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Breakfast Links - December 27, 2021

No coach yet, Ricardo Pepi could be leaving Frisco, and Christian Ramirez continues to shine in Scotland.

Aberdeen FC v St. Mirren FC - Cinch Scottish Premiership Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images

Welcome to another edition of the Breakfast Links. We hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend, let’s finish 2021 on a high note!

Houston

Have the Dynamo signed a head coach during the holidays? Well....no. The rumors continue to swirl but we could know something for sure this week, hopefully?!

As you have heard by now, Steve Clark, 2021 MLS Cup finalist with the Portland Timbers, was acquired by the Dynamo via free agency. He will bring plenty of experience and a winner mentality to a club that has lacked it in recent years.

Make sure to check out the Dynamo Theory podcast if you haven’t already. Our latest episode is now out everywhere you get your podcasts.

MLS

Veteran midfielder Osvaldo Alonso was signed by Atlanta United. Alonso became a free agent after spending the last three seasons with Minnesota United.

FC Dallas youngster Ricardo Pepi is rumored to be on the move to Europe with Wolfsburg in Germany’s Bundesliga as his likely destination.

Around the World

Even though the Premier League had a few of their Boxing Day fixtures postponed, the holiday tradition didn’t disappoint. Chelsea got the best of Aston Villa, while Arsenal beat down Norwich City with a 5-0 score line. Manchester City continues at the top of the table after a 9-goal shootout win over Leicester City.

Former Houston Dynamo forward Christian Ramirez played all 90 minutes in Aberdeen’s win over Dundee FC. Aberdeen currently sit 6th in the league table and Ramirez is tied for second in the league with 8 goals so far this season. After leaving the Dynamo this season and signing for Aberdeen in June, Ramirez has adjusted very well to life in Europe and is quickly becoming a fan favorite in Scotland.