There’s no secret that this New England Revolution team is not a good one. The excuses pour in from Bruce Arena and his staff, while they fail to fix the on-field product. The past five games have been something straight out of a bad movie. A once-dominant team loses every game in the most dramatic of fashions. In their visit to face Inter Miami CF, it was just more of the same.
The difference in this game was that the start was not actually a bad one, as Justin Rennicks notched his first ever MLS goal. Immediately, the Revs’ defense fell apart, allowing Leonardo Campana to score two goals in six minutes. Miami had only scored one open play goal the entire season, and had two in the early goings. The team was asleep, Justin Rennicks being the only spark. Even Carles Gil looks defeated out on the pitch, as seen through his body language.
Some life was handed back to New England, that they perhaps may not have deserved. Damion Lowe crashed into Rennicks inside of the box, earning a penalty kick for Carles Gil. Gil converted to the right side of the goal for his third penalty make of the season already. One would think so many spot kicks would help propel a team to victory.
The reality is that it did not indeed help propel the Revolution to victory. In an incredible turn of events between Brad Knighton and Omar Gonzalez, mistakes that may make fans question how exactly they are professionals, Campana poked a free ball into an empty net for a hat trick. Campana’s three goals were probably all the easiest goals he’ll ever score in his career. This all happened right before the ninety-minute mark.
New England’s many problems continue to get exposed, this time in a 3-2 loss to Inter Miami CF, a team that is regarded as one of the very worst in MLS. It is true that Adam Buksa and Gustavo Bou were absent, but the excuses from Bruce Arena and his poor off-season will not help the team move up the table. The loss puts the Revs in last place in the Eastern Conference, tied with the Miami, team they fell to. The New England Revolution have gone from first to worst in rapid succession, and that won’t be changing until the roster sees a revamp.
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