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NYC FC welcomes Lee Nguyen and New England Revolution this Saturday in an Eastern Conference battle against two teams with Postseason aspirations.
The Revs have not started the 2016 season the way they hoped. Two points out of three has the team in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, and most recently the team was thrashed by the Union in Chester by a score of 3-0. Defense has been the issue so far in New England, as the club looks to regain the continuity they had at the back last season.
This week, the Bent Musket's Jake Catanese joins us to answer three Revolution questions. Jake covers the club's defense, Jermaine Jones's departure, and the growth of their attack.
The real wildcard is Diego Fagundez, who was benched back in 2014 for basically not playing defense. Fagundez has solved that issue and is finding the scoresheet again. This is bad news for not only MLS, but for other starting caliber players on the Revs and Diego's had by far the best game for the Revs this year with a goal and two assists in Houston. Agudelo is sadly just anchored on the bench. He can play up front or out wide but in the Revs system there are just better guys who fit at the moment. Kelyn Rowe likewise can play anywhere in the attacking midfield and started the first game next to Koffie at CDM. Rowe is likely to be the starter in place of Nguyen at the playmaking CAM role but don't be surprised to see him switch off with Fagundez or see Agudelo play as a withdrawn striker either.