Revs look to right ship at home versus Kansas City


Revs look to right ship at home versus Kansas City

By Danny Picard

FOXBORO After beginning the season with at least one point in each of their first four games, the New England Revolution are currently looking at a two-game losing skid, and are winless in their last four matches.

Theyll try to snap that streak on Saturday night when they return home to host Sporting Kansas City at Gillette Stadium.

New England is coming off a 1-0 loss in Houston last weekend, a game in which the Revs were without captain Shalrie Joseph and midfielder Pat Phelan, thanks to straight red cards in their previous game, a 2-0 loss to Real Salt Lake.

But Joseph and Phelan return on Saturday night against Kansas City. And Revolution coach Steve Nicol hopes theyll also be playing with newly acquired midfielder Benny Feilhaber, who signed with the team on Wednesday.

Nicol said after Wednesdays practice that he hopes to get Feilhaber into the starting lineup as soon as possible, which would help the Revs get back on track.

Some of the problems we had last year were a lack of experience and passing the ball, Nicol said after Wednesdays practice. Hes a guy who, without a shadow of a doubt brings loads and loads of both. It makes sense.

Feilhabers veteran presence will start what Nicol calls a healthy competition in the Revs midfield. But the main focus this week was creating chances, in an effort to break the teams two-game scoreless drought.

The big thing for us is, we need to make chances, Nicol said. Were not going to win games, unless we make chances. And that means we have to be in the opposing penalty, to be able to get those chances. Thats really what were looking at.

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Draw with Earthquakes extends Revolution's winless streak


Draw with Earthquakes extends Revolution's winless streak

SAN JOSE, Calif. - David Bingham had his sixth shutout of the season and the San Jose Earthquakes tied New England 0-0 on Wednesday night, extending the Revolution's winless streak to five games.

Bingham, who was tied for second in MLS soccer with 12 shutouts last season, had three saves - including a stop on Diego Fagundez's shot in the 86th minute.

The Revolution haven't scored since a 3-1 victory over Chicago on Aug. 9, a stretch of more than 270 minutes.

New England (6-11-8) had beaten San Jose three straight times.

San Jose (7-7-10) has just one loss in its last seven matches. 

Feldman: Revs generated attacks by couldn’t break through

Feldman: Revs generated attacks by couldn’t break through

Brad Feldman and Paul Mariner discuss the multiple chances that the Revs had but couldn’t score a goal as they get shutout and lose 2-0.