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Tuesday Freedom Kicks: It's almost time for MLS! Maybe!

CBA stuff, Boca goes to the ATL, checking in with the USWNT, original MLS logos, and more. Plus: two appearances by Alexi Lalas.

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Got a full one for you today, so let's get to it just as soon as we look at some new MLS secondary jerseys and a couple other quick things.

The LA Galaxy have this blue number that you might notice is the same our new secondary jerseys, except, you know, blue. There was also a beach photoshoot involved here, because California. Meanwhile, the Chicago Fire have these new jerseys, which I think are pretty sharp. If you're gonna go white, those are nice.

The Columbus Crew (sorry, sorry, Columbus Crew SC) today are announcing a stadium name change at 10 a.m. And speaking of stadia, Orlando City SC have filled theirs for their home opener this weekend, so that'll be awk if we get a stoppage.

Anyway, more links!

ASN article: Should MLS Players Skip The Strike And Sue Instead?
Boom. Lawyered.

Don’t trust anything you read about MLS’s CBA negotiations, unless an owner says free agency’s off the table | Soccer Gods
You know, more CBA.

Amongst the Rojinegros: a D.C. United Fan Goes to Costa Rica - Black And Red United
What was it like in Costa Rica for that (sad, sad) game? You need wonder no longer.

2015 Season Guide |
Guides for every team. There's a fun awkward part in the D.C. United vid about how we could win the CCL ha ha ha.

MLS at 20: Original logos for the league's first 10 teams - Planet Futbol -
If you don't like looking at ugly 90s logos, we can't be friends.

MLS Atlanta Announces Carlos Bocanegra as Club Technical Director | | MLS Atlanta
Hard to say yet whether this is, indeed, a great hire, but it's easy to like anyway. Come on, we all love Boca. Enjoy the ATL, my man.

Algarve Cup: USWNT, Jill Ellis face new questions in Portugal - Planet Futbol -
The Algarve Cup starts tomorrow, and the USWNT still has some questions to answer before the Women's World Cup starts in June. Good thing these games will be on TV so we can watch for ourselves to see if answers are to be found. (Tomorrow it's us vs. Norway at 1:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1).

Rob Stone and Alexi Lalas want to prove Fox's soccer critics wrong
Good interview with those two. There's a lot in there, so give it a read.

10 minutes with Alexi Lalas: On MLS' evolution, level of competition and what will bring the best here |
Well, as long we're talking Lalas. (Also, Lalas is my fave. You may hate him. I love him.)

A Conversation with Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle | Eight by Eight
Perhaps you like Matt Doyle more than Lalas.

Sacha Kljestan reunited with Jesse Marsch as he looks to lead New York Red Bulls and return to the U.S. national team -
I like Kljestan, but I still hope the Red Bulls crash and burn this season.

Two of Joachim Löw′s former Bundesliga clubs accused of doping | Sports | DW.DE | 02.03.2015
Oh, snap.

Now. Who's ready for a rain game tomorrow?