Revs look for first win since season opener

Revs look for first win since season opener
April 19, 2013, 9:30 pm
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The New England Revolution could either be happy that they have a league-high three shutouts in five games, or upset that they only have one win in those five games.

The Revs enter Saturday's match in New York against the Red Bulls with a 1-2-2 record, and that lone win came in the season opener, back on March 9.

Coming off a scoreless draw -- their second scoreless draw this season -- last weekend in Seattle, New England is clearly not upset about picking up the point. After all it's better than nothing.

"We got a point in a tough place, didn’t cave when we could’ve and really didn’t play a very good soccer game," said Revolution coach Jay Heaps about last weekend's match in Seattle. "We were not good enough offensively, but defensively we really put the work in and I think you’ve got to take that as a positive in some light and get better in the other."

The Red Bulls have played eight games this season. Still, they only have two total wins and only three more points than the Revolution.

New England looks to get an offensive spark with the return of Saer Sene for the second straight week. But they'll still be without forward Chad Barrett, who remains sidelined by a hamstring strain. Also, Scott Caldwell (right ankle sprain), Matt Reis (left knee irritation) and Juan Toja (left knee irritation) are listed as "questionable."

Regardless of who's healthy enough to play, Saturday's match in New York will be played with heavy hearts after the Marathon Monday attacks.

"We’re playing for a pretty strong nation and a pretty strong region," said Heaps. "For me, being from this area, I’m very honored to be able to represent that type of courage and strength."