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Land of 10,000 Links: April 7, 2017

The “Dallas can’t be that hard to beat, right guys?” edition.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at Minnesota United FC Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Good day, futbol fans!

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


Minnesota

  • With the FC Dallas match just around the corner, don’t forget to submit your picks for this week’s E Pluribus Choose ‘Em!
  • One of our writers noticed that NYCFC hired an eSports pro to represent the club and submitted his e-resume to Dr. Bill in case MNUFC is next.
  • Good news for 24-year-old trialist centerback Abdoulaye Diallo as he was asked to stay on as a trialist with the club.


Around the League

  • Remember all those articles about how signing Bastian Schweinsteiger was “so MLS 1.0?” Well, at least one outlet begs to differ.
  • This is America, people. If you can’t get public funding for your soccer stadium, why not crowdfund it instead?


Around the World

  • Virgin Media is stepping up to bring down the cost of away match tickets in the EPL, a move supporters groups are widely praising.
  • After two strong performances in World Cup qualifying, the USMNT has moved up seven spots to #23 overall in the world, according to the latest FIFA rankings.

Mark your calendar

  • Next match: April 8 at FC Dallas, 7pm CT
  • Next home match: April 23 vs. Colorado Rapids, 5pm CT