Believe in Boston Sports was at Gillette for the Revolution press conferences Wednesday. Players and head coach Bruce Arena spoke to reporters ahead of their playoff match-up against Atlanta on Saturday. Considering the Revs are in the playoffs, they aren’t getting much attention. The reason is obvious. They share the same stadium as the six-time World Champion New England Patriots. The Revs have the chance to prove that soccer still matters in Boston with a win on Saturday.
They all seem relaxed and ready to go
The Revolution hasn’t been relevant in Boston Sports for a long time. The majority of people only say there are four major sports teams in Boston: The Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics. The Rev’s are always left out of things. The MLS (Major League Soccer) isn’t as popular as the other four sports around Boston and the Country. Especially when they are sharing the same building as the Patriots. Look up to see all six Super Bowl Banners while the Revs have none. That has to be motivation for them going into Saturday, proving that Revolution soccer matters too. Get people talking about the sport again.
With a win on Saturday, it would put Rev’s soccer on the map again
Revs player Carles Gil was named 2019 MLS Newcomer of the Year Wednesday. He finished the season with 10 goals and 14 assists this season. He’s looking to add more goals and assists on Saturday. Head coach Bruce Arena was calm and not going to listen to the talking heads that say they have no shot of beating Atlanta. Taking a page out of the Patriots’ playbook and ignoring the noise. Finally, this is the Rev’s first playoff appearance since 2015. Arena continues to turn the team around and is looking forward to keeping their season alive with a win on Saturday.