The New England Revolution ended its 2011 season in the same forgettable manner that had preceded all year long. A disappointing 2-2 draw against Toronto ended a dismal campaign that saw the Revs finish dead last.
Worse still, longtime coach Steve Nicol left the team after being a fixture on the New England sideline for a decade.
With the 2012 season now two games in, little seems to have changed. Still, a bottoming-out last season was undoubtedly a sobering experience.
The silver lining to such a disaster is the change it caused, and Revs fans are hoping that starts to reflect in the results.