Revolution Notes: Switching gears and prepping for DC, Angking slowly building stamina

(Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire)

FOXBOROUGH -- Even with the World Cup going on -- and thank you to those who have commented about our coverage “from” Russia; we do it with love -- and with no matches to worry about until next Saturday, June 30 when DC United comes to Route 1, the Revolution took to the training pitch to the south of Gillette Stadium for the first time in nearly two weeks Tuesday morning.

And even though there are no league matches looming on the immediate horizon -- the Revs will play its Under-23 Academy side in a closed-door friendly on Saturday -- the competition in training on this bye week was just as intense as it would be in any other week.

While the players took time away from the club over the Father’s Day weekend, manager Brad Friedel started preparing for a United (2-6-4, 8 points, 11th in the Eastern Conference) side that will host Philadelphia Wednesday in the US Open Cup.