Musket Rounds: DC Loss, Tragedy in Italy, Marquez Is Awful, And More

FOXBORO, MA - APRIL 14: A fan of the New England Revolution holds up a banner during a game against the DC United at Gillette Stadium April 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images)

Overall, it was a rough weekend in soccer, especially for New England Revolution fans. A home loss to D.C. United is never fun, especially when it comes in the final ten minutes of an otherwise-decent performance on the whole. Beyond that, the whole football world was rocked by yet another cardiac incident on a professional pitch, but unlike the Muamba scare, this one didn't have a happy ending. Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini collapsed in the midst of a Serie B match and was pronounced dead at the hospital. All of us, as soccer fans, are in mourning.

Revolution Links

Will The Revolution Keep The Faith? " Soccer Soap Box
Bob Madaio talks about the Revolution's new attacking, possession-oriented style and how he feels about Jay Heaps' dedication to it.

Five Things We Learned: Revolution vs. D.C. United - New England Soccer Today
Another late-game goal costs the Revolution a valuable point in its 2-1 loss to D.C .United. So what else did we learn from Saturday's conference clash?

Other Soccer Links

Rosters set for USA-Mexico legends game - Soccer By Ives
I think it's cool that this game is going to happen, but I have to wonder if there's a chance that some bad blood will spill between the old men taking the field. Some of these guys are fiery competitors (Eric Wynalda's on the US side, for Pete's sake).

MLS Preview: The Disciplinary Committee Continues To Make MLS Headlines - World Soccer Reader
Ray Curren previews this week's MLS action and the fallout from another suspension. He has a lot of the same ideas I do concerning what the MLS Disciplinary Committee has done so far.

Josh Gatt and Joe Gyau have both signed new deals " Over There
The title really says it all. Gatt and Gyau, two of the USA's brightest young talents, appear to be making waves at their clubs overseas.

MLS' Cubans react to Ozzie Guillen comments and apology | MLSsoccer.com
Kristel Valencia spoke with RSL midfielder Yordany Alvarez and Seattle midfield destroyer Osvaldo Alonso about Ozzie Guillen's recent comments concerning Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

Italian footballer dies after collapsing on the pitch, all Serie A matches postponed | Dirty Tackle - Yahoo! Sports
I don't know why this has been happening so often lately, but the thoughts and prayers of the entire TBM family go out to Morosini's loved ones and teammates. May he rest in peace.

Rafa Marquez runs opponent into the ground and breaks his clavicle | Dirty Tackle - Yahoo! Sports
Seriously, I don't think I've ever hated a sports figure more in my life. Rafa Marquez, GET OUT OF MY LEAGUE.

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