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Recaps, ownership news, and Taxi Drivers?

I'd like to think part of last week happening was because I thought Fabi was a poopyface in last Monday's Kicks so...you're welcome fam!

Recaps of D.C. United's 4-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps by us (with more from us here), MLS (with more from them here) and the Washington PostEighty Six Forever covers things from the Cascadian Canadian side of things.

D.C. United owner set to invest in Swansea City - Black And Red United: Oh hey, Jason Levien (but mostly Steve Kaplan) is expanding into England to take a controlling interest in Swansea. More on this to come soon, though the team confirms the news and the Swansea City Supporters' Trust (who own 21% of the club) says they met with Levien last week before word of the deal came out, and that the Levien and Kaplan's group want to buy a 75% share in Swans, and hope to have the deal finalized next month.

Sacrificing to save a career: meet D.C. United goalkeeper Tally Hall | WJLA: A nice look and what Tally Hall is trying to do.

Doyle debut for Harrisburg - Isle of Man Today: 2016 D.C. United draft pick Liam Doyle is in Harrisburg with the USL City Islanders, and mention in the article about how the lack of international spots was a reason he was let go. Speaking of which...

Andrea Mancini: Not Like Father, Not Like Son | Forza Italian Football: My phone is smashed and I don't know why.

Darlington Nagbe stretchered off field following Nigel de Jong horror tackle - Stars and Stripes FC: A late night addition, and one you'll want to keep sharp instruments away from you on.

Finns Fly, Skate, Bat Their Way to Sports History: In case you find yourself around the Finnish Embassy in D.C. the next week or two, you may bump into Markus Halsti at this exhibit.

Frosinone 0-1 Inter Milan: A lot more difficult than expected - The Offside Inter Milan: In current partner club news, Mauro Icardi scored his 50th goal in his 100th game with Inter Milan en route to a 1-0 win, keeping them in 4th after a surprise Fiorentina loss to Empoli.

Black & Red United is having a meetup on April 16 - Black And Red United: See what we drink, and what our banter is like!

Former soccer star Abby Wambach says she’s ’embarrassed, ashamed’ about DUI arrest: This is a good start for Abby.

'Taxi Driver' Oral History: De Niro, Scorsese, Foster, Schrader Spill All on 40th Anniversary - Hollywood Reporter: Dude, see Taxi Driver if you haven't. And if you have, check out this longform on this cinematic touchstone.