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Major Link Soccer: SuperDraft Catchup

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Excitement over college prospects, Jordan Morris' path to the pros, and several pre-draft moves.

SuperDraft

Just in time to break up the off-season monotony, today is SuperDraft day. The draft will be shown live starting at 10am.

It may be a little bit late in the game for you to read up on all of the prospects, but here is a full list of draft eligible players.

There have already been several articles here on this site, but the official Sounders site has a Sounder-centric preview as well.

Also already linked on this site is the SB Nation mock draft, in which the Sounders strengthen the midfield.

Always looking for their place in the spotlight, the New York Cosmos reportedly made offers to at least two of the draft eligible players.

Seattle

It's not purely Seattle news, but Grant Wahl is reporting that the draw for the Copa America Centenario will take place on February 11th. This drawing will determine the participants of the first two matches in Seattle.

MLS

One of the surprises relating to today's draft was the switch in ownership of a fourth round pick. It turns out that the New York Red Bulls and DC United just finally got around to reporting a trade that took place almost a year ago.

The San Jose Earthquakes have generously offered to open their stadium to local youth teams that are being displaced by the NFL Super Bowl machine.

Speaking of the NFL, you probably heard that the Saint Louis Rams are on their way to Los Angeles. Does this make Saint Louis a prime market for MLS expansion?

DC United and US National Team goalkeeper Bill Hamid is recovering from a surgery to resolve a Meniscus issue that has apparently been bothering him for some time.

In what could be seen as a sad statement on the leagues reputation, Once A Metro is celebrating a moment of consistent policy enforcement that has denied New York City FC a homegrown claim on a promising player.

In player acquisition news, The Philadelphia Union have signed Brazilian defender Anderson Conceição on loan.

The Portland Timbers have announced a series of changes. Including that Noberto Paparatto will not be returning from Argentina, that they are still trying to sign Jermaine Taylor, and that they have acquired Jack McInerney from the Columbus Crew.

Other

Former Seattle Reign star Sydney Leroux appears to have finally gotten what she was looking for as FC Kansas City has acquired her and she can share a city with her husband.

Columbus Crew midfielder Tony Tchani is suddenly finding himself in the enviable position of choosing between two national teams as he has received interest both from Cameroon and the United States.

Finally, the longest article of the day is the story of the rise and fall of World Soccer Daily. A story that includes aspects of European hooliganism, anti-semitism, and the Hillsborough disaster.