It felt a bit unnatural sleeping late in my own bed on a Saturday morning, but that’s exactly what I did today. I suppose that’s what happens when you play a rare Monday night road game.
As everyone (hopefully) gets outside to enjoy the beautiful weather this holiday weekend, the Revs will be taking off for Salt Lake City late this afternoon as they prepare for Monday night’s special Independence Day meeting with Real Salt Lake. That game will kick off at 8:30 p.m. ET and the action will be televised live nationally on ESPN2 – or, of course, you can catch the radio call on 98.5 The Sports Hub - so it’s a perfect way to round out the long weekend.
After arriving in Utah late tonight, the Revs will conduct a light training session tomorrow afternoon at Rio Tinto Stadium to help adjust to the time change and altitude. We’ll have coverage from that training session here on revolutionsoccer.net, including interviews with the players as we get their thoughts on RSL.
This will be the third time the Revs have visited Rio Tinto Stadium since the venue opened in October 2008, and Revolution fans likely don’t need to be reminded how the club’s first two trips to Sandy ended. So I’m not going to remind you. We’ll just say that hopefully this trip has a much different outcome.
After all, it’s the New England Revolution playing on July 4, America’s birthday … and as A.J. Soares would say, “America wins.”