Revs Wrap: Revs shut out Red Bulls
Sun, 8 Jul 2012|
Brad Feldman and Jeff Causey bring you analysis and post game interviews and reaction from the New England Revolution's 2-0 victory over Red Bull New York.
-- -- coming to you live from Gillette Stadium in Foxboro the New England was. Was it just beat the New York Red Bulls by -- score. -- -- -- -- -- meant a lot of -- in just a moment. The Jeff the revs had a great first half and then they did enough in the second half to see it out got the second goal. And they they're now unbeaten in five it's now -- seventeen games in all competitions since New York has come spiritual stadium and gotten a win against the reds who have -- New York here. Foxboro they definitely have the reds came out like he's had a great first that put a lot of pressure on the back line and keeper came out with one quality goal. -- good -- first first game that's awesome for him. And then again the midfield to shut these guys down second half. Different different situation New York came out at the run possession but again they did what they had to do to come -- with another goal and a good shot went. Yeah I imagine Bobby shuttleworth he's with DA now outside the locker room guys. Thank you guys body it didn't happen appearance yet coming into tonight and that he stepped in there and pitch a shut out what's the key. Sustained. Prepared and ready to go when your name is called. Yeah I think it starts you know training -- you know preparing every week like you're going to be playing and that's something that the staff is really on an analysis that we got to be professional and -- every day and work hard you know to all all the right things. This is obviously an offense that has a lot of talent like -- lot of scores on the board. And today you guys did a great job defensively you as well in between them in in frame so what's the key against an offense that this explosive. Think a big thing for us and I was Murton -- really well you know it's tightly kept everything in front buster picked up runners. You -- back -- stayed tight it was really good in the -- as often. You know we managed to keep China. You seem like you were aggressive attitude today you very vocal out there do you feel more comfortable as the years have gone on in that role in current director of the troops will be back there. Absolutely I mean you know as my career has progressed I've gotten you know more more games and you know that that that comfort level raises every time you get on the field so. You know definitely I -- I'm in my fourth season now and each year you you know you are not a rookie anymore McCutcheon zone it's time to step up and. You know you vocal leader score she looks good one appearance -- -- job congratulations Bobby shuttleworth guys back upstairs. Just. The preparation you know you're in that situation you've been in the presumed starter you've -- -- the guys fighting to get off the bench. But the bottom line is Bobby shuttleworth has been handled himself like a pro for. Force yeah nearly four seasons now and Jay -- said he's learned the chance to get there was so much it. Reese is getting punished by being sent down it's a dead bodies being rewarded. Absolutely and that's what you know that's what a play any player wants is to say I mean here day in and day out. I've been here doing quality stuff I want to get reward of the game and it it can't come out with a shut out. Good -- zero the first first team that's awesome which makes it tough for. The coach to say okay. Q why don't die that's what a backup wants to do they wanna push the starters and just make it seamless when he enters the game. Now we got the shutout you got the win part of the reason got the win his league when you scored the game winning goals with DA now. -- that first half you got its only good offensive chances created a lot of opportunities only scored the one time -- what were the keys for you guys in that first 45. I mean you know just it's time personal high and when it up there and just play Qwikster the midfield so we create chances and you know affords opportunities. You finally buried one so. How did you see that play unfolded in what was the -- on the yeah just you know we clinic with their midfield and then you know lighted trees and we just kind of spread out that way in the interest kind of -- up for it. And that was fun. With the best pass. Through a tough job. This week guys at -- player that of course Jerry Benson who to score tonight that second goal. What is she brought to the table how do you see maybe his role fitting into it with the forwards. Yeah I mean you know is all about just in more training in more continuity with the players so well. But you know like you agree that the -- I mention you know with his runs in these great runs and he's got good pace so that we can find a monstrous defense. Once again a win at home and Gillette Stadium has been fortunes Foxboro just how important is to keep that home field advantage the way that it is it's huge you know any time. You know we get no point in her win at home it's it's huge you know it makes. The opposition from here makes it very hard and play -- with the game winner tonight let's go back upstairs. Thanks DA and and probably big things in the revolution nation to the win for scoring but timely and game winning goal. Jeff what did you see from the injured. Again rapped about we said you know he said he he comes and competes he was running after balls chased defensively which at the a defender you hate when a four had a lot of energy and runs down. But the midfielder on the defensive side it's great to see a four track him because that helps everybody else react behind them and push for which creates for a total team defense. Well the revolution had total team effort let's look at the highlight style in the back to the beginning in the first half with -- are on the front foot and -- starting center forward Blake Brent Schneider. And he nearly guys on the end this league win service to make one northern. And -- puts him in there you want the power this patterns it's a little -- there but again they're in the danger -- those strikers enjoy -- -- Kevin Alston. Retired terrific dribble run by Kevin in the shop right. Again Chris Snyder in their first second attempt on goal. -- -- -- great -- -- -- -- -- there but again they're knocking on the door early forties for many years ago Chris Tierney the assist leader now for the reds but the fact. Wind driving with the right. Use the -- despite the fact that. Steve here he draws two -- three defenders give them space for -- to have a free shot from one yards down. Flyers send the team's leading goal scorer did not get on the score sheet tonight but he's very involved and great pass there floors screens and and put it on -- and send love to have that freedom out on the left side. Scott why good target but again put himself in the that he. Sort of play set up man they're not nearly playing golf or off. Coach. That you love the sound effect but there greatest -- we'll let it creates -- Baylor -- -- on the physical. You are looked to answer back trailing by just one in the second half show went very influential throughout the game. In your place to Kenny Cooper the leading scorer for the Red Bulls. That's like we've got eleven goals this year again they put him in. Danger areas. And back the other way it's been nearly scoring after coming on this job it is -- was another substitute charge of the place and -- a -- shot just blocked by the keeper of offensive there Tony -- home. Very good one to which showery and then they come in on the deeper -- just hold up very. To start. There's revolution careers somebody must be pregnant I didn't want. Speculate on any injuries or pregnancy during the telecast resident -- shots fifteen to twelve here. Budweiser finals that cheap shots on goal line with three in favor of New England. It's actually your over the edge in corners eighth before they had a big edge in possession as you off well -- your present game try to come back. But in the end it was really New England. Controlling the game in they didn't panic after they can have those let downs that I do. -- -- really point his comments after. The Seattle game that one or two little. One or two little mistakes. Have been the difference between getting one point for just three. One point verses you know you're zero point first one and that's -- -- -- and and the leaders of the pack in the Eastern Conference tonight was the kind of victory that it gives them confidence that they can play good team albeit minus a couple key guys but she out -- victory when they let them 24 minute he didn't have any of those crucial let doesn't really that one chance by Cooper from outside the box and then that nearly nearly put. Your back -- in the game but other than that they're pretty tight. That's -- it's shown the growth in depth of this team throughout the season early on their they're having decent chances but they can't put a game away and then actually make mistakes that to lose that are to tie it. Now they're kind of Corey in his opportunities were there to have the pride and in. You know that the quality now that they've shut teams out create the points at home in the three points at -- put themselves in a great position for -- to make a good run for the playoffs. They have another big Eastern Conference game coming up in six nights here at Gillette Stadium. On the fourteenth they host Toronto FC who have been somewhat rejuvenated under Paul Merrill they lost. Earlier in the day to Philadelphia away from home. But the big opportunity before a three -- -- -- expansion Montreal but it's never easy going up just -- -- -- stadium up there. And then sporting Kansas City who did the fallen off. It's earlier in the season but still it's a hornet's nest I was strong sporting part. And in Philadelphia. Who also made a coaching change one bit today. That's never been easier away game for the -- is a very crucial busy stretch I would say keep your docket in your suitcase to make sure you're fresh off. The prescriptions you two faced all that because you're going to be away a lot later in July. It how do you -- when. When you -- player. And you look at a busy stretch like that where you know -- we heard Clinton's talk that live telecast. You can do lose touch at the top of the pack or leverage yourself right back into contention is to show up every day bring your best or you look forward. Through three or four games -- into -- knowing that your energy is how we look at that at the schedule in front of us. I think it's players you just see the next game ahead of -- at the coaching staff you start to manage the situation and and in the in the games and advance. But again winning is contagious and so is losing I think. You know early on it was they were losing contagious now they've gotten highs in wins and that's contagious atmosphere and -- Influence is -- taken over and then tense and he's brought it out news talked about with Benny that intensity has come to their major players in the push to the whole team. -- let's hear from Jay heaps right now. Yeah I think. Knows who's a hard fought match by -- not a first half was really good in in the second half. -- I think it healing up a goal and in your home and we worked on the first Avant that they had a pretty good place chances. But overall. In the NFL we had more -- -- But the emotional for half but credit you for fighting. This is nice it signaled it -- you know technically. -- lap Patrick -- Franco have for seventeen forever frank. And -- the -- stuff honest it's the real stuff. But -- round. -- Have. I'm not -- had a -- holes I mean I don't I don't want these last year as any type of measuring stick I think it. We're different group we have different. Mentality just like. Who are different -- -- teams that never really get around here in 0567. And I think it. Will weird bird we have different. Style plan -- different personalities so to compare. You know I think would be in the short -- and -- and I think from where I end. Unfortunately. We've let a couple games get away from us and and I don't I don't love up but I like that our team. Works hard at home. Plays well at home in and makes our teams play -- is here. But in the -- I think we we -- room for improvement in and that's that's tighter on and don't want these last years any type of compared. -- -- -- Here it's really about. Your plans advancing. Yet put his sixtieth -- am score from. And -- tonight. Wish. Not. It's -- its not an easy transition I mean he literally signed his contract and join our team within less than twelve hours so. I think it we have to manage expectations and make sure that he. You know -- -- well and -- he's done he's he's coming in he's he's getting nosed team with to drum up -- you know from more than that would have been unfair to him but. That -- kind of game where we want him to fight for -- is all -- itself was on an island with one striker and -- -- just kind of open up defense. What I think you're gonna seem almost like he scored way to poachers Cole he's offside in on the first part of Bill Clinton and he comes back onside -- He fights off the goalkeeper scores in -- -- does his cannibals and and we need some of the -- So the revolution at the halfway point of their season now you can see the scale their way up the table but it it's it's congested in there. And they've -- level of performance are still going to Montreal won one. Right now but there and closer touch after getting -- free points it's really six pointer against New York. Jeff they have double their -- -- from this time last year that is a very big difference so you hear Jay -- I don't wanna compare. The current team to the 2011 -- -- but also not -- there really is strong teams that you play on under Steve Nicol in 050607. It's just an improved product more fun to watch more exciting to get a result that it. Actually he's not gonna like you said he's not gonna use last year the -- as a measuring stick which is I respect him for that -- this -- his own thing new players new staff new situation for them. They're building on it. Now they've got -- you know a good streak going. If fortress Foxboro behind us here where they wanna make it tough and they've done that now they wanna win this. And it -- you know with all these Eastern Conference games coming up they've got to get some points in her Clyde -- say it's really important we get three at home and they start getting points on the road. Are able to -- try to keep the five game unbeaten streak alive against Toronto you can see if I Comcast sports net New England next Saturday. Texas Saturday July the fourteenth 7:30 PM. If you wanna get out of the game call 1877 get rid of a lot of revolution soccer dot -- for ticket information so if -- -- -- -- -- up from here but I think. -- -- got a shot just in the restaurant actually risky. 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