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MLS final four opt for prudent personnel over big spending - ESPN FC: None of the final four MLS teams are among the top five spenders in the League.
MLS playoffs 2015: How FC Dallas can advance - Big D Soccer: Our sister blog in Dallas is worried about Darlington Nagbe and wants to keep him back.
Filling the Gaps: Diego Valeri and Rodney Wallace - Stumptown Footy: Our other sister blog in Portland is expecting Darlington Nagbe not to stay back.
Caleb Porter's 2013 MLS Coach of the Year trophy no longer exists | MLSsoccer.com: We now know the Tiffany crystal MLS Coach of the Year trophy costs $800 to replace, and Caleb Porter ain't forking it over.
Seattle Sounders' Sigi Schmid was once smuggled into Estadio Azteca in trunk of car | MLSsoccer.com: Try doing that in the age of ISIS.
Gerrard "Will Go Back to LA" Following MLS Offseason - The Liverpool Offside: So that settles that.
Soccer in St. Louis: history, tradition, fans, but no MLS team - The Blue Testament: I think there's at least one St. Louis-based member of the Commentariat, so this one's for you.
Impact Of Foreign Players In European Leagues – EPL : Goalden Times: The decline of English players in the EPL, with charts and stuff.
A Culture of Violence - The Politics of Serbian Football Hooliganism - Futbolgrad: Just what you need to pass that dead time at work between 2 and 2:30 today.
Your Guide To The Craziest Sports Scandal You Aren't Paying Attention To - Deadspin: This will get you up to speed on that sordid sex tape scandal at Real Madrid, if you need a primer.
And your Friday Freedom Kicks link is Why You Should Tell Your Coworkers Your Salary.