FOXBORO, MA - JULY 8: Lee Nguyen #24 of the New England Revolution celebrates his goal with Chris Tierney #8 against the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium on July 8, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Doesn't it feel great to wake up Monday morning and have it be the day after a win? Especially a comprehensive, dominant victory over a team from New York? The New England Revolution put in a classic performance to crush the Red Bulls, although poor finishing kept it from being the rout it probably should have been.
Today we'll give you a roundup of the game recaps from around the soccer world, and some stuff on rumored arrivals from abroad. On to the Rounds.
Recap: Nguyen, debutant Bengtson power Revs past RBNY | MLSsoccer.com
This is Kyle McCarthy's MLSsoccer.com recap of last night's match.
New England 2-0 New York: Gillette hex - Goal.com
Oh yeah, I almost forgot that this means New York hasn't won in Foxboro in a decade or so. HA-HA.
Revs Defeat Red Bulls, 2-0 - New England Soccer Today
And now Sean Donahue's perspective.
Red Bulls' injury woes prove "annoying" after loss to Revs | MLSsoccer.com
Hans Backe confirms that Thierry Henry's reason for exclusion is "turf." Big baby.
New DP Bengtson shows worth immediately for hot Revs | MLSsoccer.com
A little something else from Kyle on Jerry Bengtson's immediate impact on the Revs through the goal he scored in the second half.
Shuttleworth Makes Best of Opportunity - New England Soccer Today
Bobby Shuttleworth's story is something that will fly a little bit under the radar because of all the Jerry news, but his performance and the way the defense looked totally composed with him in there cannot be understated.
Bengtson makes his Revs debut count - Boston New England Revolution Blog - ESPN Boston
And finally, Brian O'Connell weighs in on Sunday night's victory.
New England Revolution beat Red Bulls, 2-0 - The Boston Globe
Do you know why I'm linking this? It's because Frank Dell'Apa wrote it. The man, the myth, the legend, got a minute off of the Celtics beat to visit us in the press box last night.
A Dream Debut - New England Soccer Today
Newly-acquired Designated Player Jerry Bengtson made a memorable first impression on Sunday. Julian Cardillo focuses on Jerry's performance in this piece.
Other Soccer Links
Steve Zakuani returns from horrific injury, hugs the man who hurt him | Dirty Tackle - Yahoo! Sports
Great to see Zakuani back from his injury, and equally great to see him not holding a grudge. Mullan's tackle was egregiously bad, but I take issue with most people who seem to think he had it in mind to break Zak's leg. Better to move on from all of this than to dwell on it further.
Sporting KC trio leads MLS All-Star First XI picks - Soccer By Ives
Here is your 2012 MLS All-Star First XI. Not a single Revs player involved. I'm disappointed. Oh well, you know a couple are going to be there as coaches' votes or whatever.
Seth Vertelney: Following move to Denmark, a new attitude will benefit Charlie Davies - Goal.com
Charlie Davies' story is a tragic one, but he does himself no favors with his attitude. Either way, I'd really like to see him turn it around. Despite the issues illuminated in this article, he seems like a genuinely good guy and he once had all the talent in the world. Seeing that accident take it all away from him is a terrible shame.
MLS offer for Maritzburg United defender Mor Diouf | News - KickOff Magazine
KickOff magazine is a big English-language African soccer site, and they are reporting that a Senegalese center-back is negotiating with MLS. I'm linking this because the Revs need defensive depth, and have mined Africa for talent in the past, so it's not necessarily out of the realm to think that New England is the club interested in him. This is pure speculation on my part, though.
Middlesbrough stopper Stephen McManus eyes move abroad as he nears end of contract - The Daily Record
Another defender "eyeing a move to MLS" or whatever. America is just one of the destinations he talks about, but again, as a team possibly in the hunt for a central defender, I felt this was worth linking.