Revolution

BSJ Match #27 Breakdown & Review: Revolution 2, Chicago 1 – Midfield, outside back movement the difference

It was a two-game block at home for the New England club going into Week 25 against Chicago. They wanted six points from the two games and it was evident based on the way that they played. The Revs dominated most of the game, and only conceded a goal on a quality set piece. Three points down, and three to go for Bruce Arena and company.

Let's look at the starting 11...

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Four changes to the lineup this week. Bruce Arena rolled his team out in a 4-5-1, and started with DeJuan Jones at left back, Michael Mancienne at left center back, Andrew Farrell at right center back, and Brandon Bye at right back. Luis Caicedo and Wilfried Zahibo played roles in the midfield that were more defensive, and Carles Gil played in front of them as an attacking center midfielder. Diego Fagundez and Gustavo Bou played the right and left wings, respectively. Teal Bunbury started in the lone forward role, while Matt Turner got the nod at the other end.

TAKEAWAYS

A fluid, adaptive midfield