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The Blue Links: 7/17/13

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

Jonathan Daniel

Graham Zusi is up for an ESPY tonight, here's the KC Star's article about Zusi's reactions and excitement. He'll be going up against Chris Wondolowski and Thierry Henry.

Staying on the topic of Graham Zusi, NBC Sports predicts that Graham Zusi will be chosen to be called up to join the Gold Cup squad for the knockout round. Sporting fans are extremely excited about this possibility, I'm certain.

Desiree Scott has been a great contributor on the field for FC Kansas City, earning her the nickname "The Destroyer." Lindsey Daley has the excellent write-up on the Blues' official site.

Sporting Kansas City's unbeaten run has been beneficial to their power ranking status, moving up to number three in multiple rankings.

The Goat Parade and Waking the Red are fighting to the death over who has the most dysfunctional club. Here's the article on TGP, which let's you decide in a poll. It's both entertaining and disheartening at the same time.

Orlando has a lot of support for an MLS franchise, but some local protestors think that a new stadium would not be beneficial to the community.

The USA defeated Costa Rica on a late goal from Brek Shea and will now face El Salvador in the Gold Cup Quarterfinals this weekend.

Sepp Blatter really wants to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the winter. This seems quite odd, but I can $ee the rea$on$ behind hi$ idea$.