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Land of 10,000 Links: February 7, 2017

The “Welcome to futbol, football fans!” edition.

MLS: Desert Friendlies-Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Good day, futbol fans!

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


  • Are you new to the beautiful game? Check out our beginner’s guide to the sport of soccer. (EPL)
  • Sammy Ndjock appears to have played his last game in a Loons kit. Read our farewell to the venerable keep. (EPL)

Around the League

  • While Minnesota is waiting to sign a DP until summer, rumors of a possible Chicharito move to MLS are swirling. Chicharito to MN United confirmed?! (Spoiler alert: nope) (MLS)
  • Atlanta will boast one of the fiercest home crowds in the league come March. Check out the story of how it all came together for the fans and supporters groups. (MLS)

Around the World

  • Want to nab a kit from Sergio Ramos? Of course you do! All you’ll need is this one weird trick... (Twitter)
  • Chelsea’s lethal 3-4-3 continues to run the Premier League table. Watch the team’s tactics at work in this two-play breakdown. (ESPNFC)

Countdown to MLS

  • Debut MLS match on March 3 (@Timbers): 23 days
  • Debut home match on March 12 (Atlanta United): 32 days