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Recaps, potential bag leaks, alumni braces, and just a bunch of stuff.

So, that was a thing that happened. So let's relive it all, shall we?

Recap's of D.C. United's first leg loss to the New York Red Bulls from us, the Washington PostMLS, the Washington TimesThe GuardianCSN Mid-Atlantic and the team quote sheetOnce A Metro has things from that side of the Jersey Turnpike.

D.C. United Curses Lack Of Opportunities In Loss; Fans Curse A Lot More - City Desk: I only break this out from the rest of the recaps not because of the language, but just an opportunity to put some new songs on the chant playlist.

Armchair Analyst: Red Bulls' tricky set piece sinks D.C. | MLSsoccer.com: Matt Doyle breaks down the goal that was.

Ronald Zubar's tackle has D.C. United seeing red after loss to New York Red Bulls | MLSsoccer.com: Simon Borg things Ronald Zubar should have had an early shower for his work on Markus Halsti.

MLS pitch invader doesn't even try to run fast, gets creamed by cops - SBNation.com: This guy was actually next to me and was definitely lit.  But he was a fast one once he got over the rail. Deadspin has a little more.

Eddie Johnson formally retires - Black And Red United: Eddie Johnson calls it a career. Buena vida, sir.

Is this a draft of the new D.C. United badge? - Black And Red United: I don't really have much to add to this, but apparently the reveal on this may happen a bit sooner than folks expect.

D.C. United and New York Red Bulls wage battle for John Wall’s soul: Dan Steinberg, who apparently found his way back to RFK yesterday, discusses the tug of war for Washington Wizard John Wall by the two soccer teams in the playoffs right now.

Chris Pontius likes hockey, awkwardness - Black And Red United: There is a fun backstory to this not at all seriously written post that was taken too seriously by someone, if you're willing to seek out the details.

Andy Najar double triumph ships in Anderlecht - Diario Diez: Video of Andy Najar's two goals for Anderlecht in their win over Mouscron, pulling them into second in the Belgian League.

Everton 6-2 Sunderland: Kone Hat- Trick Sees Off Black Cats - Roker Report: In partner club news, Sunderland hung in for a bit, but an Arouna Kone hat trick propelled Everton to a 6-2 win. Sunderland, dropping them back into 19th in the Premier League.

Inter Milan 1-0 Roma: Initial Reaction - The Offside Inter Milan: In more partner club news, Gary Medel scored to help Inter Milan defeat Roma, putting them into a tie for first with Fiorentina in the Serie A,

2016 MLS Draft: Suggested GA targets | Club Soccer | Youth Soccer: An early look at some GA types for the draft, a couple of which played for the D.C. United U-23 team over the summer. I can attest to Jeremy Ebobisse's praise here.

Doyel: One last soccer game to watch: The Indy Star's Gregg Doyel with an emotional read for a mother and daughter and the soccer game the latter plays.

So let's see how we do in making it through the day, OK?