Crew@Revs 10/23 During and Post-Game

Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by johnh00, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. johnh00

    johnh00 Member

    Apr 25, 2001
    CT, USA
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1-0 to the good guys from Avery John. :eek:

    29th minute...
  2. MrSangster

    MrSangster Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What a great cracking shot! Look like he hit with a little on the outside of the foot. The ball seemed to really dip and bend.
  3. Danizinho

    Danizinho New Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Nice blast by AJ.

    Pats should consider signing Matt Reis. He even held onto the ball while fending off Edson Buddle with only his left.

    P.S. Mr. Sangster: What was your final result today? All I could see was your team on the attack. We won 2-1. Second week in a row we've beaten them by the same score (I hate these Cup matches).
  4. johnh00

    johnh00 Member

    Apr 25, 2001
    CT, USA
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unreal shot, especially given the source. I would have bet the house he would never score a goal except with his head. I think this was only the Revs 2nd goal from outside the 18 all year. As far as I'm concerned, he can feel free to rip off a shot from 30 any time he wants. :)

    Reis with a major gaffe in stoppage time, holding on to a ball for too long and giving up a free kick. Paule had a nifty shot off the indirect kick, but Reis made up for it with an alert save.

  5. swedcrip34

    swedcrip34 New Member

    Mar 17, 2004
    How do we thank your announcers for spoiling the DC@MET game?
  6. mswietek

    mswietek Member

    Aug 16, 2004
    Norwich, CT
    When you find out let me know. I would like to use the same method to thank them for having the most boring, monotone, rambling color commentary in professional sports.
  7. ProfZodiac

    ProfZodiac Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 17, 2003
    Boston, MA
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I checked the score online after finishing my little Parents' Weekend tour and turning on the Sox game.


    I guess the season really doesn't begin until the last month and a half.
  8. Tobas

    Tobas Member

    Jul 22, 2004
    Littleton, MA
    I was sitting in the fort for this, the ball did a massive swerve. The initial shot was going to Busch's left. Busch started to lean that way, then the ball took a bend back to his right. Busch could not recover from his misjudgement in time. A well struck ball with sweet bend.

    All three in the back played a good game. Plus, with having 5 in the midfield we were able to clog up the Crews attack most of the time before it even got started.

    Back to back wins for the first time all season, can you say peaking at just the right time! Lets make it three in a row next week.
  9. Danizinho

    Danizinho New Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Revolution defeat Columbus Crew 1-0 in Game One
    New England takes lead in Eastern Conference Semifinals on Avery John goal
    New England Revolution

    Foxborough, Mass. - The New England Revolution defeated the Columbus Crew
    1-0 in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinal at Gillette Stadium.
    Revolution defender Avery John scored his first career MLS goal in the 25th
    minute to give the Revs the victory. New England's victory snapped Columbus'
    18-game undefeated streak, which extended back to June 26, a 2-1 loss to the
    Colorado Rapids, in the regular season.

    With both teams aggressively trying to take control of the game, the first
    yellow card was issued in just the 4th minute of the match after Revolution
    midfielder Shalrie Joseph tackled Crew midfielder Simon Elliott from behind.
    Elliott was carried to the sideboards on a stretcher, but returned to the
    game two minutes later. Referee Michael Kennedy issued the yellow card in
    the 4th minute.

    New England had an opportunity to get on the board in the 13th minute when
    midfielder Steve Ralston crossed the ball from the right flank into the area
    where Twellman was waiting on the left post. Twellman hit a first-time
    volley, but the ball went over the crossbar and out of play.

    In the 19th minute, New England got another opportunity off of a free kick.
    Elliott fouled Revs midfielder José Cancela and New England was awarded a
    free kick on the right flank outside. Ralston served a ball into the
    goalmouth where Joseph ran onto the ball. Joseph took an initial shot that
    was stopped by Crew goalkeeper Jon Busch. With Joseph going after the
    deflection, he fell into a heap with Busch and two Crew defenders, however
    Busch covered the ball at the near post.

    The Crew received their first opportunity to get on the board in the 22nd
    minute, when Elliott took a free kick from the right flank. The ball went
    across the area and past the left post. Crew midfielder Duncan Oughton ran
    in from the left flank in an attempt to slide the ball just inside the left
    post, however his timing was off and the ball went out over the endline.

    The Revs would get on the board first when John scored his first career MLS
    goal in the 25th minute. Ralston served a ball from the right flank to John
    in the center channel. John shaped to shoot, then dribbled the ball up ten
    yards. From 25 yards out from the left post, John struck a powerful, dipping
    shot into the upper right corner past a diving Busch to put the Revs up 1-0.

    Both teams fought for scoring opportunities throughout the rest of half, but
    neither were successful. At the end of added time in the first half, the
    Crew was awarded a direct free kick after a scuffle at the top of the area.
    Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis was holding the ball at the top of the area
    when Crew forward Edson Buddle stepped in to pressure. Columbus prepared for
    a free kick at the top of the area just outside the right post. Crew
    midfielder Ross Paule took a shot that was aimed for just under the
    crossbar, however, Reis palmed the ball up and over the crossbar as the
    whistle blew to end the first half.

