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Miguel Herrera Thumbs Up to MLS: DC United & Sundry Soccer Links for 26 December 2014

El Tri's bullet of a coach Miguel Herrera gives MLS and Erick Torres his blessing.

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Happy Boxing Day, Black and Red fans!  I hope you're not back at work already.  I hope you're still in your pajamas and tuning into EPL games all day long.

It's time for Friday Freedom Kicks.

Freddy Adu Is Looking For A New Home, MLS Anyone? - Playing for 90:  DCU alumnus Freddy Adu's 6-month contract with Serbia's Jagodina FC has ended.  He's looking for a new home.

Torres' signing a big moment for Dynamo - Houston Chronicle:  El Tri's coach Miguel Herrera has more respect for MLS than Jurgen Klinnsman does.

World Cup stoked fire for soccer in America in 2014 - SFGate:  A quick, effusive, San-Fran-centric look back at the year that was.  I agree that Wondo handled that missed chance against Belgium with an incredible amount of class and self-respect.

Five trends of the 2014-15 Premier League campaign thus far - ESPN FC:  Chelsea stays on top, but West Ham might be the hottest club in the EPL right now.

Boxing Day 2014:  TV Schedule, Predictions, Start Times for Premier League Games - International Business Times:  Here's your guide to today's EPL action.

As Cuba Opens, the World's Sport May Take Hold - NYT:  Could Beckham bail on Miami and open MLS's 23rd expansion team.  Havana FC?  Los Cigarillos?

The Soccer Rout that Shocked the World - NYT:  Because our voyeurism knows no bounds, the 2014 match of the year is Germany humiliating Brazil at home.  I've watched that game in its entirety three times.

And your Friday Freedom Kicks treat is this video that you just have to watch.  I'm not sure if we've ever posted it on B&RU, but it's worth posting again because it's the holiday season.  The gist of it:  This guy in Brazil is both deaf and blind.  His friends want him to experience the World Cup.  So they build a soccer pitch game board and come up with a system for calling the Brazil-Croatia game for him.  It's really touching and - sniff - just watch it.