Musket Rounds: Nguyen, FA Cup, Europa League, Canadian Championship, and more!

It's almost game day. Unfortunately, we still have to suffer through Friday to get there, though. There wasn't a whole lot of Revs news to get out to you, but there's plenty of other links for your to peruse. Also, if you haven't already, check out yesterday's content brought to you by The Indirect Kick. Seriously, Zerka as a forward? Nuts!

Revolution Links

Nguyen aims to impress against former club Vancouver - RevolutionSoccer.net

Lee Nguyen will face his former club this Saturday at Gillette Stadium. The Whitecaps found Nguyen to be surplus to their 2012 campaign just over a week before the start of the season. And, as the saying goes, one man's trash has is another's treasure, which has been the case in this storyline. It will be interesting to see if having the 'Caps in town brings out the beast in Nguyen out on the pitch.

Scouting Report: Vancouver Whitecaps FC - NE Soccer Today

NEST talks to Steve Clare from Prost Amerika ahead of this weekend's match-up against the Whitecaps. That back-line is no joke, so the Revs better bring their A-game.

Other Links

Your Top 10 EPL goals of the year - The Footy Blog

The 2011-12 EPL season is almost over. Here's a look back at the top 10 goals set to some unnecessary music. I still remember watching that Peter Crouch goal and thinking "okay, the bar is set now". Also, I didn't see Papiss Cisse's goal against Chelsea until just now. HOLY S**T!

2012 FA Cup Final On FOX Soccer Breaks Record For Most Viewed Match - EPL Talk

The title of this piece is a tad misleading. This was the most viewed FA Cup match ever. Also, there were no other games to watch at that time anyhow.

2 Spanish Clubs, Worlds Apart in Approach - NY Times

Atletico Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao in the Europa League final on Wednesday. This piece provides a recap of the match and also some insight into the handful of sub-plots that actually made this a pretty interesting match which I regret not caring more about.

Toronto FC knocks off Montreal, Whitecaps advance in Canadian Championship - Soccer By Ives

Toronto FC finally got themselves a victory, although still not in MLS play. The reds will play the Vancouver Whitecaps in the Canadian Championship final, the winner of which will earn a spot in the qualifying round of next year's CONCACAF Champions League.

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