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The Blue Links - April 11th

Kansas City soccer news & updates. Also Donald Trump talks his old playing days.

MLS: Colorado Rapids at Sporting KC Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

MLS Standings | MLS Power Rankings

All of a sudden the 0-0 draws are simply hard fought points. The boys are undefeated and level on points with Houston for 3rd place. After Sunday’s win they jumped up from #9 to #7 in the MLS Power Rankings.

#Gershow is up for Goal of the Week

It will be tough to beat the cheeky back heel from Altidore to Giovinco, but it is a better team goal. Actually in my opinion, SKC’s third goal was the real thing of beauty.

SKC players earn team of week honors

MLS included Roger Espinoza & Ike Opara in their XI while Goal.com recognized Seth Sinovic & Dom Dwyer.

Voting is open for 2017 Legends Inductee

Diego Gutierrez, Mo Johnston, Nick Garcia, & Josh Wolff are the nominees. The winner will be inducted on May 17th when SKC welcomes the Seattle Sounders. Video of all nominees below:

The US Led Joint Bid for World Cup may be fast-tracked

It is normally a very long, drawn-out process that can take years of meetings and proposals, but CONCACAF is asking for an exception. They will put together a proposal showcasing the entire bid and the whole of FIFA would decide right then. There is much value in this for both sides as this will be the first tournament in the new format. Locking down a trusted location means they can focus on how the first 48 team tournament will be run.

FC Kansas City has set their Opening Day roster

The Ladies in Blue start the season this Sunday at Swope Soccer Village as they take on the Boston Breakers.

USL Standings

Swope Park has played two matches while the rest of the league has played three or four, but they are sitting in 4th place in the Western Conference. First place SRFC comes to town this weekend!

Swope Park Rangers finally return to action on Saturday

It will have been nearly three weeks since the Rangers last game as Sacramento Republic FC come to town. BTW SPR is doing an Easter Egg Hunt.

Who is the dirtiest team in MLS?

The Seattle SB Nation blog came up with statistical analysis to decide. SKC lead MLS in fouls per game since 2013, but came in at 9th dirtiest on the scale. Orlando City SC topped the list.

Montreal Impact unveil $3 million stadium updgrades

Stade Saputo is set to get a big makeover in Montreal. It is part of a five year plan starting this year to improve the overall experience.

I leave you with Donald Trump talking about his old soccer playing days