The Blue Links: 10/3/13

Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

The best links from Kansas City and around the soccer world.

I'm not typically into the "Throwback Thursday" fad but I did want to share with you an old Daily Wiz article from January 2011. It puts Sporting KC players with characters from the movie Major League, which is very entertaining. It's crazy to think how different the rosters are from then.

Sporting KC's youngest signing Erik Palmer-Brown has been named to the United States U-18 roster for a tournament in Europe against Poland, Czech Republic and France.

The 2014 US Open Cup tournament could feature some matches on the weekends instead of exclusively weekdays. It would be difficult to work around the MLS schedule but it's interesting nonetheless.

Here's a nice write-up about the history of the US Open Cup and the great underdog story of DC United winning.

More troubles in Brazil as work on Curitiba stadium has been halted due to a safety risk.

Speaking of World Cup troubles, the total of Nepalese workers building the stadiums in Qatar who have died on site is up to 70. FIFA is meeting to debate having Qatar as host.

Pro Soccer Talk talks about recent managers and players complaining about the quality of the refs when in fact the refs were correct. Peter Vermes is mentioned and used as an example.

Goal.com looks at the increasing number of dual-national players and how US Soccer and Jurgen Kilnsmann are convincing them to play for the United States.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join The Blue Testament

You must be a member of The Blue Testament to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Blue Testament. You should read them.

Join The Blue Testament

You must be a member of The Blue Testament to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Blue Testament. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker