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Morning Links: 5/16/14

Like a cup of coffee, the Morning Links are here to wake you up.

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New York Red Bulls

The Red Bulls will have some big shoes to fill at fullback with Roy Miller now away on World Cup duty.

Toronto FC may be without Michael Bradley for Saturday's game against the Red Bulls, but they'll have Jermaine Defoe and Julio Cesar.

It's not surprising that Mike Petke's family are fans of Tim Cahill.


Las Vegas is throwing their hat into the ring for a MLS team.

Over at the MLS Subreddit, "pleated_pants" asks about transitioning people who go to game into fans of the game.

If Sporting Kansas City can get a local brewery to make a championship ale, where is the Red Bulls' Shield Ale?


Gus Johnson wants to create an "American Sound" in soccer broadcasting.

In the Canadian Championship, the Montreal Impact advanced over FC Edmonton after some questionable calls. However, what's weirder than that is Montreal president Joey Saputo getting into it with Edmonton coach Colin Miller after the game.

Swapping jerseys after a game is tradition at tournaments like the World Cup. Iranian players won't be able to participate in that experience this year.