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Land of 10,000 Links: January 12, 2017

The “we’re getting more players tomorrow, aren’t we?!” edition.

David Beckham Launches New H&M Modern Essentials Campaign Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Good morning, futbol fans!

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

Minnesota United

  • Is having the #1 overall pick a blessing or a curse? (

Around the League

  • It’s MLS schedule release day! Though the league varies wildly on what time they’re release the new 2017 schedule, we expect it to happen before sundown.
  • 10 years. It has been a staggering 10 years since David Beckham brought his talent and flair to the LA Galaxy and changed MLS forever. (The Guardian)

Around the World

  • Chicharito to MLS? That’s the latest scuttlebutt after he hinted he’d rather land stateside than in China for big money. (ESPNFC)

Countdown to MLS

  • Debut MLS match on March 3 (@Timbers): 50 days
  • Debut home match on March 12 (Atlanta United): 59 days