New England Revolution Drop 2-0 Against Toronto As The Revs Continue To Struggle On The Road
The New England Revolution fell to Toronto FC, 2-0, at BMO Field on Friday night.
Toronto FC defender Drew Moor and forward Sebastian Giovinco scored in the 11th and 90+6th minutes, respectively, to give the Reds three points in tonight’s contest. While New England managed to outshoot Toronto, 12-9, including a mark of 6-3 in the second half, a goal alluded the Revolution the entire match.
In tonight’s match, Andrew Farrell made his first career start at left back. In his first 143 starts in MLS regular season play, Farrell started at either right back or center back.
The Revs record falls to (5-7-5; 20 pts.) and they sit in 8th place in the Eastern Conference just 2 points out of the last playoff spot. The home-road splits for the New England Revolution is the teams biggest weakness. In 9 road games this season the Revs have yet to record a single win (0-6-3). At home it is a completely different story with New England holding a (5-1-2) record.
In the MLS having a higher winning percentage at home is completely normal with many teams running up their wins at home. But New England is the only Eastern Conference team to not win on the road so far this season. In the Western Conference there are 3 teams without a road win, the Houston Dynamos, Minnesota United FC, and the Colorado Rapids.
Houston’s 7-0-2 home record has propelled them into 2nd place in the West despite their 0-6-2 road record. But with the Revs, they need to start winning on the road as they cannot rely on a home record to help them make the playoffs.
New England returns to action on June 28, when it hosts D.C. United in the 2017 U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 at Harvard University’s Jordan Field.
The Revolution return to MLS play four days later on July 2, when the club travels to Talen Energy Stadium for a nationally televised contest against the Philadelphia Union. The match kicks off at 5:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on FS1.