Happy SuperDraft day, Mane Landers!
The Lions have three picks in today's first two rounds of the draft and we'll have all the coverage of today's events. We won't be surprised if there is a trade or two, but at the end of the day there should be a few new Lions to cheer for. Stay tuned for our preview later, as well as a spotlight of each pick and a full recap.
Oh, and the Florida Cup pits Brazilian vs. German clubs at Disney's Wide World of Sports in a double-header. I should be on hand to bring you a full report.
On to your draft day Lion Links!
Turner Plays, U.S. Wins. Coincidence?
Orlando City SC defender Tyler Turner was in the starting lineup for the U-20 USMNT yesterday in Jamaica against Aruba. It was a must-win game for the U.S. in the CONCACAF Championships, after a loss and a draw in the first two matches.
It went well.The United States won 8-0 to get into the win column. Tyler didn't score a goal but he did draw an early foul in the penalty area that led to a spot kick. Romain Gall of the Columbus Crew converted and the U.S. was off and running.
Tyler was understandably happy.
Feels so good to be back to winning ways! This is a strong team and we will fight TOGETHER and for each other till the end#OneNationOneTeam— Tyler Turner (@TyTurner02) January 15, 2015
The Sacha Kljestan Chase is On
One sure thing in life is that the rich know how to get richer. So it is with Seattle Sounders FC and the LA Galaxy, who are in the running for the USMNT midfielder. Will it be the Sounders? Will the Galaxy add him but lose Marcelo Sarvas? Someone else? Yesterday's links were all about Mix Diskerud and Jozy Altidore coming to MLS. Is Kljestan next?
Star-Studded Hall of Fame Class
Brian McBride, Bob Bradley and Kristine Lilly will all be inducted into the United States National Soccer Hall of Fame. The trio of American legends will be in the 2015 class, with their induction set for Feb. 14 at the U.S. Soccer Federation Annual General Meeting in San Francisco.
Edu Officially Transfers to Union
The long rumored permanent transfer from Stoke City to the Philadelphia Union has finally happened and Maurice Edu is now Union property. Edu scored three goals in 31 appearances last year on loan to Philadelphia.
If Star Wars had Soccer Uniforms
Have you ever wondered what it would look like if the characters in Star Wars had worn soccer uniforms? Of course not; no one has, it's insane. Wait a minute...someone actually has not only thought of it, but has also designed them.
That's all for today. Stay tuned for all the SuperDraft coverage. I leave you now with this incredible goal: