Minnesota United Vs New England Revolution: 5 things to watch for – Dazzling Darwin Quintero

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FOXBOROUGH, MA – MAY 30: New England Revolution head coach Brad Friedel before a match between the New England Revolution and Atlanta United FC on May 30, 2018, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Revolution and Atlanta played to a 1-1 draw. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Minnesota United travels to the New England Revolution after a week off this Saturday. Here are five things to watch for.

It has been a promising start to the season for Minnesota United thus far. Two wins from the first three games is nothing to be scoffed at, even if the Week 3 loss to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic-less Los Angeles Galaxy was a little disappointing.

Now, after a week off during the March international break, Minnesota travels to the New England Revolution, looking to right the wrongs and steer the ship towards the top of the Western Conference.

Here are five things to watch for when the Loons travel to New England to take on a struggling Revolution side at Gillette Stadium.

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FOXBOROUGH, MA – OCTOBER 13: New England Revolution midfielder Diego Fagundez (14) looks to move the ball during a match between the New England Revolution and Orlando City SC on October 13, 2018, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Revolution defeated Orlando 2-0. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

5. An opponent in disarray?

Word has come out this week that head coach Brad Friedel was upset with the effort levels shown by his players in a 3-2 loss to Toronto FC in Week 3. He reportedly even called a closed-door meeting to address his players directly. He then went to the media and talked openly about the meeting, and the reasons for it, which could certainly rub players the wrong way.

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Although nobody outside of the team knows what exactly is going on in New England, this match will tell us a lot about the Revs and how their season will go. The team will either continue to show signs of dysfunction and come out flat or they’ll come out with a renewed energy that will lessen the concerns of their fan.

On paper, though, there doesn’t seem to be a better team in the league to play right now than New England. Minnesota United should be looking to take advantage.

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