    New England had a chance to double their lead in the 62nd minute when Revs
    defender Marshall Leonard took his first shot of the match. Joseph served a
    ball up the left flank to Twellman on the touchline. Twellman, standing just
    outside of the left post, knocked down an angled header back in front of the
    goalmouth that Leonard was able to fight through the defense and run onto.
    Leonard took a left-footed shot, but Busch was able to get in front of the
    ball and keep the Revs lead at one.

    Columbus had another opportunity in the 77th minute when forward Kyle
    Martino took a shot on goal. Getting onto the end of a crossed ball from the
    left flank, Martino took two steps right before firing a blast to the left
    post. Reis dove to his fight and tipped the ball out past the post and over
    the endline.

    New England went close in the 83rd minute when Twellman carried the ball in
    to the top of the area from the left flank. When Twellman was swarmed by the
    Crew defenders he passed an angled ball toward the right post. Revs forward
    Pat Noonan ran onto the ball, but was not able to make contact and the pass
    went out over the endline.

    New England and Reis went through five minutes of added time to keep the
    score sheet clean. The match was the first full shutout playoff match that
    Reis has posted in his seven-year MLS career.

    The Revolution will travel to Columbus, Ohio, to face the crew in Game Two
    of the Eastern Conference Semifinal at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 31 at
    Crew Stadium. That match will be broadcast live on ESPN2.

    CLB - none.
    NE - John (Ralston) 25'.

    CLB - Busch, Fraser, Sanneh, Marshall, Hejduk, Elliott (Washington, 63'),
    Oughton, Paule, Wingert (Szetela, 90'), Martino, Buddle (Cunningham, 51').

    Substitutes Not Used: Jordan, Akwari.

    TOTAL SHOTS: 7 (Buddle, Paule 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (four players tied);
    FOULS: 16 (Oughton, Buddle 3); OFFSIDES: 3 (Buddle, Marshall 1); CORNER
    KICKS: 4 (Elliott 3); SAVES: 2 (Busch 2).

    NE - Reis, John, Heaps, Pierce, Leonard, Dempsey, Cancela (Dorman, 77'),
    Joseph, Ralston, Noonan, Twellman.

    Substitutes Not Used: Warren, Baker, Belleh, Brillant, Kamler, Thompson,

    TOTAL SHOTS: 6 (Twellman 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (John, Leonard, Joseph 1);
    FOULS: 20 (Heaps, Joseph 5); OFFSIDES: 1 (Noonan 1) CORNER KICKS: 3 (Ralston
    2); SAVES: 3 (Reis 3).

    Misconduct Summary:
    CLB - Buddle (y - tackle from behind) 26'; Fraser (y - pushing, holding)
    NE - Joseph (y - tackle from behind) 21'; John (y - reckless foul) 58';
    Heaps (y - tackle from behind) 82'.

    Referee: Michael Kennedy
    Referee's Assistants: Craig Lowry, Steven Davidson
    Fourth Official: Abiodun Okulaja
    Attendance: 5,679
    Time of Game: 1:55
    Weather: Cloudy and 54 degrees
  10. Beast_Ed

    Beast_Ed Member

    Jul 15, 2003
    Boston MetroWest
    Does anyone know if the cards accumulate to the next game ? What's the policy, please explain thanks.



    Misconduct Summary:
    CLB - Buddle (y - tackle from behind) 26'; Fraser (y - pushing, holding)
    NE - Joseph (y - tackle from behind) 21'; John (y - reckless foul) 58';
    Heaps (y - tackle from behind) 82'
  11. Soccer Doc

    Soccer Doc Member+

    Nov 30, 2001
    Keene, NH
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    What a great outing by the Revs. They outplayed and out hustled the Crew most of the night. This is the team we thought we would have this season. My only complaint is that we should be heading to Crewville up three goals. We created the opportunities but we still are not converting as well as we have the past two season.

  12. revsrock

    revsrock Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    Boston Ma
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    What they aren't suppose to announce other games score's?
  13. goussoccer

    goussoccer Member+

    May 23, 2001
    Avon, CT
    There were some times during the game we were playing some of the best soccer the Revs have ever played. This was really for most of the first half. In fact, during the first half it was some great back and forth soccer. All we need to do now is tie away and we get through.

    Kudos to the defense for holding on to their shutout under pressure.
  14. NER_MCFC

    NER_MCFC Member

    May 23, 2001
    Cambridge, MA
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A result that reflected the game itself. There's a reason the Crew haven't lost in so long. The Revs had a lot of good attacking play, but the Yellow Men made a lot of good defensive plays too.

