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The Blue Links: June 14th, 2016

Updates on all things soccer. Sporting KC opens US Open Cup play on Wednesday night against Minnesota United FC, Major League Soccer returns on Saturday night, how Jurgen will replace Yedlin at right back for the USMNT against Ecuador.

Graham Zusi has been in great form for the US Men's National Team.
Graham Zusi has been in great form for the US Men's National Team.
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While I would normally be lost and wandering the streets by now, but the lack of Sporting KC has more than been covered with the Copa America and EURO 2016. Honestly I have got absolutely nothing done and I've begun talking in various accents without realizing it.

Someone should really turn off my TV.

Sporting Kansas City

The SKC digital team has been keeping busy with this hilariously cheesy "Panda" rap video. And the South American players with the club weighed in on the historic tournament taking place in America:

Here is another fantastic video on Ike Opara and his amazing story of perseverance and overcoming the odds:

Sporting KC opens US Open Cup play with tough test Wednesday night
Minnesota United vs. Sporting Kansas City | MatchCenter
By The Numbers: Sporting KC at Minnesota United FC | Sporting Kansas City

Swope Park Rangers

It is insane how close the Rangers came to a comeback win! Full highlights RIGHT HERE.
Recap: Swope Park Rangers suffer 3-2 defeat against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2

Kevin Oliveira free kick AT THE BUZZER:

Jimmy Nielsen and the Oklahoma City Energy FC come to Swope on Saturday night for a 7:30p kickoff.

US Men's National Team

USMNT tired of ‘underdog story’ after winning Copa America group | SBI Soccer

Jurgen Klinsmann wins those must-win games, but can the U.S. do it again? - ESPN FC

Klinsmann says US "going to make it" if they can leverage Seattle support |

United States striker Bobby Wood making big progress - Bruno Labbadia - ESPN FC

Could Jurgen Klinsmann make lineup changes due to potential suspensions? |

I started writing for SSFC recently. Great team covering US Soccer. Follow StarsStripesFC HERE or my twitter for updates. This is my piece on the right back situation.
Jurgen Klinsmann has already told us how he'll replace DeAndre Yedlin - Stars and Stripes FC

Major League Soccer

Professional Refereeing Organiztion accused of unfair labor practices | SBI Soccer

US Open Cup 2016 - 4th Round preview: 4 MLS clubs welcome underdogs Tuesday |

MLS is back! Brush up on 2016's big storylines thus far |

I will leave you with some breaking news! This should be fun: