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Musket Rounds: 5 bold coaching options for the Revolution and more stories

10 articles worth reading from the week in soccer.

2015 Lunar New Year Cup - South China v New York Cosmos
FourFourTwo included New York Cosmos Coach Giovanni Savarese, who formerly played for the Revolution, on its list of bold replacements for Jay Heaps.
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We’re still reading (and writing) about life after Jay Heaps, though there’s plenty else to uncover in this week’s Musket Rounds. Get started here:

Revolution News

5 bold coaching options for the Revs / Steve Davis, FourFourTwo
From Giovanni Saverese to David Moyes, Steve Davis has a big ideas for the Revolution.

Heaps firing: Revs lost “part of the family” / Nick Hemming, The Bent Musket
Interim gaffer Tom Soehn took a moment to reflect on his former boss.

Should Revs hire a club legend as next coach? / Nick Hemming, The Bent Musket
Ralston, Joseph, Reis—could a former Revs player make the cut? Share your thoughts this week’s open thread.

Major League Soccer News

Crew SC is the best MLS team nobody’s watching / Andrew King, FourFourTwo
Columbus has flown under the radar in 2017.

Villa rallies fans ahead of match in East Hartford / Alicia Rodriguez,
The NYCFC star called for support from fans during Saturday’s “home match” at Pratt & Whitney Stadium.

Albert Rusnak, newcomer of the year? / Matt Montgomery, RSL Soapbox
RSL’s creator has shined in his debut MLS season. But has he outshined the likes of Victor Vazquez and Josef Martinez?

Belser debuts unconventional new book / Seth Vertelney,
The Sporting KC and USMNT defender spoke about No Other Home, a book he describes as, “not your typical sports biography.”

U.S. Soccer News

6 MLS pros named to U.S. U-17 World Cup roster / Alicia Rodriguez,
These rising stars are headed to India.

Is Tab Ramos the favorite to replace Bruce Arena? / Rob Usry, Stars and Stripes FC
It’s all speculation, though U.S. Soccer could view the former MetroStars midfielder as the next USMNT coach.

Cincinnati a soccer outlier for club and country / Charlie Hatch,
After the USWNT drew a crowd of 30,596 for its friendly with New Zealand, its time to recognize Cincinnati as a special soccer city.