Both of “my” clubs were in action today and while things did not go perfectly, they went pretty darn well.
First, the New England Revolution closed out their season with a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Impact courtesy of an 88th minute header from defender A.J. Soares. The season has been a lost cause for months now I have to give credit to Jay Heaps and his charges for one very important thing: while they could simply have “played out the string,” they battled to the end and, dare I say, they may have started to turn a very important corner in their last few matches of 2012. I’m sure there will be numerous changes in personnel made over the off-season towards the hope of improving the quality of the club. If this is successful and the attitude that the club has displayed in recent weeks remains, 2013 could be a much better year for soccer fans in New England.
Across the pond Ross County drew 2-2 with Hearts. In the end the result is probably a fair one, but County were up 2-1 going into the 93rd minute of the match so it feels a bit like 2 points lost. HOWEVER, as I’m sure you’re all aware by now I’m doing my level best to accentuate the positive when it comes to County’s first season in the SPL, so let’s take a step back and look at the big picture. That’s 4 of a possible 6 points taken from the Edinburgh Derby clubs in back-to-back weeks, 12 points from 11 matches (once around the entire table if you’re counting), in 9th place, and most importantly, now 8 points clear of last place and relegation-bound Dundee F.C..
So, County hold steady, the Revs are done, and time marches on…