    I thought that Joseph and John were our best players overall. Ralston and Noonan seemed out of sorts, and Dempsey seemed to run out of gas in the 2nd half. Twellman looked better defensively than he was on the attack. Heaps put in typically up-and-down performance; the good plays were quite good, and none of the mistakes cost us.
    I don't remember ever seeing Leonard so consistently involved in the attack. He seemed to be playing left back much of the night, and there wasn't anybody cocsistently in front of him that I recall.
  15. lkeniston

    lkeniston Member

    Mar 20, 2003
    Richmond, Va.
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Monster win! Shame we couldn't have gotten more than one, but I'll take it
  16. swedcrip34

    swedcrip34 New Member

    Mar 17, 2004
    They can do what they want but it'd be nice to here a warning first. If they realized there are people out there that want to watch both games, it'd be considerate to do so. Instead the graphic just pops up with the score without warning.

    NFL doesn't schedule 2 games at the same time.
    MLB is so fragmented you can really watch 2 games at once and it is best of 7 anyway.

    Can't properly watch 2 soccer games at once. I knew they'd announce the score but was hoping they'd give me warning (didn't expect it to happen though).
  17. MrSangster

    MrSangster Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Danizinho - check your PM. We tried to attack like the Rev's did in the first half!

    Only 5600 in attendance. That's a shame that the games were played at the same time as the Red Sox. Should have made it a REv's / Patriot doubleheader to boost our attendance numbers! We'd hit Craig's 300,000 number by the fifth game.
  18. revsfan21

    revsfan21 New Member

    May 20, 2004
    Weymouth, MA
    I was talking to Shalrie Joseph after the game and he said the team was making fun of Avery for practicing shots from halfway at practice. I guess it payed off.
  19. verybdog

    verybdog New Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    You kidding? That's called soccer instinct. He has it.
  20. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA

    Uh, yeah... they actually do.
  21. goussoccer

    goussoccer Member+

    May 23, 2001
    Avon, CT
    The points from cards are reset for the playoffs, but you do accumulate points during the playoffs just like the regular season. Hence, everyone is still available for the next game.

    The Revs played an awesome game. Their passing and movement was great. Once again they need to work on their finishing, but what a team effort last night, it was truly beautiful for consistent stretches.

    I think Leonard Marshall was playing left mid rather than left back.

    Matt Reis' brain fart almost cost us, but he made up for it with a great save on a fantastic shot.
  22. idiot wind

    idiot wind Member

    Mar 12, 2004
    A nice result for the Revs but an eyesore for the league. At least the Revs had a strategy, Columbus looked clueless. They're in trouble.
  23. Ultra Peanut

    Ultra Peanut New Member

    Jun 3, 2004
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :confused: so you're saying "let's try to hurt Twellman" is not a valid strategy?
  24. REV IT UP

    REV IT UP Member

    New England Revolution
    United States
    Jul 12, 2004
    San Francisco
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It looked to me that Columbus had a typical case of under estimating the Revs. They went out there with no game plan and we went out there with fire in our eyes, ready to stand up to this unbeaten team. The second half kind of showed me that the first was A) The revs going at right from the start, and B) the Crew not really tryng. My probelem was that i think B was the deciding factor, because in the second half the crew seemed to be in our half alot which mean that they can pressure us, and that they just had a bad first half. The revs did put a few great plays together however, especially that overlapping run durring the free (I beleive it was Twellman who made the overlap) that play was tricky. So the revs did well, they took advantage, Avery had a clear crack on home shot and took it well. I just wan to give the Revs a heads up that the Crew can play better then they did last night, especially at home.

    So next game i do not want to see the revs fall back on there 1 goal buffer, but attack like they did in the first half, and do not panic and rush up field like they did in the second half. Keep it cool, pass to the open man, and find the player making the smart run into the box.

    I would also like to see the revs play more final balls on the ground. I just don't think that we can attack fromt he air, and Avery's shot is a little bit of proof that we are better at finishing balls with our feet then our heads. So take it the middle and find the through ball pass, and finish it in the back of the net.


  25. scrub

    scrub Member

    Oct 12, 2000
    Game was pretty good I thought.

    The Revs took control of the game in the first half, and that is a rare sight. I think they showed a lot of hustle, defended high which was great, passed it out of trouble, and generally dominated midfield. Few quality shots for the crew, while we were poised to score at any moment. Of course better finishing would have been better but this was a good solid half.

    Second half was more even and tipping to the crew, but we held on and even showed some opportunities.

    We definitely came to put a bit of hurt on the crew (coach confirmed this on a tv interview) and I think the crew came right back at us, or rather twellman. He was starting to get whacked out there.

    NOTE: one thing twellman did in this game better than I've ever seen him do is keep space between himself and the defender when receiving the ball. As a result he kept possession and the attack could move forward. The bad habit he has had is to let the defender crack into him as the ball comes in. It's as if he and noonan had some kind of clinic on just this tactic, and it showed. Kudos to the coaches for correcting this.

    Twellman was a champ out there defensively too. Except for finishing, great game for him.

    Can't wait for the next game!

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