The Revolution continue their search for their first road win of the season Wednesday night when they square off against New York City FC at Yankee Stadium.
Midfielder Lee Nguyen gave New England an early lead over the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena Saturday, but the Revolution (4-5-4) squandered the chance by conceding two second-half goals in a 2-1 loss.
“We’ve got to have short memories,” said coach Jay Heaps in a team release. “We’ll take what we can from Saturday night — take some positives, obviously, but we felt like in the flow of the game we could’ve been better.
“Then again, we’ll turn around and play a completely different NYCFC team.”
The challenge on the road hasn’t been their ability to take a lead, but to maintain it. The Revolution (0-5-2 on the road) have scored first on three occasions but suffered two defeats and allowed a three-goal lead to disappear in a draw at Seattle.
A change of fortune requires mental fortitude, said midfielder Kelyn Rowe.
“It’s a road mentality,” Rowe said in a release. “We have to be able to, after we score, keep playing the same way instead of just dropping back and letting teams come after us.
“That’s something you don’t want to do, especially with the amount of power that we have going forward, keeping the ball, and the ability that we have with the guys that we have. It’s about just keeping the play rather than dropping off and letting teams attack us.”
New England may receive a boost from forward Juan Agudelo, who is tied with Nguyen for the team lead in goals (6). The striker played 24 minutes against the Red Bulls and could be in line for a place in the starting 11 at Yankee Stadium.