The draw specialists the New England Revolution were at it again on Saturday as they tied Toronto FC 1-1 at Gillette Stadium. The draw was the Revs fourth in their six games this, a remarkable number.
Kelyn Rowe put New England ahead in the 14th minute, finishing off a 18-pass buildup, when he headed home a terrific cross from Je-Vaughn Watson.
But the lack of a consistent goalscorer once again hurt Jay Heaps side as they were unable to get that second goal and Toronto took advantage in the 58th minute when the defense failed to close down Jozy Altidore and his pass found Sebastian Giovinco for the equalizer.
New England almost grabbed a winner the death when Lee Nguyen tapped in a cross from Femi Hollinger-Janzen, but the ball was adjudged to have gone out of player before it was crossed.
It was one of several calls that went against New England in the match leaving Jay Heaps afterwards to call the draw:
“Frustrated. Disappointed. Disheartened,”
What is leaving Revs fans disappointed is the lack of goals. Since scoring three times in their season opener, the Revolution have managed to score three goals in their subsequent five games. Heaps has rotated his strikers using Charlie Davies, Juan Agudelo and Teal Bunbury all up-front but they have scored just one goal between them this season.
Not since the days of Taylor Twellman have New England have a consistent scoring threat, which expect for a Jermain Jones inspired MLS Cup in 20154, the last time the Revolution were true MLS Contenders. It has been a glaring hole in the New England line-up for several seasons now and if New England want to get back to the MLS Cup this season, then GM Mike Burns needs to find a proven goalscorer this summer.
The Revolution will be back in action on Sunday, April 17, when they visit Orlando City. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET and the match will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.