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Recaps of wins, bugs at Inter Milan, and Samuel L. Jackson cursing.

Two of three won, one goal (an early brainfart) in three games. Saturday was fun for a myriad of reasons. More of that against the Chicago Fire, please and thank you.

Recaps of D.C. United's 3-0 win over the New England Revolution by us (with more from us here), MLS (with more from them here) the Washington Post and Goal.comThe Bent Musket has the Revs' side of the ledger.

Bill Hamid shows some mobility in an early morning workout - Black And Red United: Everyone be quiet, Bill's coming.

HEADS UP COLUMN: To make money at Swansea City, the Americans must get one thing right | South Wales Evening Post: The think pieces on (D.C. United Managing General Partner) Jason Levien and (Memphis Grizzlies co-Executive Chairman) Steve Kaplan's purchase of Swansea City start flowing...

Swansea City Supporters Trust call for clarity on takeover talks - Wales Online: While the fans who have more than a 20% share in the club want more information.

F.C. Internazionale Milano - Official Website | EN NEWS: In more owner things, D.C. United Managing Partner Erick Thohir talks ownership in Italy and England, with a dusting of MLS. Apparently this may have been done because Thohir was linked to an ownership interest to Fulham, but who knows.

For Union’s Washington, overcoming learning disability was just a part of his path to MLS. | Philadelphia Union: Normally, Philadelphia Union are ew, but Taylor Washington went to school at George Mason and played for the DCU U-23s last year and is a really nice kid, and you should read this.

Hearts boss hopes Perry Kitchen gets Copa America call - Edinburgh Evening News: I mean, I don't know how 5-7 games for Heart of Midlothian F.C. is going to get Perry Kitchen a Copa call, but it's Jurgen so who the hell knows.

Washington Spirit defeat Sky Blue FC 2-1 for second straight win - Black And Red United: Ali Krieger and Diana Matheson helped put the Washington Spirit to the top of the table? Yes, yes they did.

Carli Lloyd undergoes MRI after leaving game early with apparent knee injury - Stars and Stripes FC: Just going to blindly add this to the reasons why people should hate Orlando, for Ben's sake. Sort of related to Lloyd...

Why I Love Playing Abroad | The Players' Tribune: United States mens' player Ale Bedoya responds to why he likes playing in Europe.

Aromas Cafe FC preparing for Lamar Hunt Cup: With the USOC on the horizon, a look at the team playing D.C.'s USL affiliate Richmond Kickers.

Inter Milan 3-1 Udinese: The new boys win it - The Offside Inter Milan: In partner club news, Inter Milan got two goals from Stevan Jovetic en route to a win over Udinese. It took Gianluigi Buffon saving a 90th minute penalty kick for Juventus to defeat Fiorentina, which gave Inter 5 points worth of breathing room in 4th, with 3rd place AS Roma playing 2nd place Napoli this morning.

But wait, Inter news gets weirder...

WOW: Inter found a wiretap in their HQ! | Calciomercato.com: Wait, what? Why?

Match Report: Sunderland 0-0 Arsenal - Out The Bottom Three! - Roker Report: In more partner club news, Sunderland and Arsenal went to a scoreless draw, not only keeping the Gunners in fourth but more importantly for the Black Cats, put them in 17th, tied with Norwich City but holding the tiebreaker and thus, out of the relegation zone for the moment.

Finally, here's a supercut of Samuel L. Jackson saying 'motherfucker,' and I really thought this would be longer: