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Musket Rounds: Revs Loss, Fabrice Muamba, US Olympic Team, And More

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This weekend was a tough weekend for the New England Revolution, with a controversial red card dooming the Revs to a 3-0 defeat at Sporting Kansas City. The gloom from that loss pales in comparison to the tragedy experienced in the world of soccer, however. I know I can speak for everyone here at The Bent Musket when I say that our thoughts and prayers are with Fabrice Muamba and his family.

Revolution Links

Under Construction - New England Soccer Today
Saturday's 3-0 loss to Sporting K.C. proved that there may be more struggles ahead before the Revolution are ready to start climbing the conference ladder. Brian O'Connell opines on the subject.

Heaps anxious for new Revs to emerge - Soccer America Daily
Ridge Mahoney spoke with Jay Heaps and analyzed the SKC loss, while talking about what Heaps is hoping for out of this squad in 2012.

Other Soccer Links

Heartening support as Muamba battles the unexplainable | The Footy Blog
Jerrad Peters discusses the unbelievable tragedy that occurred in the Bolton-Spurs FA Cup match this weekend, where 23-year old midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed after suffering a heart attack. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

Real Madrid wear shirts in honor of Eric Abidal and Fabrice Muamba | Dirty Tackle - Yahoo! Sports
Brooks Peck looks at some of the gestures that have been made in support of Fabrice Muamba. Real Madrid honored him and stricken Barcelona defender Eric Abidal, while players at Chelsea and Juventus also showed their support. Good to see that the referee in the Chelsea match did not show Cahill a yellow card for showing his undershirt.

Gatt recalled by Molde, will miss Olympic qualifying - Soccer By Ives
American U-23 starlet Josh Gatt has been withdrawn from Caleb Porter's Olympic Qualifying squad by his club team, Molde FK in Norway.

Monday MLS Breakdown: Sporting Kansas City continues to cultivate its championship mentality - Goal.com
Kyle McCarthy analyzes this past weekend in MLS. He spends considerable time on Sporting Kansas City, something I'm sure none of us really want to read. However, he also breaks down the red card incident and compares it to a no-call in the Colorado match on Drew Moor.