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Monday Freedom Kicks: Opening of Accounts

Today's Freedom Kicks look back at the weekend that was for D.C. United and elsewhere, and your arts and crafts mission, should you choose to accept it.

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For those who went to RFK and are still drying out from the rain, you have a bevy of recaps, some opinions and other things to look at. So without further foreplay:

More like Chicago TIE-r, amirite? Recaps from us, DC, WaPo, (Maurer), CSN,, Ives, DSP and DC United Outsider. From the other side of the fence, our SBN counterparts at Hot Time In Old Town have you covered.

DC United see Chicago Fire draw as two dropped points, but improved display "still a step forward" | More on the improvement since Games 1 & 2 from Olsen and Johnson.

Three Things: Slow starts have I-95 teams feeling some early heat | Armchair Analyst | Matt Doyle provides some illustration to the Designated Player (and Birthday Boy) and his start so far this year.

Collin Martin with two assists in Richmond Kickers 2-2 draw with Charleston Battery - Black And Red United: Regardless of what the injury update is for Luis Silva, Collin Martin doing his darndest to not make it easy for the decisionmakers.

Taxpayers Protection Alliance - Blog: A non-profit non-partisan organization who also helps to expose issues of government waste chimes in with their insights on D.C. United's jersey sponsor.

F.C. Internazionale Milano - Official Website: On the eve of a match against Livorno to maintain their fifth place spot in Serie A, Inter Milan coach Walter Mazzarri says he and Inter/DC owner Erick Thohir are on the same page. A coach saying he and his owner are on the same page. Huh.

Klinsmann Appoints Former World Cup Champion Berti Vogts as U.S. MNT Special Advisor - U.S. Soccer: On the heels of news that Real Salt Lake's Tony Beltran will replace Brad Evans in the lineup for the U.S. game vs. Mexico, a reshuffling of staff, possibly for the better.

Bob Bradley wins European debut with 3-0 Stabæk win over Sogndal | Planet Futbol - SI.comBob Bradley wins European debut with 3-0 Stabæk win over Sogndal | Planet Futbol - The previous US coach makes his club debut in Norway. Related, this tifo:

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Yes, yes it is.

Poll: What was Tim Sherwood doing on the phone during the Liverpool game? - Cartilage Free Captain: Tim Sherwood discussing something with someone on the phone during Spurs' 4-0 loss to Liverpool. And if the Twitters are to be believed, that was not his most entertaining accomplishment at Anfield yesterday.

Boca Juniors vs. River Plate: Final score 1-2, first Bombonera win in a decade for the visitors - River score a rare win over Boca yesterday, but not before Riquelme did what Riquelme does.

Ukranian PL player possibly saves unconscious opponent’s life on field | ProSoccerTalk: Amazing video during a match in Ukraine over the weekend of an onfield incident that few could have foreseen.

Report: Kaka has verbal agreement with Orlando City, but Brazilian cools off rumors | Orlando City's worst kept secret/most visible personnel acquisition on headed to Disneyworld. Or not.

Chivas USA Carlos Alvarez -- Latinos Are Baby Making Machines ... Of Course We're Taking Over California | Oh, oh no Carlos. You're a college graduate, you should have known better.

DC United 2003 Adidas ClimaCool Large 12 Namoff | eBay: An apparently legit 2003 3rd jersey up for auction? Might be rarer than the Cat in the Hats, or a League win for that matter.

So you want to make a tifo: A walk through making your own two-pole - RSL Soapbox: A quick and easy primer on making some art to bring to the game. It'll look real good in the new stadium and stretch your art mindgrapes.

MLS goes #Kuykenstrong this weekend | #Kuykenstrong: MLS had all teams wear a 'Kuykenstrong' armband celebrating the life of Shawn Kuykendall. Related, MLS is cool.

Home - Man of the Year: Related to the last item, Shawn's friend and former DC player Alecko Eskandarian launched a campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Donate early, donate often, donate what you can.

This is your place to discuss any additional insight or information from the weekend in and out of MLS and DCU.