By Kevin Koczwara
The New England Revolution defense struggled last year, to say the least. The Revs allowed a league leading 50 goals. The defense couldn’t stop the goals from raining in because it never had a full compliment of defenders or goalkeepers. A major injury for the defense was the absence of Matt Reis for much of the season.
Reis was unable to start the season because of offseason surgeries to his shoulder and knee in 2010. The 35-year-old goalkeeper needed time to recover and rest. If things had gone to plan, Reis would have come back later than he had too and got all the rest he needed after rehabbing, but that wasn’t reality. This season, though, Reis is getting more rest and feeling fresher.