Jim Dow made an interesting observation in another thread: "If anyone doubts that the Revs are capable of playing exciting, attacking soccer and staying with any team in the league they can't possibly have watched tonight. Full credit to both teams and let's hope that the players who played tonight are the core of next year's edition." There are considerable doubts because we had never seen the current edition of the Revos, more likely no edition of the Revos, ever rise to the occasion and play such a thoroughly entertaining and passionate game. In fact, we've seen nothing even remotely close from this franchise. And full props to DC United, too, who were just as up for it. It takes two to tango and to turn out a classic like last night's match. As great at last night's match was, what does that say about the rest of the matches that we witnessed this season? Are the Revos as good as they showed last night? Or was that an aberration and they greatly overachieved? How could a team that so was listless all season suddenly rise to the occasion and show so much passion? Yet what does that say about all of the dull, lifeless, boring performances that put them into the position of needing to win the final regular season match to even qualify for the playoffs on tiebreakers after tying for the worst record in the league? Why didn't we see anything remotely like last night's game prior to last night? We already know that Nicol is coming back next season. Some people used last night's game as an example as a reason why to keep him. But what does last night's game say about his inability to motivate the team and get them to play attractive soccer during the course of the regular season? If the regular season is so meaningless, then why should we bother to pay to see it? Besides saying there are no playoffs without a regular season. So what to do to make the regular season more meaningful and potentially attractive? The Revos won only 8 of 30 regular season games, and only 1 of 3 playoff games. That's 9 of 33 matches. Those are facts that can not be disputed or glossed over by one match. Both teams gave us a real classic last night. We can't expect that all of the time, but we also never got anything close in the previous 32 matches. So, did the Revos greatly overachieve for one night? Or did they severely underachieve all season long? And if whichever side you take, why would you want to keep the core of the current roster?