It is always nice to write a Thursday Freedom Kicks when you've got three points in your back pocket. Let's go!
In case you missed it, we've got our recap of D.C. United's 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire, plus a special post featuring nothing but Conor Doyle's ridiculous shot.
You’ve got to see Conor Doyle’s goal for D.C. United in 1-0 victory at Chicago - The Washington Post: Steve Goff's game recap, similarly focusing on Conor Doyle.
Interview: Chris Rolfe feeling new and improved since Fire traded him to DC United - Chicago Tribune: A nice interview with Chris Rolfe about his new situation in D.C.
Former Major League Soccer player Matt Hatzke comes out as gay - Outsports: He finally felt comfortable since Robbie Rogers came out; glad he's able to live his life fully.
The USWNT kit man fired for steering player to Adidas endorsement - Planet Futbol - SI.com: Money, sponsorships, and a young, marketable athlete. What could possibly go wrong?
Brooklyn Park makes a pitch for Major League Soccer, stadium - StarTribune.com: Another suburban stadium?
Professional Soccer Coming to Hartford | NBC Connecticut: Hartford is hoping to join the NASL.
And finally, Really?! With Seth and Amy comes back to talk women's soccer and make fun of dumb people who write for major sporting magazines.