The Revolution came into Subaru Park with a flame kit under them, as Nashville manhandled them 2-0 just four days prior. This early in the season, it’s crucial for teams to have a short memory, and midweek games can help with that. In the 2021 condensed schedule, there will be plenty of Wednesday games for the Revolution.
“I thought we played well tonight,” Revolution coach Bruce Arena said. “We should’ve walked off the field with three points. That’s my conclusion of the game.”
Revs fans would agree with Arena’s assessment, as the Revs felt extremely hard done in the final moments of the game. After Teal Bunbury notched an important goal in minute 85 to open the scoring, the Union responded immediately. But should it have been a goal?
After the ball was whipped into the box by Jamiro Monteiro, Union forward Kacper Przybylko clearly elbows Matt Turner in the head. While Turner is down and injured, Przybylko is able to head it into the wide open net to equalize.
“That was a bit of an unlucky goal that we conceded,” Revs Winger Arnor Traustason said. “But that’s just the way it is.”
Nevertheless, the Revolution must move on from a tough result. After Montreal’s 2-0 win over Inter Miami, New England holds second place in the Eastern Conference. If the Revs don’t start picking up wins again, they could continue to slip even further.
The Revs have another three day rest, before suiting up against Columbus SC on Sunday night. The match will be nationally televised on ESPN.
“It’ll be good to get back home. Columbus is the defending MLS Cup champion,” Arena said about playing Columbus next. “We only saw them once last year. It’ll be an interesting game. They’ve got a real quality team … They’re bringing a really good team into Foxborough on Sunday, and it’ll really test us.”
Columbus SC rebranded this week, their new logo sending the MLS world into a frenzy. In their first game since the rebrand, Toronto FC defeated them 2-0 through Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore goals.
The Revs will look to extend Columbus’ losing streak to two as they defend Fortress Foxboro. New England is currently 2-0-0 at Gillette Stadium this season, and will begin the search for an additional three points this weekend.