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The Blue Links: January 30th

Two new players are on the way, Dom Dwyer eyes a preseason loan, and the CBA negotiations are heating up.

A quick loan to the BPL would do Dwyer wonders
A quick loan to the BPL would do Dwyer wonders
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Have no fear, a Defensive Mid is... well he is on the way!

No word just yet on who those two are, but a DM is desperately needed and a new number 10 is very exciting.

Robb's last tweet, a few days ago, was also interesting.

This would indicate he was getting questions about it, which may very well be true. But it comes without any concrete rumors. Dom went on an ESPN radio podcast called Caught Offside a couple of weeks ago and discussed his desire to go to overseas for a preseason loan.

"There's been a bit of interest and that's exciting for me to have a couple months on loan. Obviously, I don't want to miss much of the MLS season, so my plan is just a couple months if it works out."

"There are a couple teams trying to get something done to go on loan for probably two months or so, basically until the start of the MLS season. But we'll see, it may not happen."

You can listen to the podcast right here. Dom comes in at about 30 minutes. A loan to the BPL would end on April 4th when the season is completed and he would be sure to come back ready and fit for MLS. I'm not sure if these guys asked Dom to come on their show or if the team set it up; but it definitely put the idea out there, sparking articles like the following: The MLS striker who QPR should look to in relegation battle

On Wednesday, the USMNT fell to Chile 3-2.. highlights here. Doug McIntyre of ESPN FC rated each player's performance.

DF Matt Besler, 4 -- Started the match with aplomb, serving in a wonderful ball for Shea to finish first time. Undid that good work immediately by losing Roberto Gutierrez on Chile's equalizer. Didn't appear on the same page as Jones at all.

He also ranked the United States' Top 25 Players. Zusi and Besler came in at 16 and 17, respectively. Also, check out the list of the 10 Best Players under the age of 21. No Erik Palmer-Brown, but there is a CB on the list. Cameron Carter-Vickers just turned 17 and if rumors are true, he will be with promoted to Tottenham's first team soon.

Speaking of Tottenham, here is a quick video of DeAndre Yedlin adjusting to life with the Spurs.

More men's national team members are MLS bound. The New England Revolution announced this morning that Juan Agudelo has officially resigned with the club. He returns after a brief stint with Stoke City to round out a very scary squad for the Revs. Sacha Kljestan has signed with New York Red Bulls. He is transferring from Anderlecht in Belgium.

Jurgen... are you for real?

I mean I like the new Mexico kits... but... but its not Mexico without the green.

We won't really have a lockout will we? The Players Union says a deal is "impossible" without Free Agency. We are entering a weird stage in MLS. Giovinco and Altidore are going to be playing next to guys who are making about 100 times less than them. James Starritt posted an article with a very interesting look at player salaries and the CBA yesterday that will help put the problem into light.

Sepp Blatter finally has several opponents, but it will be very hard to dethrone him. He has submitted his candidature for fifth term as president of FIFA.

Sporting KC announcd yesterday that Andy Gruenebaum will be taking over as the new color commentator. He elected to not go to San Jose who had picked him up in the Re-Entry Draft, to retire and stay in his hometown of KC.

The club has been killing it on social media and giving us a great inside look into preseason:

I can't wait to see this goal celebration from Anor..

For the win! cc: @bernardoanor

A video posted by Sporting Kansas City (@sportingkc) on

Also, they have a pretty strong SnapChat game so add them if you haven't yet.. the name is sportingkc


First game is tomorrow at 7p against the Portland Timbers! The club is also having a pretty nice sale tomorrow as well..