Revolution-Union preview

Revolution-Union preview
March 16, 2013, 12:45 pm
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FOXBORO -- The New England Revolution couldn't have asked for a better start to the 2013 regular season.

They defeated the Fire in Chicago 1-0, thanks to a goal from Jerry Bengtson. And now, they'll look to bring a 2-0 record back to New England for next weekend's home opener against Sporting KC.

But to do that, they'll have to defeat the Philadelphia Union on the road, who has begun the season with a win and a loss.

"Philly's very good at home," said Revolution coach Jay Heaps. "I think they possess a pretty dynamic team in how they attack. They just recently went on the road and changed up their formation and got three points. But I think they're a team that knows how to play at home. We're going into their environment. We've actually played well there the last two games there, but we unfortunately came away empty-handed. So this year we want to go in and get something."

If the Revs look to improve upon anything from their season-opening win, it's limiting turnovers and converting on more of their scoring opportunities.

"We had a game plan, we executed it well," said Heaps. "A couple of their chances came from areas of the field where we turned the ball over. So we have to credit [Chicago] for really good pressure. But we have to be better and smarter in certain situations where they're going to put pressure on us.

"Overall, I really liked the way we finished the game strong," added Heaps. "[Chicago] really didn't have much. And that's how we want to go on the road and be clinical with our finish. We had a couple more chances that I would have liked to have put away, but fortunately we got the goal."