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Freedom Kicks: D.C. United and MLS links for 26 December 2013

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Our daily links, today about D.C. United's stadium plan, tifosi, and pyramid schemes.

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Happy Boxing Day, for the very few of you who read this blog and celebrate that particular holiday. If it is your pleasure, I hope you are enjoying today's Premier League extravaganza; while I prefer MLS and local soccer, I must watch the BPL, especially during the offseason, or else I would go mad. Have your heaping helping of D.C. United and MLS links, and feel free to use this post as an open thread for any and all soccer talk throughout the day.

Gray officials propose forgoing taxes for D.C. United stadium in exchange for revenue cut - The Washington Post: Details of Mayor Vincent Gray's proposed deal for the D.C. United stadium land have begun to leak out, as Gray and City Administrator Allen Lew have started to brief the members of the D.C. Council on its specifics.

Aron Johannsson’s move to Celtic edging closer? USMNT arrives in Glasgow… then leaves | ProSoccerTalk: Can we please make all USMNT players forget about the existence of Scotland when considering transfers?

Dennis te Kloese fired from Chivas organization - The Goat Parade: Now without a sporting director or a head coach, does anyone know who is guiding Chivas USA through this offseason?

Best of 2013: Timbers Army take Supporters' Tifo of the Year | MLSsoccer.com: No real arguments here.

FTC court filing could be bad news for several MLS sponsors - SBNation.com: Herbalife, which is the sponsor of the LA Galaxy, may finally be recognized for what it has been accused of being: a pyramid scheme.