Sweeney: The Route 1 Roller Coaster ride continues with draw vs. Atlanta

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FOXBOROUGH — Maybe you’ve noticed: As the 2018 season evolves from day to day and week to week, the narrative -- much akin to the old Flyer Comet at Lunenburg's defunct Whalom Park -- surrounding the New England Revolution evolves just as equally.

Just this past weekend, we lamented a rubbish defensive performance by The Boys In Blue as they gave up two leads to Vancouver. The week before, we decried a rather muddled performance against Columbus.

Before that, we declared — in the heat of the moment and all that — that the past seemed like ancient history as the Revolution survived the defending champions. The week before that, Montreal. No need to delve back into that atrocity.

(Well, unless you really, really want to bang your head against the wall for giggles and grins. We don’t recommend clicking it, though.)

This week, in the midst of a six-match stretch which includes a trip to Louisville for the US Open Cup next Tuesday, the Revolution earned a big point against Eastern Conference leaders Atlanta United FC in front of an announced 10,574 at Gillette. And there's still another match to come this week, here against the Red Bulls Saturday night.

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