Revolution

BSJ Match #28 Breakdown & Review: Revolution 1, Toronto 1 – Bou’s luck helps Revs steal point

In a game where the club was desperate to collect six points in two weeks, the New England Revolution's draw against a decimated Toronto FC club was a disappointment. The Revolution were ultimately outplayed at home and didn't have the discipline to shut down second choice guys on the opposing side. Yet, Bruce Arena's side ran away from the game with a point in hand thanks to a goalkeeping error by Quentin Westberg.

Let's look at the starting 11...

[caption id="attachment_529418" align="aligncenter" width="429"] Headshots from revolutionsoccer.net.[/caption]

It looks like this is the new standard formation for Bruce Arena and the Revolution going forward (except for Teal Bunbury and Edgar Castillo who may be the real starters at forward and left back, respectively, barring their knocks). Across the back from left to right, it was DeJuan Jones, Michael Mancienne, Andrew Farrell, and Brandon Bye. In the middle it was Luis Caicedo and Wilfried Zahibo who held down the defensive roles and Gustavo Bou played above them in the attacking midfield role. On the wings it was Cristian Penilla (on the left) and Carles Gil (on the right), while Juan Agudelo ran the 9 role (lone forward). Matt Turner started in goal.

TAKEAWAYS

Origin of Toronto's chances