FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – A victory in Sunday’s season finale at Stade Saputo wouldn’t mean anything for the New England Revolution’s playoff standing, but it would certainly mean something to the players and coaches as they head into a lengthy offseason.
It’s no secret that the Revs have struggled mightily away from home this season; they’ll enter Decision Day as the only team in the league without a road win, their 0-13-3 record in stark contrast to their record-breaking 12-2-3 mark at home.
That’s why the Revs are treating Sunday’s visit to the Montreal Impact, which offers one final chance to pick up that elusive road win, as a critically important match.
“We have one goal this week, and that’s to get an away win,” said Chris Tierney. “We’re not happy with zero away wins on the season, so clear objectives for the game in Montreal. We’re trying to be professional and finish the year out strong.”
The Revs have never gone an entire season without a road win – they won a single road game in both 2001 and 2011 – and they’ll be boosted by the fact that their last three points on the road came in a 3-1 triumph at Stade Saputo last September.
“It’s got to be huge for all of us,” said Teal Bunbury. “We pride ourselves on winning games and being professionals and we need to go on an away trip and be able to get three points. It’s something that we should’ve already done.
“For me, it’s going to be huge, and I know the rest of the guys, we’re going to push ourselves and make sure that we come out of Montreal with three points, whatever it takes.”