The most interesting thing from training today seemed to be coach Sigi Schmid's uncertainty of who will be in goal tomorrow for the Revs.
Veteran Matt Reis (L shoulder/knee surgeries) is officially listed as doubtful, but he has been activated, and Schmid seemed not to be taking it for granted that rookie Bobby Shuttleworth will start.
Here's some background on New England's complicated keeper situation:
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The Revolution’s injury woes got even worse when goalkeeper Preston Burpo suffered a fractured right leg in acollision late in the first half. Substitute Bobby Shuttleworth was credited with the victory against New York inhis MLS debut.
•Burpo has been placed on the season-ending injury list
, and Matt Reis has been reinstated from the disabledlist. But Shuttleworth still expects to be the first-choice between the posts. He has made one start in hisRevolution career – a 3-0 loss to New York on May 12 in a U.S. Open Cup play-in game.
• "Matt (Reis) has helped me, given some tips, mostly about positioning myself," said Shuttleworth. "He knows whathe's doing, I appreciate any help that he can give me. … There are a lot of great players here despite all of theinjuries that we've had. That makes it great for me for training. To play at a level like this will definitely improve me."
And here's some of what Schmid had to say about the situation this morning:
"Who knows? We might be seeing Matt Reis playing his first game of the year. ... It doesn’t change how we go about our business very much. Certainly Matt Reis is an experienced goalkeeper, hasn’t played any games this year. Hopefully there will be a little bit of rust there. On the same token, he’s a player I know very well, having coached him at UCLA and with the Galaxy. He is a quality keeper. But I know they have a lot of confidence in Shuttleworth as well. I’m sure they’re confident with whichever goalkeeper they play. ... I know a lot of people in this organization -- Brian Schmetzer and a lot of people who have played with Preston -- obviously wish him well. Preston is a class guy. I tried to get him at Columbus. I wanted him to actually retire and become my goalkeeper coach but he wanted to keep playing. I really like Preston so hopefully everything goes well with his recovery.”