Thursday’s Links

Toronto FC is close to clinching the Canadian birth in the CONCACAF Champions League. Expect a rousing angry reaction from Mexico if TFC qualifies giving MLS with no finalists in a CONCACAF competition since 2000 more births than the Mexican League, who have produced at least one of the finalists in every tournament since 2001.

Links:

My piece on MLS’ opportunity with the FMF thanks to the Swine Flu.

The Guardian discusses the same subject from the Soccerex conference.

United Mania calls DC United the “Death Dealers.”

The Examiner grades DC United.

Josh Wolff interviewed on the Back Post.

Next Season Sports sees Philadelphia Union as a solid addition to MLS next year.

Yanks Abroad talks to Kamani Hill about his move to Portugal.

A preview of Charleston-Montreal this weekend in USL-1 action.

Beau Dure catches us up on WPS news.

Brian Quarstad wants tapes of the 1978 NASL Playoffs between the Cosmos and Kicks, which famously featured a “mini game” and an NASL style shootout after the second leg.

Football in Miami’s Burrito Report.

Mac Kandji an option for the Nats? Match Fit USA discusses.

Chris Pontius has won MLS Goal of the Week.