The Blue Links: 7/19/13

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

Peter Vermes is feeling the way that most of us are feeling regarding Matt Besler. He's happy for him and the national team's progress, but really wishes it didn't have to conflict with Sporting's schedule.

A heartbreaking Fox Sports Kansas City article details the tragic death of Jaime French's husband and her support system within FC Kansas City.

Business Week takes a look at Sporting Park and the luxuries that Sporting Club has gone to great lengths to provide for the fans.

Fox Sports looks at the safe haven that Sporting Kansas City has provided for its players that may want to move to Europe in the future.

Kansas City Kansas Mayor Mark Holland writes a guest column about the All-Star game in Kansas City and the special relationship the city has with soccer.

The Miami Herald argues that if Miami is going to get an MLS expansion team, then the stadium needs to be in South Beach for the team to survive the fickle Miami fans.

Former Wizard Davy Arnaud is dealing with the ups and downs of the 2013 Montreal Impact season. Suffering a concussion and dealing with death threats being among the down parts of the season.

LAG Confidential wonders if the MLS should sell the naming rights to the league as Liga MX have done. I, personally, would love to write about Pizza Hut Major League Soccer.

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