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Musket Rounds: MLS players infiltrate CONCACAF Hex rosters, plus more daily links

Stories from around U.S. Soccer, from the Timbers red-hot start to the latest World Cup Qualifying news.

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Sacha Kljestan (16) and Jordan Morris (8) will both represent the U.S. during the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.
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After enduring a come-from-behind win by FC Dallas, the Revolution earned few headlines during week three of MLS action. All the attention belonged to the Portland Timbers, who won its third consecutive match in convincing fashion.

Today, we’re reading about the Timbers, CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying and more, all catalogued here in Musket Rounds:

Revolution News

Maxi Urruti strikes late to push FC Dallas past Revolution / The Bent Musket

The Toros erased an early Lee Nguyen goal to claim a 2-1, come-from-behind win.

Xavier Kouassi impresses Heaps, Revolution in MLS debut /

It took more than 400 days for the Revolution DP to appear in an MLS match, though he made the most of his debut, according to his coach and teammates.

Major League Soccer News

Timbers score four, pick up third win of 2017 / Stumptown Footy

The Portland Timbers look unbeatable in the early stages of 2017 after picking up a dominant 4-2 win over the Houston Dynamo.

Six remaining teams in CONCACAF Hex roster 44 MLS players / Soccer America

Seeking a final push for the 2018 World Cup, the six remaining CONCACAF teams named MLS-heavy rosters.

Ex-Revs midfielder Benny Fielhaber scores a long-range golazo /

Left off the U.S. roster ahead of the next set of World Cup Qualifiers, Feilhaber netted a curving first-half goal to end Sporting Kansas City’s goal-less start to the season.

U.S. Soccer News

Matt Besler, Sacha Kljestan join United States WCQ roster /

Following an injury to Bobby Wood, USMNT gaffer Bruce Arena called two MLS mainstays into camp.

U.S. Soccer concludes U-17 residency program / Soccer America

The model of player development, which began in 1999, will come to an end this year.