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Monday Freedom Kicks: Where's Maryland's College Cup?

We look back at stadium progress and negotiations ahead of the vote, give a nod to Shawn Kuykendall, and celebrate PTA. It's the Monday Kicks.

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Last week was kind of cool, and this week will be better? Come on man. So let's go...

Tenemos Que Ganar: D.C. United's everlasting stadium quest nears end - Planet Futbol - Ahead of Wednesday's vote, a last call for Brian Straus' superb article on the long and winding road for where and how D.C. United has gotten to the point they have in stadium progress.

One kick away from the D.C. United stadium - The Washington Post: B&RU contributors Douglas Barnes, Tod Lindberg and David Rusk with their assessment on the stadium.

Where are the public benefits? - The Washington Post: And a counterpoint, for better or worse.

D.C. United season review: Defender Jalen Robinson - Black And Red United: We continued our season reviews with the most recent Homegrown player.

Virginia wins College Cup - The Washington Post: The Cavaliers don't let the UCLA Bruins penetrate and win the NCAA Championship on PKs. Virginia is amazing, but this is hardly news. Congrats to D.C. Academy alums Paddy Foss and Marcus Salandy-Defour.

AU Announces New Cassell Hall of Fame Class - American University: A former D.C. United alum gets his posthumous call to the Hall.

Sunderland 1-1 West Ham United: Another Draw For Cats - Roker Report: In partner club news, Sunderland draw for the 10th time in 16 games, this time to West Ham. Jordi Gomez with the PK goal for SAFC.

Brek Shea poised to transfer to Orlando City, return to MLS - Orlando Sentinel: "Florida Man becomes possible Designated Player" was the alternate headline.

Roberto Mancini appoints former Arsenal and Barcelona left-back Sylvinho as Inter Milan assistant manager | Daily Mail Online: Ahead of their match today with Chievo, Inter get a bit of additional coaching structure in their lineup from the Arsenal/Barca/Corinthians star.

USWNT continues to struggle in 3-2 loss to Brazil - Stars and Stripes FC: Following a less than optimal World Cup draw, the US women went out and lost to Brazil, blowing a two-goal lead and losing to a hat trick from Marta.

Club World Cup relocates because Rabat is a marsh - At least Ronaldo's hair Tuesday night will look breathtaking.

Steven Soderbergh Doesn't Care If You Like 'Ocean's 12,' But Don't Hate It For The Wrong Reason: If nothing else, Soderbergh wants to set the record straight on the second Ocean's flick, and it's worth the read. For that matter, almost everything within Grantland's "Paul Thomas Anderson" week is.

Livin’ Thing: Speaking of worth a read, this extensive history of Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights" ahead of the upcoming "Inherent Vice" is a must-read. As a movie guy I hate marketing of (ACTOR YOU LIKE) next movie, and more towards directors, specifically Anderson. If you have not seen this, you owe it to yourself to do so. And if you have, go see it again. it Wednesday yet?