Happy Tuesday, boys & girls! We're two weeks into the new year, and if your resolutions aren't well and truly busted, then what's wrong with you? Here are your morning links.
A brief history of D.C. United and the #1 pick | The Washington Post
Steve Goff walks us through United's three previous experiences with the top overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft.
ESPN announces "30 for 30: Soccer Stories" film series to air during World Cup buildup | MLSsoccer.com
You want more soccer documentaries, you got it. You want more American soccer in there... well, not so much.
There's No Need To Vilify Oscar Pareja | Burgundy Wave
One Rapids fan pleads for civility toward the now-former Colorado (now FC Dallas) coach.
Has the Camilo Situation Been Fixed? | Eighty Six Forever
"Fixed" here apparently means that Camilo gets to stay in Mexico with Queretaro (and keep his fatter contract down there) while the Whitecaps get a seven-figure transfer fee for the departed 2013 MLS Golden Boot winner.
Xavi-to-Red Bulls Rumors Heat Up | Once A Metro
I'm trying to think of a better player whose playing style lends itself less to MLS. Not finding one. Either way this goes, obviously, I'll be rooting for the Energy Drinks to flail and fail.
Lionel Messi dons Ron Burgundy-esque red suit for Ballon d’Or gala | ProSoccerTalk
Be sure to get into the comments to share your thoughts on these stories and links to others that catch your eye today.
- Behind the Scenes of the US Soccer Development Academy: Richmond United Town Hall
- Michael Seaton to train with Inter Milan until the start of D.C. United's training camp
- 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
- Fox and ESPN to split MLS broadcast rights beginning in 2015; NBC out [UPDATED]