- Jul 19, 2005
You wound me
The Revolution are experts at finishing a handful of points out of the playoffs, and have not finished "bottom three" in quite some time (although it looks like they'll make a run at it this year), so I don't think thus would solve their issues.Not sure what the Revs have to do, but to lose at home like that means relegation in most worlds. The MLS needs relegation.
One of the few things keeping me on as a ticket holder has been the access to Patriots presales and the ticket exchange, but now that Ticketmaster shut down the exchange, I'm not sure why I continue to pay ahead for tickets that are readily available at the box office until kickoff. I'm almost dreading spending two hours in the car to watch the same act against Minnesota next week.Sadder than the lack of a thread on the Revs is that this is probably the longest run of consecutive posts about them perhaps ever. I'm a former season ticket holder and have followed them weekly since probably 2002. I flew to LA a few years back for another MLS Cup loss. But I'm finding it very, very hard to continue on. They are a joke, and ownership doesn't care. Every new team carries with them excitement that hasn't been with the Revolution for years, and while I really do understand why they continue to play at Gillette, it's absolutely brutal for the fan experience. But in the end the stadium is not the exclusive problem because if they were competently run, you would still pull 20k down to Foxboro for these matches, and it would be slightly less horrendous. They are dire in every possible way, and it depresses the shit out of me.
Sell the team, please?
It would be great to have a dedicated Revs thread. Maybe this is the year we finally get one. Perhaps they can put it in Somerville, or South Boston, or Dorchester, or Cambridge Crossing.There hasn't been for years (at least), but that's not a huge surprise given how heavily Anglophile this board leans, and because the Revs are among the least inspiring teams in MLS these days for the reasons mentioned in the last few posts.
Someone should start one, though!
Toronto needed Pozuelo sooooo badly. TFC's attack was beyond pathetic in CCL and while Altidore's return helps, but it wouldn't be enough.Toronto looked like a top European club in the last thirty minutes. NYC was shell shocked.
I'd trade franchises in a heartbeat. Joe Mansueto has injected cash and ambition into the club (and a stupid Euro name), but the Revs are likely going to be subject to at least another quarter century of Kraft family ownership.Major changes afoot for the Chicago Fire. The club is in discussions to buy out their stadium lease in Bridgeview, which runs to 2036. They're talking about moving to Soldier Field and possibly changing their name.
We complain about the Revs here a lot, and rightfully so, but I'd argue that the Fire are in even worse shape. I'm not surprised to see big changes.
Precedent seems to indicate much fewer than ten games. The Revs’ Mauricio Castro only got two for kicking the ball into the stands (and no red card either)People are throwing around a 10 game suspension as though he stepped on another player's foot or something. IMO assaulting a spectator is way more serious. I'd be thinking seasons, not games. The league and club will certainly be sued by the the fan who was hit, and one could make an argument for criminal charges.
Digging up a Goff tweet from 2009, nice work.Precedent seems to indicate much fewer than ten games. The Revs’ Mauricio Castro only got two for kicking the ball into the stands (and no red card either)
you're crazy, he'll get a handful of games. The fan can feel free to sue, it will be thrown out immediately because his ticket agreement indemnifies the league and the club for balls going into the crowd, just like every other sport. As for criminal charges.... get the fuck out of here. What is the charge? Battery? How do you prove there was any intent to hit that person?People are throwing around a 10 game suspension as though he stepped on another player's foot or something. IMO assaulting a spectator is way more serious. I'd be thinking seasons, not games. The league and club will certainly be sued by the the fan who was hit, and one could make an argument for criminal charges.
From your lips to God's ears.Why don't they expand by finally putting a team in Boston?