Morning Links: 6/20/14

Stu Forster

If you click on just one these links, make it the very last one - it's very good.

New York Red Bulls

RBNY seems to be using the MLS break wisely. Thierry Henry is offering World Cup advice to players...

...and Michael Bustamante is providing clinics on set-pieces.

Lloyd Sam came out and said what we all thought about the game against the Cosmos last week: they were better than us.

MLS

Oh, look: Kaka is heading to Orlando. Digao's whereabouts currently unknown.

Rodney Wallace played for Portland in US Open Cup and is on the downslope of his return from long-term injury.

Filed under "transfer rumors that make you go hmm": Obafemi Martins to Besiktas?

NWSL

Seattle Reign just hit a league record: 12 games unbeaten.

Sky Blue will be having a special "Olympic Day" on June 22 during their home game against Boston Breakers - followed by a USMNT watch party.

And the local NWSL club has a new player: Danish forward Nadia Nadim.

World Cup

This may be the closest thing to a happy Paul Gardner column you will ever read.

England lost to Uruguay - and may be out of the tournament by the time you read this - and much of the criticism across the pond settled on Steven Gerrard.

Someone called Michael Carrick "England's Pirlo"?

US Soccer

Jozy Altidore will miss Sunday's game against Portugal.

There are persistent rumors that all isn't right with Cristiano Ronaldo. USMNT isn't buying it.

The USWNT got a 2-2 draw with France.

Other

Nothing gets journalists filing faster than a story about a woman who likes to be referred to as "Miss BumBum".

Few things bring joy to a Scot's heart more than an England loss at...anything really: the Daily Mail has the pictures to prove it.

Wright Thompson went to San Pedro Sula and wrote something very good indeed.

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