On Tuesday, January 29, the New England Revolution played their second preseason game when they were defeated 4-1 by the Vancouver Whitecaps. Darren Mattocks lead the way with three goals in the first 15 minutes with Kenny Miller increasing the lead later with a penalty kick. Chris Tierney slotted in a penalty kick of his own after Matt Horth was brought down in the penalty area. The game was not televised for fans but there are several things that can be learned through lineup selections and team tweets.
Revs Must Focus During Crucial Times
At Tuesday’s game, Mattocks scored three goals within the first 15 minutes of the game which mirrored one of the major problems that the Revs had last year: staying focus during crucial moments of the game.
During the 2012 season, 16 of the 44 goals that the Revs allowed came during important moments of the game: 5 goals were scored during the opening 10 minutes, 3 were allowed in the 5 minutes before the end of the first half...