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Tuesday Freedom Kicks: It's Carli Lloyd's world (except when it's Robert Lewandowski's)

Plus, the latest in failures: MLS Miami, Red Bulls and trophies, Bolton finances.

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Full disclosure: I am listening to the new Adele album while writing this, so if things get ~dramatic~ you'll know why.

With that important introduction, let's soccer. Oh, but first make sure you get your nominations in for our annual Benny Awards. Weirdly, no one has nominated Conor Doyle for defender of the year.

D.C. United's Davy Arnaud hopeful of returning from concussion
I miss Davy. :(

Carli Lloyd and Jill Ellis finalists for FIFA awards - Stars and Stripes FC
Give your awards to Carli Lloyd. But don't make her a finalist for your Goal of the Year award, because goals from midfield to complete hat tricks in World Cup finals are not impressive.

Carli Lloyd, Jill Ellis deserve FIFA awards, but American sweep isn't a lock | FC Yahoo - Yahoo Sports
Give your awards to Carli Lloyd!

David Beckham Looking at New Options for Miami MLS Stadium | NBC 6 South Florida
Please stop trying to make Miami happen.

ASN article: Red Bulls Find Hope Despite Another Year Without Cup

Most tortured club in MLS suffers another painful postseason loss | FC Yahoo - Yahoo Sports
I am enjoying this.

The Socialist Soccer Fans Who Saved MLS From Neo-Nazis | VICE Sports
"Amongst a core of people, it was decided that there would not be Nazis allowed at MetroStars matches." The very least one can aim for. (Actually this is an interesting article. I didn't know any of this.)

Bolton Wanderers players yet to receive wages for November | Football | The Guardian
Awko taco. Also, "insolvency practitioner" is a great job title.

Robert Lewandowski gets four World Record certificates - ESPN FC

What else is up?