Saturday’s Links

News of the Day:

Mexican sides withdraw permanently from COMNEBOL competitions after a perceived lack of fair play due to the Swine Flu. San Luis and Chivas have been withdrawn from this years tournament. Both Mexican sides had advanced to the knockout stages of the world’s second most prestigious club event.

Also………..congrats to the Austin Aztex. Not only a gutty draw versus Puerto Rico, but more than doubling their crowd from the last home game is very very encouraging for the long term health of the new USL-1 and Stoke City affiliate club.

Other Links:

MLS Daily on today’s planned march to save DC United.

Santino Quaranta is a father for the second time.

Jeff Carlisle’s post game wrap on Red Bulls’ 4-1 rout of San Jose

My interview with Beau Dure of USA Today for MLS Talk.

Marty Thompson on the leaking of the Philly logo.

Prost Amerika looks ahead to the Sounders-Galaxy game.