It is Thursday once again, which means you are subjected to my version of the daily Freedom Kicks. I have no witty repartee for you, just sweet soccer news. Let's go!
Exclusive First Interview: David Estrada | D.C. United: David Estrada seems genuinely excited to be in D.C., and with a chance to actually get some playing time. He also seems like a perfect fit for Ben Olsen's system.
DeAndre Yedlin's transfer to Tottenham Hotspur is official - Sounder At Heart: Yedlin's deal is finally done, and he will stay in MLS for at least the rest of this season. And in a move that most be to get around MLS's roster rules, it is a "delayed transfer" and not a "purchase and loan back."
Commentary: The "300-50-50 Club" gives us a new benchmark for elite MLS attackers | MLSsoccer.com: I like the idea of this, having grown up watching baseball; however, any benchmark club that Dom Oduro could possibly join is probably suspect.
The US Open Cup and its empty seat dilemma | The 91st Minute | Soccer Blog | Videos | Pop-Culture: A great write-up of something most of us wonks realize; I wish there was a way we could make more people care about the US Open Cup.
Let Down: Sounders 6, Fire 0, US Open Cup semifinal recap - Hot Time In Old Town: This beatdown sets up a Philadelphia Union-Seattle Sounders US Open Cup final. Can I wish for a meteor instead?
Pitch-invading cows interrupt Peruvian cup match | Football | theguardian.com: To be fair, it looks more like a soccer game invaded these cows' field.
That's all I have. What's on your mind today?