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To the picket line: DC United & Sundry Soccer Links for 6 February 2015

Solidarity forever.

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It's Friday Freedom Kicks.  Focus.

On Frame with Eryk Williamson: College-bound | D.C. United:  Get to know an Academy player, with Molly Bruh.

MLS labor talks remain ‘very far apart’ - The Washington Post:  It's starting to sound like a real labor dispute, with free agency the big sticking point.  Shall we start a pool on whether the season kicks off on time?  Or how about a poll?  Yeah?  Ok.  Make your mark below.

Robbie Keane voices support of potential MLS players strike - Planet Futbol -  Robbie Keane makes a lot of money, but he's willing to stand with the rest of the players if a majority votes to strike.

MLS, players could go to battle over free agency with expired CBA prompting strike talk | Deseret News:  This story indicates free agency might be a bargaining chip that gets traded away at the last moment.

Orlando City SC launch plan to draw 65,000 fans for inaugural MLS match at Citrus Bowl |  This will suck for Orlando City if the game is cancelled due to a strike or lockout.

Jurgen Klinsmann calls for 11-month MLS season - ESPN FC:  Jurgen has decided to try to work with MLS.

Mexico’s head coach Miguel Herrera fine with his players joining MLS | ProSoccerTalk:  Herrera is already cool with MLS.

30 Days 'Til MLS: 30 things to watch for in the upcoming season |  MLS's corporate mouthpiece doesn't mention free agency as something to watch for in the upcoming season?  Hmm.  Also, it doesn't have high hopes for DCU in the CONCACAF Champions League.  May be proven wrong on both counts.

Philadelphia Union Deal Happy With Forwards - Playing for 90:  We really don't pay enough attention to #DOOP.  Here's something on #DOOP.  They're happy with their forwards.  Good for them.

WSOTP guide to #MLS hashtags | Wrong Side of the Pond:  And here's your one-stop resource for hashtags like #DOOP.

Messi and Ronaldo Are The Greatest Soccer Players in History - The Atlantic:  Does the Prime Minister agree that Tinky Winky is the greatest Teletubbie ever?

U.S. Soccer Should Have Done A Better Job Developing A No. 2 Goalkeeper - ESPN:  She ain't called Hope Solo for nothing.  (I actually think our potential backups will be more than fine.)

New Balance Challenges Nike And Adidas With Entry Into Global Soccer Market - Forbes:  I'm a New Balance man myself.  Poll?  I can't have more than one poll on this thread, so we're gonna have to stick to the labor dispute thing.

Ghana Soccer Match Interrupted By Riots, Tear Gas - Huffington Post:  Ghana really brought this on themselves by winning.

Clarke Carlisle: Soccer Star Admits Suicide Attempt By Jumping In Front Of Truck -  Depression can be a fatal disease.

Your Friday Freedom Kicks treat is saved by the bell.