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Sin City, Twin Cities, Sactown get audience with Godfather: D.C. United & Sundry Soccer Links for 21 November 2014

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Expansion hopefuls all kiss the ring of MLS. San Antonio: "He's got me waiting in a lobby!"

I believe in Friday Freedom Kicks.  Friday Freedom Kicks has made my fortune.

Attorney General-Elect Karl Racine Talks D.C. United Stadium, Being the "Establishment" Pick - Loose Lips:  DC's new Attorney General hasn't been clued in on the whole eminent domain thing.  But he'll take a look.

Head Coach Ben Olsen, three D.C. United players named finalists for 2014 MLS awards | D.C. United:  Our heroes.

Refreshed after break, Sounders, Galaxy set for MLS playoff showdown | SI.com:  I know it's not DCU, but this weekend we're in for a treat.  Never hate your enemies.  It affects your judgment.

Smorgasborg: Here's why Bradley Wright-Phillips is more valuable than Lee Nguyen | MLSsoccer.com:  Are you on Team BWP or Team Nguyen?

The case for a Red Bulls MLS Cup | Soccerly: I wouldn't mind seeing Henry and BWP putting New England to the test.

MLS announces awards finalists - The Washington Post:  Goff picks his favorites for all the MLS awards.  The story features a poll-apalooza, too.

You know that scene in the first two Godfather movies, where people are lined up to go in and show their respect?  Well, that was MLS headquarters this week:

Goodman, other stadium backers make pitch to MLS | Las Vegas Review-Journal:  The perspective from Sin City.

Two Minnesota groups to make bids Thursday for MLS expansion franchise | Star Tribune:  The perspective from the Twin Cities

Mayor: MLS meeting productive, no timeline for expansion decision | The Sacramento Bee:  The perspective from Sactown.

MLS to Meet with Expansion Candidates Thursday - Empire of Soccer:  Of note, no perspective from San Antonio.

US Soccer: 2014 USMNT Year in Review - Fansided:  Soccer was the number one sport in America during our World Cup run.

FIFA agrees to review World Cup corruption report - ESPN FC:  Garcia did not follow the script.  Now FIFA has to act like it cares about corruption for another couple weeks until they figure out how to pretend to do something rather than openly not do anything at all.

And your Friday FK treat is this comedian doing impressions of celebrities stuck in traffic.

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