Preseason: Revolution 2, Austin 0
Posted by Mike Marshall on March 1, 2009
The Revolution kicked off their preseason schedule with a 2-0 win over the Austin Aztex at Nelson Field in Texas on Saturday night. Midfielder Mike Videira knocked home a cross from Kheli Dube just seven minutes into the match, and New England benefitted from an own goal in the second half to provide the final margin of victory.
A couple of observations after the jump.
* According to the Revolution’s live blog, Videira started at the central attacking midfielder. Not quite the role I thought he’d play, but nice to see the staff was comfortable enough to put him there.
* Also interesting to see that Kevin Alston started at left back. Has he jumped ahead of Chris Tierney and Amaechi Igwe already?
* A bit discouraging to see so many key players held out of the lineup – especially Taylor Twellman. The fact that he’s not participating in contact drills is more than a little discouraging.
* For that matter, how discouraging is it for guys who aren’t injured and still didn’t play in this game? I’m looking at you, Chris Salvaggione, Wells Thompson, Amaechi Igwe, Pat Phelan, and especially Argenis Fernandez.
* Steve Nicol was not in attendance as he took a trip to Africa… possibly in an attempt to sign at least one new player.