Boston.com’s Julian Cardillo reviews the Revs’ draw against D.C. United on Saturday, saying the offense must be able to match the defense’s production in order for New England to solidify their spot in the playoff chase. In the Boston Globe, Michael Whitmer also discusses that while there were many positives to be taken away from the match, they were ultimately offset by the scoreless result. Whitmer also highlights the play of Kelyn Rowe, who has been surging lately for the Revs.
The recent offensive explosion from the Revolution has been enjoyable from a fan’s viewpoint, however, John Connolly of the Boston Herald believes it has overshadowed the blue-collar work of the defense. The last 5-0 win against the LA Galaxy helped grabbed people’s attention, but the Revolution have shown that they can be consistent defensively as seen against D.C. United on Saturday.
Although the Revs felt like they should have had a win against D.C. United on Saturday, the team does not view the game as a setback. Danny Picard of CSNNE.com believes D.C. is a solid club despite their poor record, and New England will only get stronger from Saturday’s game. Picard also discusses how the Revs maintained offensive pressure against United, but were not able to capitalize.
ESPN Boston’s Brian O’Connell reacts to the Revs’ match against United on Saturday. O’Connell highlights the defense’s ability to bail out the offense in a draw, and also believes that the Revolution need to capitalize against teams like D.C. United.