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Leslie Jones, MLS Cup Playoffs, and David Beckham: Freedom Kicks for 31 October 2016

You need to see Leslie Jones' tweets

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Freedom Kicks are having a hard time transitioning to the offseason, just like the staff and you are, I assume. We will get to drowning our pain in delight at David Beckham's misfortune, but first, the MLS Cup Playoff links.

Impact gets important 1-0 win over the Red Bulls thx to Matteo Mancosu - Mount Royal Soccer: If D.C. United has to be out of the playoffs, the Red Bulls better be next.

LA Galaxy narrowly defeat Colorado Rapids in first leg - LAG Confidential: As all right-thinking people agree, I would like for the Colorado Rapids to defeat the LA Galaxy, if only to keep the delightful bizarreness that is Pablo Mastroeni around.

Toronto FC Rise Above Antics in Huge Win Over New York City FC - Waking The Red: Toronto fans deserve a deep playoff run, and they (along with Colorado and Dallas [:(]) are the least objectionable teams left).

Sounders vs. FC Dallas, recap: Seattle takes 3-0 lead onto road - Sounder At Heart: But it doesn't look like Dallas is going to go much further in these playoffs.

SNL's Leslie Jones discovers soccer, freaks out - The Short Fuse: If you missed Leslie Jones discovering MLS playoffs (and watching more games than most MLS press), then do yourself a favor and catch up on her tweets.

David Beckham confident his persistence will pay off as he reaches unwanted Miami MLS milestone: 1000 days since Beckham made his announcement. 1 0 0 0 d a y s.

FC Cincinnati reveals plans for MLS visit - Cincinnati Business Courier: Don Garber will be visiting my hometown, and the Queen City looks like a strong possibility for one of the last rounds of MLS expansion.

That's all I've got for today; what's up?