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Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Needs More Lederhosen

Settle in for Germans at Oktoberfest, Americans on rosters, Haitians playing for the love of the game, and at least one Swede, because Zlatan.

Victor Fraile

Happy Tuesday, everyone. We're going to get right to it today because you don't need my words, you just need Lederhosen.

FC Bayern Munich wear lederhosen, drink beer at Oktoberfest -
You know what's better than Bayern Munich at Oktoberfest? Nothing. Nothing is better. When Bayern signs a new player, one of my first thoughts is always, "I can't wait to see him at Oktoberfest."

FIFA's $27 million World Cup film fails to inspire
FIFA gonna FIFA. Can anyone think of anything that might've been more worthy of throwing $27 million at? Anyone? Anything? I know, it's really hard.

Haitian Women's Team Seeks World Cup Berth
"Women's soccer still carries a social stigma there and can be viewed as unfeminine. Sometimes men and boys prevent women and girls even from training, the president of the soccer federation said."

Best of luck to Haiti, who have the chance to become the first Caribbean nation to qualify for the Women's World Cup.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: ‘Everybody was trash-talking me. Now they’re eating their words. That is my trophy’ | Football | The Guardian
He is Zlatan.

ON SOCCER: Remembering Bayern Munich's Jewish history - LA Times
Do yourself a favor and read about Kurt Landauer, the longest-tenured chief executive in Bayern Munich's history whom Karl-Heinz Rummenigge calls "the father of the modern FC Bayern."

As Landon Donovan bids farewell, USA's future beckons in Ecuador friendly |
Klinsmann named his roster for our upcoming USMNT friendlies (oh hey, Bill Hamid!).

Ellis Names WNT Roster for 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship - U.S. Soccer
Speaking of rosters, Jill Ellis named her squad for the upcoming CONCACAF Women’s Championship (which, by the way, is coming to a stadium near you—head out to RFK Oct. 20 to watch the USWNT take on Haiti).

Former U.S. women's national team keeper Jillian Loyden: Bench Hope Solo - Planet Futbol -
Yup, that roster includes Hope Solo. But Jillian Loyden wrote yesterday that U.S. Soccer should not be allowing Solo, currently involved in a domestic violence case, to continue playing.

VIDEO: Montreal Impact's tribute is worthy of Marco Di Vaio's famed career | SIDELINE |
All right, let's end on a light note. Marco Di Vaio is retiring at the end of this season, so take five minutes to watch him being great at soccer.