“He’s been getting more good service,” he added later. “It’s interesting, because second half he missed some easy ones, but then first half, the first goal he created for himself really, by and large. That’s the other thing that I’m seeing a little bit more with him: he’s not just the guy that needs the ball in the perfect spot for a tap-in goal, he can create a little bit for himself, which is good to see . He’s still got to continue, in the easy moments, to poach goals. I still think he’s missing some easy ones.”

And Vrioni himself stated that he not only acknowledged the pressure on him to perform, but that he relieving it.

“I like this idea, to have weight (on my shoulders),” he said, “because you become more mature … I always try to work hard every day, to have consistency, discipline – morning, afternoon, always.”

It was a quick turnaround after facing Columbus last Saturday, and it will be an even quicker turnaround now as the Revs prepare to face Seattle Sounders FC at Lumen Field this coming Saturday. Vrioni knew it would be one more hurdle for the team to overcome this season, but said he was looking forward to it.

“It will be difficult,” he said. “But we have to go with the same mentality of the first half of today, and of the last four games, not (counting) Columbus. It’s going to be tough, because they didn’t play today. But this is not an excuse because, in the end, big teams play every three days. So, it’s not an excuse, but, like what I said, getting recovery, eating well, sleeping, training, and ready for Saturday.”