Revs surpass last season's win total as offense heats up
FOXBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- Things have changed for the New England Revolution. They've already topped last season's win total, and they're only halfway through the 2012 schedule.
With the season half over, Revolution first-year head coach Jay Heaps has found his pitch, and his players are responding on the pitch.
“Everything’s been really clicking these last four, five weeks or so. We really feel like we can commit to each and every game, to get three points,” said Benny Feilhaber, Revolution midfielder.
In fact, the Revs are currently riding a five-game point streak, a testament to the strong-footed and strong-minded group this team has become.
“We’ve got a good spirit within the team and it’s something we’ve been harping on since day one. Everything’s a competition so if we’re out here playing four on four and a team’s down and they’re trying to get that goal to get back in it,” said Jay Heaps, Revolution head coach.
Coach Heaps seems to be pulling the right strings. The Revolution may be major league soccer’s hottest offensive team, registering multi-goal games in seven of their last eight matches. And if there’s one difference with this Revs team, it’s their ability to put the ball in the back of the net.
“We could be putting more in. That’s the thing that we’re creating chances. We actually haven’t finished off as many as we’d like. I think that we’re a team that when we’re on our game, we’re creating chances,” Coach Heaps said.
“We’re pushing to go forward and try to create as many chances as possible. Our games are exciting. We’re creating chances, scoring goals, so we’re happy with the way things are going,” said Chris Tierney, Revolution midfielder.
If things continue this way, the Revs could find themselves playoff bound for the first time since 2009.