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Tuesday Freedom Kicks: In which I spend more time on Mats Hummels than anything else, for no reason

We got stadium stuff, a USMNT roster, and a dash of German pirate Mats Hummels, for flavor.

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Come one, come all, it's your weekly Tuesday Freedom Kicks and if you're like me, you're still waking up. Because you watched a game last night that didn't kick off until 11:00 P.M. ELEVEN. IN THE NIGHTTIME.

Let's just do the links.

Time to rethink the D.C. United stadium deal - The Washington Post
Clinton Yates isn't so on board with the stadium deal.

The eight risks to D.C. in the soccer stadium deal - The Washington Post
Also here's more about the stadium deal.

Transfer Talk -- Brooklyn Beckham inks his first professional football contract with Arsenal - ESPN FC
I'm actually more concerned about the future of Glamorous Pirate Mats Hummels, who is also mentioned here. Baby Beckham, sure, whatever, but don't you go leaving the Bundesliga, Hummels.

(Seriously though. Pirate. But this is really just an excuse for me to say that I want to see the Mannschaft film, the trailer for which includes a clip of Per Mertesacker doing a silly dance.)

Match Analysis: Ben Olsen on the end of the season for D.C. United | D.C. United

USNSTPA statement on Women's World Cup turf issue | US Soccer Players
A nice gesture, but the outlook on this one is as bleak as ever.

USMNT announce roster with 10 MLS players for international friendlies against Colombia, Ireland |
Hamid gets the call up, as does Lee Nguyen from some Revs team that I hear is pretty hot right now.

Stuck in the past for years, New England has moved beyond the rest of the Eastern Conference | Soccer Gods
Nice read on that Revs team. With our Black-and-Red out of it, I'm content to throw my maybe-cursed weight behind this MLS 1.0 relic (my friend, a big RSL fan for whom I briefly supported RSL on Sunday, told me that 4% of her thinks I jinxed her team, to which I said that at least my team won, heyo).

Jürgen Klinsmann ready for long haul to realise his American dream | Football | The Guardian
Nothing major here, but a good read nonetheless.

Linfield midfielder loses both boots, still plays perfect through-ball - | FOX Soccer Blog | FOX Soccer on MSN | FOX Sports on MSN
He doesn't need shoes to soccer.

Fill in what I missed, folks, and pour yourself another cup of coffee.