A flawless counter-attack and a clever bit of skill put the New England Revolution up by two against the (now) Eastern Conference champions in New York City FC. Following an uneventful first half, both teams picked up the intensity and it felt like a playoff game in no time. In the end, the home team was the one to take advantage of the points up for grabs following efforts from their attacking corps.
Let's look at the starting 11...
[caption id="attachment_535739" align="aligncenter" width="429"] Headshots from revolutionsoccer.net[/caption]
Bruce Arena went back to what we know as his favored starting 11 -- for the most part -- following the mid-week stint in Portland. Gustavo Bou and Teal Bunbury played as the two forwards in the 4-4-2. Carles Gil played on the right wing, Cristian Penilla played on the left wing, while Luis Caicedo and Wilfried Zahibo played in the center midfield. From left to right in the back it was Jalil Anibaba, Antonio Delamea, Andrew Farrell, and Brandon Bye. Matt Turner was back in goal to start after Brad Knighton got the nod on Wednesday.