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Libertà Calci: D.C. United and Sundry Soccer Links for 29 January 2016

Nocerino! Nocerino! È la Statua della Libertà? No. E 'il monumento a Washington!

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Buon giorno, paesani!  Venerdì Libertà Calci inizia ora!

Il DC United punta Nocerino: MLS potrebbe accogliere un nuovo italiano? -  The Italians put Nocerino in the same boat as Pirlo, Giovinco, and DiVaio. We will take him. Everybody is talking about this.  Incidentally, did you know the area around DC's Chinatown used to be Little Italy? There's only a church left from that neighborhood. And it's a beaut. Personally, I"d go crazy if we had an Italian on the field. Like, totally pazzo.

2016 Preseason Day 5 | Video Update | D.C. United:  Some video of the boys in black and red prepping for the season.

Pro Bowl and NHL, NBA, MLB, MLS all-star games are home to gimmicks, quirks, assorted oddities - ESPN Go:  An assessment of the wackiness of each major sport's all-star game.

The 10 biggest signs that US Soccer and MLS hate each other - Paste: Enjoy!

Man United want Nigeria star Ahmed Musa Neymar eyes MLS - ESPN FC: Neymar clickbait!

Jermaine Jones Angry Over MLS Suspension, Contract Offer From Revolution |  I thought Jermaine Jones had written off MLS. But, no. Money talks.

Qatar's grand plan making progress - Is Qatar's national team 85% guestworkers?

Human Rights Watch criticises Qatar on changes to its labour law | Football | The Guardian: How's this for progress in worker freedom in Qatar? Instead of needing permission from your employer to quit and work for someone else, you only need a "certificate of no objection" from your employer to quit and work for someone else!

And your Friday Freedom Kicks treat is The Sandlerverse.

Commentariat, let me see your certificate of no objection!