The former Manchester City and Lazio midfielder played 75 minutes of the scoreless draw with Colorado Rapids at Gillette Stadium and said although he was tired, said it was a good feeling to get some minutes under his belt.
"I was very tired at the end, because it's been a long time since I played,'' Dabo said.
"I need game fitness. I need to keep working because I'm not on the top of my fitness.''
And the Frenchman felt that the midfield possession held by the Revs was a big improvement on what they had done in the past.
"We have to do it more, I think we did better than last week,'' Dabo added.
"We kept the ball more. It's very important because I think we have good players and we can play better. They didn't get any chances, maybe one - so, defensively we were good."