The New England Revolution: The Great Unknown

Tonight I played in an after-work soccer league.  The game itself isn’t much to talk about, especially my contributions—which are never much to speak of.

But as I tried to stay warm on the sideline during a cold (for June) driving rain, I had a very interesting conversation that made clear a problem that I always guessed the New England Revolution had, but never saw so obviously. 

While chatting with a teammate I mentioned that I was hoping to see Brazilian club side Cruzeiro play the Revolution at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

He nodded, knowingly.  (Or so I thought.)

Ten seconds or so later, he said something like ”Wait, Cruzeiro, the Brazilian team?” 

“Yes.” I replied.

“Really?  Here?”  He questioned.

“Yup.  Against the Revs, at Gillette.”  I reminded him.

“Wow.  Coo...

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