Musket Rounds: Reis, Joseph, Sene, Olympic Failure, And More

FOXBORO, MA - MAY 14: Shalrie Joseph #21 of the New England Revolution reacts to the crowd after defeating the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2-0. Joseph scored the winning goal at Gillette Stadium May 14, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images)

Did anyone watch the USA U-23 match last night? Ugly stuff, that. Almost puts a damper on the spirits after this past weekend's New England Revolution win. Predictably, Monday passed uneventfully in the Revs' world, but the beautiful game marches on, and so does the news! For that reason, we continue with the Rounds.

Revolution Links

Infographic: Matt Reis' 1000th save | New England Revolution
This is a fun little infographic about Matt Reis' 1000th save, talking about some of the ancillary stats surrounding the milestone. But seriously...look at Reis with hair.

Vote for AT&T Goal of the Week: Week 3 | MLSsoccer.com
Saer Sene's goal is up for goal of the week! Go vote, NOW!

Minutes mark long time coming for Joseph - Boston New England Revolution Blog - ESPN Boston
Brian O'Connell reviews the magnitude of Shalrie Joseph's accomplishment in becoming the Revolution's all-time minutes leader. Hard to believe he almost didn't sign with MLS.

Other Soccer Links

APOEL, the ultimate minnow - Soccer America Daily
The guys at Soccer America take a look at this afternoon's UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid and Cypriot club APOEL, which might be one of the biggest on-paper mismatches in recent memory - but APOEL has shown that it can hold its own against the best.

Olympic Qualifying: El Salvador tie US 3-3, through to semis | MLSsoccer.com
Aaaand the USA is not going to the Olympics. At least not for soccer. Seriously, this is more than a little bit embarrassing. I understand its the U-23s, which levels the playing field a bit, but you had to have though the US was a lock to get out of a group involving Cuba, Canada, and El Salvador.

US U-23s vs. El Salvador Highlights " Over There
Highlights of the embarrassment. Gross.

The MLS Reserves: Plight of the MLS Equipment Manager
Luke Lohr talked to Mike Flaherty, the equipment manager at Sporting KC. It's an interesting read about a position that few of us know anything about, but is really essential to keep a professional soccer team firing on all cylinders.

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