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Monday Freedom Kicks: High and Nearly Dry

Recaps, owner neglect, player profiles, and Robert De Niro breaks things.

Hi. I was at a birth class and missed a chunk of the game, but sat down with barbecue and saw the last two goals live. So you're welcome. GIFs will have to wait another day.

Recaps of D.C. United's 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls from us (and more from us here) and MLSOnce A Metro has thoughts from the Jerz. Feel free to drop in any gamers of interest below.

NMarkus Halsti looks back on his two years with D.C. United - Black And Red United: A last call for Steven Streff's excellent work on this piece on Halstinho, whose GTrans caused such an uproar when it came out.

Q&A: D.C. United academy chief Nolan Sheldon on Homegrowns, much more — Soccer Wire: Charlie Boehm sits down with Kyle's brother in an interview you should carve some time out for. