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Freedom Kicks for 24 July 2014: Freddy Adu, Perry Kitchen, D.C. United stadium

Shake off the cobwebs, get some coffee, and lets go.


There is a ton of news out there, so let's just get right into it.

The best American soccer player you’ve never heard of | For The Win: A day after it appears in the Indianapolis Star, this article then appears in the USA Today. What we know is that everyone loves Perry Kitchen.

Fútbol MLS: Perry Kitchen, diez cosas que no sabías - Terra México: Eeeeeeverybody loves Perry Kitchen.

Soccer stadium debate moves into the neighborhoods - The Washington Post: The stadium slog continues at its normal, agonizingly slow pace. Related:

Armchair Analyst: "Cubo," Obafemi Martins, Jermain Defoe make my Midseason Awards, Best XI | D.C. United is getting some love for midseason awards.

How to discover and love Major League Soccer " Latest Sports " The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia: Nothing earth shattering here, but love to see soccer content coming out of unexpected places.

Lovitura data de sarbii de la Jagodina, inaintea meciului cu CFR! Jucatorul care a creat ADUmania in SUA e gata de o noua aventura - Looks like Freddy Adu has finally found a new team, FK Jagodina of the Serbian league. Just watch out for that ADUmania, I've heard that it tends to linger.

Houston Dynamo sign U.S. national team veteran DaMarcus Beasley | Houston Dynamo: A similar deal as to what D.C. United and Philadelphia agreed to. Not that it matters, but this moves D.C. United back to third on the allocation order.

Sporting Club plans to build national soccer training center in KCK | The Kansas City Star: This could be huge news. A national US Soccer training center, from the development academy all the way up to the men's and women's national teams.

Report: Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit retiring | The Province: Jay DeMerit has been hounded with injuries since coming back to Major League Soccer, but it is still sad to see him go.

And in TV recommendations, I'm really enjoying FX's The Strain. It is by no means a deep and intellectual show, but it is creepy and fun. Its only two episodes in, so you can probably catch up pretty easily.

That's all I have. What's on your mind in today's world of soccer?