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Land of 10,000 Links: January 17, 2017

The “We have a goalkeeper!” edition.


Good morning, futbol fans!

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


  • Catch up on all our #SuperDraft coverage with our mega thread. (E Pluribus Loonum)
  • We’ve got a play-by-play announcer! Callum Williams is the latest in a string of top notch signings. (

Around the League

  • MLS reporter Sam Stejskal embedded with United brass at the draft. What followed was a fascinating look at the intricacies of draft day. (
  • The real value of the SuperDraft is hope, argues Bobby Warshaw in a heartfelt piece. (Howler)

Around the World

  • Premier League ratings in decline? As Chelsea keeps their lead, TV ratings weaken. (Bloomberg)
  • FIFA took its fair share of flak with the change to 48 teams in the 2026 World Cup. But what if change is for the better? (Forbes)

Countdown to MLS

  • Debut MLS match on March 3 (@Timbers): 46 days
  • Debut home match on March 12 (Atlanta United): 55 days