I need to dump a whole lot of links in a short amount of time, so here goes:
- The WNY Flash are doing something I've talked about for a while with their Adopt A Player program. If you are a youth coach, get your team in the hopper today.
- ESPNW has a Q&A with Abby Wambach.
- The USWNT blog has an interview with Alex Morgan.
- Equalizer Soccer has their XI questions for this week. #11 ponders the question whether Alex Sahlen of the WNY Flash is the first president-player in pro soccer history. They also have this week's edition of The Weekly posted.
- The Original Winger has the Behind the Scenes from Saturday's USWNT-Japan match.
- Inside Minnesota Soccer has the back and forth between River Plate-Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican Federation.
- The MISL may be looking at expansion into Canada.
- The Wichita Wings of the MISL had a nice turn out to their event unveiling the reborn team.
- You know MLS rookies are making too little when they are eating jellyfish for money.
- All White Kit takes a look at tonight's USWNT v Japan match from Cary, NC.
- Here is Part 2 of the Free Beer Movement interview with SI's Grant Wahl.
- Ali Riley hits the beach with the Football Ferns.
- This is a cool update on Osvaldo Alonso's defection from Cuba.
- The Columbus Crew signed their first homegrown player recently. Personally, I think the homegrown player signings are bigger than Designated Player signings for the future of MLS and soccer in the US.
- Christine Sinclair is back in the groove.
- Don Garber is trying to help get a stadium built in Las Vegas. Hmmmmmmmm.
- This fan prank is awesome.
- The designer of LIVEstrong Park talks about the design of the stadium.
- I wonder if the Steve Nash documentary will talk a lot about soccer?
- The Flash should sign Brandi Chastain if only for the obvious commercial that could be made.
- Another angle of the Portland-Seattle rivalry.
- I don't know about what Wayne Rooney did to celebrat Man United's EPL title......
- Caroline Seger likes flying first class. Don't we all?
- Here is a look at the work that was done to remodel Portland's JELD-WEN Stadium from a AAA baseball park to an MLS stadium. If only we could do that to Frontier Field.
- Some random WPS notes from All White Kit.
- Sunil Gulati talks soccer analytics.
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