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Musket Rounds: Runstrom, Team of the Week, Shield, And More

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Yesterday turned out to be a much busier day in the New England Revolution world than may have been expected. Several interviews were conducted, the MLS Team of the Week was released, and Bjorn Runstrom's agent tweeted that the Swede signed a contract with the Revs. On to the Rounds!

Revolution Links

Tweeted: Runström Joins Revs - New England Soccer Today
Runström’s agent tweets the Swedish striker has joined the Revs. Sean Donahue - who follows agent Patrick Mork - caught the message. This would mean that, including Moreno, the Revs have three target forwards on the roster.

Team of the Week: The last shall be first |
There are two Revolution players in the Team of the Week, something that probably hasn't happened in a dog's age. Shalrie Joseph and Lee Nguyen get the call.

Guy fills in admirably at right back in win for Revolution |
Ryan Guy spent 20 minutes at right-back when Kevin Alston got kicked in the face. Kyle McCarthy caught up with him to discuss his versatility and whether or not he likes playing back there.

Nguyen proves a natural fit in Revs’ new system | New England Revolution
Jeff Lemieux spoke with Lee Nguyen about how he's settling in with the Revs. I was there when Heaps described him as "special," and after his performance against Portland, I'm inclined to agree.

Injury Report – March 27, 2012 | New England Revolution
Looks like Benny might still be out this weekend. He's listed as out right now. Good news is that Kevin Alston appears probable despite his nasal fracture, and Darrius Barnes and John Lozano have been upgraded, though they aren't out of the woods yet.

Ex-Rev Kinne Joins CFC Azul - New England Soccer Today
Brian O'Connell reports that Ryan Kinne will be playing this PDL season for CFC Azul. Good to see Kinne landing on his feet, and hopefully he can vault back into the professional ranks soon.

A few minutes with … Tyler Polak | New England Revolution
Corey Hanlon took some time to catch up with Tyler Polak. The rookie is perceptive enough to admit that the biggest change from college to pros is the pace of the game.

Other Soccer Links

Klinsmann discusses USA's Olympic qualifying disappointment - Soccer By Ives
Jurgen Klinsmann talked about the USA's Olympic disappointment, highlighting what he saw as positives and negatives from the tournament.

Balotelli interrupts Andrea Stramaccioni’s introductory press conference | The Footy Blog
I love Mario Balotelli's shenanigans. The man is a walking gag reel, and a top-class footballer. What more can you ask for?

Arena: Maybe it's time to award two Supporters' Shields |
Bruce Arena spoke with and highlighted something that I know a few people have been talking about. The Supporters' Shield will exist in its usual form this season, but it doesn't seem fair to award it that way, considering the unbalanced schedules.