Revs v SJ - 10 Mar 2012 "LET THE GAMES BEGIN"

Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by firstshirt, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2000
    Location:
    Enfield,CT /NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    First game of the year. New coach, new players new attitude and the same questions to be answered:
    Who will the scoring come from and how will the back line do?
    My guess looking at today's roster
    [lineup-4-4-2]Sene,Cardenas or Brettschneider, Fielhaber, SJ, Simms, Rowe, Tierney, Lozano, Soares, Alston, Reis[/lineup-4-4-2]
    Personally I'd rather see more of a 4-2-3-1 or a variation with Simms and SJ playing deeper and Benny centrally as a few others have discussed
    [lineup-4-5-1]Sene, Cardenas, Rowe, SJ, Fielhaber, Simms, Tierney, Lozano, Soares, Alston, Reis[/lineup-4-5-1]
    Bench right now: Shuttleworth, McCarthy, Guy, Cardenas or Brettschneider, Nguyen, Barnes, and one of either Fagundez, Nyassi or Kinne.
    Things could change in the next day or two. Lechner, White or Rummstrun could be signed which could effect thes starts or the bench.


  2. cml1394

    cml1394 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    The key to this game is shutting down SJ's wingers (likely Chavez and either Baca or Salinas). If they can prevent crosses from coming in, the big striking duo of Wondo and Lenhart are next to useless. Because of this, Benny better not be playing on the left. He'll drift inside and not always track back, and especially since this game on the road that is a recipe for disaster. Despite the fact I want them to play 4-5-1 all the time, it's especially looking like the better option for this game.
  3. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2000
    Location:
    Enfield,CT /NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    NE has been prone to bone head marking of crosses from the corners. Lets home they squared that away. I do however think that as long as Tierney or Barnes are our starting LB's this will be an issue
  4. Kraft Out

    Kraft Out Member+

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    Location:
    Boston
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    I think no matter how this team lines up they won't have much width on the left. I'm ok with that, as they are really strong and creative centrally. They desperately need to get Feilhaber and Rowe closer on the pitch.

    Revs 3 San Jose 1


  5. CenterForward

    CenterForward Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Location:
    Boston
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    Per Kyle McCarthy twitter:

  6. RevFan

    RevFan Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 1999
    Location:
    Salem, CT
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    I may be a bit too focused on the most recent result, but before Saturday I thought we had a good chance for a win in the opener. With away games at KC and LA, we need at least a tie in this game. I'm going with a 1-1 draw. Saer with a goal before half.
    I will be content with 4 pts after March. Anything more is gravy.
  7. NFLPatriot

    NFLPatriot Member+

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Location:
    Foxboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    I'd forgotten that Tierney got a red card in the season finale in Toronto last year.

    Now they have to sign Lechner?
  8. Kraft Out

    Kraft Out Member+

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    Location:
    Boston
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Well Cochrane, Coria and Phelan are gone. Those were last years worts offenders IMHO
  9. Kraft Out

    Kraft Out Member+

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    Location:
    Boston
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Two months ago if you had told me Nyassi, Schilawski and Tierney would not be playing on opening day, I would have given you an open mouth kiss.
  10. NE till i die

    NE till i die Member+

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2010
    Location:
    Stoughton, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    I must say the 2012 opening day lineup will be much better than the 2011 lineup. I just don't think the result will be. 2-1 Quakes. Hope I'm wrong.
  11. KapeGuy

    KapeGuy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Location:
    Cape Cod
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    Wow. Glad I didn't tell you.

    But someone (Patfan?) owes me a beer on the wager about Schilawski starting opening day.
  12. RedRevs

    RedRevs Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2005
    Location:
    Cambridge
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    I like the positivity but no matter how many chances Rowe, Feilhaber, and Joseph create we still need a striker to finish the chance. I'm not convinced we have the guys ready to do that. I hope I'm wrong.
  13. RevsLiverpool

    RevsLiverpool Member+

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2005
    Location:
    Boston
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Country:
    United States
    Nah it's me. :D Happy to be wrong about this. In fact, trading one beer for an upgraded (on paper) forward corps is well worth it.

    No more Psycho and no more Killer. More Seneity up top this year? (too easy)

    Never liked Schilawski's game from the day we drafted him. Good luck Zack.

    I think 1-1 at San Jose is a fair expectation based on the past few years.
  14. KapeGuy

    KapeGuy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Location:
    Cape Cod
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    That was a great bet for you -- you could lose and still feel really good about it. I, on the other hand, have no consolation about owing Crooked a jersey for the Revs finishing behind DC last year . . . speaking of which, I haven't seen him here recently. Crooked . . . ?

    For this week, I have no idea what to expect. We've had horrible results on the West Coast in recent years . . . is time zone discomfort the kind of thing a smart fitness coach could fix?
  15. Kraft Out

    Kraft Out Member+

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    Location:
    Boston
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    San Jose sucks. I also think the Revs are still riding high, despite the "cup final" loss. First game under near coach will bring tons of energy.

    I think the early results will be pretty decent. Tons of energy for Heaps. Lots of young guys looking to prove themselves and being a bit naive. The true test will be after 4-5 games when teams begin to be able to gameplan for the likes of Rowe, Cardenas, Sene etc...
  16. KapeGuy

    KapeGuy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Location:
    Cape Cod
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    I hope you're right about the good start. The schedule isn't helpful -- 4 of the first 5 on the road, including 2 on the west coast. But maybe an energetic roster with newbies trying to impress a new coach is the antidote to time zone blues.
  17. Kraft Out

    Kraft Out Member+

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    Location:
    Boston
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Yeah, I think those west coast trips have more of an impact in the middle of a season. I wouldn't look to that effecting them much.
  18. CenterForward

    CenterForward Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Location:
    Boston
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    oh boy
  19. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 1999
    Location:
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    Well, as is the norm for the Revs, we can add one more that won't be playing...
    Of course, since we did such a great job of filling our roster, and adding so much talent up front, we should be just fine on Saturday! :rolleyes:
  20. huskydeac

    huskydeac Member+

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Our best forward got injured early in the 2nd half and was left on the field the rest of the match; in a preseason match, when our #9 won't even be in the country for First Kick. So now we will be without our first 2 forward options.

    On the plus side, we may only have enough forwards to field the 4-5-1 I've been wanting.
  21. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 1999
    Location:
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    Don't worry, Mike Burns is talking to some players and we should have new signings in the next 10-14 days. Or in the summer window for sure. But if not, definitely in time for next season.
  22. FriedPigeons

    FriedPigeons New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2012
    Location:
    Milford, Connecticut
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    Ireland Republic
    I can't imagine Wondo not scoring on our back line, and without our best two options on top, our offense will likely be suspect throughout the game. I say put Cardenas up top on his own, five-man midfield, I think our midfield is good enough to slot in a goal and thus give us a 1-1 draw to start the season.
  23. sputnikorbust

    sputnikorbust Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Location:
    Somerville
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    so maybe we go with:

    [LINEUP-4-4-2]Nguyen, Brettschneider, Feilhaber, Joseph, Simms, Rowe, Tierney, Soares, Lozano, Alston, Reis[/LINEUP-4-4-2]

    ?

    or maybe Cardenas instead of Nguyen?
  24. eric_appleby

    eric_appleby Member+

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 1999
    Location:
    Down East
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    I'm feeling pretty good headed into the season. Except for the forward situation. But hey, they've only had 3 years to work on it.
  25. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 1999
    Location:
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    What's the rush?

Share This Page