Revs Wrap: Revolution vs Timbers 3/24
Sat, 24 Mar 2012|
Brad Feldman and Jeff Causey bring you the Revs Wrap postgame show following the Revs 1-0 win over the Timbers.
I'll go to red replica. From Gillette Stadium -- the revolution had just defeated the -- it never plays more help wanted nothing. Our home opener here Foxboro red velvet Jeff causey and DA -- with you for this first home edition of reds wrapped. -- the revs scored early in the they hit it over nine -- to close it out they did the job. They held on for another ninety minutes of the great showing by the -- early goal at the crowd into it gives them confidence which they think they've -- the first couple games let's throw to DA -- outside the revolution locker room down here with a -- guy guys in right just talk about that early jolt of energy got from the early -- how was that. Is is exactly what we needed that's fair. The one thing I think it's this difficult is when you do get an early goal it's difficult to hold on aspects in the first me -- nine minutes to to hold on that. And I thought we did a really good job today. -- think the from that and first minute to the ninetieth minute we worked hard. The passed ball at times. Got hectic but I think we've we held on during their. Our substance came in and did very well for it's I think all the rounds and that victory targeted Jay heaps of for the game -- asked about the the first two games he -- you know we did a good job. Try to leave that in Kansas City would ever -- the first two games we left it out did you feel that as well that was kind of turn the page today I did. For the game he said look we have and -- we haven't really been able to come into our own in the first two games. This is -- -- to do it. And I think it's it's been awhile since we've got to win and last time I remember was from -- against DC of last year and this was true win. Finally the crowd tonight I gotta love it now they they came -- droves for was rocking. Victory song was going and we are happy I appreciate the time -- -- -- thank you for Ryan guy once again got let's go back upstairs. Right guy had a good game Jaffe is filled in right back at the end and he's making a nuisance. But himself on both flanks for New England needed -- deserve that start he came -- did well last week. And then in the forty did well both sides get forward over -- overlapping runs strong defensive positioning as well. Let's throw it back down the GA was with the man who put up the shut out for the -- memories. That came into today just received shy 1000 -- you have no idea. You're tied in I don't know. It's nice get some milestones in I guess the -- -- -- That's a big one only six guys ever MLS does it feel to be in the company. I mean they've been playing for a long time. It's nice it's nice to you know set the bar and hopefully Acton -- thousand. Also they like their early goal for you guys obviously were huge would that do. I think it just gave them confidence in the last. You know for him bounce in his in the last game we didn't get a chance to. Did the game under us and play a little bit those you know this this game that we do little bit better -- you know which. You're one of the rare guys around -- that's been through kind of all of it in other highs and the lows how has this season early part of the season. Maybe different from last year. It's a lot you know we knew we had to bring in a lot of new guys and you know that they've brought in a lot of new blood in an energy in and that's really kinda. You know you can see in our play in and you know we're really trying to kind of change the way we played the last couple years and and I think. And I back congratulations on the Victor will talk to next thank you very much carries once again guys back upstairs thanks DA great work this afternoon. Just the revs looked re energize getting an early goal like that helps a lot let's take a look at the highlights how they came out of the gate gate on the front foot. And it was a terrific ball and by Chris Tierney on the opening goal first one of the season for the team we know. Oh that's very good serve Obama played the tires and really made the play -- that this started. -- definitely -- it is very good. In the box there have been players that gets himself in good position starts off the -- the ball out wide continued to run -- great finish right up to pick up. Story Joseph's at the fill in at center back for the second straight game and he pretty much gave that guy Chris -- bottled up most of the afternoon in the -- Physical physical game. Most of the afternoon here you see -- win bing cross by local Palmer. That was one of three yellow cards. In the first half and stayed one nothing the rest of the way -- It wasn't for a lack of attacking chances. No they definitely got bored and there's a couple here that does well to get off his line here but besides void in the air. Couple shots from outside and -- very it was it was one of art you brought up the get -- he was nonexistent. Kevin Alston took a hard shot there -- frank thought of coming out of the sub. Right ill advised attempt the bicycle kick started should've been a red head coach for New England but it was just the booking and get off that will be. Game. You heard me talk about people giving record great milestone -- memories. Save more -- about -- fluid this strong performance by match in the air communication distribution late in the game had a strong hands right there. I know -- Major League soccer but the reds -- football at this point. You win. Fernando hard enough put on a show here and reverence for the sport of football so we'll. Both these guys are perfect balance was better. Not the finish again that was an entertaining. Home debut for this Jay heaps revolution team head coach gets his first win let's look at your Budweiser full time. -- doesn't really matter that that. Timbers out shot the revolutions fourteen and neither has. Shots on goal in the Timbers pressing for that ball had the edge in possession. 