Revs Wrap: Sporting KC keeps Revs off scoreboard
Sat, 4 Aug 2012|
One mistake by the Revs defense led to the deciding goal in this 1-0 win for KC.
Welcome around draft. From hot humid Gillette Stadium. Just lost weekend invited for one another -- don't get caught. -- -- -- It wasn't a must win but it was pretty close to one in the reds lost -- This is sort of a -- game can see good job chop it up once they got who the good. You know it it didn't feel like it should have been a crushing loss but in terms of the -- Looking forward it just puts more pressure on the that they didn't get any points out. Read that -- the longer they go without a winner without three points without jumping up in the standings the tougher it gets and the more. The more must win situation which is tougher -- they keep putting more and more pressure on himself the coaching staff the individual players. Tonight could have been a good one to gain a point get a -- get a win and gain more confidence when they've been strong earlier. Well they did that AJ -- they didn't have Kevin Alston at the back -- Darrius Barnes stepped in for just his third start of the season he's with DA now. Darius would an emotional game of that second half obviously tempers were very hot down their hot humid game what was the key to. Try to keep your head you know cool throughout the whole second half. On second half we just I mean honestly put ourselves in a hole the first so to have going to come out and you know proved that that was an us and me. Craig dusty came out a little bit better in the second half and we trying to you know keep the Boston a little more composing it in the first half but. You know game was lost in the first half we we came out blacklisted no energy. And they get and they get to go early in the in the first half when we're kind of back from there. Not to simply can't afford to do whether it's an emotional week for us. Now we have to come out -- don't come out firing then we're professionals and we have to come out here improve it. As you mentioned emotional week to the trade of Sharif Joseph affect you guys come out of that first half I mean I wanna say no but I mean -- subconsciously -- and probably. You know losing Alex over in has been a stalwart in and our midfield. Is you know something views but you know this is our team now this is -- -- the -- And at the fun way to put it out of -- got to move on and you know do the best we can't can without them and finally took just. Finally obviously be the playoffs still goal you guys how important is to play with desperation these final two months this season I think rescuers desperation. We have put thirteen twelve games left. And you know -- because my hand and -- -- -- -- in the playoffs is that timeout just sand and in talking about we have to go -- to improve it. All of -- -- -- -- the go out there -- for each other have each other's back that's something that wasn't there no tonight. No I had no some guys were in here and there but you know we were working -- as a collective unit. And and it's so. There's no it's tough loss thanks so much for the time appreciated it very Smart guys back upstairs. Well frank comments from my Darrius Barnes is one of the players quoted in the papers about -- dollars Joseph and I think -- hard on the team I think they weren't particularly effective in the first half hour match it didn't seem like there's a lack. Effort certainly that you wasn't the collective effort that they needed to to to create enough attacking opportunities when defense let down that was -- that. -- definitely ME Jay heaps is is use the word accountability and I think. I think Barnes -- emphasized that where you know they're gonna be called upon different players to step up and have a full ninety minutes of strong soccer and I think that's what he was trying to say that some didn't some -- Well a guy. Who was voted man of the match by the fans are sovereign bank man of the match Ryan guy is -- DA. Brian obviously was an emotional game down there and an emotional week for you guys what is the key to making sure everybody kind of stays focused he's accountable and kind of moves forward. Despite all the emotions. You know I think this is a is a personal thing for all of us and I think we all have to take a look at in the -- and really hold themselves accountable for everything we're doing. On and off pitch and I think unfortunately. Just wasn't their first today. In this stretch of games three guys have gone winless is there a common theme do you see your -- different things each and every night. You know it's really been. A game of kind of two parts every single match -- we have. The defensive part of the game right -- in the offensive part of the game right and we have neither part of the game right. It's really it's really going to be hard work for us now to try to put a full match together I think once we get that. And hit our stride. That's it we're going to be strong and that's what we need for the rest year. I seriously saying it's it's a little bit of desperation around these next few matches are going to be make or break you know good chance for us this was a tough one but you colonel led the charge of your teammates out toward the toward the -- and supporters groups kind of cheer those guys -- give them some applause. Other some of the best fans in the league and why is that important for you to kind of lead that charge your teammates no matter where you are the fans are. Yeah there's no there's no real word for -- I mean did in the twelfth man absolutely. And for us this year they're gonna have to be the twelfth thirteenth fourteenth man really -- we need to have them on our side. You know it's there an integral part of this club. And for all of us we really need to realize that. You know each of us have to like you said be accountable. And I do everything we can keep the momentum on our side or not we're not winning when getting points where we need to get points right now. And we really need to keep those guys and aside because there but it's it's such an important part for all of us here itself that classy move -- guy going over the supporters crew and say you guys did great jobs that go back upstairs. Well a great job by DA and Ryan and you know the fans are there is terrific fan and Ryan -- and Darrius Barnes. Hard on themselves and their teammates and this is a tough tough loss of the wrist. It is I mean you want that it is as a player. You gonna expect more out of your team more to your teammates. More of the coaching staff and it in the game like this where it's starting to dwindle down and there's you know five or six more home games. Where they know they've been good all year they need to come out with a win and he said it they you know the offense is clicking one game the defense is clicking another. And the two have never really met together and had a good solid ninety minute effort on both sides of the ball. Let's take a look at the highlights going back to