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USA vs. Ecuador, US Open Cup, St. Louis Stadium: Freedom Kicks for 16 June 2016

Soccer, go!

I'm still sleepy after staying up for free soccer last night, so this is the intro. It isn't the intro you deserve, but it is the one you get. Onto the links!

D.C. United fall to Fort Lauderdale Strikers in penalties in US Open Cup - Black And Red United: Very disappointing. At least Chris Durkin showed that he belongs at this level alreadys; can we send someone in a Durkin mask to IMG and just keep him in DC?

Patrick Vieira "really disappointed" by NYCFC's early US Open Cup exit | D.C. United were not the only MLS team to lose last night; NYCFC was also bounced by an NASL team, in their case the New York Cosmos. There were rumors of NYCFC fans jumping Cosmos fans and beating them bloody before the game; if true, then the Pigeons not only deserved to lose but deserve to be sanctioned by MLS.

USA vs. Ecuador, Copa America 2016: What to watch for - Stars and Stripes FC: But there's another big game tonight! USA takes on Ecuador in the knockout stages of the Copa America! Our friends at Stars and Stripes FC have a preview.

Armchair Analyst: Tactical preview of US vs. Ecuador in Copa America | Matt Doyle from breaks down the tactics in this game, analzying how each side will try and break down the other.

Jurgen Klinsmann is finally coaching within himself | The 91st Minute | Soccer Blog | Videos | Pop-Culture: Is it really Jurgen figuring something out, or is it the players figuring out what works on the field for them?

FOX Sports Expands Studio Programming for USA Ecuador: The call for this game is JP Dellacamera and... Landon Donovan? I will be watching on Univision Deportes, but let us know what you think of Landon's call.

Talented youngsters join club Heart of Midlothian | News: Hearts of Midlothian is really concentrating on building with Concacaf talent, adding some Canadians to the team to join Perry Kitchen.

Maryland Heights braces for a proposed development that could transform city, region | Metro | If Stan Kroenke is involved in a possible MLS stadium in St. Louis, I wonder what that means for the Colorado Rapids.

That's all I have this morning. What's up?