57. To 43. Guess in the end it's always the one number that matters. It's all right do whatever numbers the higher on the out. On the scoreboard that read from Doug did well. Like guys that they've battled for 89 more minutes to keep it simple. They didn't pack it in the whole time they actually try to get bored -- aggressive and looked strong a number of -- All right Jeff we're getting here. From my DA who has some odd tweet some questions from viewers from that -- TV -- don't know what you got to you yet as you that you could always tweet us throughout the game and gave act -- TV -- two weeks out of the reps that are really good start today. Good defense as well throughout the game -- just needed to generate a little bit more often to finish the ball -- -- keys of the game for those. Well Jeff what do you think that one goal made it stand up. They outshot -- had more shots on goal they would've liked to have created more chances what is who do you think they -- enough going forward after the got the early goal. Well I think they did what they could I mean it again coming off 22 games like did you attend the sentencing Kansas City getting that early goal that would just unexpected. Really really unexpected so they did well to go up one nothing but then it was like playing like -- -- four point 00 where they they got into their flows both teams got in. You know eighteen to eighteen type of -- type of soccer but -- they wanted to try to create more they traded a couple good chances but it was more on par with what they've done the past couple him. -- one -- I don't think we match enough here playing with out did he fail -- the guy who pulls the strings in midfield Kelyn Rowe. Wasn't that obvious as an orchestrator but he did pretty well he did enough. In there that the reds got the win. -- did a lot of dirty work a lot of running off the ball created some space. More Lee went for me I mean he created a number of chances looked more dangerous like Kenny has -- But you you have a Benny and and a and a Charlie Joseph midfield. With a Clyde Simms and in behind -- but I have Joseph in the back it's definitely losing losing some opportunities in the midfield that that the other guys have done -- -- -- To keep things up. DA got another question from a viewer the error every two weeks at it's about intensity guys -- that look really good on TV. Would you guys think about the whole opening Crockett to lay down the sidelines as a -- that the of the game. Very loud a couple of standing ovation would send him off that it was definitely should Kevin Alston were two outs -- To get worked on that gave us in English as well they were all behind Jay heaps and every time she would like to again after this. It after the -- little bit they were obviously behind them I don't know if you guys can kind of sense it up there but from where ousted the home crowd is really good to -- yet amateurs top. All throughout the building and it's also early days still days that the reds are gonna have bigger crowds in this city we've seen an -- this season. I hope by afternoon game a lot of soccer tournaments around New England. But it was a great balancing point atmosphere. That never -- coming -- over until I think that kept some people at home as well I think that. You know next game I would expect to see if they get you know road win a tie a couple points on the road there's going to be a lot of hype coming back to revolution game in the crowd with Graham and -- the back four there. Kept the -- you can hear it during the some wins plays on that on the tight but work they were excited they were they were chanting in excitement shown their support the team. RAJ Yates got his first win as an MLS coach let's hear his first all press conference. No really it was it was a good start force obviously and it's not and sometimes and when you get a goal like -- change your game plan we'll -- it took us a little bit at times settling in. But I think as the game went on. You know there are things against us things were hurting us believe we fought through it now is Lewis the most special parliament was when he got tough. We got tougher. Yeah I think it was what the 3030. Seconds senator or whatever was but. I'll tell you. -- it's one of those where we were fired up from the beginning we knew that there are going to be fine so we had to make sure that we you know we came out with a with a with some energy -- a solution. Right yeah I think she took it it took at least five or six minutes I think in the end the fifth minute they had. And I -- -- in your post runner on a set piece was pretty much and mark to Matt had to make saves so. I think it only when you do get a goal like that. You know he he just -- -- to game plan and it just took us a little while to adjust and and once. Once a half went on we started do some things that but really it's. You know it's. When you get a goal like that it stresses the united did releases stress that and the game becomes it becomes harder because now that they're coming Hatcher. -- -- -- -- Yet not fated to Portland played. A very direct game in there totally. You know there -- a tough team play against they've got you know did body's strong. Then it got players come up underneath I mean Zdeno Chara all night long was running in and now making him go and Johnson Aggies. You know he gets ahead steam and there's there's not much better in the league and he is so. Hey you make sure you unit just in me and we knew that they're gonna come of that but sometimes it doesn't matter to John on board and go over to what we -- we talked about those scenarios all game I mean all we can. You're still wanna get out there it's it's a lot harder. -- -- -- I'm sect. Must say -- sayers of Clara at that Tom -- we've seen a lot from. Entry seasoning and now. If he he took a little bit and knock him and he was -- harder for him the years he's still coming back from that and he's not a 100% fit yet so Tom. Yeah I think says as he gets adjusted to his -- of our meeting it's just travel and and just kind of the entire game. To start to see that you know he he's athletic and adapt. -- All right Jeff sire send Minnesota to discussion -- Because he scored go -- All the game's only goal in the game but he also did a lot of good work aside from that he did he did well to get himself into positions good spots all the ball up top. Good first home game for him -- -- first home game for the revolution now move on to play the LA Galaxy next Saturday night on national TV but our. Next CSN. Game will be on alternate channels so I'll log on either the Comcast sports the New England -- or revolution soccer dot net for. Channel listings that's on Thursday to -- the April at 8:30 PM the reds are home next against DC united on April 14. -- point 77. Get reds -- revolution soccer done this particular provision the final score here one and nothing that reds. Their feet. The Portland Timbers and we'll talk next time on --