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Freedom Kicks for 9 July 2015: USMNT, Concacaf, FIFA, and more links and news

While D.C. United might be on vacation, we at B&RU are not!

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

With D.C. United in their midsummer hibernation, we still strive to give you all the news you need. Here we go!

Why USMNT vs. Peru at RFK stadium is a can’t-miss game - The Washington Post: Want to see the USMNT without having to go to Landover? You're in luck!

MLS new rule may open door for teams' 4th designated player - ESPN FC: More on the targeted allocation money, or the "Get Gio Dos Santos to LA" money.

CONCACAF Executive Committee Selects Sonia Bien-Aime for Voting Position on FIFA Executive Committee: Bien-Aime is the first woman elected to the FIFA Executive Committee in a spot not specifically reserved for women.

Translating World Cup Success Into a Sustainable Professional League - A good article by our old friend Kevin Payne.

The Club and NFL announce agreement for NFL games to be played in New Stadium 8 July 2015 - News - This...I just.... a roll-out grass field? I know they do that in Arizona, but they actually have room to store a grass field there.

The USMNT defense needs a makeover - Timmy Chandler is not good.

Playing Hardball: Union push Red Bulls into 4PM midweek USOC match - Empire of Soccer: Good on the Union, and screw the International Champions Cup.

That's all I've got. What's up?