Good morning everyone! It's the middle of a bye week for the Revolution, so you'd expect news to be slow, but honestly there's more out there than I expected. Also, we've got the Euros starting on Friday, which is also the day that the USMNT takes on Antigua & Barbuda in their first World Cup 2014 Qualifier. So with all that on tap, let's get on with the Rounds.
Summer Wish List: Eastern Conference | WVHooligan.com - MLS Blog
Drew Epperley laid out his Eastern Conference summer wishlist, and his words for the Revs are pretty simple. Find consistency away from home, or miss out on the playoffs. I think that's a reasonable assessment.
Reserves: Revs 2, Impact 1 | New England Revolution
The Revs Reserves beat an Impact squad comprised mostly of starters on the strength of goals by Alec Purdie and Jeremiah White. This is pretty encouraging, and it looks like a number of guys who haven't been getting much time got a good run out.
Guy's calf puts him on the shelf yet again in New England | MLSsoccer.com
Kyle McCarthy spoke to Ryan Guy about the re-injured calf that forced him out of the loss to D.C. a couple weeks back. It doesn't seem to be as serious as the original injury.
Feilhaber relieved after opening his scoring account | New England Revolution
Jeff Lemieux talked to Benny Feilhaber about opening his scoring account against Chicago last weekend. Apparently Benny had a choreographed celebration, but Saer Sene tackled him before he could pull it off.
Other Soccer Links
Soccer By Ives: A look back at USA's 2002 World Cup upset of Portugal
On the 10th anniversary of a magical day in South Korea, Ives Galarcep reminisces about his experience watching the USMNT beat Portugal 3-2 in the 2002 World Cup.
GQ’s Collection of the Premier League’s Greatest Photos Over the Past 20 Years | KCKRS
Having gone through the whole collection (linked in this article), some of these shots are pretty flipping spectacular.
Tropical Storming: TSG’s Official USA vs. Antigua & Barbuda Preview " The Shin Guardian
Matthew has a comprehensive preview of the USMNT's next match against Antigua & Barbuda on The Shin Guardian. Per usual, it's detailed, informative, and a thumping good read.
Brek Shea, Alex Morgan, and a masterpiece that almost didn’t happen | ProSoccerTalk
Alex Morgan's known as "baby horse," while Brek Shea cuts his hair in the shape of a mane, leading to this perfectly little piece of awesome. I'm linking this because the person who created the banner is none other than Prairie Rose Clayton, a well-known Midnight Rider and Revs fan who does almost all of the banners at Revs games (except those done by the Rebellion).