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Freedom Kicks for 9 January 2014: D.C. United signs Nana Attakora, UEFA switching to a summer schedule

Nana Attakora signs, Fabian Espindola and D.C. United are talking, and Michael Bradley is coming back to this continent. It is your morning Freedom Kicks!

Christian Hofer

Pull up a chair, pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy some soccer news from around the world.

D.C. United roster update & analysis: Steve Goff of the Washington Post goes through D.C. United's roster, while confirming that Nana Attakora has been signed to a contract and that the team is still locked in negotiations with Fabian Espindola.

Michael Bradley to Toronto FC could already be a done deal - Waking The Red: Did you hear that Michael Bradley is probably going to Toronto FC? If you are on Twitter and didn't, I am amazed since it was the only thing talked about all evening.

TFC To Sign Michael Bradley At The Expense of Matias Laba? - Waking The Red: However, TFC already has three designated players and so, barring any Calvinball moves by the league, would have to get rid of one of them. I know that our own Chest Rockwell is enamored with Matias Laba, their young designated player, so maybe D.C. United can use this to their advantage.

Bayern Munich's Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says FIFA, UEFA contemplating switch to summer calendar | Wouldn't it be hilarious if, after years of FIFA pushing MLS to adopt the European schedule, a winter World Cup forces everyone else to adopt the MLS schedule?

As always, this is your place for chatter on all things soccer related today!