For what feels like this first time in a long time, the video assistant referee (VAR) went in favor of New England's soccer club in the late-night, midweek match out in the pacific northwest. Portland chopped away at the Revolution defense via the outside of the field for what seemed like the entire game, but the Revolution took advantage of two late chances in order to bring a point home from Providence Park.
Let's look at the starting 11...
[caption id="attachment_535057" align="aligncenter" width="429"] Headshots from revolutionsoccer.com.[/caption]
Wow. Seven changes in the lineup for this one. In this 4-3-3 Jalil Anibaba, Michael Mancienne, Andrew Farrell, and Brandon Bye played across the back from left to right. The midfield was primarily occupied by three players; and they were Scott Caldwell (who played more central/defensive), Diego Fagundez (who played higher to Caldwell's left), and Juan Agudelo (who played higher to Caldwell's right). Across the top it was Gustavo Bou, Juan Fernando Caicedo, and Carles Gil. Brad Knighton got the start in goal.