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Musket Rounds: Why MLS Rivalry Week merits your attention and more stories

13 articles worth reading from the week in soccer.

MLS: New York Red Bulls at New York City FC
David Villa of NYCFC and Felipe Martins of the New York Red Bulls cross paths during an early August match. The two sides will meet again Friday night.
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In the latest edition of Musket Rounds, read about MLS rivalry week (and why it’s a success), the Revolution’s playoff chances and more. Get started here:

Revolution News

Is it too late for a Revolution playoff push? / Dylan Butler,
After dropping three points in the Bronx, the Revs playoff hopes seem dim.

Delamea: “No more time for excuses” / Nick Hemming, The Bent Musket
The Revolution defender has grown tired of his team’s second-half woes.

Revs host clinic for kids with disabilities / Louisa Moller, CBS Boston
Cody Cropper, London Woodberry and others joined the action.

Major League Soccer News

Why MLS rivalry week deserves your attention / Noah Davis, ESPN FC
The event has finally found its footing.

Top free agent targets before the roster freeze / Greg Seltzer,
Five players who should have an MLS home before September 15.

Midseason makeover has Impact back in contention / Paul Tenorio, FourFourTwo
New-look club has its sight set on another playoff run.

VAR headlines Crew SC win over Galaxy / Pardeep Cattry, SBI
Three video replays made for an entertaining midweek matchup in Columbus.

Five most underappreciated teams in MLS / Kurt Larson,
These clubs deserve more recognition.

Boston Breakers News

Amanda Da Costa calls time on her career / The Bent Musket, Stephanie Yang
The Breakers midfielder opens up on her seven-year pro career.

Morgan Andrews to play while finishing degree / The Bent Musket, Stephanie Yang
The 22-year-old New Hampshire native has her sights set on a journalism degree.

U.S. Soccer News

Who will Arena select for the next WCQ matches? / Paul Kennedy, Soccer America
Twenty-five players who should make the USMNT roster for its upcoming World Cup Qualifiers.

USWNT to face Canada in final match of 2017 / Danielle D'Avanzo, Once a Metro
The match will take place on Nov. 12 in San Jose, Calif.

Pulisic ready for big year with Dortmund / Rwilliamneal, Stars and Stripes FC
The USMNT teenager is going to take Bundesliga by storm.