New England Revolution Have Last Years U.S. Open Cup Finals Loss In Their Minds
Last season in the U.S. Open Cup Finals the New England Revolution lost to FC Dallas 4-2 in a disappointing loss for the Rev’s. This Saturday the Revolution will have the chance to play Dallas once again and a couple of New England players have that finals loss in the back of their minds as they look to grab their first win of the young MLS season.
“Obviously, I think last year, making the finals was exciting and obviously disappointing not taking that home” said defender Andrew Farrell.” Not for me necessarily, I just want to win every game. Obviously, it’s going to be a tough environment, but obviously, we’re hoping to get the three points. ”
For others they are using last years finals loss as motivation, and that is the case with New England midfielder Kelyn Rowe.
“You want to hold on as much as you can if it’s a positive way. Some guys will hold their heads and say, ‘I didn’t play well that game,’ and it may transfer over in a negative way. But if you have a positive kind of fire in your belly, absolutely, carry as much as you can. But, each guy is a little different. [For] myself, yeah, a little fire in my belly. We didn’t show great in that Final, I want to make sure we show a lot better. Like I said, I’m excited about this trip. ”
Hopefully this time around the Revolution come out with the win as they are looking to grab their first win early this season and hopefully avoid losing two straight to start their MLS season. Despite losing in week 1 though the Revolution still pulled out positive things from that match that they hopefully can build on against Dallas.
“You can definitely pull some of the things. We know there are things we didn’t do well enough in Colorado that we have to use in Dallas. We kind of came into the season, we saw the schedule, and we knew we were going to have some difficult road games. We’ve all been mentally prepared and we’re just looking forward to it.”
Saturdays match is an 8:00pm eastern time start and can be viewed locally in New England on CSNNE.