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Monday Freedom Kicks: One Sleep Left

We round up the D.C. United news and notes, some CCL stuff, and Michael Mann.

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D.C. United no match for the speedy Montreal Impact in 4-1 preseason loss - Black And Red United: In the last preseason game of the season, the Montreal Impact's B+ squad played D.C. United's B squad and...things apparently happened.

Q&A: D.C. United goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra’s serious homebrew hobby | DRAFT Magazine: D.C.'s starting keeper talks about his hobby with a trade mag.

Help B&RU raise money for children's cancer research! - Black And Red United: ICYMI, give some money to see Adam get his head shaved. He deserves mocking.

MLS to Experiment with Instant Replay at Portland’s Simple Invitational - Articles - Articles - Homepage - Northern Pitch: Portland was playing with this last month as our friends at LAG Confidential reported, as this continues to roll on.

MLS' free agency process has proved beneficial for the players involved.:Jeff Carlisle shows us Year One results of free agency in Major League Soccer.

Igualada ante el Campeón - Gallos Blancos de Querétaro: Queretaro's last game before playing D.C. United was an entertaining 2-2 draw with fellow CCL opponent Tigres. The Gallos remain in 13th in the Liga MX table.

Omar Gonzalez predicts MLS teams will struggle vs. Liga MX sides in CCL: I mean, this is probably true, but et tu, Omar?

Inter Milan 3-1 Sampdoria: A much better performance: In partner club news, Inter Milan rebounded back into form in their win over Sampdoria, which keeps them in fifth, two points behind Roma. AC Milan plays Napoli today to try and middle Inter's hold on fifth down to a point. And speaking of Inter...

Inter Milan pone pone los ojos en el Hondureno Andy Najar: Along with Sevilla in Spain, Inter is tracking Andy Najar. Crazy.

Match Review: Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Overshadowing 17-year old American Christian Pulisic's first start for Borussia Dortmund, things got crazy and the referee walked off the field for a time as Dortmund beat Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 in part one of 'referee craziness' this weekend.

Turkish soccer game descends into chaos with player giving referee a red card - In part 2 of 'referee craziness' this weekend, someone in Turkey needed to pull of a Clint Dempsey impression as Trabzonspor got down to seven(!) men in a loss to Galatasaray.

PSV player attempts to troll Atletico Madrid, get burnt instead: Some great attempted trolling of Atletico Madrid going wrong.

Finally, here's a recent, hour-plus long interview with director Michael Mann, of "Heat," "Thief" and "Manhunter" fame, to name a few.