Revolution

BSJ Match #8 Breakdown & Ratings: Revolution 1, Sporting KC 0 — Caicedo makes presence felt

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Luis Caicedo (Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Revolution took down the best team in the Western Conference on Saturday night in Sporting Kansas City. The only goal of the game came when Teal Bunbury finished a scoring opportunity in which he was called offside. The play went to the VAR (Video Assistant Referee) and after further review, the goal was awarded because the initial pass was made by Sporting Kansas City's Roger Espinoza.

This result puts the Revolution at 14 points out of a possible 24 after eight matches played. This is a great start for the group under their new head coach and they are getting decent results against quality opponents. The first quarter of the MLS season has passed and the Revolution are within five points of the Eastern Conference leader (Atlanta) and within three points of NYCFC.

Let's look at the starting 11...

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The starting 11 remained the same after last week's game against Columbus. In the midfield, Wilfried Zahibo sat in front of the centerbacks, Diego Fagundez sat in behind Teal Bunbury and Luis Caicedo floated into the remaining spaces in the midfield when necessary. Juan Agudelo got the nod for the second week in a row which placed Scott Caldwell on the bench to start.

THREE TAKEAWAYS

A better start