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Morning Brief: July 7

Soccer

Morning Brief: July 7  (Photo: goatling, Wikimedia Commons)

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New York City's brand-new soccer club, NYCFC (that's "New York City Football Club," for the uninitiated) is on fire, winning four of their past five league games. And now they've signed on one of the players from the 2006 World-Cup winning Italian squad. So maybe it's time to take in a game.
 
NEED TO KNOW
 
Greece Gets Ready For Next Round of Bailout Talks  [Washington Post
 
Obama Works to Make Stronger Relationship with Vietnam  [Washington Post
 
NYC Working to Make Homeless Shelters Safer  [New York Times]
 
NYPD Accused of Destroying Evidence  [NY Daily News]
 
TV Production Studio Coming to Bronx  [New York Times]
 
SPORTS
 
Yankees take on the A's at 7:05
 
Mets play the Giants at 10:15
 
WEATHER
 
Scattered Thunderstorms are possible, along with highs of 86 degrees
 
ON STAGE TONIGHT
 
Stephen Stills @ City Winery
 
The John Scofield Trio featuring Steve Swallow and Bill Stewart @ Birdland
 
The Mike And Ruthy Band featuring Kristin Andreassen, Aoife O’Donovan and more @ Rockwood Music Hall
 
Gavin DeGraw opens for Shania Twain @ Prudential Center
 
Anthony D’Amato (with The Dove And The Wolf) @ City Winery’s “Hudson Square Music And Wine Festival”
 
Don Most @ Iridium
 
TODAY IN HISTORY
 
Today in 2005, terrorists bomb London's transportation system, killing 56 people.