Yes yes y'all it's time for another Quality Of Life post, we take a look at the pre-season goings on an arbitrarily assign value to said goings on.
Pat Phelan Re-signs
Ousmane Dabo Joins The Revs
...notice the 'hopefully' and 'look forward', Dabo has been injured pretty much since he got here, we've expressed these concerns when he was signed and well he hasn't had much time at all to train with the team and get used to his new teammates. We hope that this is only a speed bump but we are concerned. Dabo will not be available for our season opener against LA Galaxy, maybe we'll get to see him the following weekend against DC United. So in the past we have given a big/good signing somewhere around a 10 but this injury and the fact that he hasn't had much preseason time is a worry. PLUS 5
Revs Pick Up Argentinian Franco Coria
That being said we are glad that the Revs have gotten on to the South American bandwagon that MLS is driving right now. The terms of the deal are also appealing as Coria joins the team on a loan with the option to buy. So we're willing to give the kid a chance. We're not sure where he fits in yet to Nicol's plans but we'll see soon enough. PLUS 5
Something For Nothing...
Ok so I'm done with the Right Said Fred references... The Revs picked up the rights to Fred in the re-entry draft process and traded those rights away, back to DC which is where he came into MLS in the first place. We got DC's second round draft pick for the 2013 SuperDraft, not a bad move. PLUS 2
Joseph And Alston Like To Party
2-0 Win over UCF
2-0 Win over US U-17
1-0 Win over FC Dallas
2-1 Win over Columbus Crew
1-3 Loss to Columbus Crew
1-3 Loss to Houston Dynamo
Alright so we're not sure what to think about all this 4 wins total 2 of them against MLS teams, 2 losses to MLS teams. We could only watch the Houston game and it was disappointing to watch, that being said we also were missing a lot of starters, Alston, Reis and our key new signings, Domi, Dabo and Coria due to injury. I think there are a lot of questions left and the preseason hasn't answered many. The multiple injuries of which there are a few hammy or quad related problems are sending up red flags. These sort of injuries seem to be a common theme on this team and we are really starting to wonder why. Things seemed strong in the beginning but didn't look so hot towards the end... EVEN
Revs Re-sign Boggs, Murray and Sign 3 Draft Picks
We didn't get to see much of Boggs last year to to a season ending concussion... and as we all know around here you don't want to mess with those. Murray is a back up keeper and well that's that. In addition to those the Revs offered contracts to F/MF Ryan Kinne, F Alan Koger and MF Andrew Sousa. PLUS 5
Is This Another African Project Or A True Difference Maker?
Attack! The DP
The fact of the matter is this team desperately needs a attacking option, perhaps multiple attackign options. We like the additions that have been made, but only if Domi and Dabo can stay healthy, but I'm not sure we have much hope for doing well in the playoff race if we do not get a top striker soon. It was a bout a 40 day pre-season... MINUS 40
Northeast Helping The Far East
So with the Earthquake/Tsunami/Nuclear disaster occurring in Japan Revolution supporter groups have stepped up to the plate to help out those in need.
The Midnight Riders are selling discounted tickets to the home opener and are donating $1 from every ticket sold to the Red Cross. Go buy cheap tickets, drink some beer, watch some soccer and have a good time... all well helping out our friends in Japan.
The Rebellion are raffling off a 2010 Revs training jersey autographed by the entire team and donating the money to the Red Cross as well. You can get your raffle tickets from The Rebellion here.
In additon to that we will be donating a portion of the proceeds from our viewing event at Church Boston to the Red Cross as well.
Revs fans doing a good deed... PLUS 10
So the Revs have gotten their best score to date so far on our QoL Index, now if only we could pick up a DP or at least a productive striker we may actually make it into positive numbers soon...
OVERALL: MINUS 23
LAST QoL: MINUS 103