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Musket Rounds: Sene and Henry, Nguyen, EPL Title Race, Roy Hodgson, & more

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I've got myself a case of the Mondays today. And it's only being exacerbated by reading about, and subsequently being reminded of the Revs' loss this weekend. Time to distract myself with actual work. Here are some links for ya.

Revolution Links

Five Things We Learned: Revolution at New York - NE Soccer Today

Brian O'Connell breaks down the 5 takeaways from this weekend's match, including a focus on A.J. Soares and Stephen McCarthy as being perhaps the future of the Revolution's central defense.

New England Revolution's Saer Sene happy to learn from his childhood idol Thierry Henry -

This is a great read and something I had no idea about--apparently Henry was Saer Sene's inspiration to play soccer. And now he gets to play against him in MLS, something he never dreamed he'd be able to do. Really touching piece.

Long road led to Revolution -

This article offers a look into Lee Nguyen's career leading up to his new home with the New England Revolution. It still amazes me that we were able to scoop him up with such ease.

Other Links

United vs. City: Today Comes First, but What About Tomorrow? - Goal/NYTimes Soccer Blog

Today is the big Manchester Derby. The NY Times Soccer Blog examines how the Premier League title race will be affected by the 3 possible outcomes of the match. This has all the makings of a truly epic game. And I don't even get to watch it... stupid job... grumble grumble

In Hodgson the FA have their best, perhaps only, candidate - The Footy Blog

With Harry Redknapp seemingly out of the picture (although not entirely), the new name on everyone's lips to take over as England manager is West Bromwich Albion gaffer Roy Hodgson, who the FA recently approached about the gig.