December 22, 2010
88 Days Out, Revolution Offseason Quality of Life Index...
So we will start this QoL with reviewing the offseason thus far.
Taylor Twellman Retires
After 8 Years and 101 goals scored for the Revolution Taylor Twellman retired due repeated concussions. Taylor was the face of the revolution and was a huge asset both on and off the field. Replacing him will not be easy and if anything the Revolution have shown that they are not very good at replacing star players when the leave (i.e. Clint Dempsey). MINUS 101
Revs Players Head to Plymouth Argyle For Offseason Training
Revolution Sign First Ever Home Grown Player
The Revs for the first time ever did not have anyone selected in the expansion draft... EVEN
Revolution Put Up Four Player for Re-Entry Draft and Take 2
On the other side of things the Revs picked up the rights to Fred and Ryan Cochrane, whether they actually come to an agreement of terms and sign with the team will remain to be seen.
PLUS 3 (We left a point out for you Preston)
Revolution Stadium Groundbreaking Soon... But Maybe Not...
Later that week COO Brian Bilello stated that "I think that we will definitely have a stadium at some point" in an interview on Fox 25 News with Ryan Asselta. This would have been a perfect opportunity to reinforce Kraft's assertions of 12-24 months however it wasn't and the idea of a stadium in the near future seemed to be backtracked on a bit.
Actions speak louder than words... MINUS 12-24
Revolution Seeking Double Pe... uhhh DP.... Designated Player
Legitimate media outlets for the first time reported that the Revolution was seeking to add a DP or possibly even 2 to the roster. "At the ownership level, we've talked about it,'' said Bilello. "This team hasn't performed the way we wanted it this year, and in talking to ownership, their priority is not only getting better but they want to get better quickly. In talking about it, it was very clear they understand that there might be things that might take some time to do, and they wanted to think of ways that we could get better very quickly. So frankly, what we decided on is we are going to be looking bring in a Designated Player this off season.''
This was early in October, and there has only been one player even loosely associated with the Revs as a possible DP candidate.With all the roster space and cap space available this year we are pretty disappointed that there have been absolutely no signings made yet, DP or not. Other teams have made moves already and have had rumored moves, sorry but the using the excuse that the transfer window doesn't open til January is not a good excuse anymore. MINUS 2
So for an offseason that should be full of major news for Revs fans there hasn't been much we have less than 3 months till our first game against LA on March 20th... the clock it ticking...
OVERALL: MINUS 87-99