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Monday Freedom Kicks: MPF, Part ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Looking back at the MLS playoffs and seeing who plays for the Cup, some D.C. United players past and future, and where in the world is Bill Hamid?

Hope your Thanksgiving was good and your leftovers are gone. Let's take a look at things, shall we?

The Portland Timbers are Through to the MLS Cup Final; Beat FC Dallas 2-2 - Stumptown Footy: The Portland Timbers fended off a feisty FC Dallas squad, where they will move on to...

New York Red Bulls win 1-0, drop series to Columbus Crew SC 2-1 - Once A Metro: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA



D.C. United transfer news and rumors: Is Lamar Neagle of the Seattle Sounders headed to DC? - Black And Red United: ICYMI over the holiday weekend, a heads up for something that may be happening.

Guatemala's Carlos Ruiz could be suspended for both World Cup qualifiers vs. USMNT - Stars and Stripes FC: Funny story about the once-D.C. United player: I spent like $40 to buy my friend a Ruiz shirt, despite him playing in 2013, with the proviso that said friend wears a snorkel and fins to a game, which he did. We now return you to your laughter about Carlos Ruiz' potential absence in March for Guatemala against the United States.

The TDS Mailbag: Just say no to haggis and bad soccer | The 91st Minute | Soccer Blog | Videos | Pop-Culture: If you're looking for a potential DCU Academy player to watch, scroll a long way down to check it out. They're in 17th, two points out of the relegation zone from Bournemouth and Newcastle.

Sunderland 2-0 Stoke City: Late Goals Give Cats Consecutive Wins - Roker Report: In partner club news, Sunderland get goals from Patrick Van Aanholt and Duncan Watmore to defeat a Stoke City squad that played with ten for most of the second half, 2-0.

Sacramento Republic FC Preliminary Term Sheet Released for Proposed Sacramento MLS Stadium - Sacramento Republic FC: $228 MILLION AND NO WRAPAROUND STADIUM THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS RAWWWRRRRR...

The 20 best films of 2015 | Sight & Sound | BFI: Have only seen five of these, so clearly I've got to up my game.

Finally, this:

✈️ ✌ ️ #TheJourney #TheDream #TheLegRoom #TheGrind⚽️ #YeezySeason

A photo posted by Bilal (@billhamid) on

While I hear that there is Euro interest for Bill Hamid, there's nothing that leads me to think that this isn't anything more than a training stint at the moment. More on this if it's not of course.

So how are the leftovers doing?