Foxborough, MA (Sports Network) - Real Salt Lake returns to the road on
Wednesday after a three-game homestand to face the New England Revolution at
Salt Lake's 2-0 win over Vancouver on Saturday gave the club its second win in
the three-match home stretch, and it has given the club something to build on
with three successive away contests coming up.
"I think we take a lot [from this game]. I want us to be miserable when we
lose, and we should be happy when we win," Salt Lake head coach Jason Kreis
said. "We should feel good about it - not too good about it - but we should
feel good about it, at least for overnight. We wake up tomorrow, and we focus
on the next game. For me, it was very good, but we need to build off of it -
there's still room for improvement, and we're going to need improvement if
we're going to get results in the next two matches on the road."
Salt Lake's road trip will see the club visit New England Wednesday before
traveling to Montreal on Saturday, but RSL will do so with a bit of momentum
after a nice win against the Whitecaps.
With just one win in four games ahead of the Vancouver match, the game was
being viewed as a bit of a must-win for RSL, which came away with three
"I honestly feel like we say that all the time, but that is with good reason,"
RSL defender Chris Wingert said when asked about the importance of the
Vancouver win. "I feel like every week is a big week, especially at this point
where things can change so much. Not only in the standings, but also in terms
of momentum and moving forward. This win did mean a lot to us."
New England is also coming off of a positive result, despite picking up just
one point in a 0-0 draw at Portland last Thursday.
The Revs once more had trouble generating a sustained attack, but the play of
goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth helped New England to a point as the netminder
produced a nine-save performance.
Shuttleworth's team has been held without a goal in five of its last seven
matches, but he feels the next six games will be important, since five of
those matches will come at home.
"I think this is a big stretch for us. I think we need to go home and take
care of business and make it difficult for teams to play us at Gillette,"
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