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We look back at a big three points, wonder what Jurgen Klinsmann is doing and exploding heads, the latter two not being a cause and effect scenario for once.

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Monday after the holiday finds us in a pensive mood since there is no World Cup soccer to bide the afternoon time. But we'll press on however we can. Join us.

Recaps from the win in the GTO from usMLSCSN WashingtonGoalDistrict Sports PageUnitedMania and Ives. On the TFC side, Waking the Red has you covered.

Armchair Analyst: Where MLS is now, the path forward and other Week 17 thoughts | MLSsoccer.com: Matt Doyle shows us where MLS can go if they tighten down a key part of their collective play, but we also get a breakdown of the goal D.C. United gave up to Toronto FC. Twofold benefit!

For Bellicose Brazil, Payback Carries Heavy Price: Loss of Neymar - NYTimes.com: Brazil doing very un-Brazil things Friday and the inference of karma involved with the injury to Neymar.

My Perspective – Soccer Fan, It’s now our turn to represent | TheOriginalWinger: Brian Dunseth helps show a roadmap for older fans' helping to indoctrinate the n00bz.

Klinsmann’s coaching was the biggest weakness against Belgium | For The Win: Mike Foss discusses the guy who kinda sorta pushed his team under the bus after the game that eliminated the United States.

In praise of Colombia, the World Cup's most fun team - SBNation.com: In which we fondly remember Colombia and the joy they brought their countrymen and those outside of their borders.

AZ neemt Adu op proef - AZ: Slightly quietly Sunday afternoon, Dutch side AZ Alkmaar (home to current U.S. player Aron Johansson) announced they were bringing in former U.S. player Freddy Adu on a trial. Here's hoping AZ Technical Director (along with fellow former U.S. player and D.C. United teammate) Earnie Stewart can right the ship that is the U.S.S. Adu.

Dom Dwyer's selfie game is strong - The Blue Testament: So the big thing on Sunday was Dom Dwyer taking a picture of himself next to some fans as part of a staged goal celebration. Unless he wants to channel his Orlando City SC folks and do the same thing in front of say, Houston or Real Salt Lake fans, meh.

Scanners (1981) - The Criterion Collection: It doesn't come out until next week, but David Cronenberg's early '80s mindbender finally comes to Blu-ray and given the Criterion treatment. Proper release, this.

It's Monday. We'll all get through this together.