Freedom Kicks: D.C. United links for April 24, 2013

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Daily D.C. United links, today on training and Ben Olsen's call to players, plus CCL, MLS expansion and the Champions League.

Happy Wednesday, ladies and gentlemen. Some injured players are starting to feel better, Ben's getting on healthy players to do better, and there were lots of great GIFs produced by yesterday's Champions League game.

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

Awesome to hear the good injury news.

D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen says players need to step up | Washington Post

This is probably a better route than criticizing the people who can fire you for not getting you better players.

CCL: Herculez Gomez flies the flag for Americans as Santos Laguna prep for final vs. Monterrey | Major League Soccer

America, F yeah.

MLS expansion update from Commissioner Garber | Pro Soccer Talk

He doesn't actually say that much.

Lack of playing time at Manchester United has Chicharito in a bind | ESPN FC

Vela probably can't play as a lone center forward for Mexico. Chicharito's not going to use his place.

Carragher: Reds right to back Suarez | FOX Soccer

Because intent is irrelevant, I guess.

Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona: Reliving the game in goal videos, GIFs and tweets | SB Nation

The best way to catch up if you missed anything.

Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid, 2013 UEFA Champions League: Eras coming to an end? | SB Nation

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