Happy Friday, ladies and gentlemen. It's gameday, which feels really weird. Friday games mess me up. You can find Black and Red United's coverage of the week in MLS right here. This edition of Freedom Kicks is mostly about tonight's game and D.C. United players, but we threw in some extras too.
D.C. United's Rafael has come a long way from rural Brazil | Washington Post
A great story from Goff. Rafael is from a town of less than 200 people.
Tale of the Tape: Sporting Kansas City vs. D.C. United | D.C. United
This is somehow different than keys to the match.
D.C. United's Kyle Porter wants a goal -- for real, this time | Washington Examiner
That would be nice!
DCU gets ready to feel the heat in Kansas City | CSN Washington
A nice long preview for the game.
Free "Kleber!" ... C'mon Philly Union, get him on the field! | Pro Soccer Talk
But he's super old.
Gareth Bale injury: Tottenham winger stretchered off after hurting ankle | SB Nation
Fantasy EPL player picks for Week 32 | Never Manage Alone
If you're a fantasy EPL player.
Roger Ebert: Quintessential Chicagoan | Chicago Tribune
Roger Ebert passed away yesterday and this is an excellent tribute. Give it a read.