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Lion Links: 5/31/16

Today sees us wave goodbye to May but we made sure that it goes out with a bang in today's Lion Links, with news of Kevin Molino getting some MLS love, Bélanger lining up for the Canadian women's national side, and so much more.

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It was quite the week for Kevin Molino, and the praise just kept on coming for the Trinidad & Tobago international yesterday. We don't want to hold you up as you are probably already running late to work due to that three-day weekend hangover, so let's get on it with today's Lion Links.

Molina Mania

After a stellar appearance in Sunday's draw with New York City FC and against the Philadelphia Union last Wednesday, midfielder Kevin Molino has managed to bag himself a spot on the MLS Team of the Week. His invaluable contribution to Sunday's game also sees him in the running for MLS Goal of the Week as well. So remember to vote early and vote often.

Bélanger vs. Brazil

The Canadian women's roster for their upcoming Road to Rio friendlies was announced yesterday and Orlando Pride defender Josée Bélanger received a call-up. The 30-year-old Quebec native will take her place on a youthful Canadian roster and will be hoping to stake her place on the Olympic squad due to the women's side of the tournament having no age limit.

Young Lions Roll On

This weekend saw the U-15, U-16s and U-17s of Orlando City take part in the ECNL tournament up in New Jersey and it appears that it was a successful trip up north. Girls Academy Director Alan Hough tweeted out congratulations to the participants for securing their participation in the Champions League tournament at the ECNL playoffs in Oceanside, CA, late next month.

Pulido Escapes

In a harrowing 24 hours for Mexican international Alan Pulido, who was kidnapped on Saturday, we are happy to report that he was able to escape from his kidnappers. The 25-year-old Pulido managed to disarm his attacker, then broke a window and used the kidnapper's cell phone to alert authorities to his location. Pulido is recovering with his family after the ordeal.

Extra Time

That's it for today's Lion Links, and remember that since it's Tuesday you should pick up tacos and if you like a lot of tacos then maybe you should visit this soccer/taco themed restaurant in Knoxville (or maybe just open one in downtown Orlando).