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Morning Links: 4/10/14

OaM's daily digest of RBNY and other soccer stories.

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New York Red Bulls

It's starting to feel like we won't know RBNY's starting lineup for this Saturday until the day itself. Kristian Dyer stalks training sessions and reserve team games like no other on the Red Bull beat and he duly produced the news few others saw fit to print: Tim Cahill is a maybe (for the bench); Roy Miller is a possibly (training with the team); and Bobby Convey could be unlucky (limped out of the last training session).

All the injury uncertainty has created a little club vs. country dilemma for Matt Miazga. He was called up to play for the US Under-20 national team yesterday (along with Santiago Castano and prodigal Baby Bull, Amando Moreno), for a tournament that would keep him out of RBNY's next two matches. Mike Petke isn't so sure it's a good idea to let him go.

Fabian Espindola, unsurprisingly given the brevity of his stay, does not have strong feelings about RBNY.


Viewing figures for the first five MLS broadcast on NBCSN  are not huge, but they do appear to be significantly higher than last year's numbers.

All signs still point to NYCFC playing in Yankee stadium for the 2015 season of MLS.

Has the RBNY-DCU rivalry cooled off?


The National Women's Soccer League will be streaming its games on YouTube for the 2014 season.

US Soccer

It seemed to be EVERYWHERE yesterday, but if you missed it, be sure to check out ESPN's impressive flexing of its hype muscles: a powerful new World Cup promo built around USMNT is on the web for all to admire.

Jurgen Klinsmann and new assistant Berti Vogts spoke with German sports mag Bild, and said a few nice things about the national team they both used to play for.

Following on from yesterday's official World Cup song release, a wry look at USMNT's official (and unofficial) songs.


Empire of Soccer reported that the New York Cosmos' stadium project has attracted another political ally - and crossed the ideological divide in the process. All hail the era of bipartisan support for soccer-specific stadia.

Big Apple Soccer found NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson in a mood to talk about his hope for an automatic spot in CONCACAF Champions League for a team from his league.

Speaking of CCL, Cruz Azul beat Tijuana to advance to the final of this year's tournament.