The New York Red Bulls are working through another three-day turnaround to get ready for their next opponent. This time, RBNY is prepping for the Eastern Conference leaders: the New England Revolution. The Revs started the season slowly without their star players, but as they have returned to the lineup, they have gotten better and better.
Bobby Shuttleworth (GK, 41 points; 720 MP, 4 clean sheets, 22 saves): Shuttleworth and his team have conceded seven goals this season, but five of them came in the first two games of the season against Seattle (3) and NYCFC (2). In other words, the Revs only have given up 2 goals in their last six games. That's something to be concerned about for RBNY.
Andrew Farrell (DEF, 43 points; 720 MP, 76 CBAI): Farell is the highest performing Revs defenseman. That last number in the statline means Clearances, Block And Interceptions. He has been racking up the defensive bonus points all season by not allowing opposing offenses to threaten with many shots. Four other defensemen have tallied double digit fantasy points as well.
Kelyn Rowe (MID, 38 points; 562 MP, 2 goals, 2 assists): Rowe has the most points out of a high-powered midfield that could cause problems for RBNY. His two goals came against SJ during Week 4. Other high scorers at midfield are Scott Caldwell (34), Lee Nguyen (30) and Teal Bunbury (21). Each have contributed a goal and an assist this season. Oh yeah... Jermaine Jones is on the team too. He returned from injury two weeks ago, but is playing at CB.
Juan Agudelo (FWD, 34 points; 590 MP, 2 goals, 1 assist): After an absence from soccer since last May, Agudelo wised up and rejoined the Revs before the 2015 season. His decision is paying off. Even though he's appeared in every game this season, he's only gone the full 90 once. He is starting to get back in the groove of his 2013 stint with the Revs. Also, watch out for Charlie Davies who has two goals of his own.