It was time to bust out the big suitcases today as the Revs embarked upon their only multi-game road trip of the season with stops in Washington, D.C., and Denver, Colo., on the docket. The team caught an early afternoon flight out of Boston and arrived at the team hotel in the Nation’s Capital – our first destination ahead of Wednesday night’s game against D.C. United – around 2:30 p.m. following a short flight down the east coast.
In terms of the travel party, Benny Feilhaber is not on the trip to D.C. as he’ll be suspended for tomorrow night’s game after picking up a pair of yellow cards in Sunday night’s loss to Philadelphia. Feilhaber is expected to join up with his teammates in Colorado on Thursday ahead of Saturday night’s meeting with the Rapids.
One new face on the trip is 16-year-old Home Grown Player Diego Fagundez, who will be part of the game day roster in a regular-season game for the first time on Wednesday night at RFK Stadium. Fagundez has scored one goal and added four assists in six appearances with the reserve team – including the Revolution’s third goal in Monday morning’s 3-1 win over Philly’s reserves – while he’s made two substitute appearances with the first team in the play-in round of the U.S. Open Cup.
For an in-depth preview of tomorrow’s match – including quotes from Steve Nicol, Kevin Alston, Matt Reis and Chris Tierney – head here. The short version: only a victory against D.C. United will prevent the Revs from establishing a new club record winless streak (10 games) and the players are ready for a fight.
We’ll be with the team throughout its travels this week and we’ll have all the usual coverage, beginning with Revolution Soccer Gameday on Wednesday afternoon.