In every sense of the phrase, New England Revolution II is a long-term project.
The team’s success won’t be judged on results from its inaugural season, when the Clint Peay-led side went 5-8-3. It also won’t be assessed too heavily during a pandemic-altered ramp-up period, one where games were supposed to begin March 28 but didn’t until July 25 – the byproduct of COVID-19 upheaving professional sports.
There were even moments when Peay wasn’t sure if USL League One would get underway. Until its Board of Governors approved a season framework this past June, the public-health situation created great uncertainty.