Revs host Vancouver 3/22 2PM

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  1. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not going to blame shuttleworth for the lost but I have seen enough of his stone hands to say lets see McKnighton in there.
    Message to Jose. I understand you are not happy with the contract but don't let your teammates or the fans down....Deal with it off the field and honor your current contract to the best of your ability.
    Bengston has squandered two sitters in two games,,,,move on. I am sick seeing a hodge podge of 4-4-1-1 or 4-1-3-1 or 4-3-3 or whatever the hell Heaps seems to be throwing out there every other half Lets go traditional 4-4-2.
    ......................................................McKnighton
    Woodbine......................Farrell.........................Goncalves...................Tierney(alston if healthy)
    Fagundez.....................Rowe...........................Dorman..................Nguyen
    ........................................Mullins................Bunbury
     
  2. ProfZodiac

    ProfZodiac Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 17, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know it's St. Patrick's Day, but there's no "Mc" in Brad Knight0n's name.
     
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  3. ktsd

    ktsd Member

    Jul 20, 1999
    Bethel, CT, USA
    I agree with firstshirt's lineup... <sigh>... it's what we got. But since it IS St. Patrick's Day:

    ......................................................McMcKnighton
    McWoodbine......................McFarrell.........................McGoncalves...................McAlston if healthy(But we'll get McTierney)
    .......................................McDorman
    McFagundez.....................McRowe..................McNguyen
    ........................................McMullins................McBunbury

    'cept maybe more of a 4-1-3-2?
     
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  4. CottageRev

    CottageRev Member+

    Jun 13, 2010
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    I honestly do wish the Revs had the personnel to run a 4-4-2 - the lone striker setup doesn't serve any of our forwards very well.

    The problem is to run an effective pure 4-4-2 in MLS you basically need:

    1. A strong CB pairing
    2. Two box-to-box CMs, or one elite DM
    Otherwise you give up a ton of possession. The Revs don't really have #1 or #2 (arguably they have #1 if both Goncalves/Farrell are 100% mentally and physically, but that's stretching it).

    Until then, I'd like to see this 4-2-3-1 based on what we saw on Saturday.

    Bunbury
    Nguyen - Rowe - Fagundez
    Caldwell - Kobayashi
    Tierney/Alston - Goncalves - Soares - Farrell
    Knighton

    I'd also forget about Bengtson again and have the subs be Imbongo - Sene - Neumann to see if anyone can link up with Bunbury effectively.
     
  5. Feldspar

    Feldspar Member+

    Nov 19, 1998
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I believe you mean a Mc4-1-3-2.
     
  6. NFLPatriot

    NFLPatriot Member+

    Jun 25, 2002
    Foxboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Vancouver almost lost (salvaged a draw) despite being up a man for more than 70 minutes vs Chivas.

    I checked the game thread at halftime (when Chivas were up 1-0). and writer Marc Weber had posted this tweet at the 41' mark: "Well, guess I'll start writing my 'substitute Manneh lifts Caps to victory over 10-man Chivas' story."

    Manneh came on in the 60' and scored the game-tying goal in the 81'. Mind=blown....
     
  7. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #7 firstshirt, Mar 17, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2014
    still feelin the green beer
     
  8. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What's the deal with our number 1 pick this year? Still Injured? not match fit? not good enough to make the bench?
     
  9. SamSam

    SamSam Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Usually once a GK wins a staring spot, its his to lose, and its pretty hard to lose unless you make some serious mistakes. I think you give Bobby the start until something serious happens. Continuity in the back is important. That's also why they should put Woodbine in for Tierney and Ferrerl or Maca in for AJ and let them gain an understanding
     
  10. a517dogg

    a517dogg Member+

    Oct 30, 2005
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    If Sene could do 30 minutes two weeks ago, surely he can do 60 minutes on Saturday

    i want

    Bunbury
    Diego-Nguyen-Rowe-Sene
    Caldwell
    Barnes-Farrell-Goncalves-Woodbine
    Whoever

    I'm picking Darius Barnes at left back because Diego has barely put in a tackle in 180 minutes. Keep Barnes at home to make up for that and lets see how Woodbine does.
     
