Four takeaways from the Revs’ four-game swing in Spain

New England Revolution

The Revolution have capped off their trip to Marbella, Spain with a 3-1 win over FC Dynamo Kyiv, a club in preparation for the UEFA Europa League knockout stages, which begins next week.

With the club training one last time on the Costa del Sol Thursday morning and flying back to Boston all day Friday, let’s go over a few of the things we’ve learned these last two weeks or so before they head to Florida for the second half of preseason.

It’s preseason, gang. These results do not matter one iota (but seriously, they beat a quality European side, so go as crazy as you want).

New England finished the Spain portion of preseason with one win, one defeat, and two draws. Wednesday’s triumph was in come-from-behind fashion, with Juan Agudelo, newcomer Carles Gil, and old stalwart Diego Fagundez — with a wonderful 'megging to beat the Kyiv defender, we may add — all scoring in the final 45 minutes.

Putting it in perspective, European players -- if we believe the Euro snobs/anti-MLS cronies -- are supposed to be soooooo much better than Americans… and of course, some will try to downplay the Revs’ accomplishment. I'll bet you a buck that it happens.

And with the Ukrainians prepping for Olympiacos in the Europa League knock-outs next week