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Musket Rounds: Bad Officiating, TFC, CONCACAF, And More

FOXBORO, MA - APRIL 14:  Clyde Simms #19 of the New England Revolution tries to keep the ball from Hamdi Salihi #9 of the DC United in the second half at Gillette Stadium April 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - APRIL 14: Clyde Simms #19 of the New England Revolution tries to keep the ball from Hamdi Salihi #9 of the DC United in the second half at Gillette Stadium April 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images)
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Happy Thursday and welcome to today's Musket Rounds. On tap this morning is a look at some accomplishments for Michael Parkhurst, an election in CONCACAF, backlash over MLS Rivalries, and a whole lot of really bad officiating. Basically, another day at the office. So, without further ado, the Rounds.

Revolution Links

Heaps says Revs, D.C. have evolved ahead of rematch | New England Revolution
Head coach Jay Heaps admitted that he plans to re-watch the Revs 2-1 home loss to DC in an attempt to find out how both sides have evolved in the intervening weeks.

Parkhurst, FCN Win League Title, Continue Improbable Trophy Run - US Soccer Daily
Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjaelland won the Danish league title. It was well-deserved and a long-time coming.

Power of 10: On National Duty Edition - The USA 10 Kit
The New England Revolution have made their first appearance on Jon Arnold's MLS top 10!

Other Soccer Links

Selling US Open Cup Hosting Loses Support for Silverbacks - Soccer Newsday
Our boy Abram is back for Soccer Newsday with a look at the Atlanta Silverbacks' decision to sell their hosting rights for the US Open Cup 3rd round.

MLS ‘rivalries:’ Real acrimony, or just ginned-up sales jobs? | ProSoccerTalk
The chattering class really should stop buying into made-up, drummed-up MLS "rivalries" that are only "rivalries" because someone checked the "rivalry" box. History makes rivalries, and nothing else.

Cayman Islands native Webb elected CONCACAF president | MLSsoccer.com
Jack Warner's successor has finally been elected, and it's Jeffrey Webb of the Caymans. Warner's not a tough act to follow - if Webb promises to only take 50% of the kickbacks offered, he'd still be miles better than Jack.

Landon Donovan discusses future with L.A. Galaxy, Team USA in Q&A - Grant Wahl - SI.com
Landon Donovan gave a Q&A session with four journalists recently. Grant Wahl published some of the dialogue, and it looks like Landon is getting a little burnt out.

ACC Recap: Late Lambe goal wins 4th straight title for TFC | MLSsoccer.com
TFC Strategy: Be completely feeble and useless in the league, still make it to the CCL by beating every other team in Canada. Whatever, it seems to be working.

Video: Goal in MLS match between Chicago Fire and FC Dallas shouldn’t have counted. However..... - Soccer Insider - The Washington Post
Marco Pappa scored off a saved penalty kick for the Chicago Fire, but should the goal have counted? The answer is a clear "no," and Hilario Grajeda and his linesman should be reffing AYSO matches for the next ten years for missing something so incredibly obvious.

GALAXY: Beckham rips ref after loss - Soccer Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
Apparently, Hilario Grajeda wasn't the only MLS official making high-profile mistakes last night. David Beckham had some choice words for Jair Marrufo as well.