Major Link Soccer: Boxing Day 2013

Clive Rose

All 20 Premier League clubs are in action today

Zlatan Ibrahimovic spoke out about comparisons made between male and female players, and as you might expect, he said something controversial.

The newest 2014 MLS SuperDraft Big Board has been posted over at Top Drawer Soccer has been posted and there are plenty of players from Washington schools and a few Sounders U23 alumni in the top 100 draft-eligible players.

In a list of the 11 worst transfers of 2013, two moves involving MLS made the list. Both moves were made by the LA Galaxy.

MLS is currently offering a 20% discount on new 2014 subscriptions to MLS Live. If you purchased a 2013 subscription, it is set to auto-renew at the discounted price in February.

MLSsoccer.com compiled some highlights of gifts received by MLS fans yesterday.

With some big Premier League clubs pursuing striker Diego Costa, Atletico Madrid plans on bidding for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke to replace Costa.

Swansea will also be shopping in the January transfer window, with Michu likely to miss the next 6 weeks after having ankle surgery.

A World Cup stadium in Brazil that was completed 8 months ago has been found to have a leaking roof. As this was the most expensive stadium project ahead of the World Cup, this isn't exactly welcome news for the World Cup organizers in Brazil.

Will the team of David Beckham and Lebron James be enough to help bring a lucrative TV deal to MLS? That's what Mike Ozanian of Forbes believes.

If you don't frequent Reddit's soccer subreddit often, you may have missed out on some good entertainment yesterday. With the moderators away, the prisoners were running the asylum. There was the meme in which Lionel Messi was shown losing a battle to his "childhood idol, Clinton Dempsey". This was soon followed by "the Ballad of Clint Dempsey", which is definitely worth a listen. Finally, there was the petition to merge Yaya Toure and Kolo Toure into YOLO Toure.

Clint Dempsey's return to Fulham should provide enough creativity and scoring for the next two months to allow the club to focus on defensive reinforcements in the January transfer window.

FIFA's official website had a story yesterday about a match that spontaneously broke out on Christmas Eve in 1914 between the German and English trenches in the first World War.

If you're looking for some soccer to watch today, tune into NBC Sports Network right now. By the time this is posted, the first match of the Premier League Boxing Day triple-header should have just ended, but you can still catch West Ham vs. Arsenal at 7:00 AM and Manchester City vs. Liverpool at 9:30 AM. There are 7 additional 7:00 games available on Premier League Extra Time.

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