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Land of 10,000 Links: January 10, 2017

The “we’re ready for our Ballon d’Or” edition.

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Good morning, futbol fans!

Welcome to our latest daily roundup and open comment thread. Enjoy!


  • Don’t miss any of our SuperDraft week coverage! (E Pluribus Loonum)
  • Soony Saad to MNUFC? That’s the latest signing rumor as we inch closer to mandatory training later this month. (

Around the League

  • With a paltry four days until the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, the rumor mill is swirling around Atlanta United’s second overall pick. (
  • FC Dallas defender Ryan Hollingshead is recovering after a scary car accident. Join us in wishing him a speedy recovery over on his Twitter page.

Around the World

  • Christiano Ronaldo added to his sizable awards collection with another FIFA Men’s Player of the Year win. (FIFA)
  • It’s official: Beginning in 2026, the FIFA World Cup will play host to 48 teams, an increase over the current 32. (Telegraph)

Countdown to MLS

  • Debut MLS match on March 3 (@Timbers): 52 days
  • Debut home match on March 12 (Atlanta United): 61 days