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Land of 10,000 Links: January 11, 2016

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The “Welcome to the Loons, bruv!” edition.

Portugal v Norway - EURO 2012 Qualifier Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Good morning, futbol fans!

Welcome to our latest daily roundup and open comment thread. If you’re not desperately chipping away at a mountain of snow preventing your escape from your house, well, good for you.

Share your favorite snowpocalypse story (or reaction to today’s news, if you’re boring) in the comments below!


Minnesota United

  • #SuperDraftWeek continues here with an epic 22-blog mock draft frenzy! (E Pluribus Loonum)
  • Not only do we have a color commentator, it sounds like United may have signed a sideline reporter! Our only question: Can he play keeper? (twincities.com)
  • Forget the 3-4-3, we’ve got #sources with the inside scoop on United’s ultra top secret (and totally fake) tactical gameplan. EAT YOUR HEART OUT, CONTE. (giphy)


Around the League

  • MLS signed a new media rights deal in Canada involving TSN and TVA. (mlssoccer.com)
  • Though it often gets lost in the shadow of bigger, flashier competitions, the League Cup still matters, says Andi Thomas. (SBNation)


Around the World

  • Can you identify 20 players while knowing only their position and club history? Be sure to compare scores in the comments below. (Soccer Mapped Out)

Countdown to MLS

  • Debut MLS match on March 3 (@Timbers): 51 days
  • Debut home match on March 12 (Atlanta United): 60 days