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Memories of Dos a Cero: D.C. United & Sundry Soccer Links for 9 October 2015

US-Mexico oral histories, videos, and trash talk abound in today's Friday Freedom Kicks.

It is time for Las Patadas de Libertad de Viernes!

Legend of 'Dos a Cero': An oral history of the US-Mexico 2002 World Cup clash | Here's a great oral history of the 2002 World Cup game that started the whole "Dos a Cero" legend. Both US and Mexican players reminisce.

USA vs Mexico Preview of Soccer Match at Rosebowl | Latinos Post: This article features videos from all the great past clashes with our neighbors south of the border.

US men embrace Mexico soccer rivalry heading to Rose Bowl | Washington Times: The most important point to remember tomorrow is that, despite "Dos a Cero," we are definitely the underdogs this time.

Trump rhetoric fuels fire of U.S.-Mexico soccer rivalry | Fusion: This rundown of the Dos a Cero trash talk includes a little twitter battle between Landon Donovan and a Mexico fan.

US U-23s to face Honduras, Canada to face Mexico in CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship semifinals | To earn tickets to the Rio Olympics, all that our U-23s have to do on Saturday is beat Honduras.

MLS Has Made A Big Mistake - Burgundy Wave: Our sister blog in the state with legal weed has a column denouncing MLS's deal with DraftKings.

Sounders FC Head Coach Sigi Schmid shoots down NYCFC rumor | Seattle Sounders FC: I thought NYCFC could buy anything.  Time will tell.

Alejandro Bedoya reveals in interview that he's eyeing future move to MLS | Shouldn't this be a standard reveal in every interview with a soccer star?

In a newly stable MLS, life remains unstable for career journeymen - The more things change, the more things stay the same.  It's a two-tiered league for players, for sure.

Think you're cut out for NCAA soccer? Here's how to score a spot in the roster | Soccer | Sporting News: Hmm. Maybe I could be like Rodney Dangerfield on the diving team.

Aus stunned as Jordan, Qatar cause shocks - SuperSport: Interesting developments in Asian World Cup qualifying! Go, Jordan.

Stadium names for 2018 World Cup in Russia confirmed despite another turbulent day for FIFA - Mirror Online: Russia has built some very attractive stadiums for the 2018 WC.

Fifa: Sepp Blatter 'should be replaced by external president' - BBC Sport: Blatter's luck has run out.

And your Friday Freedom Kicks treat is This is a Trent Reznor Song.

Commentariat, rabble rabble!