Jake Catanese

Staff Writer

A longtime Connecticut native, Jake Catanese has been playing soccer in various recreational leagues and was a varisty team member at Trumbull (CT) HS as a senior. Realizing his tremendous lack of technical skill with the soccer ball he changed his career to a hybrid journalist/referee in college, taking classes and working intramural games at Rider Univ. and is now a USSF certified Grade 8 (entry level) referee and part time student at Southern Conn. State Univ. Jake covered the USMNT and MLS on his old personal blog "The Eagle's Blog Has Landed" at's Community page before joining The Bent Musket. Jake fell in love with the Revs back in the days when Steve Ralston was setting up Taylor Twellman and has a strong hatred for a energy drink (unless paired with Jager). When not writing, driving around killing bugs or selling baseball tickets, you can probably find him playing FIFA as the Revs or some scrub fourth division team in England.


3rd Yellow - Nguyen Suspended and Penalties at RSL


It's was pretty rough week for the Revs at RSL, and then the MLS Disciplinary Committee made it worse. Our resident referee goes through it all in this week's 3rd Yellow.

World Cup: Quarterfinals Day Two Open Thread

One half of the semifinals is set, Argentina-Belgium and Costa Rica-Netherlands are set to square off to determine the who will be the final four teams in Brazil.

USA 1, Belgium 2 - Dream Ends for Americans

The United States lost for the second straight World Cup in extra time, this time to Belgium, who advance to play Argentina in the quarterfinals.

USA vs. Belgium - USMNT Lineup Predictions

Jurgen Klinsmann has a few lineup questions to answer ahead of the USA's knockout round game vs. Belgium today. Jake gives his answers on who should start.

3rd Yellow: MEX vs. NED - Marquez's Fouls Robben


There's no question that Rafael Marquez fouled Arjen Robben late in the game, but did the right player get a yellow card for the play?

US Open Cup: Revs 2, Rhinos 1 - Revs Into Quarters

First half goals from Saer Sene and cup hero Kelyn Rowe tallied for the Revs in the first half as they held off their USL Pro affiliate the Rochester Rhinos for a 2-1 Open Cup win.


Live Stream: USOC - Revs vs. Rhinos

The Revs are looking to advance to the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup, but their USL Pro affiliate the Rochester Rhinos stand in their way.

2014 World Cup: Group G Primer

The Group of Death. Through this the United States must pass. But don't worry, John Brooks has got us covered.

World Cup Day Ten Open Thread

Argentina, Germany and Bosnia-Herzegovina highlight today's action but sadly, none of those three teams are playing each other.

2014 World Cup: Group F Primer

Argentina and Bosnia are the group favorites, but can Nigeria or Iran provide a shock upset?

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