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Monday Freedom Kicks: Ladies of Tampa

Looking back at D.C. United's preseason win and additional news and notes.

It's not too often that one gets to use a Matthew McConaughey song in a movie about male strippers, so I'll stash the 'Lucky Luciano' header away for another day.

Recaps of D.C. United's preseason win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies by us and Goff.

D.C. United signs Boca Juniors midfielder Luciano Acosta - Black And Red United: The Luciano Acosta deal is pretty official now...

Sangre joven y ‘xeneize’ para D.C. United y NYCFC – Jugador Franquicia:...while this claims reports in Argentina have the buy option for Acosta at $1.3 million,

Conor Doyle says Goodbye - Black And Red United: Conor Doyle says goodbye to D.C. and hello to the Colorado Rapids over the weekend.

Va. boy raises money to send hand sanitizer for schools in Flint water crisis - Story | WTTG: What's the D.C. United tie-in? Well, click through and see.

MRP Realty sets sites on redevelopment just east of planned D.C. United soccer stadium in Buzzard Point - Washington Business Journal: A small update on the area near Buzzard Point for your information.

USWNT ekes out 1-0 win over Mexico in Olympic qualification - Stars and Stripes FC: The United States women's team continues its qualification for the Summer Olympics with a tougher than expected 1-0 win on a questionable handball in the penalty area that led to a Carli Lloyd goal.

Corona evitó empate - Gallos Blancos de Querétaro: The game between Queretaro and Cruz Azul started an hour before the D.C. game, and I'd made mention that the Gallos backline still looks shaky five games into the 2016 Clausura and that they can be burned on a set piece goal or two. Moments later David Guerron did just that for Cruz Azul off a first half corner kick. Queretaro dropped a 2-1 result, scoring their first road goal of the Clausura late in their third road game to make things close. The Gallos drop to 13th, with their two wins so far still against the 16th and 18th place teams in Liga MX. Their last game before hosting D.C. is a home affair with Tigres (where presumably loads of first team players on both sides will rest) Friday night.

Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United: Kone Gives Black Cats Massive Win - Roker Report: In partner club news, January arrival Wabhi Khazri (from French club Bordeaux) scored his first goal, and other January arrival Lamine Kone (from Lorient) scored in the 82nd to give Sunderland their first win over Manchester United in the Premier League. The win keeps them in 19th but pulls them to one point behind Newcastle and Norwich City in the table.

Fiorentina 2-1 Inter Milan: The road doesn't get any better from here, so Inter must - The Offside Inter Milan: In more partner club news, with Inter Milan got a first half goal from Marcelo Brozovic, though a controversial 2nd yellow to Alex Telles after Fiorentina leveled the score put Inter at 10 men, and they would eventually give up the winer in stoppage time, with DC/Inter owner Erick Thohir in the crowd. Inter drops to fifth, two points behind AS Roma (beat Carpi), and two ahead of AC Milan.

Finally, here's the supercut of Mexican shootouts that you didn't want but can't help looking at: