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Teams to watch out for in the Eastern Conference playoff push

Christopher Adams
Jun 27, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Toronto FC designated player Lorenzo Insigne (center) with
Jun 27, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Toronto FC designated player Lorenzo Insigne (center) with / John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
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New England Revolution

Record: 6-7-7 (25 points); 10th in East

Games Left vs. Orlando: 8/6 @ Orlando

Last year's Supporters' Shield winners have fallen on relatively hard times in 2022. After an embarrassing collapse in the Concacaf Champions League, the Revolution have yet to really find their feet in the MLS season.

They've also sold on several key figures from last year's record breaking group, including Tajon Buchanan, Matt Turner and most recently Polish international Adam Buksa.

The Revs still boast plenty of talent, however, and have brought in potentially great replacements for last years's stars. Djordje Petrovic is having a fantastic start to life in MLS as Turner's replacement between the sticks and young Colombian Dylan Borrero is providing the spark on the wing that's been lacking without Buchanan.

Juventus reject Giacomo Vrioni will look to replace Buksa up front, but fellow DP Gustavo Bou is also providing the goals with seven in 11 games played. Regardless of the roster turnover, the Revolution still have one of the better coaches in MLS with Bruce Arena, and more importantly they have the best player in the league in reigning MVP Carles Gil.

Gil isn't making headlines like he did last season, but that's more on the Revolution than the Spanish playmakers. Gil still leads MLS is just about every major creative statistic by a comfortable margin and can unlock defenses better than anybody in the league.

Any team with a guy like that is a threat to go on a run at any time.

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