Friday Freedom Kicks is on.
Post-match quotes: Sounders 2, D.C. United 0 | The Seattle Times: For more colorful post-game quotes, see the laments of the Commentariat in yesterday's Steven Streff piece.
Bundesliga, MLS among competitions to test video replays - Yahoo Sports: I'm afraid that this is going to suck. Hope I'm wrong.
Kitsap Pumas stun Republic FC 3-1 in U.S. Open Cup | The Sacramento Bee: Future MLS team gets taken down by a semipro team from Washington State. Kitsap Pumas will take on the Sounders next.
Ottawa Fury 2, Vancouver Whitecaps 0 | Amway Canadian Championship Recap | MLSsoccer.com: There's a second leg still to come.
Kaka Injury: Brazil, MLS Star Out Of Copa America 2016; International Career Likely Over | Soccer | NESN.com: Sad.
Copa America - Previews, Schedule, Players to Watch for Every Team - Washington Post: Goff and Bacic went hogwild for this preview of Copa.
The Calm Before The Storm: USMNT Ready For Tough Group A – Empire of Soccer: If we can beat Colombia tonight, we'll be in good shape.
Armchair Analyst: USMNT are better historically than you realize, explained | MLSsoccer.com: "...the US shouldn't be scared of anybody in this tournament."
Kurdistan Knocked Out of the Conifa World Football Cup - Rudaw.net: I'm sorry to report.
U.S. Soccer’s Arrested Development - WSJ: "Steve Birnbaum, a 25-year-old defender, said he and Klinsmann barely talked at a recent January camp. 'He wasn't expressive,' Birnbaum said. 'We discussed having my personality show throughout the camp and the games.'"
How US Soccer’s new deadline is disrupting youth soccer - WTOP: If you've got kids on travel teams, you might have noticed this shift.
Brazil's Soccer Prowess Has Been Consumed by Years of Neglect - NYT: All three of the last three presidents of the CBF have been charged with corruption by the U.S. Justice Department.
France struggles to quell labour unrest ahead of Euro Cup | Business Standard News: Bargaining power -- use it or lose it.
As of press time, there aren't any stories up yet about USWNT's 3-3 draw with Japan. So somebody should add one in the comments section. Here are the two Alex Morgan goals. It was an exciting game. But our side got greedy for another goal after they had all but sealed a win at 3-2, leaving our end exposed even with Japan down to 10 players.
And your Friday Freedom Kicks treat is A Whole New World of Singing Enjoyment, which every Screaming Eagle should watch.
Commentariat, you were born to sing.