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Musket Rounds: Cameron, USMNT, WPS, Nguyen, and More

May 19, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; Houston Dynamo defender Jermaine Taylor (4) defends against New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen (24) during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE
May 19, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; Houston Dynamo defender Jermaine Taylor (4) defends against New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen (24) during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE

It's a new week, and unfortunately we're following up a disappointing New England Revolution result, this time a tough 2-2 draw to Houston after a set-piece disaster and a late goal. It's worth remembering, though, that last season, any draw at all would have been cause for celebration. We've certainly come a long way from there, a fact that isn't lost on everybody.

"I think it's great to be disappointed with a draw. I think last year we would have been satisfied with a draw, and this year we're absolutely not."

That was Ryan Guy reflecting on a change of culture in the locker room in 2012. I think that attitude bodes well for the future. Anyway, on with the Rounds.

Revolution Links

The best of both worlds | New England Revolution
Saturday's match day program had a piece in it about Lee Nguyen and his transition from celebrity status in Vietnam to relative obscurity in New England.

Other Soccer Links

WPS folds after three seasons - Soccer By Ives
Well, that's that. Can't say I'm surprised, but I'm definitely disappointed. Also, Dan Borislow is a jackass.

Breakers Welcome Back Fans with 4-goal Win - New England Soccer Today
Kyah Simon led the Breakers with two goals in Friday's 4-1 rout of FC Indiana. Coming on the heels of the news about WPS, it's nice to see that professional women's soccer in New England isn't dead.

Cameron Ready for Call-Up - New England Soccer Today
After playing against the team he watched growing up, Attleboro native Geoff Cameron is hoping to cap off the weekend with a National Team call-up.

I want to play really bad and win - 24th Minute
Duane Rollins posted Danny Koevermans' postgame comments after the team's 9th-straight loss on Saturday, this time to DC. The prolific Dutch hitman does not sound happy.

With the WPS Gone, the W-League Picks up Slack - The MLS Reserves
Luke Lohr does a little piece on the demise of WPS and where the W-League comes in to fill the void. The picture of the two little girls with the sign in the stands about halfway down is pretty touching, and a poignant reminder of why it is so important that, in some form, women's professional soccer remains healthy and alive.

Klinsi's (Other) Eleven - No Short Corners
Jurgen Klinsmann has called up eleven new players to the USMNT's camp. And guess who's in....HERC!

Reds Get First Win Over Phantoms - New England Soccer Today
The Reds claimed their first win of the season in Sunday's 3-1 victory over the Phantoms at Cranston Stadium. Rhody soccer yeah!

FC Dallas' winless streak hits seven with 1-1 tie against Philadelphia | FC Dallas Soccer News
You could skip this entire piece until the last three or four paragraphs. Daniel Hernandez is a bit of a gamesman himself sometimes, but he's always great for a no-holds-barred, no-sugar-coat dose of the truth.