The Blue Links: 7/23/13

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

The New York Times has a great article about the transformation of Kansas City as a soccer town, a contrast from the revitalized club articles that are put out a lot.

Is Jorge Claros on Sporting's radar? Some rumors coming out about Sporting KC wanting to sign the Honduran defensive midfielder.

Peter Vermes signed a contract extension with Sporting KC to keep him as technical director and manager through the 2017 season.

The Kansas City Star has a look ahead to all of the festivities during the All-Star celebration next week at Sporting Park.

Sports Illustrated has a trailer of the HBO Real Sports episode about Chivas USA and the controversy surrounding the dysfunctional club.

Chris Wondolowski started off the Gold Cup on fire but has lately cooled off as the competition as started to get harder.

Desiree Scott talks with ESPNW about growing up in Canada and getting her start to her soccer career in a soccer-starved Winnipeg.

There's been no progress on an NYCFC Stadium in the city, which means Yankee Stadium is still a possibility for the MLS' 20th team.

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