World Cup Qualifying has reached its final stages, the MLS playoffs are just around the corner and, most importantly, Maxi Urruti has a lot to say about his goal celebrations. Read about all that and more in this week’s Musket Rounds:
Watch the Lee Nguyen documentary now / Seth Macomber, The Bent Musket
NGUYENing: The Lee Nguyen Story is officially on YouTube.
How the Revs can make the playoffs / Nick Hemming, The Bent Musket
It won’t be easy, but a late-season surge could propel the Revs into the postseason.
Major League Soccer News
What makes a great goal celebration? / Noah Davis, ESPN FC
The top goalscorers in MLS reveal their secrets.
Urena credits MLS for Costa Rica resurgence / Franco Panizo, mlssoccer.com
The Earthquakes’ forward is pleased with his decision to play in MLS.
Legendary Referee savors chance to work on VAR with MLS / ESPN FC
Howard Webb, the man who officiated the 2010 World Cup Final, has “enjoyed every moment” of his new role in MLS.
Lalas likes Detriot’s MLS chances / Larry O’Connor, The Detroit News
Detroit has built momentum in its quest for an MLS club. And former USMNT defender Alexi Lalas is on board.
Sporting still adjusting to the post-Dwyer life / Ridge Mahoney, Soccer America
Attacking consistency has plagued the club since its to goalscorer left for Orlando.
Rose Lavelle earns USWNT call-up / Stephanie Yang, The Bent Musket
The Breakers midfielder will suit up for two Friendlies against New Zealand.
U.S. Soccer News
41 North American cities submit bid for 2026 World Cup / goal.com
Could the Cup come to Boston, or one of the other 31 U.S. cities to submit a bid?
USMNT suffering from identity crisis / Paul Tenorio, FourFourTwo
U.S. boss Bruce Arena must settle on a system and a lineup.