Good morning and welcome to this Monday edition of Musket Rounds. We have kind of a meager lineup for you today, but that doesn't mean the quality of the news has dropped; far from it. It's just Monday, and it's right after yet another ugly New England Revolution loss, so perhaps our hearts just aren't in it today. Who knows.
Anyway, on with the Rounds.
Heaps on Revs' 7-game winless spell: "It's gut-wrenching" | MLSsoccer.com
The winless streak is quite gut-wrenching. Unfortunately, Kyle McCarthy has apparently fallen into the same trap as Feldman and Causey by saying the penalty call was controversial. It wasn't. Soares missed the ball, and got Rolfe. Penalty.
Five Things We Learned: Revolution vs. Fire - New England Soccer Today
The Revolution made it four straight losses with a poor showing in Chicago. What can we take from the match? Sean Donahue let's us know.
Other Soccer Links
Rapids may be close to inking Honduran int'l MF Thomas | MLSsoccer.com
Remember how Colombia was the 2011 to early 2012 hunting ground of choice for MLS clubs looking for decent, affordable contributors? Maybe Honduras is the new one for late 2012.
Jozy Alti-DING! - Part Deux (updated) - No Short Corners
Jozy Altidore had a hell of a weekend. He scored twice in AZ's victory over Heracles, giving him four goals in two matches to start the Eredivisie season. Good to see Jozy getting the hot hand going ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica.
Alejandro Bedoya’s bicycle kick goal " Over There
Bedoya's doing himself some good in Sweden, opening his account with a heck of a bike finish this weekend.
The MLS Grinder: Why you hate Steven Lenhart (and why I don't) - No Short Corners
I can't stand Lenhart either. But, as Will Parchman points out here, I would love to have him on the Revs.
Ipswich Town make offer for Edu - Soccer By Ives
Mo Edu to the Championship is a rumor that's been gathering legs lately, and it looks like it's likely to happen how. I'm not sure how happy I am to see him go there rather than, say, Ligue 1 or another top-flight league in a different country, but it's not like the level of play in the Championship is worse than in the SPL. It would be nice to see him go somewhere that has a chance of providing CL soccer, though.