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?