Musket Rounds: Open Cup upsets, USMNT vs Brazil, Liverpool, Howler Magazine, & more!

LANDOVER, MD - MAY 30: Members of team USA pose for a photo before the start of their International friendly game against Brazil at FedExField on May 30, 2012 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Today we try to return to your regularly scheduled morning dose of Musket Rounds. Unfortunately, there isn't a whole lot of Revolution news out there, other than stuff pertaining to Tuesday night's Open Cup debacle, which we are finally ready to talk about, I guess. Oh, and there was some kind of soccer game in Maryland last night, too.

Revolution and US Open Cup Links

Unbelievable - NE Soccer Today

NEST breaks down Tuesday night's Open Cup loss to the Harrisburg City Islanders, which is still painful to think about for many.

Galaxy among 7 MLS teams out in 3rd round - Boston Herald

But hey, at least 6 other MLS teams were knocked out by lower division sides, too? Nope, still hurts...

99 years of the US Open Cup - UK Guardian

Pretty cool piece looking at the history of the Open Cup and even more information on Tuesday night's upsets.

Cal FC Tops Portland Timbers, 1-0, In US Open Cup - The Denim Kit

Another upset last night, this time served up by Eric Wynalda's Cal FC. Not too shabby..

Other Links

Missed chances, shaky defending doom USMNT in 4-1 loss to Brazil - Soccer By Ives

SBI breaks down last night's friendly between the U.S. and Brazil men's national teams. Despite the scoreline, there were arguably a lot of bright spots for the U.S., but also plenty of things to work on.

M.L.S. Fans Get Chance to Argue For Stadium on Hudson River - NYTimes Goal blog

This second NYC MLS franchise stuff just won't die, huh? It seems that now fans and supporters are going to be able to lobby for creating a venue on the Hudson River.

Brendan Rodgers Is The New Liverpool Manager - The Original Winger

The rollercoaster ride is over and the successor to King Kenny has been found--it's Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers. Can he turn things around? We'll see.

Howler Magazine - Kickstarter

And finally, I wanted to give a quick plug here for Howler Magazine, a new quarterly publication about American and international soccer that needs YOUR help to get going. So, hop over to Kickstarter, learn more about the magazine, and help fund the project. Seriously, folks, it looks pretty legit. Get on it.

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