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Ho-Hum: DC United & Sundry Soccer Links for 6 November 2015

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Foregone conclusions.

Friday Freedom Kicks starts now.

D.C. United needs another comeback to advance in MLS playoffs - Washington Post: Not much to see here in this little blurb of an article. Jesse Marsch says the New York Red Bulls are taking nothing for granted. And yet, I get the sense that everyone is. I mean, come on, BWP, you're gonna lay back a little and think about rubbing Drogba's nose in it, amiright?

D.C. United recognizes urgency in avoiding another playoff disappointment - Washington Times: Pshaw. Honestly. There's nothing urgent here. The disappointment already happened last Sunday. All is cool. Enjoy yourselves, guys. Have fun. Like it's a pickup game from 8th grade.

Red Bulls Revolution: The Kljestan Effect | MLSGB: I'm sailing away, set an open course for the virgin sea. I've got to be free, free to face the Didier Drogba that's ahead of me. - Sacha Kljestan.

MLS Set for Wild End to Conference Semifinals - American Soccer Now: New York proceeds to conference finals 3-0 on the aggregate versus D.C. United. (Oops.  I should have said "spoiler alert.")

D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls | MatchCenter: "It's an easier task for New York." Task?

Report: Matt Miazga turned down Chelsea to stay with New York Red Bulls - Once A Metro: The Internet is abuzz with Matt Miazga revelations. Namely, he has chosen to stick with a winning team.

10 things about Matt Miazga: Get to know the New York Red Bulls' rising star | MLSsoccer.com: Miazga! You can't hold him back! [ed. note: I thought not being held back was a United thing.]

ExtraTime Radio: Audi MLS Cup Playoffs preview | Reaction to Kreis | Red Bulls' midfielder Felipe in studio | MLSsoccer.com: ExtraTime goes all out - ALL OUT - with NYRB superstar Felipe.

25 things you need to know ahead of Sunday's Audi MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinals | MLSsoccer.com: In the spirit of a Buzzfeed article about why outtie belly buttons are the best, MLSsoccer.com presents a series of gifs about this weekend's semifinals.  The main thing is the Screaming Eagles are mentioned.

Beckham partner: Land owners ‘probably will’ blow up soccer deal | Miami Herald: We hadn't heard anything about Beckham's underwater stadium for a while. So here's the latest. It may blow up.

Guus Hiddink wants to build a soccer center in North Korea - CNBC: Have you ever read the Tripadvisor reviews of hotels and tourist sites in North Korea? They are fascinating and hilarious.

And your Friday Freedom Kicks treat is Baby Jacques Derrida.

Commentariat, deconstruct!