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Farrell: Revs ‘Hate’ Being in Rut

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Revolution center back Andrew Farrell understands the fans’ frustrations with the squad, especially after last weekend’s loss at Dallas, which kept the club winless in 10 of their last 11. But he said the effects of the Revolution’s summertime slide are felt many times over in the locker room.

“We hate being in this rut,” Farrell told on Wednesday. “As much as the fans and everyone else doesn’t like it, the players hate it even more because we pride ourselves in playing to the best of our abilities.”

Farrell, who missed the Dallas match due to red card suspension, knows that the slump has brought plenty of criticism, as well. Even so, he believes the best course of action is to stay focused on the task at hand rather than pay attention to what’s being said in the press.

“We just have to ignore it,” Farrell said. “But at the same time, it happened last year, and look where we made it. We have the talent, we know how to get out of tough situations like this, and we just have to stick with it. We have great guys, a great team, and we’ll be alright.”

Another player who echoes Farrell’s sentiments is Revolution striker Charlie Davies, who believes that the level of talent on the roster will carry the club out of its rut.

“I’m still not worried yet,” Davies told on Wednesday. “We’re obviously not playing at our best, but when you have so many talented players, you know at one point, we’ll click, and things will start to go our way.”

But Davies doesn’t think that what’s ailed him and his teammates’ efforts will magically disappear overnight. As one of the most cerebral players on the squad, the veteran striker sees where improvements need to be made.

“I don’t think we’re scoring as much off of turnovers as we have in the past,” Davies said. “I think that’s something we have to work on as a group – the collective effort – and also working as a group to limit those mistakes and giving up goals where we feel like we’re having the better of the play. We make a mental mistake, and we, unfortunately, cost ourselves the game.”

Davies and Farrell both agree that the club’s recent form isn’t due to a lack of confidence, even though the Revolution center back admitted that a win would go a long way at this point to repair the club’s collective psyche.

“I just think that when a couple things don’t go our way, it all just piles up, and we don’t get the results want,” Farrell said. “So when things start going well again, I think a lot things will start (falling into place).”

Farrell believes that the best cure for the struggles is for the players to keep trusting each other, and to avoid any finger-pointing.

“Obviously, a lot of people are worried, and we’re not happy with it,” Farrell said. “But we’ve been in this situation before, and I think we’ll get out of it soon.”

One Comment

  1. pauloblitzz

    July 9, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    They go back to being a .500 team then JJ will return and they’ll make a nice run at some point but after whats gone down I think a top 2 spot is out of the cards.

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