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Musket Rounds: The 10 most in-form USMNT players and more stories

11 articles worth reading from the week in soccer.

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D.C. United keeper Bill Hamid landed on FourFourTwo’s list of in-form USMNT players ahead of World Cup Qualifying.
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In this week’s Musket Rounds, read about the hottest USMNT players heading into World Cup Qualifying, 10 coaches who could soon pace MLS sidelines and more. Get started here:

Revolution News

Farrell not worried about shorthanded back line / Nick Hemming, The Bent Musket
Even with two defenders away from the team, the Revs right back remains unmoved.

Can the Revs pull off another late-season surge? / Jeff Lemieux,
The Revs must take 21 points from its final nine matches to make a serious playoff push.

Kraft pledges $1 million for hurricane relief / Nick Hemming, The Bent Musket
The Revolution owner has teamed up with the American Red Cross to support victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Major League Soccer News

10 coaches who would be a good fit in MLS / Nick Sabetti,
A list of established international bosses and up-and-coming youngsters.

A glimpse into the life of a backup goalkeeper / Paul Tenorio, FourFourTwo
How MLS goalkeepers handle life as a number two.

Giovinco’s agent: “Absurd” the forward hasn’t earned Italy call-up / Joel Soria, SBI
The in-form TFC forward didn’t get any love from the Italian National Team ahead of the latest World Cup Qualifiers.

For Villa, ambition and desire outweigh age / FourFourTwo
The 35-year-old NYCFC midfielder spoke up about his surprise recall for Spain’s upcoming World Cup Qualifiers.

Breakers News

Breakers sign BC alum Hayley Dowd / Stephanie Yang, The Bent Musket
Is Dowd the attacking edge Boston needs?

U.S. Soccer News

10 most in-form USMNT players ahead of WCQ / Paul Tenorio, FourFourTwo
These players have shined for their home clubs.

What to Watch for as U.S. takes on Costa Rica / Zeke Ouellette, Stars and Stripes FC
A preview of tonight’s World Cup Qualifier.

7 best USWNT prospects in college soccer / Travis Clark, FourFourTwo
A peak into the future of the U.S. squad.