Musket Rounds: Supporter's Cup, Revs' Defensive Woes, CCL Previews, and MLS Power Rankings

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 12: Jerry Bengtson #27 of the New England Revolution reacts to fans' cheers before a game with the Montreal Impact at Gillette Stadium on August 12, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Happy Tuesday everyone! It's actually my first effort at these Musket Rounds so be gentle with your feedback! Today, we take a look at a few things around the soccer world, with some Revs' analysis, a look ahead to the CCL, and a quick and painful look at the MLS Power Rankings. Enjoy!

REVOLUTION LINKS

Revs carry on, but come up empty - Boston New England Revolution Blog - ESPN Boston
Two major defensive lapses in the first twenty five minutes doomed the Revolution to their sixth successive defeat, and good friend Brian O'Connell breaks it down over at ESPNBoston.

2012 Supporters Cup | New England Revolution
The folks over at RevolutionSoccer.net put together a great video about the Supporter's Cup, which was played inside Gillette Stadium, between the Midnight Riders and New England Rebellion. The best part about the event (other than Brendan Schimmel's hair?) was that it all went to a great cause!

OTHER SOCCER LINKS

MLS Power Rankings: Week 24 | MLSsoccer.com
Call me a glutton for punishment, but you've got to experience the lowest lows so you can fully appreciate the highs. Take a look at this week's Power Rankings on MLSSoccer.com

CONCACAF unknowns offer plucky challenges to MLS giants - News | FOX Sports on MSN
Our man Kyle McCarthy takes a look at some of the challenges facing MLS clubs as they begin their CCL campaigns this week.

Fantasy Premier League - The official fantasy football game of the Barclays Premier League
Two of my favorite things come together here: Fantasy Sports and the English Premier League. We here at The Bent Musket all play, and it's a great way to get together with some friends and see who knows their English Football the best! It's not too late to sign up so hurry and build your squad now!

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