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.
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.