Revolution

Bedard: Bruce Arena sets right tone for Revolution after two disappointing results

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Let's be honest, after the first two matches of the 25th MLS season, the Revolution should have four points and be near the top of the Eastern Conference standings.

Instead, they came away with just one — Saturday's 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire FC in front of 15,000-plus frozen and wind-whipped supporters. And they currently sit eighth, looking well up at Atlanta United and its six points.

Two bunnies — Tajon Buchanan's header off the post in Montreal last weekend, and Justin Rennicks' skied chip shot on Saturday — would have delivered a tie and a victory. And they just whiffed.

It would be easy, considering some of the injuries so far and the youth of some of the players involved, to chalk up the misses (and there were many more on Saturday) to bad luck or just early-season struggles. Heck, people are still wearing full parkas and headgear to games. It's not even soccer weather.

Thankfully, coach Bruce Arena isn't any of those people.