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July 15, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Osvaldo Alonso a hero for Cuban players (Monday links)

Here is a great feature from MLS Insider on Cuban players in America soccer, particularly how they look to follow Osvaldo Alonso‘s lead. The whole episode is available here.

Let’s get to some links:

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— Around MLS, veteran Danny Califf has announced his retirement, here’s a podcast featuring the Real Salt Lake president, D.C. United’s Marcelo Saragosa had knee surgery, and Chivas USA was hard done by the referees over the weekend.

— Looks like NYCFC will be playing at Yankee Stadium to start.

— Not sure Falcao is the comparison Fredy Montero wants ahead of a move to Sporting Lisbon. Maybe he does, but those are some high expectations.

— The Sounders Women’s season came to an end Sunday with a loss to the Bay Area Breeze. Here is a look at the W-League playoff field.

— The Ruffneck Cup is staying with the Kitsap Pumas.

— There has been a temporary price reduction for a local camp coming up featuring some former Italian national teamers.

Preki has returned to the coaching ranks.

— The Jacksonville Jaguars owner has bought Fulham.

— Lastly, some great news leaguewide as New England’s Kevin Alston is back from leukemia treatment…

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