able to be do so in this role.

    FWIW, the announcement said that Mariner will still be involved in some games. Maybe somewhat like the Tommy Heinsohn role with the C's.
     
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  25. Revs In First :)

    Aug 15, 2001
    Club:
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    United States
    It is long past time for Brad to pass the torch. I still can't believe we went from Derek Rae, to Adrian Healey, to ... Brad Feldman? HTF did that happen?

    Only my fellow old people will understand the following words, but I'll always have a soft spot for Adrian Healey due to his time on FNX. My band once opened for his band way, WAY back when. Good times.
     
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