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The Day After: D.C. United & Sundry Soccer Links for 14 August 2015

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I can't even.

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That Rolfe-Saborio connection for the first half goal was something else, wasn't it?

And now we'll have to wait until October 2nd to redeem ourselves from that second half.

In the meantime, Friday Freedom Kicks!

D.C. United looking at loss to NYCFC as much-needed humbling ahead of home stretch | Soccer By Ives:  DC United has been on a steady diet of humble pie served nonstop by the talking heads, despite being in first place for most of the season.  So we'll eat some of this NYCFC humble pie, but where is the server with our check?

D.C. United Drink Your Enemy Series: Southern Tier's Pumking (NYCFC) - MLS Multiplex:  The Multiplex is starting a new series featuring the beers of our opponents.

MLS Wrap: Drogba to debut for Montreal vs. Union:  Drogba will finally don the fleur-de-lis on August 22.

FIFA Chiefs Are Shown a Yellow Card - WSJ:  Platini and Mong-Joon will be questioned by the DOJ or get kicked out of FIFA.

Eva Carneiro's treatment by Jose Mourinho condemned by Fifa - Telegraph:  The saga of the Chelsea field doctor versus Jose Mourinho, i.e., the Jon Voight character from Varsity Blues, continues.

Soccer-Spartak Moscow fined after fans' Nazi-symbol banner - Yahoo Sports:  Can't wait for the 2018 World Cup, should be a real multicultural affair.

Liverpool FC Transfer Rumours: Sampdoria Make Official Contact Over Balotelli - The Liverpool Offside:  Sampdoria would be a good move for Balotelli.

Donbass - Donetsk Turns To Football For Revitalisation - Futbolgrad:  In Ukraine, that's not an off-beat drummer you hear in the stands; it's nearby mortar fire.

Costa Rica's Soccer Coach Paulo Wanchope Resigns After Brawl - Time.com:  First Mexico, and now Costa Rica dumps a head coach over fisticuffs.

Your Friday Freedom Kicks treat is this new Homestar Runner episode.

Also, here's a link to a beautiful blog I came across called Look at These Scenes, dedicated to documenting football culture abroad.

Commentariat, retort!