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The Blue Links: March 24th

De Jong and Opara named to MLS Team of the Week, the national team prepares for Wednesday's friendly against Denmark, and all of the social networks as soccer teams.

Sporting Kansas City haven't quite found their footing this season.
Sporting Kansas City haven't quite found their footing this season.
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Welp, three matches in has me all..

But we all knew there was going to be an adjustment period. Benny and Roger will learn to play together, Dom will find the back of the net, and the points will follow.

Good news from last week, De Jong and Opara were selected to the Team of the Week. Marcel tied for the most chances created over the weekend with 4. He will only continue to improve as he meshes with the team, and adjusts to MLS. It is unfortunate for Seth Sinovic, but it is a great problem to have.

You can watch all of the Goal of the Week nominees right here...BUT, there were only 10 goals scored in all of MLS. This late winner from Octavio Rivero is the clear winner:

Thoughts on the TV crew thus far? They are all still working out the kinks for sure, but Andy is great:

http://sportingkansascity.tumblr.com/post/114454951973/video-dwyer-vs-gruenebaum-the-great-goalkeeper

Our friends over at Once A Metro spotted the ghost of Thierry Henry at the Red Bulls match last weekend:

The USMNT will face Denmark on Wednesday. Don't worry, Graham Zusi and Matt Besler are still with SKC.

Once highly touted prospect Julian Green, and DeAndre Yedlin will be given the chance to impress however. Green isn't even getting playing time with Hamburg's second team, and Yedlin has yet to break into Tottenham's lineup.

A hamstring strain suffered on Monday in Zurich will sideline Captain Clint Dempsey for the Europe Friendlies.

SBI Soccer has a look at a possible starting lineup for Wednesday.

Sticking with the national team... Terrence Boyd faces down the hate of a nation at Leipzig. There is a really interesting situation going on with the Red Bull owned club in Germany. The goal was to take a team from the fifth division to the UEFA Champions League in 5 years. But the rest of the country to say the least, are not fans of the idea.

"Fans in New York might have the occasional grumble about the way Red Bull rebranded the Metro Stars. In Germany, rival fans riot, protest and engineer boycotts; they’ve spat at Leipzig’s players, pelted their team bus with rocks, and sent intimidating personal letters to their supporters, advising them not to follow the team on the road."

In some good news for NASL fans, the league is nearing a deal to televise ALL matches on ESPN3.

Minnesota is set to be the next MLS team and they'll get to keep that badass logo!

After Minnesota, who should be the 24th? Sacramento, San Antonio, or Miami?

The Social Network Football League is so cool! JuanFutbol.com made jerseys and background stories for all the social networks as soccer clubs. Those jerseys are all great. I can't decide who to pledge my allegiance to, the new up and comers Snapchat Football Club or the powerhouse of Twitter FC. The Instagram coach "had a chance to sign for Facebook FC, but rejected the offer." HA