Hello everybody and welcome to our Thursday post-Independence Day Hangover edition of Musket Rounds! Despite taking the last two days off, we actually don't have too many interesting or relevant links to bring you. It could be that news has been slow, it could be that I need to start casting a wider net, or it could be that I'm tired and can't be bothered to be thorough. Whatever it may be, let's get started.
Tactical shift maximizes strengths of Sene, Feilhaber | New England Revolution
Jeff Lemieux caught up with Jay Heaps and Saer Sene about the tactical surprise they sprung on Saturday and the benefits it could have going forward.
MLS Notes: Pearce sidelined for Revs game, Rowe ruled out, and more - Soccer By Ives
Uh-oh. The Concussion Curse has struck again. Kelyn Rowe is out with a concussion this weekend, so Lord knows when he'll be back. Also, Heath Pearce won't be suiting up against the Revs, so I guess there's that.
Riders Offer Bus to Gillette - New England Soccer Today
The Midnight Riders are offering a way to Gillette from in the city (Boston, that is). I suggest you guys jump on it if you can!
Other Soccer Links
Davis: Hope for big TV jackpot behind MLS’ enthusiasm for New York, New York | The Footy Blog | Blogs | theScore.com
Jason Davis, one of my all-time favorites, has put together a piece on MLS's quest for a second New York franchise, and why they seem to be breaking the established mold in a bid to get it.
Rangers’ U.S. trio almost surely heading out of Glasgow now | ProSoccerTalk
News that the historic Glasgow club had been denied admittance into the Scottish Premier League leaves almost zero chance that Carlos Bocanegra and two other Americans at Ibrox will be sticking around. So this means that the chances of Boca or Bedoya (or I guess Edu, but probably not) returning to MLS - via allocation - is even higher.