2019 Season Preview: New England Revolution

The New England Revolution enter the second season with Brad Friedel marauding the touchline ... and the squad is undoubtedly his.

Friedel minced no words this offseason, saying, simply, the Revs need to score more goals. So, the club kept hold of Diego Fagundez, as well as the rest of last season's attack, while adding Spanish playmaker Carles Gil and Colombian forward Juan Fernando Caicedo. 

Star players

Key acquisitions and departures

Projected Starting XI

Team strengths and weaknesses

  • Strength: They have an overall identity – they're a rough-and-tumble, defense-first pressing team, and anybody who wants to play damn well better be committed to that.
  • Weakness: Once teams got through the press, they were dogmeat. The Revs weren't able to defend from about mid-May onwards in 2018, a trend that continued in 2019 preseason.

Predictions

  • Ben Baer: 11th in East
  • Calen Carr: 11th in East
  • Charlie Davies: 6th in East
  • Matt Doyle: 10th in East
  • Bobby Warshaw: 12th in East
  • Andrew Wiebe: 10th in East

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