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D.C. United, MLS, USMNT, and soccer links for 3 September 2015

We've got MLS, USMNT, and the continuing saga of Beckham's stadium. Jonathan Spector?

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Freedom! Soccer! USMNT! Let's go!

Jurgen Klinsmann: Brad Guzan to start over Tim Howard for USA through Mexico playoff | FOX Sports: Hopefully this is just a motivating tactic, because Tim Howard should get an opportunity to take the spot from Guzan before the Mexico playoff.

Klinsmann Adds Defender Jonathan Spector ahead of Peru, Brazil Friendlies - U.S. Soccer: I mean, Jonathan Spector? Is this 2009? Spector is mostly a center back these days for Birmingham City, but is likely brought in to shore up the fullback depth.

U.S. soccer news and notes: Morales, Spector, Yedlin, Costa Rica friendly: More notes on tomorrow's game from The Goff.

NASL Takes Issue with US Soccer's Proposed Changes to First Division Standards: League that can't meet division 2 standards is mad division 1 standards are changing. Yeah, ok.

Haji Wright, the young star who chose New York Cosmos over MLS and Europe | Football | The Guardian: He chose the NASL, but actually played for Alecko Eskandarian and the Cosmos B in NPSL.

Aaron Davidson's Stunning Soccer Bribery Case Could Clean Up FIFA's Corruption | Miami New Times: A good breakdown of Traffic USA and just how corrupt the whole thing is. I don't actually expect anything to be cleaned up though.

Big Kick | Valley News: Phoenix, like Charlotte and other cities, is hoping to get on the MLS train too.

David Beckham on possible stadium announcement in Miami: "We are getting closer" | What's the word for this? Oh right: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

And hey, we've got another Black and Red United meetup coming up before the Columbus Crew game. Won't you join us?

What's up, soccer fans?