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Blue Links: Sporting KC, UCL Final, and the USMNT

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MLS: Columbus Crew at Sporting KC Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning. Sporting Kansas City is still top of the West. VAR is stupid. Here’s what else you need to know today.

Around the Club

  • (The Blue Testament) Scoring stifled by the heat: Sporting Kansas City 0-0 Columbus Crew
  • (Kansas City Star) Sporting KC misses chance to take over MLS’ top spot, draws 0-0 with Columbus
  • (Kansas City Star) An oral history of the rainbow kits
  • (MLS) Russell credits Sporting KC for renewing his form ahead of Scotland call-up
  • (USL) Opportunistic Tally Sends Rangers Past Phoenix

Around the World

  • (NBC Soccer) Chicharito says Mexican team “always feels welcome” in the United States
  • (ESPN FC) Keaton Parks’ long journey to United States debut through Dallas and Portugal
  • (Last Word on Soccer) Gregg Berhalter and Peter Vermes: Two of American Soccer’s Master Tacticians
  • (Tennessean) Questions surrounded future of Nashville’s MLS stadium, David Briley’s win settles them
  • (Sporting News) The hipster’s favourites - Cascadia set up for World Cup debut
  • (The Athletic) The questions we don’t ask when a young American goes to Europe
  • (Washington Post) ‘He wants to come’: How Wayne Rooney spent his tour of Washington with D.C. United
  • (Yahoo!) Who’s Bjorn Johnsen? Meet the rising star that the USMNT lost
  • (Telegraph) Police investigating death threats issued to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius
  • (CBS) USMNT plans to host Lionel Messi’s Argentina and James Rodriguez’s Colombia during FIFA international window

Around the City

  • (Royals Review) Hammel shines in Royals’ 5-3 win in Texas
  • (Arrowhead Pride) Patrick Mahomes talks Sammy Watkins, his development and his process on day three of OTAs
  • (Rock Chalk Talk) 97 Days to Football: Rock Chalk Roundtable - Gut Punches, Experience and Hope
  • (Rock M Nation) Jordan Barnett was a marksman from NBA 3-point range last season
  • (Bring On The Cats) More Wildcats qualify for NCAA Championships