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May
19

My bags are packed, I’m ready to go …

It’s been almost three weeks since the Revs were last on the road, but today the bags are packed once again as the team takes off for the West Coast to prepare for a Saturday night meeting with the San Jose Earthquakes. A brief two-game home-stand to start the month of May was successful in many respects – particularly on the defensive side of the ball – as the Revs registered back-to-back shutouts in a 0-0 draw with the Colorado Rapids and a 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. Now it’s time to continue racking up points away from home.

Typically my travel day blog posts are reserved for after we’ve actually arrived in the city to which we’re traveling, but today I’m taking a bit of a different approach and posting from the bus as we make our way to the airport. We’ll be taking off from Boston later this afternoon, so it’ll be pretty late (especially on the East Coast) by the time we land and get settled in San Jose.

Because we’re landing so late this evening, today will consist of travel, sleep and not much else. There’ll be a team meal once we arrive at the hotel and after that it’ll be time to crash for pretty much the entire travel party.

Tomorrow the boys will run through an afternoon training session at the Nutrilite Training Facility and we’ll have the usual coverage, including both video and written previews ahead of Saturday night’s match. Training won’t begin until 2:30 p.m. PT, so look for that coverage late Friday evening (or at the very least early Saturday morning if you’re one who likes to get to sleep early).

In the meantime, enjoy the end of the work week and we certainly hope the weather clears up for you a bit in the Northeast.

4 comments

  1. Chris B says:

    For once I’ll bet you guys are happy to travel to the west coast, unless there’s rain there too!

  2. Arthur says:

    Forward Revolution!!

    A fan from monterrey mexico

  3. backseat says:

    So this last game got me thinking more about our formation and Lekic. On one hand, I like the defensive core we’ve now got. We’ve got 3 guys in the middle who can test any midfield group in MLS and we’ve got 4-5 guys on the back line that can shut down whatever individual talent comes our way. The outlet passes are getting better and we’re starting to see some passes and movement in the midifeld that’s looking far more assertive than tentative. I think we saw more cuts and dangerous give-and-goes in this game than any any game yet.
    The problem with this is that I don’t think Lekic fits in this system. He hasn’t shown us that he’s big enough to hold the ball up like a Casey Conner and he definitely isn’t a speedster that can make his own fast break.
    Personally, I’d like to see us go with the 3 man back line with 5 in the middle and 2 up front. I think Lekic needs to be playing with someone up front and the the 4-5-1 formation isn’t working for him. We’ve seen success historically with this formation (i.e. Coach knows) and we’ve got the pieces to give it go. That’s my two cents anyway…

  4. Manny says:

    Hey who does the scouting for the REVS he should be fired!! When are we going to get a real Forward for this team. Someone with some skill and speed. We have a good midfield now how about a real forward to help them

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