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Musket Rounds: CONCACAF trio to make “historic announcement,” plus more daily links

Here’s what we’re reading today.

Serbia v United States Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images

During a busy weekend of soccer, the U.S. women trounced Russia, Nicolas Lodeiro scored a mind-boggling volley and the Revs blanked Cubo Torres and the Houston Dynamo. Yet this morning, everyone’s talking about the 2026 World Cup.

Join them, and check out these other stories worth reading:

Revolution News

Revolution tame Dynamo in 2-0 win / The Bent Musket

Second-half goals from Kei Kamara and Juan Agudelo helped the Revs stay undefeated in three straight. Read the full match recap.

New-look Revolution defense stymies Cubo Torres /

The Mexican forward finally met his match against Josh Smith and Antonio Delamea, writes Jon Sigal.

Josh Smith’s communication key in Revolution win / The Bent Musket

The fourth-round SuperDraft pick has already developed into a leader along the back line, according to Seth Macomber.

Major League Soccer News

MLS teams make CONCACAF Champions League too predictable /

It’s time for MLS teams to make winning the CCL championship a priority, writes Jon Arnold.

Watch Nicolas Lodeiro score the weekend’s most impressive tally / Sounder at Heart

The Sounders midfielder turned a broken free kick into an 84th-minute golazo.

Why MLS roster rules only make the rich richer / ESPN FC

The league needs to focus on the bigger picture, and stop solving individual problems, according to Noah Davis.

Is Tim Melia the stingiest goalkeeper in MLS? /

The Sporting Kansas City veteran has flown under the radar, despite conceding just two goals in Sporting’s first five outings.

U.S. Soccer News

Three CONCACAF nations to make “historic announcement” on Monday / FOX Sports

During a 2 p.m. press conference, three CONCACAF nations—Canada, Mexico and the Untied States—are expected to announce a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

USWNT downs Russia in tepid Sunday afternoon friendly / Stars and Stripes FC

The U.S. women coasted past Russia for the second time in three days.

Now with U.S. eligibility, these MLS forwards could earn a call-up /

Dom Dwyer headlines a trio of MLS forwards who could catch the attention of Bruce Arena during the current World Cup cycle.