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December 3, 2012 at 11:09 AM

MLS Cup television ratings in (Monday links)

Ouch.

Let’s get to some links:

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— In some news around the league, Real Salt Lake announced some cuts and re-signings. Here’s the latest with Columbus, and D.C. United is also making changes.

— Regarding some more rumors, Juninho (not the Galaxy midfielder, this one) was reportedly en route to the U.S., perhaps to chat with New York. Andrey Arshavin of Russia and Dejan Stankovic of Serbia are rumored as possible MLS targets in this report.

Here’s more on the Galaxy shifting focus to Kaka and away from Ronaldinho and Frank Lampard.

— One reporter has L.A. taking an offseason tour to Qatar and the UAE, with David Beckham.

— Chivas is cutting ties with Johan Cruyff.

— Elsewhere, it sounds like the Cosmos won’t start playing in the NASL until the fall, here’s a story on New York being in need of MLS, and here’s another feature on Sporting KC and its CEO Robb Heineman.

— Regarding our national teams, here’s a roundup of a recent reporter roundtable with USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Here’s a recap of another USWNT win over Ireland, which featured an Alex Morgan goal and assist.

— Here’s an Americans abroad update from MLSsoccer.com.

— Over to college soccer, North Carolina won another women’s title and the men’s tournament is down the final four.

— In some international news, a linesman was killed in Holland after being beat by a group of youth players, Arsene Wenger said he’ll review his future with Arsenal after the season, and Tijuana (which features three Americans) won its first Mexican title.

— Lastly, did you see Messi is up to 84 goals this year?

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