No witticisms or banter this morning, just sweet soccer links.
Major League Soccer - D.C. United Bill Hamid aiming for breakout season in MLS's 20th season - ESPN FC: Everyone loves Bill Hamid, and rightfully so. It is hard to imagine what a breakout season could be after last year, but I would take zero goals allowed. Just saying.
SAFC kick starts partnerships stateside | Tyne Tees - ITV News: In partner club news, Sunderland will be coming to D.C. to talk with United leadership and with their community outreach staff.
Major League Soccer - Michael Bradley says free agency 'absolutely' worth an MLS player strike - ESPN FC: I don't think free agency will actually happen this time around, but good to see where the players are staking their claims. (Warning: ESPN autoplaying video)
The lingering problem that MLS must address | FC Yahoo - Yahoo Sports: Spoiler alert: Its the TV ratings.
Denver to serve as host city for 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Game on July 29 | MLSsoccer.com: Interesting choice, given that San Jose has a new stadium and Toronto has a newly renovated one.
Expanded USL PRO Unveils 2015 Format: USL PRO now has 24 teams, including 13 expansion teams, so they have split into two conferences and will play a 28 game regular season. After that, the top six teams from each conference will make the playoffs.
Hope Solo suspended for 30 days by U.S. Soccer Federation - The Washington Post: I hope that Ashlyn Harris can grab the starting job in Solo's absence.
Rudy to Join Revs for Preseason – New England Soccer Today: Former D.C. United Academy player that the team apparently passed on is getting a trial with the Revs.
Buy the Kickers’ sleeper bus and road trip with 26 friends - Fan of the Fan: Do you need a giant sleeper bus for parties across the country? Do the Kickers have a deal for you!