Friday, September 5, 2008

While We Were Away

Over the last two weeks our team has been on vacation trying to hold onto the last few days of summer. As summer has been winding down, the Revs season is getting closer and closer to the final stretch. Here is a quick summary of what has happened in our absence:

  • Revs sign Costa Rican defender Gabriel Badilla
  • Dube injured for a number of weeks
  • Dropped points Toronto and home to LA in ties
  • Fall below Columbus in the table, and race for SS
  • Lost to Joe Public in CCL qualifiers, and now out of competition
  • Christman out for the rest of season with surgery

The Revs are in the midst of a tough stretch here. Since winning Superliga, they have won just one game in 7 in all competitions. In that time they have dropped out of both the USOC (semifinals), and the CCL (qualification round). They have also fallen out of the lead in the CCL for the first time in a while.

They have also been rocked with a few injuries. Their forward lines are a bit depleted with injuries to Dube and Christman. Dube is expected back by the end of the season, but Christman is out after undergoing season ending surgery.

Now looking up in the table at Columbus, the Revs have their work cut out for them for the SS, and for homefield advantage in the playoffs. There is a big six pointer this weekend against Columbus at Crew Stadium. They also meet again at Gillette at the end of the month.

Our preditcion for Saturdays match:
2-1 Revs