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Monday Freedom Kicks: 10 Days Until They Report

We examine more prospects, SUPER MAX DPs, wonder if Alajuelense may be busy even if they don't play D.C. United, and recommend you check out Marc Maron if you haven't yet.

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USMNT: Perry Kitchen and Steve Birnbaum of D.C. United get called up by Jurgen Klinsmann - Black And Red United: Jurgen Klinsmann may think Perry Kitchen is a defender because Jurgen Klinsmann thinks it's 2011 or something.

Armchair Analyst: Five burning questions about the USMNT January camp roster | Related to my comment on the above link, Matt Doyle examines said positional choice.

Zach Thornton to D.C. United as Goalkeeper Coach? - Black And Red United: This must mean Bill Hamid will be the next winner of the Hardest Shot competition.

Bryan Namoff's suit against D.C. United will not go to trial - Black And Red United: Hopefully Bryan and his wife Nadine are well and most importantly healthy despite this news.

Hank Aaron among Atlanta Hawks bidders - ESPN: Jason Levien (and now Erick Thohir) are linked more and more to news of buying the Atlanta Hawks, and also with a sports icon to boot.

D.C. United cannot spend what it doesn't have, and other unpleasant possibilities on Buzzard Point. - Black And Red United: A last call on my Friday column which was mildly HAM (is that the word) on folks bemoaning not paying $5 million for Jozy Altidore or similar scenario.

Major League Soccer - Toronto FC have inside track on Altidore due to allocation rankings - ESPN FC: Hey, speaking of Jozy, a team that can afford to pay him may about to, look at that!

Major League Soccer - A look at Sacha Kljestan's possible return and notes from the Draft Combine - ESPN FC: Then Jeff Carlisle put in some more news about possible destinations for Sacha Kljestan Sunday night.

Celebrating at Buzzard Point Before the Shovels - Black And Red United: Now for a fun diversion which occurred over the weekend.

US Club Soccer hires a fighter as veteran MLS head Kevin Payne takes helm — Soccer Wire: The ex-D.C. United man finds a new home, and his role her is explained a little.

Billboard Funder, Casino Magnate Jason Ader tried to buy Red Bulls - Empire of Soccer: The fallout from the firing of Mike Petke continues as word Red Bull may be entertaining offers. Of note, Chuck Blazer, THAT Chuck Blazer, was part of a group interesting in buying the Red Bulls but was rebuffed. Could have broke the comedy meter on that one.

2015 MLS SuperDraft Mock Draft v 2.0 | College Soccer: Travis and Will look at D.C. United's draft possibilities. As a note SB Nation had our own Mock Draft, the results of which will be coming out later today.

DC United SuperDraft Preview: One more piece for one more step | Armchair Analyst | Speaking of drafts, Matt Doyle breaks things down a little more and identifies possible candidates for drafting.

MLS Scouting Reports - ACC | College Soccer: TDS continues the neat content with examining how some prospects get scouted analytically. Those of you familiar with Ted Knutson's work will see the similarity.

Alajuelense know the weekend sanctions Concacaf - National - Football - Sports | Teletica: So apparently Alajuelense may already know (or is about to know) what the penalties are for their fight with Cruz Azul at the end of group play in CONCACAF Champions League in October. What I did not realize is that before D.C. United, they play Saprissa on the weekend, and there is apparently a game that is scheduled the day before they play D.C. which would have to be moved. But if they want to leave it there, cool.

Sunderland 0-1 Liverpool: Markovic Goal Enough For Liverpool - Roker Report: In partner club news, Sunderland allowed an early Liverpool goal and never recovered, losing 1-0 and dropping to 16th, hanging on for dear life outside the relegation zone.

Match Report: Inter 3-1 Genoa – Things are looking up - The Offside Inter Milan: In more partner club news, Mauro Icardi keeps on scoring for Inter Milan and Nemanja Vidic opened his account as Genoa never stood a chance. This was despite Roberto Mancini does a great Hans Moleman impression.

Fernando Argila is remembered fondly throughout Spanish football circles - ESPN FC: A fond farewell to a lesser known name to many, Sid Lowe's piece on Argila will help provide detail on a man with his own place in La Liga history.

The New Major League Soccer CBA Will Alter the ‘Homegrown Player’ Program | Short Corners: Along with the 'no news is good news' thoughts on the CBA, this potential and perhaps lesser spoken effect.

LGBT Charlton Athletic fans lured to hoax meeting before being attacked | Metro News: You know how people say the Americans have to emulate the English way of fandom and athletics? Yeah, f that.

These Star Wars themed football kits are spectacular | Dirty Tackle: Yes, yes they are.

Led Zeppelin’s Best Live Performances – 6 Videos: This is less a countdown over Led Zeppelin (I think) and more marvelling at their work. And quite frankly, 1969 Zep, who knew they were awesome and nobody else did until they got done with a song or a set is palpable.

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast: Generally Maron has been hit or miss for me lately, but in the last week he had two great directors on in Richard Linklater (Boyhood) and Paul Thomas Anderson (Inherent Vice), the latter of which runs two hours, goes over all his past work and is full of anecdotes. Listen to them both but savor the PTA one, it's marvelous.

Go forth into the world, friends.