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D.C. United, MLS, USMNT, and USWNT links for 10 September 2015

The soccer train rolls ever forward, so let's hop on!

The international break is over, and we're back into grind of the season. Let's go!

Union: Australia's 2-match series in United States is off: The USWNT will not have friendlies against Australia in Detroit or Birmingham later this month, as a collective bargaining stalemate continues between the players and management.

D.C. United at Colorado Rapids Preview | D.C. United: The team website has their preview video for the game against the Colorado Rapids.

Football Manager, the World's Most Influential Video Game: Speaking of the Colorado Rapids, apparently their sporting director sometimes just fires up Football Manager and looks for players. That explains a lot about their current situation.

Major League Soccer more competitive than Premier League, says MLS head | Football | The Guardian: Don Garber has been talking about MLS, and also says he wants some sort of regular match between MLS and EPL teams. (I thought we already had one, called the All Star Game)

Sigi Schmid still missing from Sounders training, ETA for return unclear - Sounder At Heart: Sigi didn't coach over the weekend, and may not this weekend either. Get well soon!

ASN article: U.S. Seeks a Way Forward After Brazil Bashing: The thinkpieces about these past two USMNT friendlies are here, with this one from Brian Sciaretta.

USMNT has blueprint to beat Mexico, regardless of Sept. results - Planet Futbol - Brian Straus is slightly more optimistic (warning, autoplay video).

The Netherlands stink and might miss Euro 2016. Here’s why. - One of my favorite teams to watch over the past years, and they're in danger of missing out on the Euros.

Come to our meetup tailgate at the Columbus Crew game: You know you want to hang out with us!

To end with, let's see some expert level trolling from TV Azteca in their ad for October's USA-Mexico playoff:

Hey, what's up?