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Morning Links: 5/29/14

Morning, here are your links

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

New York Red Bulls

Just as the Supporters' Shield starts to look a distant dream, two of the other competitions RBNY will be chasing are coming into view: CONCACAF Champions League, for which the group stage draw was completed yesterday, and US Open Cup, which has delivered the RBNY vs Cosmos match-up many have been waiting for.

RBNY has announced a viewing party at South Street Seaport to watch the game against New England Revolution on 6/8.

The Red Bulls appear to have lost their battle for tax exempt status in Harrison. On the bright side, they are guaranteed the right to pay tax in Harrison for 30 years.

MLS

More NY/NJ politics vs. MLS: NYCFC doesn't even have a team yet, but it's already involved in legal wranglings in a town called Harrison. They grow up so fast...

Real Salt Lake is about to start a run of three games in eight days - possibly with just one fit, available forward.

The red card and fine Eddie Johnson incurred at the weekend have been rescinded.

NWSL

The league has signed a limited TV deal with ESPN.

Sky Blue FC are 7th in the league's latest power rankings.

And those rankings were published before Sky Blue played Chicago.

US Soccer

USMNT is heading to NYC for a Pep Rally in Times Square on Friday...

...and an open practice at Red Bull Arena on Saturday.

Kevin McCauley unpacks USMNT's tactical problems against Azerbaijan.

Other

There are questions being asked about a questionable incident during Nigeria's 2-2 draw with Scotland.

Jonathan Wilson gives you what you need to know about Ghana's Andre Ayew.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic isn't just about himself. He worries about his country, Sweden, and its national team. And how it will survive without him.