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We give you the weekend in player news and uniform reveals, Birds bombed and Coens filmed.

The closer the season gets, the more D.C.

D.C. United to acquire Boca Juniors attacking midfielder? - Black And Red United: ICYMI, this happened Friday night. Click through, look at videos, etc. Goff also fills in some detail/confirms what we brought to you first.

D.C. United officially releases new jersey - Black And Red United: Also, this, with video on it from WJLA.

Red D.C. United jersey numbers may be in the future - Black And Red United: With the 2016 shirts done, the 2017 ones may have had a slight peak revealed.

DC United head coach Ben Olsen discusses club's reported pursuit of Antonio Nocerino and Luciano Acosta, says team pursuing two additions | MLSsoccer.com: The quote that many may latch on? "...We have some money to spend so we're definitely going to have at least two additions to the team and we're looking forward to those guys enhancing our already talented group."

D.C. United has not yet filed tampering charges against Orlando City - Orlando Sentinel: Paul Tenorio updates where things are from the Orlando City perspective as of Friday afternoon.

DC United keen to benefit from Inter partnership - GazzettaWorld: Jason Levien is apparently still in Milan and spoke about Inter Milan, MLS and such. Among the notes here: looking at the possibility of a DCU-Inter RFK friendly this summer. Apparently the Antonio Nocerino situation was briefly addressed, insofar as negotiating is still happening, but can't find that. Nocerino was on the bench for AC Milan against Udinese yesterday but did not appear.

USA vs. Canada: Final score 1-0, Late Jozy Altidore goal seals win for the USA - Stars and Stripes FC: Jurgen Klinsmann played Steven Birnbaum at right back because Jurgen Klinsmann, but it didn't phase Birdbomb in an otherwise drab affair between the United States and Canada.

Armchair Analyst: US finish off camp and finish off Canada thanks to Jozy Altidore header | MLSsoccer.com: Matt Doyle throws some praise at Birdbomb...

What we learned from the U.S. men's national team's January friendlies: ...as does Leander Schaerlaeckens from Yahoo.

New York Red Bulls Add Preston Burpo as Goalkeeper Coach | New York Red Bulls: In case you wondered where former goalkeepers coach Preston Burpo went, he's apparently back, but with the New York Red Bulls.

MLS officials testing replay technology - LAG Confidential: Oh boy.

Comeback and win - Gallos Blancos of Queretaro: An 81st minute goal from Luis Esqueda gave Queretaro their second straight home victory, a 2-1 win over Veracruz, putting them in the top half of the table, ninth overall. At 2-3 (with wins over the bottom two teams in Liga MX), they go on the road to play Cruz Azul Saturday.

Liverpool 2-2 Sunderland: Late Fightback Gives Black Cats Improbable Point - Roker Report: In partner club news, Sunderland scored two goals (by Adam Johnson and Jermain Defoe) in the last ten minutes, and stole a point at Anfield against Liverpool. The Black Cats are still in 19th, three points behind Norwich.

Hellas Verona 3-3 Inter Milan: Inter miss Miranda - The Offside Inter Milan: In more partner club news, Inter Milan rallied from 3-1 down to Hellas Verona with goals from Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic to a 3-3 tie. Inter is 4th, one point behind Fiorentina and one ahead of AS Roma.

And hey, this is slowly moving forward:

Finally, here's a supercut of Coen films, because you've earned it.