Musket Rounds: England, Feilhaber, Gulati & Schmid, Pier 40, And More

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: (L-R) Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and John Terry look on during the England press conference at The Grove Hotel on August 9, 2011 in Watford, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Good morning everyone, welcome to this Tuesday edition of Musket Rounds. There's a bunch of news circulating the world of soccer this week with the Euros just on the horizon, and although the Revs have a week off, people are still talking about them. On to the Rounds.

Revolution Links

Feilhaber finds his groove against Fire - Boston New England Revolution Blog - ESPN Boston
ESPN Boston highlights the difficulties Benny has faced so far this season, and how Saturday's match was a bit of a catharsis for him.

Other Soccer Links

Gulati: Schmid's comments 'nonsense' - Soccer By Ives
Gotta go ahead and agree with Sunil on this one. Seattle bought their way to easy-sailing home stretches in the last two or three Open Cups, and now Sigi is just whining because he can't do that anymore. Suck it up, pal.

The Problems With Pier 40 - US Soccer Players
Cesar Diaz attended a public meeting dealing with the finances and issues surrounding Pier 40, a much-discussed potential site for a stadium for MLS's NY2 dream. The prognosis is not good.

USMNT headed to Kansas City for October World Cup qualifier " Over There
Livestrong Park is getting a USMNT qualifier. Guatemala is making the trip on October 16th.

Birth of A Flagship: An Excursion Through Toronto FC’s KIA Academy and Training Ground " The Shin Guardian
James Grossi, who also contributes to SBN's Waking the Red, penned a long piece on the construction and opening of TFC's extensive and comprehensive academy site.

Rio Ferdinand needs to keep up the heat on Roy Hodgson - England, Euro 2012 | ProSoccerTalk
Rio Ferdinand should have gone off when England's 23-man squad was announced, but with the Three Lions bringing two other defenders into the squad as injury replacements, now is the time to start highlighting Roy Hodgson's hypocrisy. Steve Davis offers a different take on the situation.

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