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Musket Rounds: New Trialists, Pub Tour, USA vs. Italy and more

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Yesterday wasn't the most exciting day of news on the face of the planet, especially in the land of the New England Revolution. The squad is still in Arizona, hard at work preparing for their third Desert Diamond Cup match against Real Salt Lake on Wednesday. The match will not feature former trialists Luisito Campisi and Tom Cruise, both of whom have left camp.

Revolution Links

Revolution announces 2012 Pub Tour | New England Revolution
The Revs will be making stops at Phoenix Landing in Cambridge, the Banshee in Dorchester, and Ri Ra in Providence during the month of March. Fans will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with a plethora of New England players and even coach Jay Heaps (at Ri Ra).

Two New Trialists - New England Soccer Today
Former Chelsea Academy forward Devyne and D.C. midfielder da Luz join Revs camp while Cruise and Campisi trials end. Sean Donahue has the story.

Preseason success breeding confidence in Revs camp | New England Revolution
Coming off an embarrassing season, few would have expected the Revolution to jump out to a good preseason start, especially after a series of underwhelming offseason moves. Despite all that, the Revs sit at 5-0-0 in their preseason matches and have displayed ruthless attacking verve in the process.

Other Soccer Links

TSG’s Official USA vs. Italy Preview: Azzurri Skies For The States? " The Shin Guardian
Matt from The Shin Guardian previews the upcoming USA vs. Italy match on Wednesday. Injuries have changed up Klinsmann's lineup pretty dramatically, and also, will Terrence Boyd receive his first cap?

MLS preseason this week ... 02/28/2012 - SoccerAmerica Daily
The Soccer America crew takes a look at MLS preseason matches this week and reports on the progress of each team in the league as we draw closer and closer to First Kick.

Bob Bradley-led Egypt routs Kenya in first game since riot - SOCCER - Sporting News
Brian Straus reports on the 5-0 thrashing that Bob Bradley's Egypt squad unleashed upon an unsuspecting Kenya side yesterday.

Alex Morgan joins teammate Hope Solo on Sounders women’s squad | Seattle PI Sports Blog -
The Seattle Sounders women have continued a blockbuster offseason, adding Alex Morgan to a star-studded roster that includes Hope Solo and Sydney Leroux.

McDermott leading Royal revolution | Lovely Left Foot
When Wolves’ scatter-gun approach to managerial appointment turned towards Brian McDermott, many expected the Reading boss to take the move into the Premier League. As Tom Mordey writes, he decided against it.

Arsenal's Mystery Dance - The Swiss Ramble
The Swiss Ramble is a phenomenal blog that writes at a slow, deliberate rate and analyzes the finances and trends of major clubs around the world. I highly recommend any of their pieces; today I bring you their financial analysis of Arsenal, a club in serious flux this season.