By, Kyle Gibson
Seriously, have you watched the New England Revolution play?
This is my fourth time getting that honor this season (I don’t own MLS Live) and I have to say I really love what I have seen. It’s a team that looks like it’s the most complete, disciplined and tactically solid in the MLS.
The Revolution continues its superb play with a 2-1 downing of the New York Red Bulls on the road Sunday, going a long way towards qualifying for the finals.
When it comes down to it, I think there are a few key reasons why the Revs will win it all this season.
If Nguyen doesn’t win MVP this year, there’s a problem. Sure, he didn’t score Sunday, but he is ever-present as an attacker and has the work-rate and skill to win a match. He has produced some of the best goals in MLS this season and is the creative force behind this squad.
Jones was a late addition, coming over in the transfer market from Besiktas. Better late than never. The USMNT mainstay provides the scrap and steel the midfield needs to unleash the creative guys like Nguyen, Teal Bunbury and Charlie Davies.
Heaps gets it done as a manager, which is great to see for the former Rev player. I always liked him as a player, but he has done great things through the draft and with his squad to meet the rigors of a long season.
So, while we have been busy praising the Galaxy and the Sounders, the Revolution have been doing their thing on the field. With the play I’ve seen from this team, that play might just be enough to hoist an MLS Cup.