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Revolution v Columbus Crew Injury Report

Courtesy Revolutionsoccer.net

By Kevin Koczwara

The New England have and will continue have struggles as long as their injury problems and suspensions continue, and tonight’s game against Columbus Crew looks no different.

The long term injury to Matt Reis forced the Revolution (2-3-1, 7 pts.) to make an offseason move for a goalkeeper, Preston Burpo, that could man the fort while Reis was out.

Taylor Twellman’s injury has sent manager Steve Nicol on a great expedition for a goal-scorer. And nothing has turned up besides a few flashes from Marko Perovic and Zack Schilawski, but nothing consistent has surfaced for the Revolution.

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Short Bench for Revs After Suspensions

Courtesy Revolutionsoccer.net

Courtesy Revolutionsoccer.net

By Kevin Koczwara

The New England Revolution have been struggling with injuries all year, but now they have a whole new player personnel issue to worry about: suspensions.

Midfielder Joseph Niouky and forward Kheli Dube will both serve a one game suspension after both players were shown straight red cards for separate incidents during Saturday night’s 1-1 draw with FC Dallas.

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Injuries Plaguing World Cup Hopefuls and EPL Top Teams

By Kevin Koczwara
There is no substitute for depth in professional soccer. Skill can overcome some hard-ache, and hard-work can definitely make up for a lack of skill, but nothing can make up for a deep bench in the long grueling seasons of soccer. Many teams in the English Premier league are seeing some of their European aspirations heading to the training room instead of to the field, and some players are seeing their World Cup dreams shattered.

This year is different than most because players are training harder, playing harder, and have played more often in the past year or two than regularly. Why is? Simple, the World Cup is coming up and just about every player dreams of putting on their countries uniform and walking onto the grass of a World Cup Final. But they must show their worth in club matches and in international matches. And the wear and tear is showing.

Let’s look over a few teams and players that have been hit enormously by the injury bug, and let’s see who will definitely be sitting out the World Cup because of an injury.

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