Freedom Kicks: D.C. United links for April 17, 2013

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Daily D.C. United links, today on Casey Townsend, Jozy Altidore, the Union and Alan Gordon.

Happy Wednesday, ladies and gentlemen. Striker panic is very, very real, and it will exist all season. It might even exist for years.

D.C. United Tuesday Training Notes | D.C. United

Ben refuses to rule out a call-up for Casey Townsend, which leads us to...

It may be Casey Townsend time for struggling D.C. United | Washington Examiner

I guess I don't see how he could be worse.

Soccer Outsider: United vs. Red Bulls match diary, player ratings | Washington Post

Everyone stinks garblewarble.

Improved Altidore set for transfer | Yanks Abroad

That's the headline they got out of Altidore saying that he would be willing to consider leaving AZ if it's what's best for the club.

Jack McInerney says Philadelphia Union chemistry will take a while "if we keep switching" the lineups | Major League Soccer

Fun quote from Seba in here too. Sounds like everyone is completely, 100 percent on board with John Hackworth!

U.S. national team's Costa Rican rematch bound for Estadio Saprissa | Pro Soccer Talk

I'm not entirely sure why they built a new stadium.

Cardiff City win promotion: What's next? | SB Nation

They're going right back down, probably.

Alan Gordon suspended for using homophobic slur | SB Nation

And finally, this.

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