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Land of 10,000 Links: January 9, 2017

The “we have a color commentator!” edition.

Good morning, futbol fans!

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


  • It’s SuperDraft week! Stay in the know by following our mega thread on all things SuperDraft. (E Pluribus Loonum)
  • We have a color commentator! Minnesota United have hired veteran sports journalist and color commentator Kyndra de St. Aubin. (E Pluribus Loonum)

Around the League

  • The 2017 MLS Player Combine began over the weekend. Get the latest deets on who is there, what coaches are looking for, and when they scrimmage. (

Around the World

  • While flashy stars usually get all the press, it’s nice to read some coverage of a player that rose to professional soccer relatively late in life. (The Mirror)
  • The World Cup could see a 50% increase in the number of teams allowed to participate, if FIFA President Gianni Infantino gets his way. (ESPNFC)

Countdown to MLS

  • Debut MLS match on March 3 (@Timbers): 53 days
  • Debut home match on March 12 (Atlanta United): 62 days