Sweeney: Diamond midfield may need personnel tweaking, don’t sleep on FCC next week, and more takeaways

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A few stray thoughts from Sunday's 3-2 defeat at the hands of TFC:

Did the diamond in the midfield help? In a way, yes. In a way, no.

You’ll probably have noticed Paul Mariner gushing about the new system that Brad Friedel has instituted — or at least instituted for Sunday’s match at TFC — and Teal Bunbury, on Revolution Postgame Live, spoke about it highly.

“Everyone’s putting the work in, and I think that’s what it took to play this new kind of formation, a 4-4-2 with a diamond in the midfield,” Bunbury said, crediting the work load of Scott Caldwell and Luis Caicedo.

But let’s ask this question: did the Revolution have the right personnel out there to pull it off?