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Blue Links: Chicago Fire, Twitter, and Kevin Ellis

Sporting KC is back in the win column after a weekend in Chicago.

MLS: Sporting KC at Chicago Fire Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning and happy Monday. Here’s the news for today:

Around the Club

(Our Content) Sporting KC earned a wild, 4-3 victory over the Fire on Saturday. Read our recap, plus Peter Vermes’ thoughts on the evolving roster, and how Kevin Ellis is looking forward as a member of the Fire.

(The Kansas City Star) Sporting KC newcomers score three, club wins wild one in Chicago for first 2018 win

(Sporting KC) Matt Besler has logged 20,000 minutes for Sporting KC in the regular season. He’s on pace to become the club’s most-played player later this season

(Sporting KC) The Sporting KC U-17 academy team will play Real Madrid in the GA Cup next week.

(Fansided) Sporting KC: 3 things we learned from Chicago Fire madness

Around the League

New England is entertaining offers for Lee Nguyen

(MLS) Kei Kamara scored his 100th MLS goal on Saturday

(Stuff) There’s a record number of Kiwis in MLS this season.

(Mile High Sports) Rapids Revolution: A charter MLS franchise vows to step up its game

(Variety) Twitter lands three-year MLS content, including live-streaming matches, deal.

Around the City

(Bring on the Cats) Kansas State (8) is in the tournament and will play no. 9 Creighton Blue Jays

(Rock M Nation) The Tigers (8) are going dancing for the first time since 2013. They’ll play no. 9 Florida State

(Rock Chalk Talk) After winning the Big XII once again, no. 1 Kansas faces no. 16 Penn.

(Royals Review) Jorge Bonifacio is suspended for 80 games after testing positive for using a performance-enhancing drug.

(Arrowhead Pride) The Chiefs hosted free-agent defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson over the weekend.

MLS Fantasy Update

Another strong week by Czechanos AC helps them retain the top spot, but an inspired, 104 point performance from The Fighting Johnny Russells has them in second place. Here’s the full standings. You can still join!