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Lion Links: 1/25/16



Happy Monday, Mane Landers! If you're anything like me, you've spent this morning trying to remember how to adult while cursing the universe every 30 seconds or so. Believe me, I get it. Mondays are hard. The good news, however, is that in less than six weeks, Mondays will be better. Hell, everything will be better. That's right, we're now just 41 days away from the 2016 MLS regular season.

I, for one, can hardly wait. It will be nice for life to have purpose again. In the meantime, what's been in the news?

Orlando City Opens Training Camp

The stars were out and the quotes were flying with the Lions opening up camp, and they seem just as anxious for March 6 as the rest of us. Cyle Larin discusses the goal of reaching the playoffs, Brek Shea is healthy, and Kevin Molino is nearing his return (and — of course — the return of #MOLINOMANIA).

Orlando City Youth Academy Wins Futsal Showcase

Futsal — a modified version of 5-on-5 soccer — has been gaining in popularity locally ever since the club's concerted effort to raise the profile of the game. The OCSC Developmental Academy has shown that the effort is resonating in the community, showcasing their talent in winning the showcase.

The future looks bright, indeed.

Didier Drogba Returns to the Impact

There's been a lot of talk about Drogba's future, and rightfully so. The man completely changed the franchise the second he arrived in Canada, leading the Impact to a 9-4-1 record after his acquisition. Sunday, Droga made his intentions clear to the rest of the world via Twitter.

The entire Eastern Conference just cried a little.

Robbie Keane Compares Bruce Arena to Sir Alex Ferguson

No, seriously, he does. Click this link, I'm not kidding.

Look, I'm honestly not sure what to make of this. Arena is an American legend, assuredly, but to compare him to Alex Ferguson makes me wonder if the Irish international perhaps had one too many of those famous Irish coffees before facing the microphone here.

Winning three of the last five MLS Cups is a wildly impressive feat, however. Maybe Robbie's on to something here.

That's it for your Monday Lion Links. Good luck out there today.


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