Yesterday, the Revolution’s youth teams traveled to Frisco, Texas, where the Under-16s will participate in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs and the Under-18s will take part in the accompanying Showcase.
The first team will follow suit later today when the Revs head to the Pacific Northwest for a Sunday afternoon meeting with Seattle Sounders FC. Kickoff from newly-minted CenturyLink Field is set for 4 p.m. ET so make sure you keep that schedule clear for some Sunday afternoon soccer.
If you’ve been following along with our preview coverage this week here on revolutionsoccer.net, you’re probably well aware of the fact that this weekend’s trip to Seattle kicks off a stretch in which the Revs will play five of their next six league games on the road. It’s a grueling stretch which will take the Revolution all the way into the month of August and how the club fares away from home in the coming weeks could well determine where it establishes itself in the Eastern Conference standings.
It all begins this weekend against the Sounders, who stretched their current unbeaten run to five games (3-0-2) with a thrilling 4-2 win over the New York Red Bulls on Thursday night. With those three points, Seattle is now tied with FC Dallas for second place in the overall league standings (although FCD has two games in hand), trailing only the league-leading LA Galaxy.
So there’s no question it’ll be a tough test for the Revs on Sunday afternoon, but they spent the week preparing both mentally and physically and they believe they’re up for the challenge. They’ll have one more training session on Saturday afternoon in Seattle – they’ll practice at 5:30 p.m. ET – and we’ll have coverage from that session available here on revolutionsoccer.net.
Stick with us for full preview coverage on Saturday (QUICK NOTES: Benny Feilhaber is expected to return for the Revolution after recovering from a right ankle sprain, while Seattle will be missing both Osvaldo Alonso and Leo Gonzalez through suspension) and complete game day coverage on Sunday.
Until then, enjoy the rest of your Friday and we’ll see you in the Pacific Northwest.