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Freedom Kicks: Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini, D.C. United, MLS, and Soccer links for 8 October 2015

Could Sepp be taking some friends down with him?

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Even with no D.C. United this weekend, it is a busy time for soccer. Let's go!

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini and Jérôme Valcke suspended for 90 days | Football | The Guardian: Ding, dong, Sepp is dead? The big news is the blow that this will give to Platini's own bid to be president, which was more like a coranation than an election. Someone from outside the innards of FIFA would be a good choice for the role.

A captain finds his voice | US Soccer Players: A great interview with Michael Bradley, including a telling statement about why the USMNT plays in different places all around the country

Pittsburgh Riverhounds attacker Rob Vincent to Trial with D.C. United - Black And Red United: One of the best USL attackers is on trial with D.C. United; gotta lock them up early

New York Red Bulls say they haven't "figured out the keys" to unlocking tough defenses | There were two games last night; in the first, New York Red Bulls beat the Montreal Impact

The New York Times and the Associated Press, however, weren't impressed:

Vancouver Whitecaps book return ticket to Audi 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs | And, in the second, the Vancouver Whitecaps return to the playoffs after a draw with FC Dallas

Schoolboy " Why rising USMNT striker Jordan Morris chose college soccer over the pros: It is a question lots of young players ask, balancing an often free education for the chance to start your career right then and there.

Jurgen Klopp 'to arrive on Thursday' to sign Liverpool deal as Carlo Ancelotti rules himself out - Premier League 2015-2016 - Football - Eurosport British: It will be interesting to see how Klopp adapts to the Premier League

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