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Monday Freedom Kicks: Swipe Right...into the Playoffs

Recaps, general enjoyment, updates on player news, World Cup sponsor rage and Raging Bull.

Just going to bask in the glow a little while longer, before moving on. Right? Right.

Recaps of D.C. United clinching a postseason berth with a win over New York City FC from us (with more from us here), MLS (with more from them here), the Washington Post and CSN Mid-AtlanticHudson River Blue has you covered from the Citeh lite perspective.

Univision Deportes' Spanish Call of Alvaro Saborio's Goal is Great - Black And Red United: As MLS puts up the English language Univision Deportes/Unimas audio in their highlights, we thought you should see the Spanish call, which does more justice to Alvaro Saborio.

UVA defender scores incredible game-winning free kick from midfield | For The Win: D.C. United Academy alum and current University of Virginia player Paddy Foss gets a little crazy here.

'No truth' in Vidic to DC United | Football Italia: In an Nemanja Vidic update, WHEW!

Jurgen Klinsmann names USMNT squad for CONCACAF Cup against Mexico - Black And Red United: For those that are club-inclined, no Bill Hamid, no Perry Kitchen, no Steve Birnbaum.

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham United: Black Cats Still Searching For First Win - Roker Report: In partner club news, loanee (and United States player) DeAndre Yedlin got his first start for Sunderland and they were actually leading into the second half with West Ham, before a Jermaine Lens red card left them with 10 men for the last half hour, and an eventual draw. It's been a rough few days for the Black Cats, with manager Dick Advocaat leaving and sporting director Lee Congerton resigning soon after, but Newcastle getting throttled by Manchester City moved the Black Cats up to 19th with the differential over Newcastle heading into the international break.

Sampdoria 1-1 Inter: half-full or half-empty? - The Offside Inter Milan: In more partner club news, Ivan Perisic's goal in the 76th minute allowed Inter Milan to get a road draw at Sampdoria, keeping them atop Serie A for a couple of hours until Fiorentina passed them later in the day with a win over Atalanta.

Inter appoint Michael Gandler as chief revenue officer - Global sports business, advertising & endorsement news - Soccer Europe - SportsPro Media: Speaking of Inter, they bring in another North American to their Executive Offices, this one from Major League Soccer and SUM.

Coca-Cola, McDonald's demand that Sepp Blatter step down as FIFA president - Stars and Stripes FC: Sepp Blatter may feel the corporate sponsors circling Ides of March style.

A Redditor dropped the greatest Freddy Adu story of all time | The 91st Minute | Soccer Blog | Videos | Pop-Culture: Not sure about greatest, but is definitely up there.

2016 Grey Cup latest addition to busy Toronto sports calendar: Looks like someone leaked that next year's MLS Cup will be earlier than previous ones, if I have this right.

Raging Bull (1980) — Art of the Title: A really nice look at the opening credits of the Scorsese gem.

So what else is up?