New England Revolution Likely to Continue Playoff Drought
By Aster Cheng 10/10/2018
After missing the MLS playoffs the past two seasons, the Revolution hired Brad Friedel as the new head coach in hopes of turning the team around. While the team showed signs of improvement during the beginning of the season, they have since lost 13 of their last 14 games.
The team (8-12-11) have just one win since June 30th, but the chances for playoffs were kept alive due to the strong showing at the start of the season. However, their goal of making the playoffs may end before the team’s next match even begins. A win for D.C. United against Dallas this Saturday could extend the team’s playoff drought for another year.
Fans may be having a sense of deja vu; the the Revs were in a similar situation last year. After replacing head coach Jay Heaps with assistant coach Tom Soehn, the team rallied to record 3-1-1 in the final five games of the season. Despite this, it was too late to become contenders for a playoff berth.
Even if D.C. drops the game against Dallas, the Revolution’s scheduled matchup against Orlando City will not make a spot in the postseason more likely. Both teams are considered non-contenders. The Revolutions can possibly upset Real Salt Lake and Montreal but the chances for making this season’s playoffs remains unrealistic.