the beginning when -- is tested. I shop until Barbary partially deflected. That was added to the big ball over the top with Barney trying to do you -- a -- Bloomberg does well. No pressure on the ball and that is that they did the deflection on the -- they've overcome in the -- try to get back into a guy cuts it back would. Percent it feels -- -- of these beautiful letters started tonight. Played him here both side yourself able to turn it back. Then minutes twenty a mistake the ball bounces back on -- -- headed toward McCarthy he'll -- to tell -- there and -- beautifully. He did just nice to hold your finish. Has all the day in the world just the benefit its head up -- -- -- slotted in. It was -- fourth goal of the season moving into the second half. Fernando part of weaving around here don't look after Chris security which in the cross. Into the nightfall here he didn't get -- had time and a ball goes right there's been on this day as he -- better. Just over the problems first start as a red -- odds for the to make things happen on us Ole Ole -- -- 4050 yard run up the middle because the shot on target. Every hole and actually yes he is. But very with the great -- -- then now with a nice solid saves and good effort format tonight. Your -- Budweiser bottles that Kansas -- thirteen attend the advantage in shots forestry and shots on goal just to corner kicks in the whole game. Bob wells and now won 332821. Of them committed by ask Casey in the end the revolution and it. 5446. Possession advantage after they trailed. Fifty or 49 at halftime but that's not really in it. Comfort anybody. The game is not decide -- the ball more to put the ball and that -- only one team did that tonight is Kansas City was leads to this question from our viewer when. Spencer who asks. Now that Chara is gone then presumably there's -- cap room. What is the priority is it to go for. -- world caliber striker -- to get by Carlos spoken -- might be available who's getting a little long attitude might be good for ML SU good stretches in in Europe. Well one thing I'll say is you know the reds just got Jerry Benson will be back in the Olympics sooner rather than later and embargo looked promising. But that said. They need to score more than 12 Bulls game. Right and they definitely need it another. Offensive power to emerge stage you know -- has nine goals he's been strong all season that a little you know a goal last game which is which is great. That'll slow the last in the month of July. But mean may be an offensive midfielder who can both score and create defensively that they've been. You finally got where you find that guy you find him -- -- two million dollar are on a two million dollars that you heard the numbers that he kicked around and an Olympic tournament for some of these. Top guys around the world and there are no MLS teams are in the hunt for that. Tim Cahill with just -- signed by New York. And you lose in the -- to make impact that to zero loss for. Rebels against Houston needs -- 31 years of age so that -- the right guy at the right price for any team in MLS is difficult all right let's take a look around and -- Lot of games of interest -- the revolution their fans tonight. And now Montreal. With eight to nothing win over Philadelphia that shakes things up. Quite a bit Montreal coming on strong as they start this reiterates that they're Italian stars. Into the line of great expansion here now for just -- in the Montreal -- in Columbus another game of interest. And that's a final now I'd DC united downed Columbus that helps New England to a certain extent as they look to chase that fifth and final playoff spot Toronto in action. Again and -- Heavily on Chicago that's not good revolution perspective. Draws really the only result that they would want there in the late game there's games on Sunday as well late game. Has already under way as we -- bringing additional live Real Salt Lake has been a good run. And that's a top rivalries there Colorado Real Salt Lake now being played Dick's Sporting Goods park. It's it's for the revolution like the Columbus you know having DC -- Columbus because. DC can go ahead and in puts themselves well for the tables in Columbus that like you said they're trying to catch them. Toronto with that wind -- now kind of neck and neck with the revolution so. Yeah they're they're coming up from the bottom in Philly losing that helps out as well to kind of keep them on track. -- look at these are covered standings Jeff it's not a pretty picture for the revolution updated with the finals now. As they. There's still knotted up with the Philadelphia the Montreal. Has a pull themselves up to -- thirty point mark wow look at that and I Kansas City. With a victory tonight tied at Houston back in first place. In Montreal is it still a couple games in hand the big one as is Philly Philly has I think -- game in hand on New England. But it's gonna come up to this next three -- four game stretch where they're playing in Columbus their -- Chicago so there you know in Houston so they have those where they can get those wins. And Indians start to jump and they've they've got to make up ground the next 45 games. Our let's go down to the press conference Jay heaps now. And I about what's taking. Right veteran back for those of you. To get for men on the field. Just totally changing. Trying to excellence -- halftime and out you know report could someone who -- but when it was Smart -- it. Just. Did you get friends it. I thought he Newton -- did all right. Tackle chances wanna go back with a stand. I was AM port throwing him to report touched report pass. To me -- defensive play to. Nothing matters and -- it was just one of those plays where. That was it. Bad decision with -- made to a -- And unfortunately you know. We've been punish failure for our mistakes and it's exactly tonight. On pitch one of fouls in twelve days to -- continent to heal on -- I felt like. Every time Aaron ball is now just a destructive game. Is it -- at the boys so. -- It. -- unfortunately didn't. Yeah. Yeah. If it's this team who couldn't you know -- -- came -- and boost got through isn't known him. But a couple breaks here and there couple -- -- second half than -- -- she capitalized on and you know of course. Among -- hatter and that's that's -- -- You know maybe they've sort of -- match that I don't know but yet he came out flying in and he had some some good stuff but. And the and we know it was not enough good performance is -- -- Jay -- reflective after the loss to the -- Hey guys before they host the Montreal impact on Comcast sports -- to get out to the stadium because. It is a boxing doubleheader. With the Irish and you hope Connor fighting right after. Revolution match at three boxing match points and seven Perez says via wrap things up on Brent Graham thanks have been done and done just that. We'll rest our reds wrapped crew were just talking NBA this Brad Feldman signing off. Thought for a 10 the rest lose to Kansas City tonight.