Freedom Kicks: D.C. United links for April 26, 2013

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Daily D.C. United links, today on the Crew, Brandon McDonald, Jurgen Klinsmann and MLS youngsters.

Happy Friday, ladies and gentlemen. I've been off in NFL Draft land, which is a dark and scary place. If you don't follow the NFL at all, please don't start.

D.C. United and Columbus Crew player connections | D.C. United

#illuminati

D.C. United searching for a spark | Washington Examiner

The quote in here from Brandon McDonald is absolutely terrific.

Klinsmann addresses Donovan's possible return for World Cup qualifiers | Washington Post

I would be stunned if we didn't see Donovan back in the U.S. first choice 18 shortly.

Chicago Fire's Wells Thompson suspended one match | Pro Soccer Talk

Do we really need a back story or a reason? Can't we just do it because he's Wells Thompson?

The Throw-In: Identifying the next Clint Dempsey, Brian Ching, Steven Lenhart and more | Major League Soccer

No love for my favorite player in the league, Luis Gil.

MLS Power Rankings: Week Eight | FOX Soccer

But only the top 10 because reasons.

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