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Musket Rounds: Simms, Boy Bands, World League Association, And More

Bjorn Runstrom in action for Fulham FC in 2006. (Getty Images/Dean Mouhtaropolous).
Bjorn Runstrom in action for Fulham FC in 2006. (Getty Images/Dean Mouhtaropolous).

The New England Revolution now have a roster of 28 since signing Bjorn Runstrom yesterday. Elsewhere in soccer, Toronto drew Santos in the CCL last night, Football at Fenway was announced, and MLS has decided to join other premier world leagues in an initiative to promote cooperation. Read about all that and a UK Boy Band wearing Revs gear in today's Musket Rounds.

Revolution Links

Revs' Simms steady, not flashy - The Sun Chronicle Online
Peter Gobis from the Attleboro Sun Chronicle profiled Clyde Simms, talking about all the consistency he brings to midfield. Thanks to @philneezy for the tip.

This Is UK Boy Band One Direction Playing Soccer In New England Revolution Jerseys | KCKRS
I don't know why a British boy band is wearing Revs jerseys, but I won't complain. Any time someone wears a New England kit in public is cause for celebration in my opinion.

MLS by the Numbers, Week 3 - The USA 10 Kit
Anthony at The USA 10 Kit has some interesting and borderline-useful stats from the MLS weekend that was. The Revs feature twice.

Runstrom gives Revs another versatile option | New England Revolution
Jay Heaps talks about the versatility in attack that Runstrom will bring the squad. As I suspected before the season started, it looks like Runstrom has been in demand in Foxboro ever since he arrived for his trial.

Other Soccer Links

Liverpool, Roma to play preseason match in Boston -
Liverpool will play an exhibition against Italian side Roma at Boston's Fenway Park on July 25 as the American-owned Premier League club attempts to increase its exposure in the United States. I was at Football at Fenway when Celtic and Sporting played - it was a good time.

MLS goes international, joins World League Association |
I don't know exactly what this is about, but it's good to see MLS standing firmly on the forefront of the world of soccer.

Rapids sign one-time U.S. forward Hill - Soccer By Ives
Kamani Hill is someone I remember from a few years ago when his career looked promising. He actually played right-back as a youth international in a couple matches and looked good. I wonder if he'll catch on here.

U.S. Soccer responds to El Salvador players' beliefs they were handed airline tickets meant for eliminated Americans -

CCL Recap: TFC settle for draw in opener against Santos |
Toronto drew Santos 1-1 last night. Chances are, that means they're out, because I can't see TFC pulling out a necessary result in Mexico. Oh yeah, and Herculez Gomez scored. AGAIN. ARE YOU WATCHING, KLINSMANN?

The MLS Reserves: Plight of the MLS Team Administrator
I like this series from Luke Lohr. This time, it's the RSL Team Administrator, who basically makes everything happen for the club.