FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The third Saturday in May assumed a special meaning for Saër Sène well before he made the move to MLS.
On that particular day, Sène long ago hoped he and his Bayern Munich teammates would vie for a chance to win the UEFA Champions League on home soil.
Although Sène left to join New England after parting ways with Bayern's reserve side during the January transfer window, he kept in touch with a few of his former teammates and watched intently as they ultimately fell short against Chelsea last Saturday afternoon.
“There was a plan for Bayern Munich from the start of the year,” Sène told MLSsoccer.com. “They were sure that they wanted to go to the final because the final was in Munich. I was in contact with some players and I was happy for them that they got to the final. I was a little bit sad that they lost, but I had [a] game [to play] on Saturday.”
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Although Sène felt badly for his former teammates after they lost on penalty kicks, he did not let their disappointment distract him from his primary task at hand last Saturday night. Sène once again played a critical role in the Revolution attack in the 2-2 draw against Houston. He created and scored both goals on the night to raise his tally on the season to six and spark his team to yet another home result.
“I was concentrated,” Sène said. “Like I've said, when the team does well, I will do my best performance. I'm happy to score for the team, but, obviously, I was sad because we lost two points in the last three minutes. I can't enjoy those two goals because we didn't win the three points.”
Sène said he has already chucked aside the double disappointment from last weekend as he and his teammates prepare to visit D.C. United on Saturday night (7:30 pm ET, watch LIVE online).
“We've practiced the whole week to be ready for this game,” Sène said. “We know what we have to do.”