Sometimes, you take the charity given to you, so send a fruit basket to Zach Pfeffer or something I guess.
Upon Further Review: Chris Rolfe's Retaliation Kick - Black And Red United: Something to keep an eye on if Chris Rolfe misses any time.
Markus Halsti called up to Finland Team for June Euro Qualifier - Black And Red United: In lighter and happier headband wearing D.C. United player news...
Previewing the CCL Draw for D.C. United - Black And Red United: The CONCAChamps draw is tonight. A quick look at what the fall may be like travelwise.
There’s still magic left in old RFK Stadium - The Washington Post: The bigger news is that someone who we thought forsook us was at RFK doing some coverage, so click the crap out of this if you haven't. If you have, click some more.
D.C.’s last tailgate: RFK’s Lot 8 - WTOP: In more RFK love, the spectacle of the various tailgates is discussed, along with some minor business. Speaking of Lot 8, you really should have been at the meetup over the weekend, right Washington Kastles mascot?
Short Film | San Siro by Yuri Ancarani | Eight by Eight: In the event you're yearning for more Inter stuff, check out this interesting short on their home.
Indicted FIFA executive Jack Warner fooled by an article from The Onion - SBNation.com: Not from The Onion, but...from The Onion. Wow.
The USWNT will be in FIFA 16 | The 91st Minute | Soccer Blog | Videos | Pop-Culture: EA Sports is bringing a new level of the game home for players soon. Though how do I keep Hope Solo out of the career mode?
USWNT play to dull draw with South Korea in final friendly before World Cup - Stars and Stripes FC: Speaking of the Yanks, maybe they were busy playing the game and forgot about the whole send-off thing, I don't know.
USA U-23's lackluster in loss to Costa Rica at Toulon Tournament - Stars and Stripes FC: Homegrown player Jalen Robinson got a start, but 'twas for naught in the loss to the Ticos.
United Soccer Leagues (USL): Speaking of U-23's, D.C. United's also came from behind, in this instance down 2 at halftime for a 2-2 draw, with goals from Colin Bonner (on a PK) and Jamie Luchhini. Next up for the Black and Red youths is a game at Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.
The prison where murderers play for Manchester United | David Goldblatt | Football | The Guardian: Another quality piece by Goldblatt.
Watch: Denis Villeneuve's Mad Brilliant 2008 Short Film 'Next Floor' | FirstShowing.net: Villenueve directed Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal in Prisoners a couple of years ago and is out with a new movie called Sicario, which comes out in September in America. He's also involved with the new Blade Runner film. See how some of the origins came about.
Item last, I've plugged my ownership in and love of Real Oviedo, the Spanish club in Segunda B who opened public interest to buy shares in the club in 2012 in part to generate cash for the club, who were facing dissolution after more than 80 years (another share buy ended last week). Yesterday, they defeated Cadiz 1-0 to earn a 2-1 aggregate win in the Segunda B playoffs, earning promotion to the Segunda Division for the first time in 12 years. Oviedo had been in La Liga as recently as 2000, and this promotion has been a shared joy worldwide. More on their story here.
Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some cachopo to eat in copious amounts.