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Freedom Kicks for 26 March 2015: USMNT, D.C. United, and Rafael van der Vaart

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Your morning dose of links is a little late, but it's packed with all the vitamins and minerals you need.

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Freedom Kicks, unlike the USMNT, finally come together in the last 15 minutes. Let's soccer, shall we?

DC United vow to ditch "passive" tendencies ahead of visit from defending MLS Cup champions LA Galaxy | MLSsoccer.com: That would be welcome, and seeing a Ben Olsen team so blase has been quite strange.

After 15 Uniform Changes, DC United Turns 20 | CNS Maryland: A cool look back at all of D.C. United's jerseys.

Club hunting: Inkoom eager to sort out future | AllSports: Your regularly scheduled Samuel Inkoom update.

ASN article: Two Late Goals Sink United States in Denmark: This has been a theme, hasn't it.

Armchair Analyst: New faces, same problems in the latest late USMNT collapse | Three Things | MLSsoccer.com: I'll let Matt Doyle say it all: "It doesn't matter the stakes, the opponent, or the personnel: The US under Klinsmann are more direct and have fewer ideas in possession than at any time over the last two decades."

Major League Soccer awards expansion team to Minnesota that will begin play in 2018 | MLSsoccer.com: In case you missed it yesterday, the Major League Soccer gang has a new member! They will start playing in 2018...

MLS Commissioner Don Garber: Minneapolis represents everything that is spurring growth of MLS | MLSsoccer.com: ...unless they don't. The interesting tidbit from this piece is that whomever is ready between LAFC and Minnesota United will start in 2017, and the other team will come in 2018.

One-on-one interview with Dr. Bill McGuire, owner of the United: He seems like a chill, thoughtful person.

MLS Expansion Continues, Are We Witnessing The Rise of America’s Next Major Sports League? | The Big Lead: More coverage about MLS from a typically apathetic outlet.

Report: Former Tottenham cult hero Rafael van der Vaart agrees deal with Sporting Kansas City - HITC Sport: SKC what are you doing.

French Guiana 3, Honduras 1: Jerry Bengtson Scores - The Bent Musket: The winner of this two-legged series will join the the USA's group for the Gold Cup, and everyone assumed that it would be Honduras.

Kraft soccer stadium push complicates Boston 2024 Olympics plans for Widett Circle in South Boston - Boston Business Journal: The Revs might also be getting a soccer specific stadium? For reals?

NYCFC coach Jason Kreis 'on the fence' about signing Xavi - NY Daily News: I agree, Jason.

That's all I have today. What's on your mind?