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Land of 10,000 Links: February 1, 2017

The “special announcement this afternoon” edition.

Courtesy: Minnesota United

Good day, futbol fans!

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


  • As Minneapolis City SC step up to the NPSL, one brave blogger puts together an informative and sometimes hilarious power ranking for the coming season. (NPSL Northerner)
  • Fellow United blog FiftyFive.One is running a Patreon campaign to help pay their writing staff. A rising tide raises all ships! (Patreon)

Around the League

  • The times they are a changin’. The CONCACAF Champions League announced a new format and schedule that will impact MLS teams vying for the title. (MLS)
  • MLS Commissioner Don Garber will be in Chicago on Tuesday afternoon for a “special announcement.” Zlatan is coming to MNUFC, isn’t he?! We knew it. (MLS)

Around the World

  • The Premier League transfer deadline is a much watched affair. Get caught up on all the scuttlebutt about 11th-hour negotiations. (Sky Sports)
  • The much hyped Leon Bailey has chosen Bayer Leverkusen as his next stop. It’s rumored to be a five-year deal for the young Jamaican. (Twitter)

Countdown to MLS

  • Debut MLS match on March 3 (@Timbers): 31 days
  • Debut home match on March 12 (Atlanta United): 40 days