Musket Rounds: Revs at Dallas, Heartbreak, Soumare, And More

Apr 5, 2012; Frisco, TX, USA; New England Revolution goalie Matt Reis (1) defends a shot by FC Dallas forward Fabian Castillo (7) during the second half at FC Dallas Stadium. FC Dallas beat the Revolution 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

If you had told any New England Revolution fans two weeks ago that they would be coming home after a two-match road trip to LA and Dallas with three points, most of those fans would have been ecstatic. Either that, or they might have called you crazy. However, after a home win against Portland and an impressive away victory against Los Angeles, fans and team alike walked into Dallas thinking that they had a chance at another three points. And, of course, Ihemelu's header brought us crashing back down to Earth. Ugh.

Recaps of Revolution vs. FC Dallas

Late Ihemelu goal gives FC Dallas win over Revolution - Soccer By Ives

Dallas 1-0 New England: Injury time winner -

Recap: FCD stun Revs 1-0 on Ihemelu's late header |

Revs thought they had made their point at FC Dallas |
This is Kyle McCarthy's recap, complete with quotes from Jay Heaps and A.J. Soares.

FC Dallas 1, Revolution 0 | New England Revolution

Defeat in Big D - New England Soccer Today

Late goal from FC Dallas sinks Revolution - The Boston Globe

Revolution Links

Player Ratings: New England Revolution at FC Dallas - New England Soccer Today.
AJ Soares was one of the Revs top performers in their loss to Dallas. These are ratings from Sean Donahue and Ryan Lanigan; ours should be up later today or tomorrow.

Rapid Reaction: FC Dallas 1, Revolution 0 - Boston New England Revolution Blog - ESPN Boston
Brian O'Connell talks about some quick points from last night's heartbreaker.

Drilling down on: at FC Dallas 1, New England 0 | ProSoccerTalk
Steve Davis has some quick notes on last night's loss to Dallas. He fails to mention, of course, that the free kick that led to the goal was given after 3 minutes of stoppage time was already up.

Other Soccer Links

Soumare eyeing return to MLS - Soccer By Ives
I don't know that the Revs would be in the market for another center-back, but Soumare is a guy that could slot into the starting lineup immediately. I can't remember where we are in allocation order, but this is still a bit intriguing if Chicago doesn't own his rights anymore.

New Study Says Footballers Are Highly Intelligent. Yes, Seriously | KCKRS
Apparently, researchers at an institute in Stockholm have discovered that, on average, footballers are more intelligent than your normal everyday person.

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