Revs search for goals and points on Saturday

Revs search for goals and points on Saturday
April 5, 2014, 11:30 am
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After a weekend which saw both D.C. United and the New England Revolution make substantial progress in their 2014 campaigns, both clubs will look to further their success when they square off on Saturday at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. The match will be held at 7:30PM EST and be available on myTV38 in the New England area, the D.C. United website for those who live in the D.C. Metro area, and on MLS Live in the rest of the U.S..

If there is any club that D.C. United would want to emulate as they look to come back from a three win season in 2013, it would be the New England Revolution. After making the MLS Cup finals in four times in the mid-2000s (not to mention winning the 2007 U.S. Open Cup,) the club placed itself into rebuilding at the end of the decade. Revolution management have taken a model very similar to that of Sporting Kansas City where the club heavily invested in their Youth Academy. Eleven of the club’s twenty- four man roster were either drafted by the club or signed through their Youth Academy.

The club has also been prudent at making cost-effective signings from the international market. Defender Jose Goncalves, the 2013 MLS Defender of the Year was signed on loan from F.C. Sion last season while forward Saer Sene (16 goals in 49 matches) was picked up off of the Bayern Munich second team. While neither of these players moved the media needle like Defoe or Bradley, both of them are critical pieces to the Revolution’s recent success and Coach Jay Heaps’ game-plan for Saturday.