Good morning! News has, once again, been slow, but we will still be bringing you everything we can find that you should be reading (apart from what you will find here). The biggest item on the agenda in Revs nation is, of course, the injury crisis in defense. I swear, it seems like we're having this problem every year, and I thought the new focus on strength and conditioning could prevent this. But, enough of my complaints. Here are your Musket Rounds:
Revs Players Weigh-in on South Africa trip | The Kids Are Alright
Matt Kauffman spoke with Christian Sady and Kevin Herrera of the Revs U-16 squad ahead of their trip to South Africa for the Future Champions Gauteng International Tournament.
Injury Report – March 20, 2012 | New England Revolution
This...this just looks bad.
Injuries, suspensions leave NE short of center backs | New England Revolution
Jeff Lemieux talks to Jay Heaps and A.J. Soares about how they plan to cope with a serious dilemma in the back line this weekend with several injuries and Stephen McCarthy suspended.
Other Soccer Links
Captain Adu, Agudelo, Shea highlight US Olympic roster | MLSsoccer.com
Caleb Porter has named his final roster for Olympic qualifying. Sheanon Williams, a Massachusetts native, has been added as well.
Fabrice Muamba asks ‘did we lose?’ after waking in hospital from match collapse | Dirty Tackle - Yahoo! Sports
Muamba is awake, talking, and breathing on his own again, which is incredibly heart-warming news. The only thing better than that? The first thing Fabrice wanted to know is if Bolton won or lost the match.
On Herc Gomez: Form, Opportunism, and Incumbency - US Soccer Daily
The USSD staff takes a look at Herculez Gomez and his inability to break into the US National Team under Jurgen Klinsmann, despite being the most in-form striker in the National Team pool over the last two years.
O’Reilly Joins Breakers
The Boston Breakers bolstered its roster by adding U.S. Women's National Team midfielder Heather O'Reilly on Monday. Brian O'Connell has the report.