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Recaps, rebuking the Rapids, and as God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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Been badgering your Supporters Club travel rep for info on a bus to New York or seats to Kansas City overnight? Well, off you go then, but before you do:

Recaps on the D.C. United weekend draw with the Montreal Impact (in Marco DiVaio's last game) from usMLSThe Washington PostDistrict Sports PageCSN Washington and Ives.

Sunderland 0- 2 Arsenal: Defensive Howlers Hand Gunners The Win - Roker Report: In partner club news in England, Sunderland, well, they did Sunderland things, this time to Arsenal. The Black Cats are now in the relegation zone already, putting them on course to win next year's Open Cup it sounds like.

Postmatch Recap & Analysis: Cesena 0-1 Inter - The Offside Inter Milan: In partner club news in Italy, Inter Milan got a penalty kick from Mauro Icardi to beat Cesena 1-0, and remain eighth in the Serie A table.

Firing writers for speaking their minds shows MLS at its new, myopic worst | Soccer Gods: On the heels of Colorado writer Chris Bianchi getting dismissed for tweeting an opinion on the team he covered, the editor of soccer mag Howler shares his thoughts on reporting on the soccer landscape.

Many in M.L.S. Playing Largely for Love of the Game - NYTimes.com: In additional looks at Major League soccer, a piece on the cost of living for your modern American soccer..er. Granted, reporting on the Colorado Rapids' roster and the frugality of MLS is easy, but this is another log on the fire for CBA talks this winter.

CCL 2014-15: Group Stage, Round 6 Round-Up | OTF Soccer: A nice summation of things in the ConcaChamps group stages (slightly in but mostly) outside of things for the Black and Red.

Speaking of D.C., The Shin Guardian pulled this stat over the weekend largely for Maxi Urruti, but check out number 10:

Oh, and some local band came by RFK, you may have heard of them:

BBC News - South African footballer shot dead: Horrible news from outside Johannesburg as National Team captain Senyo Meyiwa was shot in an attempted burglary in his girlfriend's home.

Amazon.com: WKRP In Cincinnati: The Complete Series: Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman, Loni Anderson, Richard Sanders, Frank Bonner, Tim Reid, Jan Smithers, Rod Daniel: Movies & TV: This week, Shout! releases the late '70s comedy set in a radio station. I mention this because not only is the show funny, but they have managed to restore most of the music from the show, which was held up in the past because of rights issues. While there are some songs still missing, the producers do huge justice with this release, so go check some of it out.

It's Monday...what's happening white folks?