Musket Rounds: Matchday, Gomez, MLS Discipline, And More

EAST HARTFORD, CT - MAY 25: Herculez Gomez #30 of the United States celebrates against the Czech Republic at Rentschler Field on May 25, 2010 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The New England Revolution will be suiting up in Texas against FC Dallas this evening. It is, however, a weekday, and the Musket Rounds must go on! There's plenty to talk about, with MLS handing out suspensions and Herculez Gomez scoring willy-nilly and knocking MLS clubs out of the CCL. With that, we'll get right to it.

Revolution Links

SBI MLS Best XI: Week Four - Soccer By Ives
The Revs are finally getting love in the SBI Best XI! Shalrie Joseph and A.J. Soares are starters, while Clyde Simms and Chris Tierney make honorable mention.

Rookie Rankings: DC's DeLeon atop heap after Week 4 |
Kelyn Rowe is ranked second in dot-com's rookie rankings. Nick Deleon is first, and I can't really fault them for that.

Revs Notebook: Alston in doubt for matchup with FCD |
Kevin Alston is doubtful for tonight, but we already knew that. Also, I guess the team had to evacuate their hotel on Tuesday thanks to the Tornadoes that ripped through Texas.

Rejuvenated Revs aim for third straight win at FC Dallas | New England Revolution
This is the preview of tonight's match.

Other Soccer Links

MLS VP on Osvaldo Alonso’s tackle, and on retroactive suspensions | ProSoccerTalk
While MLS issued four retroactive suspensions yesterday, Osvaldo Alonso’s bad tackle on San Jose’s Rafael Baca wasn't one of them. MLS vice president Nelson Rodriguez explains why ... and talks about the disciplinary committee's progress this year:

FC Porto Got A Slap On The Wrist For Racially Abusing Mario Balotelli | KCKRS
Leagues and organizations around the world are working on trying to root out racist remarks and other discriminatory behavior in soccer, but it looks like UEFA is dropping the ball.

Postcard from Europe: Altidore soaks up Dutch education |
Jozy Altidore talks about how his time at AZ Alkmaar has changed him as a player. Gertjan Verbeek, his coach, has been teaching him how to play as a true #9.

The mysterious injury dossiers of The Three - No Short Corners
Will Parchman takes a look at the injuries to Steve Zakuani, David Ferreira, and Javier Morales last season, and how they are intrinsically linked as MLS struggles to address issues with physical defending.

DTotD: APOEL’s Paulo Jorge gets teeth knocked out by teammate’s back | Dirty Tackle - Yahoo! Sports
Oh my word.

Toronto FC eliminated from CCL with big loss to Santos - Soccer By Ives
As expected, TFC lost to Santos in the CCL last night, and lost big. MLS's last hope is gone, and Santos looks unbeatable at home. Oh, and Herc Gomez scored TWICE. AGAIN.

Gomez's Amazing Journey (Part 2) - Yanks Abroad
Here's Part 2 of Christopher McCollum's series on Herc.

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