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Freedom Kicks for 11 December 2014: MLS movement madness

Offseason madness continues, with drafts upon drafts and trades upon trades.

Miss you, LEWIS NEAL
Miss you, LEWIS NEAL
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The past couple of days have been madness around MLS, but today we (hopefully) get to take a breath before the Re-Entry Draft stage 1 comes our way tomorrow. But, knowing MLS, something huge will come out today too. Let's get into it.

Remember the controversy over the funding for the D.C. Stadium plan, with Vincent Gray and Phil Mendelson locking horns? They've apparently worked it out:

Five MLS Homegrown signings among US Under-18 roster to face Germany twice | A midfielder from the D.C. United Academy, Eyrk Williamson, is on the team.

Jurgen Klinsmann maintains Michael Bradley should play in advanced role - Planet Futbol - Oh Jurgen.

Record-Setting Postseason Caps off 2014 MLS Campaign | PRESS BOX: TV ratings for this past MLS Cup, even after all the worry about scheduling against NFL games, were the highest since 1997.

NYCFC look to have done better than Orlando City in the MLS Expansion Draft - In case you missed what happened to non-DCU teams. New England was probably the worst off, losing MLS Cup assist man Patrick Mullins to NYCFC.

Nigel Reo-Coker headlines three former Chivas USA players taken in MLS Waiver Draft | There was a second draft that happened yesterday, and it featured Nigel Reo-Coker moving to Montreal.

Robbie Rogers reflects on MLS Cup title, kicks off book tour - Outsports: Glad to see that Robbie Rogers is doing well on a personal level.

Trade Tracker: Keep tabs on all the offseason trades here as MLS teams build for 2015 season | This could basically just be a link every day. Moves last night included Daniel Lovitz being traded back to TFC for allocation money, and Jamison Olave moving back to Real Salt Lake from NYRB.