Imagine your Coach Steve Nicol. It's late September and you are in the playoffs for the 6th year in a row. Shalrie Joseph, your star midfielder, is playing hurt. Taylor Twellman, your star striker, is also hurt. Your other goal scorers Pat Noonan and Andy Dorman are having up and down seasons and look like they could use a three month vacation.
You have four games left in the season, but you are also in the final of the US Open Cup for the first time in a long time.
What do you do?
If you are Steve Nicol, you go for it.
You go for the US Open Cup. You go for the Supporter's Shield. You go for the MLS Cup final. You start Taylor Twellman and Shalrie Joseph. You start Pat Noonan and Andy Dorman even if their limbs are about to fall off.
Because you want to win. Everything.
The Revs and FC Dallas are the only two teams in MLS that are in the running for the American Treble: The US Open Cup, The Supporters Shield (Top points winner in the league) and the MLS Cup Final.
The Revolution have been consistently one of the better teams in the league. However they have failed to take home any championship despite having the best record in the league more than once.
Since Steve Nicol took over, the Revs have been to the post season every year, and have reached the Finals three times. Now pundits in certain arenas are saying that Nicol can't get it done. Some are saying he should forget the Supporters Shield and even the US Open Cup, and concentrate on the MLS Cup.
Not a chance.
This is a chance for the Revs to make history, but more than that, it is a chance for Steve Nicol to prove all the nay-sayers wrong.
Go for it Steve.