The New England Revolution began the 2012 season last weekend with a 1-0 loss to San Jose. They'll try to bounce back on Saturday night against a Sporting Kansas City club that came out victorious in their first game of the season.
The Revs allowed just one shot on goal in their season-opener in San Jose, but the most notable issue was the team's poor ball possession.
First-year coach Jay Heaps believes the team will address that moving forward.
Obviously there were some positives that we have to take away, but more importantly there are some negatives we have to address, said Heaps. I think being the first game and being what it was, we have some growing pains left and were going to address those as each game comes.
They'll have to address that soon, because Saturday's game isn't any easier against a Sporting KC club that finished last season as the best team in the Eastern Conference.
The Revs do have something going for them, however. In their last three meetings with Sporting KC, New England is 2-0-1. They'll try to keep that streak going on Saturday night, before returning home next weekend to host the Portland Timbers.