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Land of 10,000 Links: January 5, 2017

The “why do we live where the air hurts our faces” edition.

MLS: New York Red Bulls at Colorado Rapids Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Good (frigid) morning, futbol fans!

Welcome to our latest daily roundup and open comment thread. I sincerely hope you are reading this indoors with a piping hot mug of coffee nearby. Stay warm!


Minnesota

  • ICYMI: Two Ticos travel to town! Get to know Johan Venegas and Francisco Calvo as they prepare for their Minnesota debuts. (mnufc.com)
  • Jonesing for a two-fer in the SuperDraft of Ebobisse and Yueill? There may be a way to trade up and make it happen. (FiftyFive.One)

Around the League

  • Remember when it was newsworthy that a NASL striker was linked to the USMNT? Relive this oldie-but-goodie and get ready for more press as #Rambarra storms the pitch this spring. (Stars and Stripes FC)

Around the World

  • Cameroon's national team is, well, kind of a mess. With the Africa Cup of Nations just around the corner, some key players are refusing to show. (The Liverpool Offside)

Countdown to MLS

  • Debut MLS match on March 3 (@Timbers): 57 days
  • Debut home match on March 12 (Atlanta United): 66 days