Freedom Kicks: D.C. United and MLS links for 10 March 2014

Smoke in a bathroom? Who does that? - Paul Frederiksen-USA TODAY Sport

In today's links, we have as much post to go with the mortem, and some lighter moments in between.

You may want to scrub off Saturday's game with a Silkwood-level shower, but not on today's watch. Bathe in the narrative, lather with the hyperbole!

Post mortems on Saturday's 3-0 loss to Columbus by us, WaPo, MLS, Ives and Goal, with additional Player Ratings and Tactical Observations.

MLS Scores: Will Bruin angry! Will Bruin smash! - SBNation.com: Kevin McCauley with your recap of League events from opening weekend.

WATCH: Rob Friend, Mauro Díaz give Oscar-worthy performances to earn Saturday penalties | ProSoccerTalk: The replacement refs judgments in the DC game were not the only interesting ones as Richard Farley shows us a couple of more in what I'll call (to paraphrase Teddy KGB) "Pay those men their money."

D.C. United feeling good about integrating new talent - Black And Red United: Regardless of the result, the team is fine with all the new faces so far, and Kevin McCauley shows us why.

Pontius and Lampson support LLS at DCU's Home Opener | D.C. United: Filing this under a nicer on-field thing that happened at RFK.

In a less than nicer thing off-field at RFK, LOLtras.

Projecting the 2014 Major League Soccer season | Soccermetrics Research, LLC: Sure the games are being played, but Soccermetrics has one last projection of the standings for you.

Life as a Fan of a Fan - Black And Red United: Someone new to the soccer experience asks for a little bit of help at RFK. Be gentle.

And finally, Clyde Simms was given a tribute tifo just before kickoff. Clyde was at the game and responded:

This is your place to discuss any and all soccer topics for the day.

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