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Monday Freedom Kicks: Double (Drogba) Impact

Recaps, rumors, CCL projections and PTA for your Monday.

I raise a practical question at the moment: are we going to play Stonehenge tomorrow?

Recaps of D.C. United's 2-0 loss to the Montreal Impact from usMLS (with more here), the Washington Post and CSN Mid-AtlanticMount Royal Soccer has the haps from the hosts' side.

Nemanja Vidic to D.C. United Rumors Exist, and also Crazy - Black And Red United: A last call for the Nemanja Vidic rumor, because we all need some yucks on a Monday, right?

Muriel Bowser Goes All In on Stadium Deals For D.C. Teams - Loose Lips: So long as land is getting acquired and prepared in the place we all want it, I could care less for her legacy. Nevertheless, her quick tenure as stadium facilitator is examined.

Here's who Sounders are most likely to face in CCL quarterfinals - Sounder At Heart: Still another round of games next month, but there's a chance DC goes to the PNW in February to face a familiar foe.

Steven Gerrard's Champions League analyst gig continues bad trend for MLS: Having just watched Didier Drogba go crazy, there is at least one DP signed this summer who wasn't shirking things in MLS this weekend.

MLS and Serie A Wages: Closer Than You Might Think, but Structured Very Differently | Stat Hunting: I like Steve Hunt's work with wages, and when compared to a League where the D.C. United owner has another team, this is what we call synergy. Or something.

Manchester United 3-0 Sunderland: United Heap More Misery On Black Cats - Roker Report: Sunderland went to Old Trafford to play Manchester United and...well you can guess what happened. The Black Cats remain dead last in the League, and already the first team to have a double digit goal differential, plus or minus (in this case, -10).

Kalinic treble Inter Milan suffer first loss vs Fiorentina - ESPN FC: In more partner club news, in the first half hour of the game between Inter Milan and Fiorentina, Fiorentina scored three (two by Nikola Kalinin) and Miranda was sent off for Inter as Kalinic copped the hat trick and a 4-1 Fiorentina win, which pulled them ahead of Inter on the Serie A table on tiebreakers.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Junun’ to Debut Exclusively on Streaming Platform MUBI:I fully admit to being a PT Anderson mark. And if you tell me him and Jonny Greenwood (who does the scoring on Anderson's films along with being in the band Radiohead) did a film where they went to India? Date and time, OK?

More content to come per usual, trying a couple of things, so let's see how this works, shall we?