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Land of 10,000 Links: January 3, 2017

The “we took yesterday off” edition.

MLS: Playoffs-Los Angeles Galaxy at Colorado Rapids Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, futbol fans!

Welcome to our first daily links roundup of 2016, whoops, 2017. Enjoy!


  • #RamirezWatch! Both Christian Ramirez and Johan Venegas appear to have been in Minneapolis on Sunday, January 1. That sounds like either a crazy coincidence or a deliberate trip to ... oh, I don’t know ... ink some MLS contracts? Stay tuned. (#RamirezWatch)
  • The venerable Dark Clouds make an appearance in this list of New Years Resolutions from each MLS supporters group. (

Around the League

  • Mark your calendars! 2017 is packed with more quality soccer than you can shake a stick at. Full rundown here.

Around the World

  • Despite the Minnesota Vikings’ season being, ah, less than ideal, quarterback Sam Bradford emerged with an NFL record. Huzzah? (

Countdown to MLS

  • Debut MLS match on March 3 (@Timbers): 59 days
  • Debut home match on March 12 (Atlanta United): 68 days