Thursday’s Links

I will be interviewing Steven Cohen today for Major League Soccer Talk. The interview should be posted sometime over the weekend.

The Aztexan has all the information you need to know about Austin’s 1-1 draw with Vancouver Tuesday.

Jeremiah White’s goal for Aarhus tops Steve Goff’s Americans Abroad report.

The return of the best football site stateside, DuNord brings us a great piece by Andrew MacDonald about the Mexico City derby.

I missed this yesterday but Keeping it Real (Salt Lake) has final thoughts on RSL’s weekend loss to the Red Bulls.

The “promotion” of Portland from USL-1 to MLS still faces hurdles as outlined by Match Fit USA.

Watch the USA’s 5-0 win over Cuba in U-17 qualifying here.

USL’s official website has a surprisingly good preview of the US-Canada game which will be played today. A US win clinches a U-17 World Cup birth.

Johnathan Starling at the Third Half believes the Premier League title race has ended.

Brian Quarstad follows up on a piece he did last week about the USSF’s decision to turn down two Minnesota based academies including one run by the USL-1 club Minnesota Thunder as sanctioned development teams.

My piece at MLS Talk about the need for USL-1 to take steps to ensure a competitive balance.