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Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, MLS, and CONCACAF Champions League links for Wednesday February 25, 2015

One more day to get through before soccer returns!

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

First up, let's cover where we'll be able to watch D.C. United's game tomorrow. Yes, tomorrow. Soccer is back!

Alexander Robinson viajó con el DC United pese a no tener contrato |
We still wish he was Florida Man for joke purposes, but Alexander Robinson may soon make up for the lost laughs by actually playing games for United. He tells the Costa Rican press here that he's under the impression that Dave Kasper and Ben Olsen want to sign him but that the CBA is holding things up. The fact that he's in the traveling party for this game is a good indicator that what he's saying is accurate. Here's the translation.

D.C. United, Montreal out to change MLS' CCL fortunes amid CBA talks |
Brian Straus got some good quotes from Ben Olsen and Bobby Boswell about United's approach to the CONCACAF Champions League. As he rightly points out, even a draw tomorrow would count as one of the best results for MLS on a visit to Costa Rica.

Inside MLS 2015: D.C. United look to build from 2014 success |
Kyle McCarthy is previewing every MLS team, and today he lands on United. Give him extra credit for being one of the few national pundits to make sure he mentioned Felipe's cheap shot on Fabian Espindola, which should be brought up whenever possible. Be sure to bring it up to your boss today.

On Frame with Bobby Boswell and Davy Arnaud |
Bobby Boswell breaks some vital news: The Armadillo Trophy is named "Armando," and the team was not allowed to take it back to the hotel.

D.C. United Preseason Report: Costa Rica Day 1 |
United narrowly escaped the ice storms in Dallas, and Jairo Arrieta was received like a superstar upon arrival in San Jose.

D.C. United carry U.S., MLS flags into CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals vs. Costa Rica’s Alajuelense | Soccerwire
Chris Teale sums up how the Black-and-Red found themselves facing LD Alajuelense tomorrow night.

Austin Berry set t join South Korea's FC Anyang on loan |
On one hand, going on loan to a Korean 2nd division club doesn't seem like a tremendous forward step for a guy whose 2014 was pretty much a disaster. On the other hand, escaping the Union and their inevitable plans to convert every player to a position they aren't suited for is a positive for just about anyone. Plus, he'd be plyaing for a club whose motto is in Esperanto.