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Monday Freedom Kicks: Digging Out Edition

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We round up D.C. United news as best as there is, along with partner club happenings, and stretch before exercise.

So hopefully you've managed to get shoveled out and/or extricated to go to wherever you need to get to. Me, I'm in one of those places that got 30 plus inches and am taking it easy. The office being closed today certainly helps that.

So let's dig in, shall we?

D.C. United releases preseason roster - Black And Red United: The names in Bradenton that we know of are out there for you to peruse.

Why there needs to be a FC Dallas Lifestyle - Big D Soccer: In the event you're wondering what D.C. United should do to bring more eyes to its product, an interesting look at a similar problem with the FC Dallas folks.

Liam Doyle | MT TV | iom news on demand manx.net: Liam Doyle shares his training thoughts with his homeland.

Marshall Moya Design: In the event you wanted to see what the Buzzard Point associate architect was thinking when it came to the stadium, check this slideshow out.

USWNT handles Ireland 5-0 with young players and Carli Lloyd hat trick - Stars and Stripes FC: Aside from the Carli Lloyd hat trick, 17-year old Mallory Pugh (who decided to forgo a professional career with the Portland Thorns to go to school at UCLA) scored her first goal for the United States in this romp over Ireland.

Kevin Baxter: Crystal Dunn overcomes disappointment to be an important part of the U.S. women's soccer team - LA Times: Staying with the U.S. women, a nice look at the Washington Spirit's own Crystal Dunn.

Travel to Mar del Plata | Estudiantes de La Plata: This says that D.C. United target Leonardo Gil continues to be part of preseason training with Estudiantes, which means a lot, or not at all, depending on your perspective I guess.

Where do we go from here – Part 2 – Swansea City Supporters' Trust: An interesting look at where the folks who own interest in Swansea look at the last half of the season.

Sunderland 1-1 Bournemouth: Van Aanholt Secures Point For Black Cats - Roker Report: In partner club news, a Patrick Van Aanholt goal in first half stoppage leveled Sunderland with Bournemouth, which was how the game ended. The Black Cats remain in 19th.

Inter Milan 1-1 Carpi: The Mancini Special is unsustainable - The Offside Inter Milan: In more partner club news, Rodrigo Palacio scored for Inter Milan, but a 10-man Carpi scored in stoppage time to level the match, and dropped Inter to 4th in Serie A in the process, tied with Fiorentina but giving up the tiebreaker.

This 5-part series about how David Bowie’s songs were used in film is pretty intense · Great Job, Internet! · The A.V. Club: Bowie may be gone, but this look at his music in movies remains and is quite impressive.

Hope you didn't overdo your shoveling.