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The Blue Links - April 19th

KC soccer news and updates

MLS: Sporting KC at Portland Timbers Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

MLS Standings | MLS Power Rankings

Stealing three points from Portland not only felt amazing, but it has SKC sitting very pretty in the standings. 2nd place in the West just a point behind The Timbers who have played an extra match. They also jumped from #7 to #3 in the power rankings. Behind Dallas and Portland, respectively.

Matchday 7: Sporting KC @ FC Dallas

Yes that is correct - SKC are traveling to face the top two teams in the West consecutive weeks. It is scary. But just think about where we will stand if the boys can pull of a result on Saturday. This is our matchday feed where you can find all the info about the match and give us your projected starting XI.

Fanendo Adi suspended one match for elbow on Ike Opara

And rightly so! But Portland seems to think SKC are the dirty ones..

MLS owners to discuss another increase in TAM

The big names are here and the top of each squad is pretty damn good on paper. But we all know it is the depth where MLS falls behind. I am all for this if teams can use it to create an overall better product on the field.

A lot of fun match-ups around MLS this week

Storylines to follow for each match. There are plenty of games to look forward too, but SKC & DAL are obviously the headliners.

Tim Melia is OF COURSE up for Save of the Week

You should go vote for him. He should get all the votes. All of them.

Amer Didic earns Team of the Week Honors in USL

Didic paired up with EPB to turn in a shutout of top of league Sacramento Republic FC. The two of them have to make you feel good for the future and for the depth of this years squad at the back.

A-Rod is done for the season

Just terrible news for Amy Rodriguez and FCKC. It was just her first game back after giving birth to her second child. She tore her meniscus and ACL in her left leg.

22 Questions for 22 MLS Teams

Matthew Doyle poses the question of how good the defense really is. By the numbers SKC is only 6th best in expected goals goals against, meaning Timmy has been coming up big. Also means we can’t continue the pace of four clean sheets every six matches.

Atlanta’s $1.6 billion stadium delayed

It looks like the Falcons will get the pleasure of christening the new stadium now as it will not be completed by July. The first event is scheduled to be the NFL preseason game on Aug. 23. It is throwing a huge kink into the scheduling for ATLUFC.

Four MLS Clubs to wear Eco Friendly jerseys

The teams will wear the jerseys this weekend in honor of Earth Day.