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The Blue Links 10/2/13

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


Fans will have the opportunity to ask Peter Vermes some questions when he does an "AMA" (Ask me Anything) question session on Reddit on October 15th. I don't expect the tougher questions to be answered with anything more than a PR response but you never know.

A David Beckham owned franchise in Miami isn't set in stone just yet as a competing group has arisen, also wanting a franchise in Miami.

Five FC Kansas City players have been called up to the USWNT team for three upcoming friendlies in October. They comprise 20% of the roster.

What a night for DC United last night as they held on to a 1-0 victory in a tough Rio Tinto environment to defeat Real Salt Lake for the US Open Cup. They become the first MLS team to qualify for the 2014-2015 Champions League. Way to go DC United!

On the other side of the coin, Real Salt Lake should not have lost this match and are rightly heartbroken because of it.They just cannot win the hardware at home.

Jurgen Kilnsmann is not expected to consider the MLS schedule when picking his squad for the upcoming qualifiers, which means Graham Zusi and Matt Besler are likely to miss the Oct. 9 matchup with Houston.

I doubt much will come of it but the head of the investigation part of the FIFA Ethics committee (LOL) is gathering evidence about the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids that has a very slight chance of leading to a re-vote.

Did Steven Lenhart really deserve that red card this past weekend? Pro Soccer Talk thinks the ref may have missed this call.