'Desperate' Revs look for win in Seattle

'Desperate' Revs look for win in Seattle
April 12, 2013, 5:15 pm
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FOXBORO, MA -- Saturday will be a match of last-place teams in the MLS, as the Seattle Sounders host the New England Revolution.

Seattle is the last-place team in the Western Conference with an 0-3-1 record, while New England is the last-place team in the Eastern Conference with a 1-2-1 record.

The Revolution haven't won since their season-opener in Chicago on March 9. In four games this season, they have one goal.

The Sounders, however, have yet to win a game. And because the Revs are coming off a bye last weekend, Seattle has played two matches since the last time New England hit the pitch.

But as for the timing of that bye, Revolution coach Jay Heaps isn't convinced that this past weekend was such a good time for it.

"Yeah, I like the bye week because, from a coaching standpoint, strictly coaching, we're able to do a lot of things to prepare ourselves, and do sessions a little bit longer because we had more time without the game," said Heaps on Wednesday. "But at the same time, mentally, I think that bye weeks, you can't control, so it's always better to win before a bye week than lose, because the loss just kind of stays with you the extra week."

The Revs are coming off a 1-0 loss to FC Dallas in which they allowed the game-winning goal in the 87th minute.

So who's the more desperate club?

"I think we're just as desperate," said Heaps. "So to be honest with you, I don't know many games that we go into where we don't feel all that desperate. I think that we just don't have the luxury right now until we, as a group, have every game that we get a result in. [Saturday] is vital for both teams. We're going there, and Seattle is a difficult place to play. But I think we're going to come out and play the way we know how to play. I think both teams are still finding their rhythm a little bit. And I think that's going to be the recipe for a pretty good game."