Musket Rounds: Feilhaber's Fitness, Manchester Derby, The End of High School Soccer and Cardenas Sounds Off

HARRISON, NJ - APRIL 28: Jack McInerney #9 of the New England Revolution heads the ball over Markus Holgersson #5 of the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena on April 28, 2012 in Harrison, New Jersey. Red Bulls defeated the Revolution 1-0. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bulls)

It's raining in New England on a gloomy Tuesday. The Revs have Colorado on tap Wednesday night at Gillette and are in desperate need of points. Check out today's incoming headlines from our collective soccer world! BOOM!

Revolution Links:

Feilhaber Working on His Fitness - New England Soccer Today

For all those who were baffled with Benny being left out of the starting XI on Saturday it appears that Feilhaber is still working on getting 90 minutes match fit. Check out his status here, his thoughts on the loss and his feelings on his missed header.

Revs Rue Recent Misfortune in Front of Goal - Revolutionsoccer.net

Jeff Lemieux analyzes the anemic Revs offense and discusses wit the players their thoughts on their increased possession and shots on goal and why they haven't converted them into goals.

Fernando Cardenas Frustrated by Lack of Playing Time - Goal.com (Spanish)

I speak a little Spanish, enough to know that Fernando Cardenas thinks he should be playing more. Check out this post game video interview with Cardenas here. If we get a translation of the audio we'll share it here.

UPDATED 11PM: Soccer Soap Box Translation/Explanation Here

New England Revolution Hit the 500 Club - Overlapping Run

The Revs are one of the charter clubs who will hit 500 matches this season. Check out this archive of our performances against all other MLS clubs throughout our history.

Former Revs Forward Zack Schilawski Signs with Carolina Railhawks - Newsobserver.com

Schilawski, a first round draft pick in 2010, selected 9th overall by the Revs had flashes of greatness during his rookie campaign including a hat-trick early in the 2010 campaign. He eventually fell out of favor with Stevie Nicol. In his second year he saw limited playing time in an ever-changing Revolution formation. In 2012 he was waived. Best of luck to Zack in Carolina.

Other Soccer Links

Manchester Derby: City 1, United 0. - The Footy Blog

Manchester City took a huge three points yesterday in the Manchester Derby. Read the Footy Blog's observations, three stars and six ridiculous stats. City's win leaves them and United locked at the top of the table, tied in points with two matches left and City with the advantage on goals.

New York Red Bull Goalkeeper Ryan Meara to Play for Irish U-21Squad - SBI

Red Bull rookie Ryan Meara, born in the United States has opted to answer the call and play for Ireland's U-21 squad. According to the report, he qualifies through his grandparents. What do you think about this one? Traitor or not? Perhaps the US pool is saturated with GKs.

The End of High School/College Soccer? - USA10Kit

Arch Bell takes a look at the future of US soccer at the high school and college level where more players are being forced to choose between developmental academies or their high school teams. Who loses in this transition period from traditional development to academies? I can imagine multiple coaches from different squads contradicting each other hurt the development of future American internationals, no? US Soccer technical director? Hello?

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