Welcome to MLS SuperWeek! This week will see one more opportunity for D.C. United to flex its "we-were-historically-horrible-last-year-but-we-were-good-enough-to-win-a-major-trophy-and-will-be-in-CCL-later-this-year" muscle in an MLS player acquisition method. Stay tuned all week for ongoing coverage of D.C. United and its #1 overall pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. Now, on with your morning links.
Wells: Affordable Housing Must Be Part of D.C. United Deal - Housing Complex
Well, we are fully in the public negotiation phase of D.C. United's new Buzzard Point stadium at this point.
World Cup: Jurgen Klinsmann bringing all 26 USMNT January campers to Brazil after all | MLSsoccer.com
After originally stating a few players wouldn't make the dry-run trip to Brazil, Klinsmann is now rewarding them all for the excellent way the camp has unfolded. Two closed-door scrimmages against São Paulo FC await Eddie Johnson, Bill Hamid, and the crew as they depart for Brazil today.
Oscar Pareja named FC Dallas head coach; Colorado Rapids receive 2015 draft pick, allocation money | MLSsoccer.com
This situation didn't get as ugly as I thought it might last week, but FC Dallas spent big to make Pareja their coach: a contract buyout, one of their two first round draft picks in 2015, and allocation money.
There's No Need To Vilify Oscar Pareja - Burgundy Wave
A very mature perspective from our friends at SB Nation's Burgundy Wave on the departure of Pareja.
Jason Kreis: New York City FC "quite certain" to sign three Designated Players | MLSsoccer.com
Um, New York City FC director of soccer Claudio Reyna makes reference to the "36 scouts" NYCFC has access to within City Football Group. Impressive, but we have Kurt Morsink!
ASN article: Is Geoff Cameron the Best American Left in Europe?
This roundup of American players in Europe asks an interesting question about the former Houston Dynamo player now that Michael Bradley is returning to MLS. Based on current form, I think the answer is yes (along with an exciting Icelandic-American)...
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- Kyle Porter and Nana Attakora called-up to the Canadian national team
- Marco Pappa to Major League Soccer rumors picking up steam; D.C. United and Montreal Impact are interested
- Freedom Kicks: D.C. United Links for Friday, 10 January 2013
- Fox and ESPN to split MLS broadcast rights beginning in 2015; NBC out [UPDATED]
- With Michael Bradley on his way to Toronto FC, D.C. United should trade for Matias Laba
- MLS Mock Draft: DC United pick Patrick Mullins with No. 1 pick
- Fair warning: Black and Red United will have stricter commenting guidelines this season