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Three thoughts on the Revolution's win over Philadelphia

Posted by Julian Cardillo  August 25, 2013 07:31 PM

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1. So many goals- We in the press box couldn't keep up after the 55th minute. Goal after goal after goal. From a neutral perspective, it was a great spectacle. It's always fun to see the ball hit the back of the net six times. Every goal was crafted nicely. And, don't forget, blowing up the scoreboard will only help the Revolution in the goal differential category.

2. Luck played a role in this game- At least one of Philadelphia's shots that found the back of the net should have counted. Conor Casey's shot probably should have counted. At the time that that goal was scored, Philadelphia had all the momentum. If Casey's goal counts, the Revolution probably don't go on to win, especially by five goals to one. Luck plays a role in every game. Make no mistake, between minutes 50 and 60, the soccer gods were on the Revolution's side.

3. Playoff race looking good- Two consecutive wins and seven goals over two weeks is good news for the Revolution, who should have some confidence ahead of Friday's clash at Toronto. With nine games left, confidence and momentum will be a big part of whether or not the Revolution make the playoffs. From a numerical standpoint, this win is huge because of what it does to the Eastern Conference standings. The Revolution enter playoff position, as they leapfrog both the Houston Dynamo and Chicago Fire. However, with a game in hand, Houston may not be the team to catch. The team to knock out of the top five is probably Philadelphia, who are now just two points ahead of the Revolution. Philadelphia have to play both Montreal and Kansas City twice more. With that kind of schedule, the Revolution could leap frog another team yet.

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About Corner Kicks: Julian Cardillo offers insight and analysis about the New England Revolution as well as European and international soccer.

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