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Freedom Kicks for 18 December 2014: D.C. United stadium, plus some other stuff

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We have year end lists, good news about Our Friend Clyde, and something about a stadium.

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Hmm, did something happen yesterday?

We have all of the D.C. United stadium coverage, from Ryan's piece posted late last night "On What It Means To Have A Home," Goff, Washington Business Journal, Washington Times, WUSA (with video featuring our own Jason Anderson), DCist, MLSSoccer.com, and so many more.

Jason Levien, D.C. United prepare for next phase after landing stadium deal - Planet Futbol - SI.com: Brian Straus talked to Jason Levien about the next steps in the process to actually build a stadium.

2014 in Review: D.C. United pull off historic turnaround, but fall short in playoffs | MLSsoccer.com: Pablo Maurer takes a look back at D.C. United's 2014 season and ponders upon what they need to do to be successful in 2015.

Mock Draft v1.0: With less than a month to go, MLS on Campus looks ahead to 2015 SuperDraft | MLSsoccer.com: Believe it or not, the MLS SuperDraft is less than a month away. D.C. United is projected to take Oumar Ballo, a left back out of the Cinderella of this past College Cup, UMBC.

Las Vegas gets MLS stadium approval for potential expansion team - SBNation.com: DC was not the only city with soccer stadium news yesterday. Las Vegas approved a stadium as well, contingent on them actually getting a team.

A Dream Deferred: Why MLS in Florida Failed Before - The Mane Land: A good read from the new blog around town on the history of MLS in Florida.

The 45 Best Goals of 2014 :: Soccer :: Lists :: Paste: 'Tis the season for listicles! But this one is actually pretty fun.

Ranking the 20 American players who broke out in 2014: This listicle is not nearly as fun, but it does feature four D.C. United players.

And now for some great news off the field: