Still first? Yep, still first.
Recaps of the game from us, MLS, Washington Post, CSN Washington, UnitedMania and District Sports Page. On the other side of things Eighty Six Forever has you covered.
Daniel Woolard: Negotiate with fortitude (and blood?) - Black And Red United: The scrappiest damn realtor in DFW!
Garber talks MLS allocation rules, expansion, more in wide-ranging roundtable - Planet Futbol - SI.com: Regarding NYCFC and their stadium search, I found this quote from Don, in contrast to the Kevin Payne bluster through the years (emphasis mine):
"We certainly would like it sooner as opposed to later, though its going to take longer than we thought. [The owners] know they have to, and they're very focused on it, they're just not doing it in the press and I think that's actually a very good idea on their part."
Sunil Gulati hits back at Klinsmann criticism from Garber - ESPN FC: And the rebuttal.
MLS Goalkeepers – are performances repeatable? | Analytics FC: An analytics look at Bill Hamid and his awesomeness.
Mix and Match – does a changing squad in MLS affect performance? | Analytics FC: More from AFC, this time on roster turnover, and the emphasis of the draft.
Why Parity Is the Greatest Threat to a Thriving MLS | Eight by Eight: Freelancing on if parity in Major League Soccer should stick around.
High-Cost BC Health Record Project Loses Lead Contractor | The Tyee: D.C. United's sponsor also giving a minor womp womp to British Columbia over the weekend.
Stoke City 1-1 Sunderland: Adam Denies Black Cats Vital Win - Roker Report: In partner club news, Sunderland are now in the relegation zone after Charlie Adam's goal brought Stoke City to a draw over the weekend. Earth's coming up pretty large in the window boys.
Inter pull off late win against Roma through Mauro Icardi goal - ESPN FC: In more partner club news, Mauro Icardi's 88th minute goal allows Inter to claim three vital points against Roma. Icardi's 17th of the year moves him into second place for the Golden Boot, and Inter stay in ninth as Genoa and Torino both won Sunday, the latter of which over Juventus.
Andy Najar with a goal, two assists for Anderlecht - Black And Red United: Any time you want to come back Andy, feel free.
I don't have anything else witty, so here's a supercut of Rip Torn as Artie is the hilarious Larry Sanders show.
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So how else ya living?