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TheIndirectKick

  • joined Mar 12, 2012
  • last login Jul 25, 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

A Fan Of...

  • Golf Myself
  • Soccer New England Revolution
  • FIFA USA
  • Serie A Parma
  • EPL Aston Villa
  • MLS New England Revolution
  • General Southampton
  • La Liga Pffff
  • Fantasy My own
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Ignore the talking heads...but check out this must see video from the Iran vs Saudi Arabia match...

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Ignore the talking heads...but check out this must see video from the Iran vs Saudi Arabia match where a player picks up what he thinks his trash and tosses it off the pitch where it then explodes....because it's a grenade. Yikes.

Who's The Most-Followed Revs Player?

Which Revs players are on Twitter? Who has the most followers? We take a look at the social media popularity contest and graph it for your viewing pleasure? Who do you think it is? Check out part...

Revs' Obscurity Enables Failure

The lack of thousands of passionate fans demanding more out of this organization has enabled a culture of complacency with failure among the ownership group and lack of accountability from the top...

Analyzing "We Will Attack"

If the Revs were awarded a point for every time you've heard the Jay Heaps mantra, "We Will Attack" we'd be comfortably atop the East. But we're not; and the Revs standings-wise are in no better of...

Supporters Unite To Support Wounded Troops

Supporters can agree that at times you are sometimes viewed by regular fans, security and the general public alike with suspicion. Well to further prove they're wrong to do so, here's another...

The Gillette Turf Monster: It's Time for Grass

Ralton, Perovic and Sene these are all players who have torn knee ligaments playing upon the rough, hard surface of Gillette Stadium. When is enough, enough? It's time to get ride of the turf Bob.

UEFA Champions League Draw

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Pretty epic when one group will have Real Madrid, Dortmund and Man City. Check out the results of today's draw here.

Juan Carlos Toja Signs with MLS: Allocation Update

Juan Carlos Toja is due for allocation today at 4PM. The Revs are "on the clock" with the options being to select and employ Toja or select and trade him.

Any Heroes Left In This Horror Show?

Too often have players gone unused or employed in one position in New England only to go on to success on a different club in positions we need. This needs to stop and Heaps can take the last two...

Juan Carlos Toja signs with MLS, likely to land with Revs

Ex-FC Dallas, and ex All Star Juan Carlos Toja has re-signed with Major League Soccer and the New England Revolution sit at the top spot in the allocation order.

Musket Rounds: Bengtson Settles In, Beckett Bowl, CCL Results, Violent/Sensual Cologne Fans

Has Jerry Bengtson's traveling hampered him from settling in and contributing? Why do the Revs players not have names according to the Red Sox? Eastern conference rivals pick up 3 points last night...

Ralston Captains The Revolution All-Decade Team

The New England Revolution dominated MLS in the 2000s. Rather than dwell on the present state of the club, we remember the past glory and build an All-Decade Team featuring the best Revolution...

The Bent Musketeers on The Midnight Ride Bid Farewell to Shalrie Joseph

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In this episode, Hank is joined by @mattyjollie, @soccersoapbox, @theindirectkick and @mindofabram to talk about Shalrie Joseph and his trade to Chivas USA, and what it means for the New England Revolution.

The Bent Musketeers on The Midnight Ride Bid Farewell to Shalrie Joseph

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In this episode, Hank is joined by @mattyjollie, @soccersoapbox, @theindirectkick and @mindofabram to talk about Shalrie Joseph and his trade to Chivas USA, and what it means for the New England Revolution.

Teammates React on Twitter to SJ21 Trade

It's like playing Jenga...you have to take a risk and remove a certain piece of the structure, doing so will help you win, but you do risk toppling the whole tower and going down in flames. Check...

Per Agent Shalrie Joseph acquired by Chivas USA

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A monumental move for the new regime moving Revs legend/captain Shalrie Joseph to Chivas USA. No more news than that right now. Stay tuned for all news and analysis

The Social Media Report: Introduction

We can all agree that Twitter has a huge impact on the sports world. How does Major League Soccer and specifically New England Revolution compare to other clubs and other leagues?

Why I Hate The MLS All-Star Game Format

The current star All Star Game format is MLS 2.0's version of the breakaway penalty kick. It sounds great in theory, looks like an easy sell to the masses but in the end serves only to embarrass...

Revolution Mid-Season Grades: Off the Bench...Subs Have Been Studs

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Jay Heaps has used his three subs per game beautifully this year. Making specific choices to satisfy particular situations has been a huge change from former coach Steve Nicol's style. Heaps' subs...

Supporters Cup Showdown: The Rebellion War Room

The Midnight Riders will face off against The Rebellion on July 21st, 6PM at Gillette Stadium for the right to raise the Supporters Cup. We caught up with Rebellion Propaganda Minister Matthew...

Supporters Cup Showdown: Midnight Riders Strategy

The Midnight Riders will face off against The Rebellion on July 21st, 6PM at Gillette Stadium for the right to raise the Supporters Cup. We caught up with Midnight Rider's President Fran Harrington...

How UEFA tricked you into feeling something

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Kind of appalling here to think that a live competition is being tinkered with by UEFA before you view to maximize it's theatrical effect. Let the competition be the drama and have UEFA officials start making Soap Operas if they want to create drama.

AOL Sporting News reporting Bengston has been signed!

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AOL SN reports that NE have signed a "lenghty deal" with Honduran Forward Jerry Bengston. Downside is he's playing for Honduras in the Olympics! Upside he looks like a stud.

Five Questions The 2012 Revs Have Answered So Far

The 2012 Revs got a face lift this off-season that created more questions than answers. Nearly halfway through the 2012 campaign what's been answered?

The "new" New England Revolution TV commercial, now with updated season highlights not just...

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The "new" New England Revolution TV commercial, now with updated season highlights not just preseason and plenty of atmosphere shots. Looks like a good time and a great improvement from the organization in my estimation. Your thoughts in comment section below...

So...on a scale of 1-10 how much does this still bother you?

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So...on a scale of 1-10 how much does this still bother you?

The Rundown: Italy and Spain Trade Blows, Draw 1-1

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Post match thoughts, commentary and observation following Spain vs Italy in Euro 2012 play.

USMNT Falls to Brazil 4-1, Reaction and Rants

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USMNT falls 4-1 to Brazil,our reactions and rants as we rate the Yanks performance.

Welcome to Gillette Part 2: Kraft Sports Responds

We receive a response to our email regarding the lack of Revolution signage on the "Home of" sign outside Gillette Stadium. It wasn't the response we were looking for.

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