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TheIndirectKick

  • joined Mar 12, 2012
  • last login Jul 18, 2014
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Brendan Schimmel is a native Rhode Islander and present day Massachusetts resident who works as a network engineer during the week and an Air National Guardsmen on weekends. A potent mixture of soccer and turf took away both of his ACLs thereby relegating him to simply covering the game from the safety of a keyboard. In 2012 he moved his personal blog The Indirect Kick to The Bent Musket as a column that features a variety of content from opinion to statistical analysis on the New England Revolution. A Fort dwelling season ticket holder, Brendan holds active leadership roles in both The Rebellion supporters group and American Outlaws: Providence.

Twitter @TheIndirectKick.

Accomplishments: Brought Benny to Boston: http://bit.ly/rszPDc

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  • Fantasy My own
User Blog

The Local Boys Show Up

The Revs employed four local New Englanders - two of them Academy products - in 2013, and received a disproportionate amount of benefit from them. How did the boys from New England fare in the...

2013 Revs by Percentage of Minutes Played

Now that's officially off-season in New England it's time to recap and analyze the season that was in New England. We're looking at who was on the field this season to determine who the core of...

Revs Players React to Loss, Reflect on Season

Revolution players sound off via Twitter on their playoff loss to Kansas City and reflect on this year's campaign.

European Scout Reviews Diego

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Great article giving an assessment of Fagundez's strengths, weakness and potential. Overall this scout projects him to be a top starters on an EPL club with a projected transfer fee of $7-$12 million. Wow. Go Diego, Go.

Updated Revolution MLS Playoff Scenarios

Based on Saturday's results the Revs can finish as high as third place in the Eastern Conference. Check out how other results can affect our MLS Playoff Chances and what games to follow and who to...

Analyzing Heaps Solutions vs Crew

The Revs have lost Saer Sene and Lee Nguyen and with it a whole bunch of production. How will Coach Heaps offset this loss and with what players? What is the best option?

2011: GM Mike Burns "Calls" Tech Support

In 2011 Mike Burns called tech support to figure out why Rajko Lekic wasn't scoring.

Revs 2014 Season Ticket Commercial

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Take a look at the Revs new 2014 commercial. We've come a long way since "We are New England" with Matt Reis on a boat. What do you think of it?

Opinion: Buy Out JoGo's Contract

Why the Revs need to make buying Goncalves contract a top priority.

How the Dempsey Deal Got Done

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@GrantWahl's deep dive on how the Clint Dempsey move happened.

Revs GM Mike Burns Surprised by Dempsey Move

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Good piece by former Soccer Guy, current NEST guy and all around good guy Kevin K about Burns' reaction to Clint Dempsey's move to Seattle. It appears that Seattle and MLS kept it a surprise more so than the Revs being oblivious and caught off guard. Perhaps the league wanted the biggest incoming transfer to go to its best market?

Diego Fagundez on MLS36 Promo

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New England's own Diego Fagundez will be featured on the next episode of MLS36 airing on August 3rd at 6pm ET. He doesn't like white milk. That's all you need to know.

Revisiting the Question Marks From Preseason

The 2013 Preseason posed many questions for the Revs heading into Heaps' second year. We're nearly halfway through year two...have the preseason mysteries been solved?

Analyzing the Revolution Venom

What's gotten into these Revs? We dig into the Potency Index to find out what they are doing right statistically on their recent run of form.

The Story of the March into Red Bull Arena

Red Bull supporters united with Revolution supporters for unforgettable and emotional march into Red Bull Arena nearly one year ago.

Revs Keeper Matt Reis Appears on CNN

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Revolution goal keeper Matt Reis appeared on CNN tonight to speak with Piers Morgan about the tragedy at the Boston Marathon.

Revolution March Performance Report

The Revs start off April against Seattle tomorrow and we take a look at the Revs statistical performance through March and wonder what can be done in April to improve it.

2013 Statistical Predictions

The Boys at the The Bent Musket were surveyed on who would lead the Revs and MLS in a host of statistical categories. Share yours in the comments so we can compare at season's end.

Who Is Bilal Duckett?

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PennLive blogger Derek Meluzio apparently fielded several emails looking for the skinny on Bilal Duckett when the Revs announced his signing. He responded with this overview of what to expect out of the Notre Dame alum.

FIFA '13 Revs Updated Roster Analysis

Latest roster update out, and we analyze the change. Reis declines, Bengtson and Fagundez overall ratings jump.

The 2013 Schedule Breakdown

How many games will we play at home? On Saturday? On turf? Check out the schedule breakdown.

Ryan Guy - Guam's "Star Player"

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White, 38, soon realised that a population of fewer than 200,000 people on the island would not yield a big enough crop of talent to harvest, so he's been searching for players with Guamanian heritage. "Our star player is Ryan Guy who was born in the US to Guam parents. He plays for the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer," said White. "He was getting a few communications about joining the US national team. It took me six months to really sell him the vision of what we're trying to do and he now sees himself as a trail blazer. "He thought he could do much more good for football playing for Guam than the US."

Serbian Marko Perovic joins Persepolis

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Former Revs midfielder Marko Perovic signed with Iranian club Persepolis on 12/20/12. Perovic had a successful 2010 season which led to him receiving the team MVP award. His 2011 season was cut short due when the Gillette Turf Monster attacked him injuring his knee resulting in a season ending ACL tear. Since his recovery Perovic was last with Red Star Belgrade in his native Serbia. In hindsight staying with FC Basel who eventually saw competition in Champions League would have been the best bet. Best of luck to Marko.

Ten Questions Heading into 2013

A new year brings new hope and new personnel to the Revs. It also poses many questions that require answers as we collectively head into the 2013 campaign...

USL and MLS Announce Partnership

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What would it mean if Revs academy players could play for USL clubs or compete against them?

Feilhaber Failed to Deliver

Over two years we've seen many sides of Benny Feilhaber. What we never got to see was the World Cup veteran leader and consistent performance worthy of his salary.

Revs Latest Salary Data Released

We take a look at the recently released salary data from the MLS Players Union and dissect to determine who the bargains and busts are.

Question #3 the Catalyst for a Possible Revs SSS?

On November 4th, 2008 Massachusetts residents entered the voting booth prepared to select the next president, but it's how they answered one of the three voter-initiated ballot questions that could...

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