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Tournament Casualties Continue: D.C. United & Sundry Soccer Links for 1 July 2016

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Spain's del Bosque.
Spain's del Bosque.
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Friday Freedom Kicks, you're tardy again!

I'm going to start off with a bombardment of Real Salt Lake-D.C. United previews.  Read them all and sound the smartest when you watch the game with your friends or family tonight at 10:30.

As a defender and student, D.C. United's Jalen Robinson is on course - WaPo:  Goff has published a profile of D.C. United homegrown Jalen Robinson who went pro early and has somehow managed to stay in college, expecting to graduate from UMBC next year.

Armchair Analyst: Five from Copa America who'd find a snug fit in MLS | MLSsoccer.com:  The Armchair Analyst was scouting Copa stars for MLS recruitment the whole time.

Group hoping to bring MLS to St. Louis reports progress | Soccer | stltoday.com:  Just give St. Louis a team already!

From refugee to MLS, Yura Movsisyan finds a home in Salt Lake | Part 1 | MLSsoccer.com:  I love that Movsisyan learned English by listening to Dr. Dre and Tupac.

Italy's tournament hold over Germany set for latest test - Guardian: This game is tomorrow (Saturday) at 3 pm. It should be good soccer.

Euro 2016: Wales set for 'biggest game' since 1958 World Cup - BBC Sport:  Get thee to a watering hole at 3 pm today.  Call it a late lunch.

Vicente Del Bosque quits as Spain coach after Euro 2016 exit - Telegraph:  These tournaments always produce so many casualties.

Russia to introduce visa-free regime for World Cup fans with tickets | Russia Beyond The Headlines:  Interesting process. If you've ever applied for a visa to Russia, and plan on going to the 2018 World Cup, this is welcome news.

And your Friday Freedom Kicks treat is a rundown of Fourth of July celebrations in the area (pages 2 and 3 are schedules for Maryland and Virginia cities).

Commentariat, I salute you!