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Blue Links: Trio gets weekly honors, Palmer-Brown called up, Jimmy Conrad opens up

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MLS: Minnesota United FC at Sporting KC Peter G. Aiken

Team of the Week: In-form defender Seth Sinovic leads Sporting KC trio to weekly honor (SportingKC.com)

Beyond The Box Score: Why August was Sporting KC’s most dominant month ever (SportingKC.com)

MLS Power Rankings: Sporting Kansas City stay strong at #3. In fact, the top 5 stayed the same. (MLSSoccer.com)

Tim Melia and Diego Rubio make strong shouts for MLS Player of the Month (SportingKC.com)

Latest projections are out from FiveThirtyEight. SKC is at >99% to make playoffs. 72% to secure a first-round bye. A 2% chance at the Supporters’ Shield. And a 12% chance to win MLS Cup. (FiveThirtyEight)]

ExtraTime Radio: Is Josef Martinez having the best MLS season ever? (MLSSoccer.com)

Erik Palmer-Brown appears to have been called up to the USMNT, according to his current team NAC Breda. (NAC.nl)

WATCH - Skill Check: Week 26’s best dribbles, tricks and flicks (MLSSoccer.com)

One-on-one with Bastian Schweinsteiger in Munich ahead of testimonial match (MLSSoccer.com)

LAFC’s Laurent Ciman set for $500,000 transfer to France’s Dijon (MLSSoccer.com)

Tyrone Mears is leaving Seattle Sounders for West Bromwich Albion (WBA.co.uk)

MLS Instant Replay: They think the yellow card for hands to the face on Rubio was fair. And they look at about ten different plays involving Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (MLSSoccer.com)

Zlatan TELLS Galaxy fans how it is going to be. (Twitter)

Jimmy Conrad says Michael Bradley should not be involved with the USMNT going forward. (r/MLS)

“I don’t think we should be playing any of our older players from here on out...Michael Bradley, for me, should absolutely not be involved with the team from here on out. He’s done his service, thank you very much, you’ve had a great career for the national team, you’ve had over 100 caps, but the guy is, and I’m being completely frank here with everybody, he’s a super alpha male know-it-all and we don’t need that vibe in the team anymore. Plus, we need the younger players to solve these problems on their own so that new leaders can emerge from this younger group. As opposed to them always deferring to the other guys.”

”If he came into the team, then everybody would be like ‘Michael was the leader’....when you have those types of [alpha male] personalities, they’re filling the void and then some...so none of the other guys can step up or feel appropriate or feel comfortable in stepping up and saying something.”

”I remember I had a former defender who played in the 2014 World Cup with the US, came up to me and was like ‘I don’t know how to talk to Michael Bradley during a game, can you help me figure out things I can say to him that’s going to get his attention’...that’s a problem, because if you have your leaders that aren’t listening to their teammates...that’s a big problem and I’m sure we can dissect what that means in the bigger picture why we didn’t qualify if our captain isn’t being someone that is open to his teammates and being able to listen.”