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Musket Rounds: 7 quirkiest MLS venues ever and more stories

9 articles worth reading from the week in soccer.

Los Angeles Galaxy v San Jose Earthquakes - Western Conference Semifinals
Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. made FourFourTwo’s list of the worst MLS venues of all time.
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From scarf culture to zany MLS venues, there’s plenty to read about in this week’s Musket Rounds. Get started here:

Revolution News

Should Atlanta have run up the score? /
MLS staff writers discuss Atlanta United’s 7-0 trouncing of the Revs.

Has Angoua earned a roster spot for 2018? / Nick Hemming, The Bent Musket
It’s not too late to share your thoughts in this week’s open thread.

Major League Soccer News

7 worst and weirdest venues in MLS history / Charles Boehm, FourFourTwo
A list of the quirkiest stadiums to ever host an MLS club.

How does Kaka fit into Orlando City’s future? / Thomas Floyd,
The Brazilian may be nothing more than a luxury moving forward.

11 in-demand, soon-to-be MLS free agents / Paul Tenorio, FourFourTwo
These players could cash in this offseason.

Why Matt Polster’s move to right back has worked / Ben Valentine,
The natural central midfielder was told to approach his new job in an unconventional way.

The history of MLS supporters’ scarves / Phil West,
A deep dive into MLS scarf culture.

U.S. Soccer News

Why has USMNT struggled in WCQ? / Donald Wine II, Stars and Stripes FC
Opinions on why the Hex has gone so poorly.

Sofia Huerta now eligible for USWNT / Stephanie Yang, Stars and Stripes FC
Will the Mexican-American forward latch on with the U.S. women?