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Monday Freedom Kicks: Bye Week Blues, Yanks in D.C.

We have your USMNT insight, some minor D.C. stadium news, and Drunk History outtakes

Thanks to Jason for looking out for me while some life stuff happened last week, so apologies if there is any doubling up of material here. Off we go...

USA rally to beat Peru 2-1, behind Jozy Altidore's second half brace - Black And Red United: Toronto FC player Jozy Altidore availed himself well while the United States team played at RFK Friday night. Please to check out our gamer as our own Steven Streff was impeccably dressed in the RFK heat Friday, and more on the game from Stars and Stripes FC here.

Jurgen Klinsmann adds three players to USMNT for Brazil friendly - Stars and Stripes FC: Ahead of the game with Brazil, L. Ron Hubbard, er, Jurgen Klinsmann makes some minor moves after the Peru game.

Veteran coach Ken Krieger lands at D.C. United Academy: "It’s more than just simply a job" — Soccer Wire: He may be the father of U.S. and Washington Spirit player Ali Krieger, but Ken talks about his role with the Black and Red.

Buzzard Point Marina to close in December, after a half-century of use - The Washington Post: Only related in that I think it was near the area for the stadium, but also a supporters' group yacht club would be boss.

Two years later, all the things that Bobby Rhine left behind | THE WORD | This is an old article, as FC Dallas' own Bobby Rhine passed in 2011, but with the four year anniversary of his death, a recommended read to see the types of lives he touched. Also, it's a worthy time as any to link to the reaction of Colorado Rapids player (and friend and teammate) Drew Moor to a sign marking Rhine's passing, one of the more emotionally effecting photos taken in MLS for my money.

Former FC Dallas goalkeeper Josh Lambo makes 53-man roster for NFL's San Diego Chargers | In lighter news surrounding FC Dallas, what if our best soccer players played football?

Megan Rapinoe scored a dope goal ... again - Stars and Stripes FC: Speaking of the Spirit earlier, Megan Rapinoe scored this beauty as the Seattle Reign beat the Spirit Saturday. The teams will play in Seattle next Sunday in the playoffs.

The young attacking midfielder dilemma | The 91st Minute | Soccer Blog | Videos | Pop-Culture: Will Parchman has put together a list of Homegrown players and minutes as it relates to attacking miss and not that it's a surprise, but D.C. United has some work to do.

The Homegrown Player Rule - A new visual guide - Brotherly Game: Our Philadelphia Union blog has put together some really nice graphics on the reach that MLS teams can have when it comes to signing players to HGP deals, and includes some other information that you should check out.

Ex-MLS coach Peter Nowak guides Antigua and Barbuda in World Cup qualifying: Not going to lie, I'd wondered where Peter Nowak would turn up, and this turn is fascinating.

Finally, the Comedy Central show Drunk History just kicked off Season Three last Tuesday night. The show, spawned from the Funny or Die web series of the same name, has a simple premise: interviewing people to get their recollections about historic events, and having recognizable actors re-enacting the stories. An older installment includes comedian Duncan Trussell discussing the story of Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison (with John C. Reilly and Crispin Glover in the respective historical figures). Trussell downed a half bottle of Tesla before telling the story, which is predictably hilarious.

That show is here, and a recent panel in Austin with Trussell, show creator Derek Waters and Community creator Dan Harmon (who appears in this week's installment, discussing drug empress Griselda Blanco, recreated by Maya Rudolph), appears below.

Sew up your extended weekend errands folks.