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Musket Rounds: Guy, Dana White, Injuries, Dallas, And More

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Mar 31, 2012; Carson, CA, USA; New England Revolution forward Ryan Guy (13) attempts a pass defended by Los Angeles Galaxy defenseman Andrew Boyens (29) during the first half at the Home Depot Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 31, 2012; Carson, CA, USA; New England Revolution forward Ryan Guy (13) attempts a pass defended by Los Angeles Galaxy defenseman Andrew Boyens (29) during the first half at the Home Depot Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE

We're just over 24 hours away from the New England Revolution's first midweek action of the 2012 season, where they will take on FC Dallas in Frisco, TX, and the news is starting to flow quite nicely. Jay Heaps is starting to find himself a selection dilemma, with a few players in every position now pushing for starting minutes where before there was a solid, set-in-stone XI. Elsewhere, Dana White of the UFC is a terrible person (shocker) and Dallas is a team with serious issues.

Revolution Links

Guy's push up top began with idea from Revs assistant | MLSsoccer.com
So it turns out that Ryan Guy's move up top against LA was prompted by a suggestion from Goalkeeper coach Remi Roy. I won't comment on how weird it is that a goalkeeper guy is making these astute observations and not the field-player assistants; I'll just say "good work, coach."

Injury Report – April 3 | New England Revolution
Looks like Kevin Alston and John Lozano are doubtful for tomorrow's match. Which means they're probably out.

Legitimate Choices - New England Soccer Today
The Revs depth this season means Jay Heaps has some genuine decisions to make with his starting XI. Sean Donahue looks at Heaps' selection dilemmas up top, in midfield, and in defense.

Team of the Week: The beasts from the East | MLSsoccer.com
Look at this! TWO Revolution players in the MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week! And two more in the honorable mentions! This season is almost surreal at this point...

Scouting the Opposition: FC Dallas - New England Soccer Today
New England Soccer Today caught up with Buzz Carrick from 3rddegree.net to get the lowdown on the Revolution's next opponent - FC Dallas

Other Soccer Links

It Is Now Up To Jimmy Conrad To Defend Soccer’s Honor | KCKRS
I liked UFC before this. Now, when White gets torn up by former soccer stars twice his age and current (or younger former) soccer stars, and cries, and lashes out petulantly, then eventually shuts up and retreats into a corner, I will revel in glorious victory. And then order the next UFC fight because, well, MMA can be a lot of fun to watch sometimes.

Perez a bright spot for suddenly struggling FC Dallas | MLSsoccer.com
We're going to be seeing him tomorrow, so I thought it relevant to post up this profile of Blas Perez from FC Dallas. E.J. Holland speaks with the former Tigres man.

Plight of the MLS Athletic Trainer - The MLS Reserves
And now, The Plight of the MLS Athletic Trainer. Still loving this series, so hat's off to Luke Lohr on that.

McCarthy's Musings: Continued setbacks prompt questions about FC Dallas' future - Goal.com
Kyle McCarthy goes over Dallas's issues in the 2012 season. It's relevant to look through some of this to get an idea of what the Revs are up against tomorrow night.