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Monday Freedom Kicks: Bird-Bombed

Looking back at the weekend in Colorado, partner club recaps, and about Dunn time for a Spirit player.

Putting this together from the middle seat of a nonstop from DEN-IAD. Pray there are no casualties.

Recaps of D.C. United and their draw with the Colorado Rapids from usMLS (with more here), Washington Post and CSN Mid-Atlantic. The folks at Burgundy Wave have things covered from the newly beige side.

One of the U.S.’s best goalkeepers is not getting a chance at the starting job | World Soccer Talk: An argument for non-DC peeps in terms of why Bill Hamid should be getting capped with frequency with the United States team.

Roster Confirmed as 2015 Women’s World Cup Champions Head to Detroit and Birmingham, Alabama - U.S. Soccer: Speaking of US soccer, Golden Boot winner from the Washington Spirit Crystal Dunn will at least get some more run with the World Cup Champs.

The luckiest and unluckiest teams in MLS — American Soccer Analysis: Looking at luck in MLS analytically (spoiler: D.C. is kinda high on this list).

Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Mason Leaves It Late To Grab All Three Points - Roker Report: In partner club news, Ryan Mason scores a late goal for Spurs to sink Sunderland 1-0, putting them dead last in the Premier League.

Fredy Guarin scores a rocket in the Milan Derby - In more partner club news, the Milan Derby Sunday had only one goal, but for Inter Milan and Fredy Guarin, what a goal it was. Inter is top of the table early in Serie A.

Seattle Sounders: How They Fill Stadium Seats - Bloomberg Business: A nice look at the business behemoth that is the Seattle Sounders.

What The Men In Blazers Fan Convention Says About The Cultural Divide In American Soccer :: Soccer :: Features :: Paste: After the initial sticker shock of BlazerCon, an interesting look at the damage this may wreak on the public.

Finally and as a reminder, we have a meet up at RFK Saturday before the game with Columbus Crew SC. Last time, a giant tennis ball with a hat stole a growler of beer that I brought, and I heard he was at the Rapids game, buzzing on some edibles. What happens this time? Come out and see.