  11. RevsLiverpool

    RevsLiverpool Member+

    Nov 12, 2005
    Boston
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like the rest of your post but continuing to leave Bunbury isolated up top is a recipe for disaster, or specifically, a goal drought. We're just going to keep dropping points until someone on the technical staff figures this out.
    It's like Heaps & co have learned nothing from how last season began.
     
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  12. SamSam

    SamSam Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like the line-up, but I'm gonna go ahead and start an "i predict" line-up:
    Bunbury
    Diego-Nguyen-Kobayashi-Nueman
    Caldwell
    Tierney-Farrell-Goncalves-Barnes
    Shuttleworth

    subs Bengston, Sene, Rowe
     
  13. RedRevs

    RedRevs Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    Cambridge
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Revs will get killed with a 4-4-2. They don't have a player who is dynamic enough to cover all the ground required in a two man central midfield.

    Rowe would be too exposed defensively if he was part of a pairing and neither Dorman or Caldwell are good enough to make up for him.
     
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  14. a517dogg

    a517dogg Member+

    Oct 30, 2005
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    I think our only shot at a 2 man midfield that can maintain any control would be Nguyen with Dorman. Unless Farrell moves to midfield... he can do anything!
     
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  15. Alan

    Alan Titanium Member

    Feb 25, 1999
    Massachusetts
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good seats ... still available.
    Ticketmaster available seats 3/17 @ 6:30pm (blue dots other than the fort) overlayed on Cavern Gillette open sections.
    gillette.jpg
     
  16. a517dogg

    a517dogg Member+

    Oct 30, 2005
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    that is just depressing
     
  17. Hagbard Celine

    Oct 7, 2003
    Simsbury, CT
    I watched the "condensed" version of this game on MLS Live (they condense matches to 20 minutes). Vancouver looked awful, even up a man, and gave up a few dangerous counter attack opportunities that Chivas was unable to convert. Then Manneh came on and changed the game...best player on the field. Good on the ball, composed finish, very fast...he'll be a handful for us. Almost created the winner but it looked like he got caught between passing to the far post and shooting to the far post and it went out.

    Vancouver seems like a strange team. Scored 4 goals in their opener against NY, but then looked awful up a man against Chivas. What team will show up in NE next week?
     
  18. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    HELLO hello hello hello hello hello
     
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  19. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The 0-2 one;)
     
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  20. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
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    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Expecting rain on Saturday, which will not help with the crowd either.
     
  21. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    For a cold day in March, that looks quite good.

    The bench side is nearly sold out and the tv side is near %50. I don't know how accurate that depiction is, but if sales are what they appear to be, I'd guess that's about 15K.
     
  22. a517dogg

    a517dogg Member+

    Oct 30, 2005
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    yeah! 15,000 in our home opener after our first playoff appearance in 4 years! looks great! puts us behind average attendance for everyone except Chivas (basket case), San Jose (temporary stadium), and DCU (basket case).

    http://espnfc.com/stats/attendance/_/league/usa.1/major-league-soccer?cc=5901
     
  23. Soccer Doc

    Soccer Doc Member+

    Nov 30, 2001
    Keene, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It was minus 10 degrees at my house last night. I don't know about the rest of the fans in New England who like to watch soccer live but it's hard to get up real excitement for sitting in the stadium to watch a game. You have to be a real die-hard fan of the game to attend games in March in New England.
     
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  24. Alan

    Alan Titanium Member

    Feb 25, 1999
    Massachusetts
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I bet I know which goal song choice you voted for. :laugh:

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  25. Alan

    Alan Titanium Member

    Feb 25, 1999
    Massachusetts
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's going to be the best rain ever!
     
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