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Morning Links: 4/16/14

What better way to start your day than with a lot of reading?

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

New York Red Bulls

Catch all of our coverage of the New York Red Bulls vs Philadelphia Union.

MLSSoccer.com has posted their match preview for NY vs Philly.

Over at Soccer Newsday, Daniel Feuerstein says what we're all thinking, that Mike Petke is wrongly relying on Eric Alexander.

Top Drawer Soccer has an interesting angle for the Red Bulls to exploit in light of NYC FC's announced stadium plans.

The Red Bulls might finally be getting back to full strength, but don't expect Tim Cahill or Armando to start against the Union.

The latest Seeing Red! is out, and the guest couldn't be more timely, coach Mike Petke.

Franco Panizo of MLSSoccer.com reports that Mike Petke has defended his use of Peguy Luyindula up top next to Thierry Henry.

MLS

The Red Bulls aren't the only team dealing with injuries. Jermain Defoe & Michael Bradley are listed as questionable for Toronto FC.

The Colorado Rapids are looking for a boost with left back Chris Klute returning to practice this week.

Empire of Soccer's Christian Araos says that MLS needs to keep realignment simple.

US Soccer

KickTV has it's first preview of World Cup Group G aka "The Group of Death".

Miscellaneous

Leg 1 of the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League Finals is in the book after Cruz Azul & Toluca played to a 0-0 draw.

A sub had an impact on a match in Iran, but not in the way you would think.

Apparently Arsenal are upset about their ticket allocation for the FA Cup Final. Maybe they'll learn the lesson of what goes around, comes around.