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Musket Rounds: 5 teens who will soon rule MLS, plus more daily links

11 stories worth reading from MLS, U.S. Soccer and beyond.

MLS: Montreal Impact at D.C. United
Ballou Tabla (on his knees) celebrates scoring against D.C. United on May 6. The 18-year-old midfielder landed on FourFourTwo’s list of burgeoning young MLS stars.
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From rising MLS stars to bids for the U.S. Soccer Presidency, these 11 stories will keep you up-to-date on the latest soccer news.

Revolution News

Gershon Koffie expected to train on Friday / The Bent Musket

The newest member of the Revolution has finally arrived in Foxboro.

Grading the Kei Kamara trade, one year later / The Bent Musket

Through 30 matches, what do you make of Kamara’s contributions? Share your thoughts in this week’s “Morning Muster” open thread.

Major League Soccer News

5 MLS stars of tomorrow you should be following now / FourFourTwo

This group of teenagers will soon take MLS by storm. Spoiler: two of them play for FC Dallas.

Fire's Nemanja Nikolic emerging as Golden Boot frontrunner /

Though quiet in nature, the Serbian-born Hungarian international has made a lot of noise this season.

Sacramento inches one step closer to joining MLS / Indomitable City Soccer

Republic FC still pushing to join the next wave of MLS expansion clubs.

Stadium delay to extend Chargers stay at StubHub Center / LAG Confidential

Thanks to unseasonably high rainfall, the LA Chargers and LA Galaxy will share a home for three years—and not two, as originally planned.

Not all artificial turf is created equal / FourFourTwo

How does the playing surface at Providence Park compare to that of Gillette Stadium?

National Women’s Soccer League News

Is NWSL ready for 19-year-old sensation Mallory Pugh? / ESPN W

Pugh, who signed with the Washington Spirit earlier this month, may be more ready for the league than the league is ready for her.

U.S. Soccer News

Bruce Arena hopes to call in Dom Dwyer this summer / Stars and Stripes FC

Now eligible to join the USMNT, Dwyer looks destined to suit up for Arena this summer.

6 players who should make Bruce Arena’s Gold Cup roster / FourFourTwo

Matt Hedges tops FourFourTwo’s list of players who should get a look from the U.S. gaffer this summer.

Boston Attorney may make run for U.S. Soccer Presidency / The Bent Musket

The former Brandeis soccer player looks poised to oppose Sunil Gulati in 2018.