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Major Link Soccer: Andrea Pirlo to NYCFC

Yankee Stadium's "pitch" will be covered with money later this season, if it can be found under all the old people.

Andrea Pirlucious
Andrea Pirlucious
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England's The Daily Mail has turned their spotlight towards our fair city, propping it up as the end of the National Football League.


Yankee Stadium has long been a home for athletes playing past their primes (or indeed, their usefulness) and New York City FC is hardly a club to break from tradition (having none of their own.) The New York Daily News is reporting that Italy's Andrea Pirlo will be joining the Manchester City farm team this summer, to be paired with David Villa and Frank Lampard.

Already playing the role of little brother, New York Red Bulls is scrambling to find a counter. Ronaldinho may be that 1:1 replacement, having finally broken from Queretaro to jump in the free agent pool.

After fans threw things on the field during the Sounders 3-1 7-11 loss to the Portland Timbers last week, many fans crowed about class (failing to understand hypocrisy, or the color of their own pots.) Not that they care: their spitting, obnoxious fans (i'm purposely painting broad strokes) have helped them join the other two Cascadia teams at the top of the Western Conference Standings, and their sketchy sushi places assisted in downing the Houston Dynamo this weekend (at least that's how I assume it went down.)

Minnesota United has had to battle Minneapolis city government and the Vikings since being awarded an expansion MLS team earlier this year. On Friday, they finally received a showing of begrudging support from City Council, hopefully leading the way to a stadium that would be privately funded (the owner is seeking tax breaks from the city.)

El Salvadorian transplants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will be pleased to hear that Fito Zelaya has signed a six month loan to FC Dallas, bolstering their scoring threat.


An American crossed the border over the weekend; Michael Orozco is expected to be a starter for Club Tijuana after signing a deal with popular Mexican club.

Off topic, I'm officially a UW graduate with a degree in Media and Communication Studies. In fact, I was so busy celebrating last weekend that Dave had to cover the links post on Monday. So I am going to unashamedly use this space to ask if anyone out there has use of my wide variety of communications skills. I'm trained to use the litter box and know how to talk real purdy. And ignore that whole thing about how I failed to do my job because I was too busy celebrating the night before.

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