Chris Tierney: “They have a game … so they’re going to be on less rest as well so we will get some players back from suspension and we will have a good team.” (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)
HARRISON, N.J. — When away teams have completed their 90 minutes and stoppage time, they try to get out of town quickly and get back home.
The New England Revolution?
That Eastern Conference side is staying in the area for several days, and for good reason.
The Revs, who dropped a 2-1 decision to the Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena Saturday night, will take on New York City FC across the river at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night.
“Mentally we talk about the game now,” Revs defender Chris Tierney said. “We’ll will look over the film but then we get over it and prepare to play a good New York team on Wednesday.”
In fact, Tierney felt the Revs will have a bit of advantage, being in the area at where the game is at while City must take on Atlanta United in the Georgia city Sunday night before returning home.
“They have a game … so they’re going to be on less rest as well so we will get some players back from suspension and we will have a good team to put in our best possible performance we can in New York City,” he said.
New England head coach Jay Heaps was looking forward to a day or two of rest.
“Too much travel on our legs, so we’re going to rest, relax over the next day or two, recover, train in the area, get ourselves reset,” he said.
Approximately 1,000 Revolution supporters took a bus ride to RBA for Saturday’s game. It was not immediately known how many fans will attend Wednesday’s match because it is a mid-week affair.
Still, Tierney was appreciated of those who showed up in numbers Saturday.
“Yeah, they were amazing, they really were,” he said. “It was almost a thousand but it felt like a home game for us. Really disappointed that we couldn’t show better for them but we really appreciate them coming out and their support was really amazing tonight.”