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Black & Claret: DC United & Sundry Soccer Links for 17 July 2015

All Your Saborio Are Belong To Us

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

That weird rash you developed in the last 24 hours?

Yeah, that's Saboriosis.

It's a good thing.  Friday Freedom Kicks, hyah!

FC Dallas vs. D.C. United | MLS MatchCenter:  Your one-stop shop for all the stats for tomorrow's big game in Frisco.

D.C. United trades for prolific scorer | Comcast SportsNet Washington:  Basic coverage of the Saborio-Silva trade from CSN.

Alvaro Saborio appreciation thread: Remember his greatest moments at Real Salt Lake - RSL Soapbox:  Jump down to the comments from RSL fans reminiscing on Saborio.  That rash will really start to burn.  Scratch it.  "With Sabo on the pitch, there was always that feeling that a goal was coming sooner than later."

Saborio talks to Costa Rican media about RSL departure, says it wasn't for incident - RSL Soapbox:  So the dude missed a match?  So what?

MLS transfer news and rumors 2015 -  In case you didn't know about this corner of SBNation, this site provides an ongoing stream of stories on transfers.

Giovani Dos Santos Joins L.A. Galaxy, Brings Mexican Star Power To MLS | Soccer |  Bruce Arena is the rich kid a few streets over with all the cool toys.

Liverpool's Gerrard to make MLS debut against Earthquakes - San Jose Mercury News:  Exhibit #2.

Man Utd England captain Wayne Rooney would consider MLS move - ESPN FC:  What if MLS became a concentration of international soccer stars just over the peak of their form?  And I mean just over.  Meanwhile, the rest of the super leagues would be the farm leagues for the North American senior league, with young players in EPL or La Liga dreaming one day of finally making it to the USA.

What it's all about in the world of soccer this week - The Sentinel:  Some news on this weekend's Spirit game - doesn't sound like Krieger will be on the field.  But I will be in the stands.

Transfer Rumor: Swansea's Leon Britton Linked with Move to MLS, Orlando City - The Mane Land:  None of this is any match for Ben Olsen's Moneyball.

Soccer's Sexist Political Economy - Jacobin:  A full-throated attack on sexism in the business of soccer.

USMNT Make Roster Adjustments Ahead Of Gold Cup Quarters - MLS Multiplex:  Chandler on the bench!

And Friday Freedom Kicks takes its hat off for this dude who tried to charge his cell phone by sneaking up on a Broadway stage during a performance of "Hand to God" and plugging it into what turned out to be a fake outlet anyway.

Commentariat, forward!