While you sit at work on a cloudy day... allow Dom and Sydney on their honeymoon to make you reassess some of your life choices.
The classic bromance was even rekindled!
The final hasn't even been played yet, but the MLS off season is in full swing for several teams with rumors circulating and moves being made all around the league.
New England declined six player options including Jermaine Jones.
Tally Hall was among the eight players whose options were declined by Orlando City after their inaugural season. Eric Avila and Corey Ashe also had options declined and now they will become the first two Free Agents ever in MLS, as the new CBA set it up for the first time this off season.
The Rapids are in talks with Carlos Vela.
Some ownership shuffling is going on in Houston right now as the Dynamo are set to have a new majority owner. Gabriel Brenner is going to buy out AEG's portion, who is also in control of the LA Galaxy. This is significant because if the deal gets done it would give "MLS different majority owners for each of their existing 20 clubs and proposed four new ones."
A few MLS standouts have their eyes on an off season loan overseas:
USMNT star prospect, Gedion Zelalem has been successful in his loan from Arsenal to Rangers FC in Glasgow, Scotland. So much so, that Rangers want Gedion Zelalem to stay for full season.
While the MLS is on the rise and has the world talking, the Chinese Super League is rapidly growing with high hopes as well. Former England boss, Sven-Goran Eriksson, is now coaching in China and he thinks Wayne Rooney should move there when his contract with Man U is complete.
A candidate for the President of the United States has called out Qatar for spending $200 billion on the World Cup, while spending basically nothing on the fight against ISIS and global terrorism.
"All of this has got to change. Wealthy and powerful Muslim nations in the region can no longer sit on the sidelines and expect the United States, our young men and women, our tax dollars, to do their work for them."
On a more cheerful note, Gyasi Zardes surprised a young fan on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and gave him some swag. Ellen is the best.
With Kei Kamara flying high and looking to advance to MLS Cup, FIFA.com wrote a cool piece about his journey as a refugee from Sierra Leone in the midst of a horrible Civil War, to a beloved soccer star in America.
Football was the refuge. When the shooting stopped, Kamara and his friends cleared a space in the streets and started to play. "We just kicked an old ball around," he said, a warmth for his youth in spite of the horrors endured. "There was no league. No goals. It wasn’t organised. The field was wherever you made it. It was just fun, and we played until the sun went down or the shooting started."
VOTE FOR NEMO! His brilliance in Portland is up for the Goal of the Year and has made the final four! He is up against Seattle's Obafemi Martins right now, but Nemeth's effort was more impressive. However, RSL had a stunning team set piece goal that will be difficult to beat the next round. Vote and check out the videos of the top four goals right here.
Happy Holidays! Check out all the Christmas family pictures some of the guys took.... because wow.. just WOW!