Yesterday the Revolution re-signed Steve Ralston. According to Ralston himself in the video on revolutionsoccer.net, the owners of AC St. Louis, the second division team with which he had signed last offseason, has been having financial problems. Apparently he was making too much money, given said problems.
This is good for the Revolution, for two reasons. First of all, we've been seeing some good performances from young players here and there this season, but the team just hasn't been good. Hopefully Ralston's leadership will help the players become a better team collectively, as well as consistently. Secondly, they just plain need help in midfield. Joseph has been the only consistent(ly good) midfield performer-- when he's been on the field at least. In some games we've seen some promise from a young midfielder or two (Tierney and Boggs come to mind), but in other games the team has almost no midfield presence at all, especially without Joseph. You know what you're going to get with Ralston, the MLS all-time leader in games, minutes, and assists.
Anyway, the team has to improve as soon as possible. Getting Ralston back is a good start.