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Monday Freedom Kicks: Uncle Erick, Papa Jason?

D.C. United owners in the news, partner club dealings and Fargo is a great show.

Just because it's the offseason, you think like nothing's going on in D.C. United land, right? That's cute.

Early Friday morning you may have read part 1 of Steve Goff's interview with D.C. managing general partner Jason Levien, but there was a second part that went up Friday afternoon which you can check out here.

Confirmed: D.C. United to move from CSN to ABC 7 for TV broadcasts - Black And Red United: Also on Friday afternoon, this bit of broadcast news.

Lewis Neal Re-Joins Orlando City Family in Extended Role | Orlando City Soccer Club: In D.C. United alumni news, Lewis Neal will be broadening his role with Orlando City SC. Good on ya, sir.

It Finally Happened, Now What? Life After AEG begins for Houston Dynamo - Dynamo Theory: Our friends over at Dynamo Theory ruminate on life with the new Houston Dynamo majority owner.

How MLS made everything more confusing by avoiding the salary cap | The 91st Minute | Soccer Blog | Videos | Pop-Culture: Breaks neck from nodding in agreement.

What we learned from the USWNT's disappointing victory tour | Football | The Guardian: Aside from the Abby Wambach farewell, an interesting look at what the United States women have to deal with in 2016.

Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland: Early Goals Undo Sunderland Again - Roker Report: In partner club news, Fabio Borini scored a goal for Sunderland. The downside was that it was after Chelsea scored three of their own en route to a 3-1 win. Sunderland remain in 19th in the Premier League.

Inter Milan stunned by Lazio - ESPN FC: In more partner club news, Inter Milan played the last match before a two week break like...their last match before a two-week break, dropping a 2-1 home result to Lazio. Mauro Icardi scored for Inter, but a Felipe Melo foul in the area led to a Lazio game-winning PK in the 85th. Inter's lead shrinks to a point over Napoli and Fiorentina, and three ahead of Juventus.

Gestione San Siro Inter Milan, manca una visione comune: Says here that D.C. United managing partner (and Inter Milan President) Erick Thohir will be spending several hundred million dollars to renovate the San Siro.

Who will be loaned or sold this January? Five names - The Offside Inter Milan: On the off chance that an Inter-D.C. exchanging of talent happens this winter, speculation on some names abounds.

MIDWESTERN MASTERPIECE: 5 REASONS WHY ‘FARGO’ IS THE SMARTEST SHOW ON TELEVISION | One. Perfect. Shot. | Honoring Cinema's Past - Frame by Frame: Lastly, the television show Fargo on the FX Network wrapped its second season last week. I was skeptical of a show at the beginning as well, but it was quite good in the first season, and downright excellent in the second, with a number of excellent performances that went against type. The OPS folks look at why it is excellent, and why you should be watching it (or at least bingeing the crap out of it until its 2017 Season 3 premiere).

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