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Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Jurgen, Stay out of the Cycle for a Minute

More USMNT news, a bit of D.C. United and stadium info, and hey, another birthday!

I know it's hard being out on apathy island, but it's hard to when the United States National Team coach uses idiotic rationale and decision making to shift the discussion from the loss the Mexico, he does make it difficult. But I'll try to persevere.

Jurgen Klinsmann kicks Fabian Johnson off USMNT for Costa Rica friendly - Stars and Stripes FC: Hot on the heels of news that Tim Howard will likely start tonight against Costa Rica (because you gotta play your young guys I guess), Jurgen's sent Fabian Johnson home so his can "rethink his approach" to the game. Because when you're three weeks back from a calf muscle tear and you play 115 minutes in 95 degree weather, asking to come out and thus ruining your coach's genius decision to use your final sub on a goalkeeper for penalty kicks is YOUR fault. This friggin' guy...

Ben Olsen's Little Dance - Black And Red United: Hardly substantive, but Ben Olsen dancing is a nice levity break for us D.C. United fans.

Ali Krieger's Field of Dreams | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WJLA: The niceties continue as Washington Spirit/local product Ali Krieger comes home to a sports complex dedication in her honor.

When the going gets tough: How MLS playoff teams do against other playoff teams. | Vocal Minority: It may not be a surprise, but if you're a D.C. United fan, these numbers won't be encouraging.

September PScore Update: Are the Red Bulls the Arsenal of MLS? — American Soccer Analysis: Continuing with analytics on a deeper level, when it comes to strategic choices on field, this doesn't help the Black and Red much either, which brings me to...

Proper football men and stats nerds should work together - Look, more and more teams, including ours, are moving to this direction. Get prepared for it.

Study: MLS stadium would bring hundreds of jobs, homes | Local News - KCRA Home: Kind of what we saw here, but in Sacramento. Stadium good!

City Official Questions Bill From Dillon Stadium Group, Stops Payment On Check - Courant Community: Now, what happens when stadium funding is sketchy. Stadium bad!

OMA to Redesign Washington DC's RFK Stadium Campus | ArchDaily: RFK Stadium Campus huh? I'm intrigued. Stadium gone for new development!

WPL Roundup - Week #4 - Washington Premier League: For DC player/MVP/Golden Boot winner Luciano Emilio is keeping things limber while running soccer camps. An eye towards next year's U.S. Open Cup, with any luck.

To Prevent Aggression Off The Pitch, Jerusalem Takes Aim At Teams' Purses : Parallels : NPR: Interesting look at what's going on Israel.

Finally, Leanne would kill me if I didn't mention that today, Conor Doyle turns 24, so happy happy. We'll always have the Doylazo.