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Lion Links: 2/2/15



Happy Day-After-the-Super-Bowl, everyone.

All Mondays are generally terrible, but having to sit through meetings while hung WAY over from a Super Bowl party is the absolute worst. May your Alka-Seltzer work swiftly.

In case you missed it over the weekend, Orlando City SC played its first preseason game as an MLS squad, drawing with D.C. United on Friday night, 1-1, at IMG Academy in Bradenton. We've got all the coverage for you:

With that said, pop a couple of Advil and take a look at your morning Lion Links.

Portland Fans Salty About Leaked Jersey

Timbers fans got a peek at the 2015 kit. Unlike Orlando City fans, who were overwhelmingly positive about their team’s new duds, Portland supporters were not all that psyched to see what their team will be wearing this season. For the record, I don’t think it’s bad at all.

Ellis Names USWNT Roster for European Friendlies

The U.S. Women’s National Team roster has been set for upcoming friendlies in Europe. Jill Ellis has her 24-player squad for a 13-day trip to the continent to play France on Feb. 8 and England on Feb. 13. There aren’t any real shockers on the team selection. Megan Rapinoe and Christie Rampone are unavailable with injuries, and goalkeeper Hope Solo is suspended.

San Jose Signs Innocent Emeghara as Third DP

The Earthquakes filled their third Designated Player slot over the weekend, signing 25-year-old Swiss international forward, Innocent Emeghara. The 5-foot-7 speedster has played for seven clubs in nine years as a pro, with his most recent being a three-month stint with Qarabag FK in Azerbaijan.

And there you have it. Just a little something to get your week started. Don’t forget that Orlando City faces FC Dallas on Wednesday in a closed friendly at ChampionsGate Sports Complex. Should be an eventful week.


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