FOXBORO -- Chris Tierney is one of the leaders in the New England Revolution locker room.
As to how much the rest of the team listens to him, we'll soon find out.
Following Sunday night's 1-0 loss to the Montreal Impact at Gillette Stadium, Tierney called out the effort of his teammates, in an attempt to wake up a Revolution club that is now winless in its last six games.
"We've got to shake it up a little bit," said Tierney. "I think guys have gotten comfortable in playing and expecting their spot in the lineup. At this level, you have to earn it.
"I think there's a lot of guys who are good players and can contribute, and can at least give 110-percent," said Tierney. "And I think Jay will obviously get those guys on the field."
Sanna Nyassi took advantage of a Revolution mishap in their own end of the field, and he took it all the way down the middle of the pitch by himself, finishing it off by tapping the ball through A.J. Soares' legs and kicking a bullet into the top-right corner of the net, in the 61st minute.
That would be all Montreal needed. Combined with two shots that hit the post, and an Impact hand ball that wasn't called, the Revs couldn't get any breaks on Sunday night.
"It's just heartbreaking and disappointing, not good enough," said Revolution coach Jay Heaps. "So, we can't get over it. We're struggling to find a way a little bit. It's just a really bad loss at home.
"As the game settled in a little bit, we had our chances," later added Heaps. "Hit the cross bar and hit the post. No penalty called on the hand ball, which was clear as day. Unfortunately, I'm here talking about the disappointing loss."
Still, Tierney's post game comments said it all. And perhaps, it was the message the Revolution need to hear, in order to turn things around.
"Unless all of us are 110-percent committed, were not going to win," said Tierney. "I don't know if enough of that fight was there for us. And there were some other factors too. A couple calls that didn't go our way, and a couple bounces that hit the post a couple times.
"So, it's bad luck. But you make your own luck."