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Wednesday Freedom Kicks: D.C. United-Portland Timbers Gameday

A quick look back at Saturday before looking to tonight, star systems in MLS (duh) and an international with the U23s?

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Hi, I'm your Jason today. Fly me! Also, midweek games in Portland suck, for starters because travel is pretty much right out. Good luck to the 20ish folks going there tonight repping D.C. United regardless.

Nine FIFA Officials and Five Corporate Executives Indicted for Racketeering Conspiracy and Corruption | OPA | Department of Justice: A late Kicks add, some shit went down last night, and continues to do so as of this writing, vis a vis FIFA. Swiss officials (home of FIFA headquarters) are now investigating the World Cup bids as well. Things got a whole lot more interesting,

MLS-leading D.C. United regroups for mid-week match vs. Timbers in Portland - The Washington Post: Goff checks in with the D.C. party in Stumptown on the roster, and brace yourself, it's a patchwork squad! And with that in mind...

D.C. United versus Portland Timbers lineup: Missing half the team - Black And Red United: Let's all rosterbate on what will happen tonight!

First place D.C. United travels to Portland to face reeling Timbers | Comcast SportsNet Washington: An additional preview of tonight's game against the Portland Timbers with Dave Johnson.

Upon further review: United rally deficit to tie Revolution 1-1 | Comcast SportsNet Washington: Dave looks back at Saturday's draw with the New England Revolution.

Will MLS suspend New England’s Jermaine Jones for bumping referee? - The Washington Post: Jermaine Jones is a Designated Player, so...spoiler alert and such.

Michael Seaton's goal with Orebro U21 team vs. Gefle - Black And Red United: A last call for folks to check out Michael Seaton's goal for the Orebro U21s, his second such goal with that team.

Nike releases official Inter Milan 15/16 home kits - The Offside Inter Milan: In partner club news, a slight alternation to the Inter shirt for next year.

LA NOTA DEPORTIVA: El delantero guatemalteco Henry López jugará con el DC United | Pedrovision Noticias: So in U23 news, apparently Henry Lopez has gotten clearance to play with the team. Lopez was last with the New York Cosmos and has seen a couple of caps with the Guatemala National Team. Bully for the U23s, but hidden in the article is the note that a defender named Edgar Zelada coming with Lopez. Funny thing is that at this point, nobody knows anything about this mystery man. So...more on this as it develops, if there's anything to develop.

P.S. A power nap after dinner will get you in good shape for the game.

P.P.S. A reminder about the B&RU meetup Saturday. We MIGHT BE raffling off healthy roster spots for prizes.