After record-breaking Supporters’ Shield campaign, Revs believe they have ‘a point to prove’ in 2022
New England are ready to show that their success in 2021 was not a one-time deal.
“It’s a new season, new goals, pretty much the same team, and there’s no reason we can’t be where we were last year,” Knighton said. “The goal is to achieve that and more, and take the steps we need to in the process. But getting the guys here and settling in, being fit and healthy, that’s the goal. main right now, then matches will start to ramp up.
With 21 players returning from last season, it makes for a smooth change in the short offseason ahead of the 2022 league campaign, which opens on February 26 at the Portland Timbers.
As for new additions to the roster, sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena recruited several players he worked with at LA Galaxy, including Sebastien Lletget and Omar Gonzalezto join the team, as well.
“It’s really good,” Knighton said. “It makes the transition a little easier, especially for the guys who have arrived – Omar has played under Bruce so he knows what to expect. It’s done the trick, everyone has been welcomed with open arms, and even the young people arriving.
“We have great group chemistry, and the guys are enjoying being here in Los Angeles and looking to build on last year’s success.”