Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, MLS and soccer links for Tuesday 15 April 2014 - OMG IT'S TAX DAY

Mike Stobe

Stadium struggles in cities that aren't DC, credit where it's due, and a new front-runner in the League's Biggest Douche race. Here is your morning dose of freedom, soccer style.

Here at B&RU, we like to make sure we provide good public service, and in that vein I'd like to remind everybody to file your tax returns if you're the procrastinating type that hasn't already done so. PSA dispensed with, let's move on to the soccer.

Andrew Dykstra up for Week 6 Save of the Week |
First things first: Head on over to the league website to vote for his diving stop on Roy Miller/Sean Franklin's near own goal.

Team of the Week (Wk 6), featuring DC's own Bobby Boswell |
A week after Perry Kitchen got snubbed, Boz deservedly finds his way into the week's Best XI. And over at SI, too (where Kitchen was appropriately honored last week).

Crew's Gonzalez will be getting a call from the DisCo -
Pick your poison: violent conduct, or flopping. Actually, on this rare occasion, you get both, as Giancarlo Gonzalez both elbowed Chris Wondolowski from behind and then got hit by an imaginary ton of bricks when the two confronted each other seconds later. In the end, it's one less Columbus Crew player (and Costa Rica international) D.C. United will have to deal with come Saturday, assuming the MLS Disciplinary Committee does the obvious thing and rewards this douchebaggery with an appropriate suspension.

World Cup trophy visits Washington | Soccer Insider
Quite a visiting dignitary to stop by the State Department yesterday.

The away jersey: RBNY's key to victory! - Once A Metro
Fun take from recent Filibuster guest Jason Iapicco. I'm guessing the Metros left their finishing boots wherever they left their second kits (which they realistically couldn't have worn this weekend, as the navy would have clashed with United's black).

New York City F.C. to Play at Yankee Stadium for Three Years |
ROFLcopter FC will apparently be playing second tenant to the Yankees for the first few years of its existence. Looks like DC isn't the only city where trying to build a stadium isn't just automatic.

Meanwhile, in Miami... | ESPN FC
The Goldenball Stadium project at PortMiami appears to be hitting its own speed bumps.

How about some Philly schadenfreude? | Deadspin
And finally, though I'm generally loath to share evidence of the Braves having success, this video is so worth it. Watch as taunting Phillies fans in the bleachers get their comeuppance with their own iso cam on national television. In super slow-mo.

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