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Morning Links: 4/29/14

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New York Red Bulls

After four goals in two games, Bradley Wright-Phillips is the MLS Player of the Week, and he's nominated for Goal of the Week (vote!).

Luis Robles has a Save of the Week nomination (vote!) - and four of the five options this week are from RBNY's matches.

At Empire of Soccer, Dave Martinez is feeling like he's seen this RBNY season before.


Once A Metro's lessons of MLS week 8 is here. And here's the league's official team of the week, which is similar but not identical to OaM's.

Don Garber doesn't see any room for a third MLS team in New York, and this produced some advice for the New York Cosmos over at Empire of Soccer.

And Dave Martinez has started the admirable task of keeping track of the two-steps-forward-one-step-back political dialogue which will doubtless follow NYCFC's effort to build a stadium somewhere in the five boroughs all the way to whatever conclusion is reached.

MLS's Atlanta franchise needs a name. Apparently "Phoenix" has some appeal.

Colorado Rapids commentator Richard Fleming feels ignored.

US Soccer

CONCACAF and CONMEBOL will have a joint press conference on May 1st in Miami. What's this got to do with US Soccer? It is expected they will announce the 2016 Copa America will be held in the USA, and include USMNT.

Paul Kennedy highlights the record number of Americans playing in Liga MX.

Avi Creditor points out Terrence Boyd is in impressive form.


The lummox who threw a banana at Dani Alves on Sunday was identified and had his Villareal season tickets cancelled on Monday.

Blithely ignoring the fact Chelsea are still very much third-favorites for the Premier League title, Paul Gardner turns Liverpool's loss to Mourinho's staunch defensive tactics into a little rant about the rules of soccer.

Speaking of rants, Dan Loney delivers some high-grade polemic over at Big Soccer.