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Land of 10,000 Links: January 4, 2017

The “how can we have a starting XI with only IX players signed?” edition.

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

Good morning, futbol fans!

Welcome to our latest daily roundup and open comment thread!


  • WE SIGNED SOMEONE! Now, before you go all #RamirezWatch on me ... no, it wasn’t Ramirez. Please give a warm Minnesota Nice welcome to Collin Martin! (E Pluribus Loonum)
  • Minnesota’s newest Ticos are heading to UNCAF as part of the Costa Rican national team. Pura Vida! (

Around the League

  • It’s like your FIFA 16 highlight montage but with actual players. Don’t miss MLS Soccer’s flair reel. (
  • Shamit Shome will become the first Generation adidas Canada to sign with MLS. (

Around the World

  • USWNT forward Crystal Dunn has signed with Chelsea Ladies Football Club, an affiliate of English Premier League titan Chelsea FC. (
  • Video Assistant Referees are the talk of the town once again following a number of controversial calls (or missed calls) in the English Premier League. (

Countdown to MLS

  • Debut MLS match on March 3 (@Timbers): 58 days
  • Debut home match on March 12 (Atlanta United): 67 days