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Monday Freedom Kicks: New Threads for The Black and Red

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We look at the new jersey, give you a look at Perry Kitchen's first senior team cap, a "could have come to D.C. United" nugget and Community's return date.

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So many links on haberdashery, so little time. So let's get cracking.

D.C. United unveil new white and red secondary jersey - Black And Red United: Coverage of the reveal and other stuff from us, the teamMLSsoccer.com and a D.C. Sports Bog appearance.

D.C. United wastes first half chances, falling 1-0 to Malmö FF in preseason play - Recap + Highlights - Black And Red United: The other thing that the team did in Florida was take pictures in their new shirts, but also lost to Malmo, but screw you guys, we still have Markus Halsti!

UFFICIALE: DC United, dal Dortmund arriva Flores in prestito - TMW: The Junior Flores to D.C. United rumors do not die, now in Italian for your dining and dancing pleasure.

Columbia 98.7FM - 760AM de Costa Rica - Gonzalo Segares pudo marcharse al DC United antes de su retiro: So before retiring, Gonzalo Segares was getting interest from D.C. United which, in light of the next link, hopefully means they have not lost his number.

DC United defender Steve Birnbaum out of USMNT friendly vs. Panama with minor knee injury | MLSsoccer.com: I'll skip ahead to the end on Jurgen Klinsmann's quote on Steve Birnbaum: "It's a bummer [the injury] keeps him out of this one game, but more importantly is that he's going to be healthy in the next couple of days and continue preseason, basically, with D.C. United, so definitely a very positive experience for Steven."

D.C. United news and notes - The Washington Post: Goff updates further: 10 to 14 days for Birnbaum.

Jurgen Klinsmann stands behind comments on U.S. player fitness - ESPN FC: Oh, you didn't hear about this? Well, brief yourself on it.

USA former fitness coach curious over Jurgen Klinsmann's remarks - Planet Futbol - SI.com: And a mild rebuttal from an interesting source.

Does Jurgen Klinsmann have a training problem? | The 91st Minute | Soccer Blog | Videos | Pop-Culture: Though maybe 'it's the fitness, stupid' is hiding a larger concern?

Philipp Lahm's quotes about Jurgen Klinsmann are relevant again - Stars and Stripes FC: And Klinsmann's old training methods being new (and news) again.

Monumental FC 2/6/15: A new year means a new interest from Ted Leonsis' sports arm, and a look at Dave Johnson's 20 years of broadcasting D.C. sports. Congrats Dave!

Friendship between Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley a boon to USMNT - Planet Futbol - SI.com: Apparently Josimer was prized in other areas before finally settling on Toronto FC, let's hope for America's sake that the boon occurs to some degree.

MLS commissioner Don Garber says league, players hope to avoid work stoppage - Orlando Sentinel: Don putting himself in front of what the Lig has in mind I guess.

1997 DC United MLS Championship Player’s Ring Made by Tiffany Co 14kt | eBay: If you have a little bit of cash, you can have a really cool piece of history.

Swansea City 1-1 Sunderland: Old Boy Ki Grabs Point For Swansea - Roker Report: In partner club news, Jermain Defoe keeps scoring for Sunderland, but the defense does them no favors against Swansea.

Mauro Icardi brace lifts Inter Milan into Serie A's top half - ESPN FC: In more partner club news, Mauro Icardi scores twice as Inter come to within a point of 8th as Inter beat Palermo convincingly 3-0.

Union Berlin halt match in eighth minute to honor teammate diagnosed with cancer | Dirty Tackle: In this week's "Germans will melt your cold dark heart," this bit of tribute during a Union-Hertha match.

Williams: On retirement, the NWSL and what comes next for women’s soccer players | The 91st Minute | Soccer Blog | Videos | Pop-Culture: While Ashlyn Harris' start for the United States' women happened yesterday, a former Spirit teammate shares thoughts on retirement.

3 things we learned from the USMNT's 2-0 win over Panama - SBNation.com: You mean, other than Perry Kitchen's first cap on the senior team? Not much.

Ivory Coast win Africa Cup of Nations, defeating Ghana in epic penalty shootout - SBNation.com: I had to pull over from driving back from the Season Ticket Holder event and watch, it was that crazy.

At least 40 dead in violence at football game in Cairo - Al Jazeera English: Days after the two year anniversary of Port Said, trouble again in Egyptian soccer.

Red Bull Strikes Again, but Is Old Ox Brewery a Matador in Disguise? | DuetsBlog: Red Bull causes cancer, but also attempts to bully a local Virginia microbrewery? Click through if you please.

Community stars and Dan Harmon on the move to Yahoo: The sixth season comes to Yahoo March 17, so let's wonder when the movie happens, yes?

So what other haps happ'ning?