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Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, 2015 World Cup, and Copa America links for Wednesday June 10, 2015

DCU players recovering, stadium details, some thoughtful WWC material, and an important Simpsons gif.

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Let's start on the field, where D.C. United inched closer to having a full squad:

District, D.C. United leaders celebrate their final stadium deal | Washington Business Journal
There's a slew of stadium pieces out there, and rather than link all of them I'm going with one for time and space reasons. Michael Neibauer sums up the details of the final agreement, and ends with the most vital quote.

Also, if you're still in the "I'll believe it when I see it" camp, keep stockpiling bricks and hammers. I'll send the signal when we should converge and hurriedly build a stadium to the best of our abilities.

The USWNT are broken, and they can't skate by on talent forever | SB Nation
This is very accurate. The USWNT won yesterday in spite of their tactics, which are the same tactics they've been using for a long time. This is also why I don't get on board on suggesting on-the-fly formation changes: If Ellis can't put together a functional 442, she's not going to get other formations right. One can only hope that a) the team's talent keeps overcoming the obstacles the coaching staff imposes or b) that, when players are inevitably rested, Ellis stumbles onto a far more balanced 442 (which then must annihilate whoever happens to be the opponent that day). In the event the latter happens, we're still talking about maybe a 20% chance that Ellis acknowledges what happened.

Dure: USWNT beat Australia with fitness, and why not? | Soccerwire
Beau Dure takes on the silliness that was the Australian FA's response to losing 3-1 to the USWNT.

Vive la Ziza | EightByEight
Gwendolyn Oxenham profiles Louisa Necib, likely one of the stars of this year's World Cup.

TV Coverage Of Women's Sports Hits 25-Year Low | Huffington Post
This is a (unfortunately auto-starting) video segment on how a recent study shows that a lower percentage of sports stories involve women's sports than 25 years ago, and it includes former Washington Spirit midfielder Yael Averbuch. It's about 14 minutes long, but if you have time give it a watch.

To End Soccer Riots, This Brazilian Club Forces Fans To Sit Next To Rivals | Co.Exist
Interesting experiment in Brazil, where fan violence is sadly common.

Copa America 2015 preview: South America's unpredictable continental championship | SB Nation
You probably have as much soccer as you can handle right now. Here's a whole bunch more. Copa America can be the most fun of the continental tournaments...or the most cynical. Anyway, this is us right now as far as soccer goes: