Sweeney: Are the Revs back in it?

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Even while the Revolution endured the recent nine-match winless streak, even while results went against them, Brad Friedel insisted the club hasn’t been far from the playoff race in the Eastern Conference.

And with The Boys In Blue’s 1-nil win over New York City FC on Wednesday, the gaffer sounds rather prescient.

New England’s midweek triumph coupled with last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Portland moved it to within three points of sixth-place Montreal. L’Impact currently sits at 36 points (11-14-3) to the Revs’ 33 (8-10-9). New England also has a match in hand on Montreal, which has played 28 matches to the Revolution’s 27. Once again, the two positive results have the Revs somewhat in control of their destiny — but still need a little help from