New England Soccer Today

Is a Road Win Possible for ’17 Revs?

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The setbacks, struggles, and, at times, sideshows the Revolution have endured on the road this season are well-documented.

Whether it’s surrendering a three-goal lead in Seattle, falling flat in Philadelphia, or suffering a pair of shellackings in Chicago, it’s little wonder the locals enter their next road tilt – Sunday at New York City FC – winless across their 11 games away from Gillette Stadium this season.

So the question begs: will the Revolution ever win a road match in 2017? Well, let’s take a closer look at each of their final six using the following outlook ratings: Bad, Poor, Fair, Good, and Excellent.

Sunday at New York City
Revs record at Yankee Stadium: 1-1-2
Outlook: Poor. NYCFC enters the match in second place, and have an 8-1-3 record at home. The Revolution’s lone win at Yankee Stadium came in 2015.

August 26 at D.C. United
Revs record at RFK Stadium: 11-26-5
Outlook: Fair. On paper, this might be one of the Revolution’s best shots at max points miles from home. 11th-place DC is the only team playing worse soccer than New England. In reality, the locals haven’t won in D.C. since 2013.

September 13 at Atlanta United FC
Revs record at Mercedes-Benz Stadium: N/A
Outlook: Poor. Atlanta has only dropped two home games this year, and they boast a plus-11 goal differential in front of the home fans. Oh, and they also boast one of the best offenses in MLS. NBD, right?

September 16 at Sporting Kansas City
Revs record at Children’s Mercy Park: 1-3-2
Outlook: Poor. Kansas City hasn’t lost at home this year, and play in front of some of the most vocal and passionate crowds in the league. Plus, it’s a mid-week match. One glimmer of hope: the Revolution won their last contest in K.C., a wild 3-2 victory, albeit with Jermaine Jones in tow.

September 27 at Orlando City
Revs record in Orlando: 0-1-2
Outlook: Good. This will be the Revolution’s first trip to Orlando City Stadium, which has quickly proven itself a hostile environment this season. But the Lions haven’t taken advantage, and are currently winless in their last four home games.

October 22 at Montreal Impact
Revs record at Stade Saputo: 3-4-1
Outlook. Excellent. Of the remaining six venues the Revolution will visit, Montreal’s home park has proven itself the most hospitable. New England claimed a 3-1 win in their last trip, and Montreal has already dropped three home games this year.

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