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Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, US Open Cup, NWSL, and MLS links for 1 October 2015

Rain, rain, go away, don't get my links wet and cancel my game.

Court filings, penalty kicks, and mud pits, oh my!

District files eminent domain claim for D.C. United stadium at Buzzard Point - Black And Red United: The disagreement that everyone knew was heading this way has finally reached its conclusion: Akridge and the District will turn to the courts to set the price for their part of the Buzzard Point land. Unlike other stadium deals, both sides want this land to go to this project, and both sides are fine with their disagreement being solved by the court.

Equalizer Soccer – Parsons steps down from Spirit for new opportunity: Washington Spirit head coach and general manager Mark Parsons is leaving the team to take the head job with the Portland Thorns. Parsons turned the team around after a bad first half-season, and made them a perennial playoff team.

Pro Prospects: US prospect vying for look | Club Soccer | Youth Soccer: A Belgian-American teenager says he dreams of playing for D.C. United? Sign me up.

Chicago Fire soccer fans in the mud pit of hell - Chicago Tribune: At least we're not Chicago.

Double Devastated: Union lose Open Cup Final again - Brotherly Game: The US Open Cup final was last night, and Philadelphia Union falls short a second time...

Eight is enough: Sporting Kansas City win the 2015 US Open Cup - The Blue Testament: While Sporting Kansas City win again after eight rounds of penalties.

Did Jurgen Klinsmann break Omar Gonzalez? - LAG Confidential: Probably.

Insider Notes: MLS futures for Giovinco, Miazga; Mailbag on USMNT - Planet Futbol - Giovinco likely not going anywhere, unlike Matt Miazga.

That's what I've got. What's up?