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Musket Rounds: McCarthy, Bilello, Murphy, Lechner, and More

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This week is seriously dragging in terms of news. Regardless, we at The Bent Musket are here to bring you anything relevant to the New England Revolution on a regular basis, and that's exactly what we're going to do right now. Today we have an abundance of Revolution-related news, but not so much otherwise.

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Lechner Siging In USA - 11Freunde [German]
According to this report out of Germany (and Google Translate), there's a contract offer on the table for Florian Lechner, from the Revolution. File this under "not very surprising," but also color me excited to see some possible defensive depth. Lechner and Runstrom would leave the Revs with one remaining international slot, as well.

Help Wanted - New England Soccer Today
The Revolution may have solved their defensive woes in the center, but help is still needed along the edges. Brian O'Connell speculates that Flo Lechner may be the answer.

Coaching Course - New England Soccer Today
Sean Donahue has penned an excellent profile piece on John Murphy, former assistant coach for the New England Revolution from 2000-2004. Murphy is regarded as largely responsible for the draft strategies that produced Shalrie Joseph, Taylor Twellman, Clint Dempsey, and many others.

One on One with Revolution President Brian Bilello - The MLS Reserves
Luke Lohr interviewed Brian Bilello as a sort of preview to what this season will bring for the Revs. It's not much that we haven't heard before, but it's still a good interview and Brian does a good job of being forthcoming in most respects.

New England's McCarthy learns centerback role on the fly | MLSsoccer.com
Kyle McCarthy spoke to Stephen McCarthy about his first match at centerback. Also, interesting tidbit: John Lozano and AJ Soares are in doubt for Saturday's match at SKC.