Morning Links

Los Angeles Galaxy v Chicago Fire

Here are a few links to get your day started...

Former Fire defender Diego Gutierrez may have retired as a player at the end of the 2008 season, but he didn't leave the world of soccer when he hung up his cleats, as Charlie Corr points out [here](http://espn.go.com/chicago/columns/blog/_/post/4707778/name/corr). Check out the article to learn about Diego's budding career as an agent (he represents Wilman Conde, Marco Pappa and Bakary Soumare, among others), his philanthropic work and more.

ESPN's Bob Ley sat down with L.A. Galaxy and U.S. National Team forward Landon Donovan on Outside the Lines the other day. Donovan discussed Thierry Henry's handball, the external perception of the U.S. National Team, his career, and a possible transfer this offseason (of which he said there is a 50-50 chance). You can check out the full interview after the jump.

Former Revolution defender [Jay Heaps retired yesterday](http://www.boston.com/sports/soccer/articles/2009/12/03/revolutions_heaps_retires/). Heaps, 33, began his career in 1999 with the Miami Fusion before heading home to New England to play for the Revolution in 2001. Heaps played out the remainder of his career in New England, where he made appearances in four MLS Cups.

That's all for now, but I'll be back later on in the day should anything pop up. As of now, I plan on heading to The Globe for the World Cup Draw tomorrow at 11 a.m., so if you see me there be sure to stop by and say hello.

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