It was hot and humid Saturday night in New England as I headed to Foxboro to watch the New England Revolution take on the LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer action.
The Galaxy were without two key players, as Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez both missed the match. Donovan rested after his World Cup efforts while Gonzalez was suspended for the game. But they still had Edson Buddle up front and I was interested to see how how looked in person.
I have seen the Revolution play before, but this time I wanted to watch the game with with the diehard Revolution fans. So I stopped by the Revolution gift shop to pick up my Revs scarf and headed to the The Fort section of Gillette stadium. The Fort is where the Revolution fans stand and sing all game and they create a great atmosphere.
Its been a long time since I stood for 90 minutes but you have too in The Fort or else you cannot see anything. If you are going to go to an MLS game in Boston, head to The Fort. It is the best way to watch the game, with passionate New England Revolution fans.
And those passionate Revolution fans had something to cheer about as the Revs ended as a three-match losing streak beating the Galaxy 2-0 behind goals from Marko Perovic and Sainey Nyassi.
The Revolution fully deserved the victory. The Galaxy were really poor and disappointing. Buddle did nothing and the Galaxy looked short of ideas. They had nobody creative to break down the Revs. If LA sells Donovan next month to a Premier League team they had better sign a creative designated player if they have any hope of going back to the MLS Cup this season.
The Revs on the other hand looked the most dangerous and with some better finishing could have scored a couple more goals.
Overall a great night at Gillette. The atmosphere at MLS games is improving. I was at BMO Field in Toronto last year and enjoyed a similar fun atmosphere.
When your team has not won many games this season, when they do win, and beat LA at that, then it is time to celebrate and that is what Revs fans did after the game as you can see here: