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Musket Rounds: Cosmos Return, Toronto Transfers, Bocanegra, Shuttleworth, And More

Gone down to Texas. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE
Gone down to Texas. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

Good morning everybody! It's Friday, and I'm sure everyone is thrilled! Tomorrow night the New England Revolution will take on Toronto at home, but for now, the Musket Rounds has a diverse helping of news from around the world of soccer. A lot of interesting stuff outside of the Revolution camp is going on right now, so we'll be sure to get you up to speed on stuff like Sepp Blatter being corrupt, the NY Cosmos' rebirth, and more.

Revolution Links

Heaps pleased with progress at midpoint - Boston New England Revolution Blog - ESPN Boston
Brian O'Connell caught up with Jay Heaps, A.J. Soares, and Chris Tierney to talk about the Revolution's midseason progress, as well as the burgeoning goalkeeper controversy and the upcoming match against Toronto.

Defense comes through in "must-shutout" game vs. NY | New England Revolution
Jeff Lemieux spoke with A.J. Soares, Bobby Shuttleworth, and Chris Tierney about the importance of not only winning, but earning the shutout against New York last week.

Revolution Notebook: Can Shuttleworth take starting spot? |
Kyle McCarthy asks a question that's probably on a lot of people's minds - will Bobby Shuttleworth become the starting 'keeper this year?

Other Soccer Links

Sepp Blatter and "known unknowns" | The Footy Blog | Blogs |
Well, here's Sepp Blatter attempting to sound like he didn't do anything wrong. He fails.

Cosmos returning to NASL in 2013 - Soccer By Ives
Well this is interesting. It would certainly be cool to see the Cosmos as the NY2 franchise in MLS, though I still think there are other markets more deserving. A Cosmos presence in the NASL, though, sounds like a great idea.

The Waiting Game - New England Soccer Today
While MLS contemplates Stoke City's $2.8 million bid for Geoff Cameron, the Attleboro native can only sit back and wait. Brian O'Connell spoke with him over the phone yesterday.

Brent Latham: "Captain America" Carlos Bocanegra should look to Mexico for his future -
Here's an interesting, alternative take on Carlos Bocanegra's future, suggesting he should go to Mexico to continue his career rather than returning to the States.

Toronto trade DP de Guzman to Dallas for Wiedeman |
This is relevant to us since the Revs are playing TFC on Saturday. Interesting development.