Monday Freedom Kicks: Hamid, Howard University and no more World Cup :(

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Looking back at the end of the World Cup and D.C. United's last game, updates on the Loudoun NASL franchise and D.C. United alums, and boobs!

Well, a month full of soccer sees Germany beat Lionel Messi and Argentina 1-0 in extra time behind a Mario Gotze goal. The fine folks at the SB Nation mothership have got you covered from all angles, whether it is Argentina's subs, Gotze's goal, how Germany got there and a look to Russia, and a celebrity flashing of sorts. Go check it out, it is worth the time.

World Cup 2014: Injuries to Mascherano and Neymar Demonstrate Poor Medical Care - NYTimes.com: In lieu of Christoph Kramer's injury and subsequent treatment(?) in the Final, a look at diagnosis and attention of concussions.

As for the club stuff, recaps from D.C. United's win over San Jose from usMLSsoccer.comCSN WashingtonDistrict Sports PageUnitedMania and Goal.com.

Down a level, Richmond beat Sacramento Republic 2-1 behind two Matthew Delicate goals. The win strengthens their hold of second (behind Orlando City SC) and Delicate's goals give him the lead in USL PRO's Golden Boot race. Recaps from us as well as the Kickers.

DavidBaumannCBS's blog - D.C. United's Eddie Johnson on 2018 World Cup: "Yeah, I'll be there.": Eddie Johnson did a recent phoner interview with a Florida radio station and discussed his intent of going to Russia for the 2018 tournament. OK then.

Shawn Kuykendall’s foundation announces new men’s college tournament fundraiser — Soccer Wire: Former D.C. player Shawn Kuykendall may be gone, but his legacy will continue in a soccer tournament between local teams at the end of August. Looking forward to this be a recurring event.

Former MLS standout Clyde Simms seeks kidney transplant as condition worsens — Soccer Wire: Former D.C. and New England Revolution player Clyde Simms discussing his post-soccer work and here's hoping he manages to find a donor.

Virginia Cavalry won’t play until 2016, says NASL commish Bill Peterson — Soccer Wire: A not that good news update on Loudoun's NASL team. At least the Alamo is over there to kill time and get a buzz.

DC United on the road: Canadians aren’t all really nice | DC United Outsider: A look at a roadtrip to Canada (for the recent game against Toronto FC) by a relative newcomer to the cult of traveling support.

Howard University, 1974 NCAA soccer champions, brought worlds together - The Washington Post: Mike Wise looks back at a team from college soccer's past that you may not have heard of. Very much worth a read.

USA Fan Focus: Virginia - Liverpool FC: Liverpool is coming to town in case you have not heard, but the reason for the link is looking at a fan of the team who is also a longtime fan of D.C. United.

Showtime's "Masters of Sex" better than ever in season 2: Sure, a Showtime show with 'Sex' in the title has plenty of punchlines, but the show, which examines the lives of Virginia Masters and Bill Johnson before their influential study features quality performances from an ensemble and examines some characters within the same vein of "All That Heaven Allows" and "Far From Heaven." Michael Sheen (who played Brian Clough in "The Damned United") and Lizzy Caplan of "Party Down" head a show that is more than peepees and weewees.

It's Monday. If my math is right there are 327 days until the Women's World Cup and 1,425 days until Russia. If anyone needs me, I'll be watching World Cup games on repeats during the day to replicate the Group Stages.

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