Musket Rounds: Cardenas red card appeal, USMNT call-ups, Italian match-fixing, & more!

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - SEPTEMBER 06: Head coach Juergen Klinsmann of the United States looks on during the international friendly match between Belgium and USA at Roi Baudouin Stadium on September 6, 2011 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Oh look... more rain. How lovely. Well, happy Wednesday just the same. I can't think of anything witty to say this morning, so I'm just not going to even try. Here's some links to help get you over the hump.

Revolution Links

Revs break new ground with successful Cardenas appeal - MLSSoccer.com

The New England Revolution have broken new ground, indeed. Who knew the risk was so great for appealing a red card under the new system? I certainly didn't. Kudos to Jay Heaps, Mike Burns, Brian Bilello, and the rest of the gang for moving forward with the appeal and helping to further emphasize just how bad MLS officiating can be.

Injury Report - RevolutionSoccer.net

The early Revs injury report has the usual suspects on it and then the addition of Jose Moreno. Could we see another start for Blake Brettschneider this Saturday? Or maybe Heaps will give Bjorn Runstrom a try. We shall see.

Revs' Heaps: We have to be better at finishing games - MLSSoccer.com

Yup, we sure do. Oh to be a fly on the wall in training this week.

Other Links

BBVA Compass Stadium tour - PitchInvasion/XI Quarterly

If you haven't seen this yet, go watch it now. This stadium is freaking gorgeous. But don't feel too sad, guys, I'm sure that "Revolution Park" will be absolutely stunning someday.

Klinsmann to call in as many as 29 for May USMNT training camp - Soccer By Ives

Jurgen has some decision to make ahead of the upcoming friendlies and World Cup Qualifiers. Ives clues us into the first part of Klinsy's plan: creating competition to make even just the 23-man roster. One has to wonder if we'll be losing Benny Feilhaber later this month.

20 Italian Clubs Face Investigations Relating to Match-Fixing - CaughtOffside

Welp, it wouldn't be football if there wasn't some kind of match-fixing investigation going on right? This time over THIRTY matches are being looked into involving 20 Italian teams. That's just redonk.

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