Revs set for season opener on Saturday
FOXBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- 2012 didn't go according to plan for the Revolution, as first-year coach Jay Heaps saw his team struggle through a nine-win season.
Year two kicks off Saturday night, and 7's Rhett Lewis previewed what's in store for the new-look Revs bolstered by the top pick in the MLS draft.
After one year under head coach Jay Heaps, the Revolution appear headed in the right direction.
“We have better players this year. We want to be able to beat you…we also have a strong midfield; more guys overlapping, attack oriented,” said Heaps.
The Revs attacked the off-season as well, trading up to get the number one overall draft pick and selecting defender Andrew Farrell.
“All the veterans, they’re helping me out a lot, learning the speed of play and all that stuff. Obviously high expectations from everybody, not just me,” said Farrell.
The trade, the selection, the signings this offseason furthered the Revs commitment to results; a painstaking persistence to earning those three points.
“I think you’ll see as the year progresses, but we can’t just lie down and lose points, and I think that’s in the past couple years something we may have done. But this year it’s not going to happing,” said Kelyn Rowe, Revolution midfielder.
The Revs are forced to watch games in week one with a bye, only revving their excitement for the season.
“I think we wanted to play but at the same time, you’re able to get a good glimpse of our opponent,” Heaps said.
The Revs start their season Saturday, but don’t kick off their home opener until March 23.