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Land of 10,000 Links: August 8, 2017

The “Boy, that transfer window is sure closing quick, eh?” edition.

MLS: Minnesota United FC at Real Salt Lake Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Good day, futbol fans!

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


  • United broadcaster Jamie Watson is continuing the club’s fantastic work with the Special Olympics this Wednesday with the “Cold for the Gold” fundraiser campaign. Link to the fundraising page here and general giving page here.

Around the League

  • If anything should give the Loons faithful hope for the future, it is this season’s epic turnaround by the Chicago Fire.
  • Agent Ron Waxman had Manny Lagos and Revs GM Michael Burns in his sights recently as he lashed out on - what else - Twitter.

Around the World

  • It is a rare and beautiful moment when the beautiful game completely transcends sport and becomes something greater. Camp Nou giving a standing ovation to a survivor of the Chapecoense plane crash is one of those moments.

Mark your calendar

  • Next match: August 20 at Seattle Sounders, kickoff at 9pm CT