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Musket Rounds: Dempsey Transfer News, Bengtson, All-Stars, And More


It's Tuesday, it's hot out, and it's another day of Musket Rounds. Today's pretty much chock full of news, including a wealth of New England Revolution talk and some news on our old friend Clint Dempsey. I've always said his best fit in the EPL would be with Arsenal, even though I can't stand the Gunners; perhaps Brendan Rodgers' new system will suit him better. Anyway, on with the Rounds.

Revolution Links

Vote now for AT&T Goal of the Week: Week 18 |
Come on guys, vote for Lee! GIVE IT TO HIM!

Different, but the same | New England Revolution
Shalrie Joseph is the focal point in this piece, which appeared in Sunday's Matchday Program.

Revolution connection - The Boston Globe
Frank Dell'Apa looks at Jerry Bengtson's debut and the Revolution's connection to Honduran players.

Other Soccer Links

MLS: All-Star First XI Picks, TSG Complements " The Shin Guardian
Matt from TSG gives his opinions on the 15 remaining slots for the MLS All-Star game. Of Revs players, he appears to only think Saer Sene deserves a trip; overlooking Lee Nguyen seems awfully dangerous to me.

Portland’s John Spencer apparently on way out; examining the peril of expansion managers | ProSoccerTalk
With John Spencer out in Portland, Steve Davis has taken a look at what happened to other new coaches in the MLS expansion era.

Marca thinks blurry Clint Dempsey is Michael Bradley | Dirty Tackle - Yahoo! Sports
Oh that's funny stuff right there

Spencer's successor: Top 5 candidates for Portland job |
Simon Borg looks at the possible successors for Spencer in Portland. Surprisingly, he doesn't mention Steve Nicol.

Report: Dempsey to Join Liverpool? - New England Soccer Today
Clint Dempsey looks set to move to Fenway Sports Group-owned Liverpool FC according to reports. I think this move is barely lateral if not backwards for Clint, so I hope he reconsiders.