Since we last spoke, the Eastern Conference table has changed a touch. This weekend’s opponent, Toronto FC, is no longer in seventh place thanks to Montreal’s 2-1 midweek win over Vancouver. They are eighth, sitting on 37 points and only moved down due to L’Impact’s win total (11 to TFC’s 10).
Even with that known, Saturday’s Eastern Conference clash with the Reds is still a massive tilt for the Revolution. A win for the Revs coupled with a Montreal win over DC United at Stade Saputo will see New England rise to fifth place. A Revs loss or draw could potentially see the Foxborough outfit drop below the playoff line, depending on other results.
There’s something else. Earlier this week, Antonio Delamea returned to training full time following a hamstring injury, and he will look to supplement — maybe rejoin? — a backline that has given up five goals in the last three games that he has missed.
And with Edgar Castillo out for a while, his help in the back will be needed against a potent Toronto club that is looking to get back above the playoff line.