By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com Follow @dannypicard
The New England Revolution made it clear after Sunday nights 3-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union, that its time for everyone to start playing for their jobs.
In a quick turnaround, the Revs will try to back up their words on Wednesday night in Washington D.C. against D.C. United.
Frustration has reached a season-high after Sundays loss, which extended the Revolutions winless skid to nine games. New Englands last win came back on May 14. Since then, the Revs are 0-6-3, and according to everyone involved, the only way things are going to improve for the Eastern Conferences last-place team, is if they start playing with more heart.
The return of captain Shalrie Joseph to the lineup on Wednesday will also help. Joseph was suspended for Sundays match because of yellow-card accumulation.
As one player returns, another will sit out. Midfielder Benny Feilhaber will be suspended for Wednesday because of his ejection from Sundays game after he received a pair of yellow cards.
As for the injury report, Kevin Alston (hamstring), Zak Boggs (ankle), Ryan Cochrane (foot), and Chris Tierney (hamstring) were all listed as probable on Tuesday, while Kheli Dube (whiplash) was ruled out.
A day after the Revs 3-0 loss, Revs midfielder Ousmane Dabo announced his retirement from professional soccer. Dabo signed with the club on February 11, but made just three appearances due to injuries.
This is a very tough decision for me, and Im frustrated to have not been able to help the Revolution more, Dabo said. Ive had some physical issues that I havent been able to heal, so Ive decided to retire and release the club from my contract. I very much wish the New England Revolution all of the best and thank them for everything.
We know this was not easy for Ousmane, but we respect the decision he's made, Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said. He is a true professional and provided leadership to our team this year when he was on the field. Hes had a terrific career, and we wish him all the best in whatever venture he chooses next.
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