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Monday Freedom Kicks: Don't You Know That You Can't Count Them Out

We look back at Saturday, check in with the U-23 and a former Spirit player, and we get to meetup this week!

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Well if you DID have to go into work, we hope this helps. If you didn't, well, hydrate, take a seat, and catch up, won't you?

Recaps of D.C. United's 1-1 draw with the New England Revolution from us, MLS (with more here), and The Washington Post. The folks at The Bent Musket have got things from the other side of the field.

D.C. United U-23s defeat Ocean City 3-1 in Home Opener - Black And Red United: Down a level, the junior Black and Red players looked good in their home debut.

15 Players to Watch in the 2015 PDL season | College Soccer: In case you needed incentive to make it out to Leesburg to catch a game, a mild case is made.

DCU academy kids get taste of Europe | Club Soccer | Youth Soccer: Staying with the yutes for a second, Travis Clark looks at their trip to Italy to visit Inter Milan.

Jalen Robinson joins US U-23s for Toulon Tournament - Black And Red United: Speaking of the academy, alum Jalen Robinson gets a slightly larger stage to show off his wares.

DC Council to hold public hearing on road closures for D.C. United stadium site - Black And Red United: Stadium progress continues, slowly but surely.

Match Report: Genoa 3-2 Inter Milan – It's almost over (thankfully) - The Offside Inter Milan: Speaking of Inter, the Italian partner club allow a late goal to Genoa and lose the points, ensuring they finish out of a spot for the Europa League. Both AC and Inter fail to appear in Europe for the first time in...awhile.

Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland: Remy Gives Chelsea All Three Points - Roker Report: In partner club news in England, Sunderland lose to Champions Chelsea but they stay up anyway so screw you guys!

Xavi in tears after playing his final game at the Camp Nou | Dirty Tackle: Former NYCFC target spurns Major League Soccer to take a payday somewhere else. Whoa. But seriously though, this goodbye to Barcelona's Xavi is pretty great.

How To Fix Baseball By Borrowing From An Actually-Popular Sport: The Q: GQ: Looks at link, sees pro/rel, closes link.

Retired From Soccer, Not Life | Ambitous Athletics: Former Spirit player Lori Lindsey shares the next stage of her career right now. Good luck.

Finally, it's Memorial Day. Speaking as a Veteran, while I appreciate your thanks, I will eagerly accept your physical adoration and your mind-altering chemicals instead. And on that note, hey, we have a meetup Saturday!