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Morning Links: 4/8/14

Where we bring you some of the top news stories regarding RBNY, Sky Blue FC, MLS, and US Soccer.

Ian Horrocks

New York Red Bulls

We start off the RBNY news with our very own Tim Dean's player rating for the Montreal match.

Franco Panizo, over at, looks at the Red Bulls' early struggles against the Montreal Impact, and a tactical shift that won them a point.

Many of you know that the Red Bulls will be hosting English side Arsenal in July. Yesterday, the Red Bulls announced ticket information for those who want to go.

Sky Blue FC

Yesterday, Sky Blue FC announced their 2014 roster, and Big Apple Soccer has the breakdown.


Expansion team #4 of Garber's plan to get the league to 24 teams by 2020 seems to be set. Jonathan Tannenwald of reports that the league will introduce Atlanta as the team's newest city, and will begin play in 2017.

Clint Dempsey was named Player of the Week following his hat trick performance against the Portland Timbers.

This article is from Saturday, but adds a twist to the Jack McInerney trade. McInerney insists that he wanted to stay with the Philadelphia Union.

In this week's Instant Replay feature, Simon Borg actually manages not to hate on the Red Bulls, and supports calls that went the Red Bulls' way.

US Soccer

we all knew Jozy Altidore's stock at Sunderland has fallen. What we didn't know is that it's fallen so far that he was playing with the U-21 team while the senior team dropped a 5-1 result at Tottenham Hotspur.

German-American Julian Green, who just got approval to appear for the US Men's Team less than a month ago, already pick up an injury for while on international duty, and underwent a medical exam. Here's hoping it isn't too serious.

Yesterday I posted a story that US Women's Team coach Tom Sermanni had been fired. Yesterday, as reported by Caitlin Murray of Soccer by Ives, US Soccer president Sunil Gulati addressed rumors of a revolt by the players.


Our sister site, The Bent Musket, talked to three people about the upcoming documentary, Next Goal Wins. They sat down with directors Mike Brett and Steven Jamison, as well as former MLS and US under-20 coach Thomas Rongen.