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Salary Chasm: D.C. United & Sundry Soccer Links for 20 May 2016

D.C. United - Philly previews, MLS salaries, and creepy goalkeeper fingers.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

When you're operating on multiple time zones, it's always Freedom Kicks time. #excuses

D.C. United at Union preview -  The Union will be especially eager to notch a win at home because they've got two road games next week (Wednesday and Saturday), and we know how those go.  Our brothers at the Brotherly Game also have a preview.

Former D.C. United star enjoys healthy start in Philadelphia - WaPo:  Steven Goff rubs it in.

Surge lands D.C. United's Alvaro Saborio on Costa Rica's Copa America roster - Washington Times:  This Saborio surge kind of snuck up on us, didn't it?

Portland Thorns play host to the Washington Spirit: Score, live updates, how to watch |  The Spirit remain undefeated, but it was the Thorns who managed to wrestle the league's only draw versus the Spirit so far. The Spirit are in Portland tomorrow at 10 pm our time, and this link provides the livestream.

2 charts that prove how wildly unequal pay is in MLS | For The Win:  For the stats nerds.

Average MLS salary goes up, with surprising value available league wide - ESPN FC:  "Look at the situation surrounding Jorge Villafaña, who tripled his salary when he moved from the Portland Timbers to Liga MX side Santos Laguna. If that doesn't point to how MLS keeps player salaries artificially low, nothing does."

MLS Keeper Nick Rimando's Fucked-Up Finger Is A Good Party Trick - Deadspin:  Yeeesch.

Euro 2016 - 5 talking points | BT Sport:  Who else is excited about the Euro 2016 championship?

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