Revolution

Sweeney: Arena should go with the hot hands and feet next Tuesday, plus three other takeaways from Sunday’s 2-1 Revs’ win

A few tasty morsels to keep you occupied while you wait for my Live Q&A to get started this afternoon:

Now that’s mature play

You may recall some 11 months ago, I had passed a note to Six States One Podcast co-host — and BSJ member — Ray Sullivan during the Revolution match against LA Galaxy last July 14. It was a one-word note: “Maturity.”

Of course, about 20 minutes or so after I passed that note, the Revs fell apart, turning off and yielding two goals in two minutes of second-half stoppage time; in the tunnel afterward as we headed down for the post-match press conference, Ray held up the note and said, “You want this back?” It led not only to this particular diatribe, but the bottom fell out of New England’s season from that point on, and didn’t really seem to recover until the Revs’ current run of form (W-D-D-W in the last four).

And with the Galaxy pouring numbers forth in second-half stoppage time in front of their home fans early Monday morning