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Recaps, TV ratings, beers about players and mafia onion rings.

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Man, sports. Right?

Recaps of D.C. United's 1-1 tie with the Houston Dynamo from us (with more from us here), WaPo, MLSsoccer.com, CSN Washington, Ives, Goal.com, UnitedMania. On the Orange side, Dynamo Theory looks at things.

Wizards radio announcer Dave Johnson always looking to make a connection - capitalgazette.com: He may not have been around to yell at the Chris Rolfe golazo Saturday, but this is a nice look at Dave Johnson nonetheless (P.S., Happy Birthday (yesterday) Dave!).

E Obama donò a Renzi un pallone del Washington DC United: You mean, D.C. United were part of a White House thing that didn't involve an Easter Egg roll? Neat.

Kofi Opare Talks 2015 MLS Season, Desire to Play for Team Canada - Video Dailymotion: I didn't know Canada was after Kofi Opare so much, so it's good to know we're keeping the Canadian defender call-up factor alive in the locker room.

HG Watch: UCLA’s recruiting reign continues | Club Soccer | Youth Soccer: Included this less for the UCLA thing and more for the D.C. United Academy prospect Eryk Williamson thing.

How Homegrown signings influence every MLS roster | The 91st Minute | Soccer Blog | Videos | Pop-Culture: Looking at where Homegrowns for each team are. The results may surprise.

How Chelsea’s Faiq Bolkiah came to be the most interesting U.S. prospect ever | The 91st Minute | Soccer Blog | Videos | Pop-Culture: Yes, another TDS link, but these are all worth the time.

MLS national TV ratings rising so far in 2015: Looking at where MLS on TV stands 20ish percent into the season under some new providers.

How New York City FC might help move the needle on salary cap & free agency - Hudson River Blue: Don't let the headline fool you, this is a VERY interesting look at some of the separate groups of owners and players during CBA talks and how this may impact subsequent talks.

Kuykenstrong announces 2015 Shawn Kuykendall memorial soccer tournament and fundraiser |: The Kuykenstrong movement continues, for the better.

Kratje speciaal gebrouwen 'cervezas' voor Andrés Guardado als PSV kampioen wordt | Omroep Brabant: D.C. United fans had "The Tradition" last year, but PSV Eindhoven player Andres Guardado had his OWN beer, made for him, by a fan. Boss indeed.

Sunderland fans flew a mocking banner over Newcastle's stadium - SBNation.com: They may have been off this week and possibly may get relegated next month, but Sunderland got some prime trolling in on Newcastle.

Inter Milan vs. AC Milan 2015: Final score 0-0 in a putrid match - SBNation.com: The Milan Derby went out and disappointed and annoyed a lot of folks. The draw kept AC Milan in 9th and Inter Milan in 10th. Oh, and this bit of surrealness:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A San Siro, per <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/InterMilan?src=hash">#InterMilan</a>: il presidente Erick <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Thohir?src=hash">#Thohir</a> con Matta World Peace, tifoso interista! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ForzaInter?src=hash">#ForzaInter</a> <a href="http://t.co/ZtRF7pIqV0">pic.twitter.com/ZtRF7pIqV0</a></p>&mdash; F.C. Internazionale (@Inter) <a href="https://twitter.com/Inter/status/589883915416002560">April 19, 2015</a></blockquote>
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This Magic Moment - The Sopranos: David Chase gets into THAT scene, and doesn't answer much. Boo.

So what else is up?