Musket Rounds: Runstrom, Agudelo, Toronto FC, USMNT, And More

CARSON, CA - MARCH 14: Aaron Maund #21 and goal keeper Milos Kocic #30 of the Toronto FC celebrate their teams 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy during a CONCACAF Champions League game at The Home Depot Center on March 14, 2012 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Yesterday provided plenty of Revs-related news for us to relay to you. Today, well, not so much. But here at the Bent Musket we strive to bring you the most up-to-date and relevant New England Revolution news, even when there's not all that much to bring you. Today we have a little of that, but also lots of news from around MLS.

Revolution Links

Runström Rejects "Final Offer" - New England Soccer Today

The Swedish forward's agent has once again leaked information through twitter, but this time it's not the good kind of news--at least not for Revs fans. It sounds as though Runström has turned down the "final offer" from the Revolution Front Office. And with that, all eyes turn, once again, to Jose Moreno.

Some Think He's The Juan - Big Apple Soccer

Okay, so this isn't actually Revs-related news, but according to a recent report, the New York Red Bulls' Juan Agudelo is being pursued by a handful of MLS teams including "at least one Eastern Conference team". The speculation of Agudelo's departure from New York comes in the wake of some controversy from this past weekend regarding his striking partnership with Thierry Henry. I just can't help but wonder if that one Eastern Conference team was the Revs. I mean, just imagine!

Other Links

Galaxy in disbelief after aggregate loss to Toronto - MLSSoccer.com

In case you missed last night's CONCACAF Champions League action, Toronto FC upset the LA Galaxy with a 4-3 aggregate score to knock the reigning MLS champs out of the competition. A truly momentous occasion for the Canadian club, Toronto's 2 road goals were enough to take the victory and move on to the CCL semi-finals where they will play Santos Laguna.

Santos Laguna demolish Seattle to reach CCL semis - Soccer By Ives

Speaking of Santos Laguna, the Mexican side held nothing back last night on home soil as they absolutely whooped Seattle in a 6-1 rout. Former US International forward Herculez Gomez shined once again with two goals, continuing his impressive form and making USMNT fans everywhere yearn for his return to the Nats.

U.S. Sets Roster for Olympic Qualifying - Goal (NYT)

On the subject of US Soccer, U-23 national team coach Caleb Porter has finalized his roster ahead of regional qualifying which begins later this month. The squad features an abundance of MLS talent including Brek Shea, Juan Agudelo, Teal Bunbury, Bill Hamid, Freddy Adu, Zarek Valentin, and many others.

The Passing of a Legend - New England Soccer Today

And finally, on a sadder note, Brian O'Connell from NE Soccer Today recounts the life and career of former US National Team great John "Clarkie" Souza who passed away on Sunday. Souza, who was a native of Fall River, MA, was a part of the US National Team squad that upset England in the 1950 World Cup. This is a great read about a truly great man who embodied the spirit and passion of US Soccer.

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