Revolution Notes: After a breath and two days off, it’s back to work in preparation for DC United

The Revolution returned to training Tuesday following two days off as they begin preparations for Saturday’s Eastern Conference tilt with DC United (7:30 p.m., Gillette Stadium).

The Revs are coming off Saturday afternoon’s scoreless draw with Montreal, while United is coming off a 2-1 defeat in the humidity of Houston Saturday night.

Interim Revs coach Mike Lapper noted the two days off were imperative, given the emotions of the last few weeks, not to mention the fact the team had five matches — four in the league, one friendly — in 15 days.

“Just to exhale,” Lapper said prior to training Tuesday. “Now we’ve got a week to prepare for a very, very good DC United team that we fully expect to give us a true go. I need the guys to be fresh and be ready to give it their all and get three points at home.

“(Saturday against DC is) massive. It’s massive. That’s what I’m going to go talk to them about right now. They had their days off, they exhaled. Now it’s time to get focused and really, this is a huge, huge game for this club and it’s hopefully a turning point for our group.”