OK so I've been off the air for a while, but it doesn't mean I can't see what is going on down on the pitch.
The hard truth of the matter is the Revolution are coming to the end of another transfer window and there are no rumblimgs of a trade or transfer of any sort, and they STILL don't have anyone that can consistently score.
This fact was driven home hard in the face of the Revs during last Saturday's game against the Galaxy. The Revs, having subbed off Jankauskas (injury) at the half, and Dube (ineffective) in the 79th, finished the game with 7 midfielders on the field. Their replacements, Sainey Nyassi (one goal this season) and Wells Thomson (one goal in his career) were expected to push the ball forward and generate some offense. Pat Phelan had also come on as a sub for Emmanuel Osei - hardly the offensive threat that the Revs were looking for.
But when you look at the bench for the Revs, there are few options for generating offense. Maybe coach-for-the-day Paul Mariner could have used the speed of Amaechi Igwe on the flank instead of Pat Phelan in the middle (allowing Shalrie to move forward) but Iggy is hardly going to provide the spark that the offense needs. The only person on the bench resembling an attacking presence was Mike Videira, but that is a stretch as well. Mike has come close on a couple of occassions - but is still waiting for his first MLS goal as well.
Alas - for the Revs, the window of opportunity to make a change is literally closing, and with it - so are the Revs chances for qualifying for post season play.