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Land of 10,000 Links: March 24, 2017

The “Our hopes are high, please don’t crush them” edition.

Atlanta United FC v Minnesota United FC Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Good day, futbol fans!

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


  • A whole flock of Loons are away this weekend on international duty. Get the low down on how to watch them play.
  • Didn’t catch last week’s 2-2 draw against Colorado? Catch up with the highlights.

Around the League

  • As the fight for the next MLS expansion slots heats up, the rumor mill is heading into overdrive as Commissioner Garber heads to St. Louis.
  • Here at E Pluribus Loonum, we bring you only the hardest hitting, most newsworthy headlines from around the league. Like how MLS celebrated National Puppy Day.

Around the World

  • Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand discusses how he coped after losing his wife to breast cancer in a moving piece from The Independent.
  • A huge shipment of squid fillets turned out to be $85M in cocaine covered in - what else - Leo Messi’s face.

Mark your calendar

  • Next match: March 25 vs. New England Revolution: 1 day!