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Musket Rounds: Revs vs. Fire, USMNT, Feilhaber, Alston, And More

FOXBORO, MA - JUNE 2:  Kevin Alston #30 of the New England Revolution battles Patrick Nyarko #14 of the Chicago Fire for control at Gillette Stadium on June 2, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JUNE 2: Kevin Alston #30 of the New England Revolution battles Patrick Nyarko #14 of the Chicago Fire for control at Gillette Stadium on June 2, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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I'm at work and I'm running short on time, so no filler to be had here.

Revolution Links

Feilhaber Finds His Form - New England Soccer Today
Benny Feilhaber collected his first goal and assist in Saturday's win over Chicago. Julian Cardillo talked to Benny and to Jay Heaps about how important getting on the scoresheet was for the creative midfielder.

Five Things We Learned: Revolution vs. Fire - New England Soccer Today
We look back at Saturday's 2-0 Revolution win and contemplate some of the things we learned from it.

Becoming Iron Man | New England Revolution
The matchday program on Saturday had this profile piece on Kevin Alston and his reliability in the lineup on the right side.

Other Soccer Links

Clint Dempsey was one year off from predicting his career trajectory in high school | Dirty Tackle - Yahoo! Sports
This made the twitter rounds this weekend, and it's a quite hilarious picture of Clint Dempsey in which he shows off his skills as a psychic, predicting that he would be a professional footballer in Europe. Although he was one year off on the timeline.

Klinsmann clarifies "nastier" comments - Goal.com
Klinsi backed down a bit from his post-Brazil comments, and frankly I don't think he needed to. The Jones tackle was absolutely a yellow, maybe even a red, but it had to happen, and I'm only sorry it wasn't Marcelo he crushed. Soccer is a physical game, and it's time people started to remember that.

Rio Ferdinand rep calls second Euro snub ‘disgraceful’ | Dirty Tackle - Yahoo! Sports
Rio should probably get a call ahead of Martin Kelly, and I don't think anyone would argue with that. But his reaction to the snub just proves the ridiculous sense of entitlement his generation of England players has toward the shirt, and for that I'm glad Hodgson left him off.

Tied in Toronto - New England Soccer Today
U.S. offense shutdown in 0-0 draw against Canada. The US essentially dominated, but no one seemed to play particularly well and the Nats drew a match they absolutely should have won.