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Musket Rounds: Revs Academy, Olympic Scrimmage, Erik Soler, And More

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Yesterday was a typical Monday in the world of New England Revolution soccer - dry and boring. The rest of the soccer world wasn't too exciting, either, so this edition of Musket Rounds is once again a bit small. Regardless, we are here to deliver the news you need to read to stay up to date on all relevant happenings in the beautiful game!

Revolution Links

Revs Academy Win 3 in N.J. - New England Soccer Today
The Revolution Youth Academy teams reeled off three wins in New Jersey during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, including a sweep of Match Fit Chelsea on Sunday.

Other Soccer Links

Why aren't there 20 goal scorers in Major League Soccer? Teal Bunbury and Seattle's GM analyze - Goal.com
Alex Labidou has penned an interesting piece about the relative dearth of high-scoring players in MLS. Adrian Hanauer ventures an explanation about why MLS goalscorers aren't breaching the 20-goal mark.

US Olympic team wins big in scrimmage vs. Atlanta | MLSsoccer.com
Caleb Porter's Olympic squad turned on the style in their warmup match against the Atlanta Silverbacks, putting up a 3-0 scoreline. Brek Shea had a brace, while Michael Stephens added a third.

A worldwide Impact - 24th Minute
Duane Rollins takes a moment to point out that the Montreal Impact's home opener, held at the Stade Olympique in Montreal, was the 4th-highest attended match in the WORLD last weekend.

'CLUELESS' SOLER Report: Ballack agent criticizes Red Bulls GM Soler after rejecting his client - Big Apple Soccer
I'm linking this because it's funny. Soler, by all accounts, is pretty clueless. But Ballack's agent doesn't seem to be the brightest bulb on the circuit, either.

Newcastle United: Life In A Northern Town - The Swiss Ramble
Some of you might not know this, but I'm an enormous Newcastle fan. So if you thought I would let a Swiss Ramble piece about the Magpies slip by me, you were sadly mistaken.