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The Bent Musket Apr 12, 2014

Revolution vs. Dynamo: Lineups and Live Game Thread

It's game time. Let's do this. It was a gruesome 4-0 loss that opened the Revolution's season down in Houston last month. Now the Dynamo travel up to Foxboro for a rematch, and the boys in blue will be looking to exact revenge and restore balance to the world (okay, I'm exaggerating a bit). Can New England take advantage of the Dynamo's rookie center back, AJ Cochrane and send Revs fans home with a win? Will they at least notch a goal today? Lots of questions; let's hope Tom Soehn (replacing the suspended Jay Heaps on the sideline today) and his Revolution squad have some answers. Lineups...

Revs notebook: Heaps takes a seat

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- For the first time in his three seasons as Revolution head coach, Jay Heaps won’t be calling the shots from the sidelines on Saturday. Heaps, who was ejected in the 90th minute of last week’s match against D.C. United, will be serving a one-game suspension this week. And, to no one’s surprise, the fiery head coach is not happy about it. "It's not going to be good,” Heaps said. “Taking your medicine is never a good thing, and I think it's one of those situations where it is what it is, and I felt like there was a statement to be made.

Heaps sees bright spots on defense

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Saturday’s 0-0 draw against the Whitecaps may not have yielded the Revolution their first win -- or first goal -- of the season, but coach Jay Heaps liked what he saw. Although his squad failed to get on the board for the third straight week, Heaps was impressed with the way his players kept the Whitecaps talented attack off the board, limiting their opponents to a season-low two shots on target. “Overall, our performance was pretty good in a lot of areas, except for the major one, which is putting our chances away,” Heaps said.

Revs still searching for season's first goal

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- No one would call Saturday's 0-0 draw between the Revolution and Whitecaps a work of art. But, in many respects, it suited the hosts just fine. Instead of falling into an early deficit and having to search high and low for an equalizer, the Revolution made the most of its defense, which was undoubtedly bolstered by the presence of Jose Goncalves, who returned to the lineup on Saturday after missing last week's match. "I thought it was a hard-fought game," Revolution coach Jay Heaps said.

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