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Recaps of the breaking of cherries, ties and the visual stylings of Fincher.

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Random: D.C. United couldn't beat Sporting Kansas City or the Houston Dynamo on the road if they were held up at gunpoint. Consider the three goals they scored yesterday was more than the six games they played against both teams COMBINED last year. With that in mind:

Recaps of the win over the Dynamo from usMLSThe Washington PostCSN WashingtonGoal.comDistrict Sports Page and UnitedMania. The fine folks at Dynamo Theory look at things from the opposition side. If there is a recap we've missed, feel free to drop it in the comments.

Along with the Luis Silva injury news, former CSN Washington (and now CSN Houston) on-air talent Sebastian Salazar tweeted this last night:

CSN Houston was experiencing financial issues and facing huge staff layoffs at last read, and we wish Salazar (and fellow former CSN DC personality Kelli Johnson) well in the midst of the restructuring. Hope to see you back up here soon Sebi.

Don't 'wing it': How to get your $10 Red Bull refund: Sure, D.C. winning helped the New York Red Bulls clinch a playoff spot, but now you have a chance to take some money from Red Bull in the process as part of (yet another) fallacy. Maybe this comes out of the DJ Jan Gunnar Solli fund, I dunno.

Monson: RSL should do whatever it takes to keep Lagerwey | The Salt Lake Tribune: Real Salt Lake starting to stoke the fires into the "pay that man his money" argument for Garth Lagerwey, in news to keep an eye on.

Who Said It: Joe Biden or Michael Scott? | Online Quiz | Mental Floss: One of these guys is a bit of a dunderhead, the other is a character played by Steve Carell.

David Fincher - And the Other Way is Wrong on Vimeo: An interesting and educational look at shot breakdown of David Fincher films in the wake of the release of Fincher's rather good interpretation of "Gone Girl." Definitely worth taking the seven minutes to enjoy.

So what else is up?