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Monday Freedom Kicks: D.C. Soccer, Kings of the World

Recaps, pride in the D.C. club circuit, and wondering where Hannibal goes next

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Recaps of D.C. United's scoreless draw with Toronto FC from us, MLS, The Washington Post and CSN Washington. Waking The Red looks at things from the Moneyball Leaf Sports and Entertainment side of things.

The DC United attack and why it struggles - Black And Red United: A user contributes and mulls the team's offensive shortage.

Dunn Goal Maintains Spirit Undefeated Home Streak — Washington Spirit: Crystal Dunn keeps on keeping on in club WoSo as the Washington Spirit defeat the Houston Dash 1-0. The win puts the Spirit into a first place tie with the Seattle Reign FC.

Exclusive: Scotiabank warns soccer’s CONCACAF to clean up its act or funds will be withheld: As the Panamanian teams were having their fields inspected by the Fed for CCL games this week, a dilemma for said fed.

USA vs. China final score, World Cup 2015: Carli Lloyd's header sends the U.S. to the semifinals in 1-0 victory - Black And Red United: ICYMI over the weekend, the United States will play Germany. Plan accordingly.

Hey China, come and get your whoopin' - Pre-game op-ed pieces after the fact are kind of blah, except when PFT Commenter takes to them.

Julie Johnston and Why U.S. Soccer Needs the NWSL: Why yes, yes they do.

Aron Johannsson: I want to play in MLS 'at the peak of my career' - Stars and Stripes FC: Well, I mean, D.C. United could use a little bacon in their lives I guess?

Parma: the football club milked for all their worth: Appearing previously in Howler, this look at Parma's decline is a nice read.

Does Inter Milan's transfer "formula" work? - ESPN FC: Staying in Italy, a look at the way partner club Inter Milan is able to sign the talent they have/are about to within this and the last transfer window.

Match Day Analysis: going granular to try and gain the extra 2% | StatsBomb: The StatsBomb folks discuss their madness.

The effect of shot limiting in MLS: Part One — American Soccer Analysis: Looking more domestically, an examination of shot limitation and possession and what each MLS team allowed. The second and last part is here.

How Football Shaped The Clash’s Greatest Album | Eight by Eight: You should be enjoying Joe Strummer as a rule, now a footy connection for additional rationalization.

Handicapping Hannibal’s Future: Netflix, Amazon, and Gaumont’s Unknown Design | Cultural Learnings: If you aren't watching Hannibal, well, damn you for one thing. For the other, NBC has announced its current (third) season is its last. But as with other critically adored shows with a loyal following, streaming possibilities may exist, so here's a look at where its next home, if there IS one, may be.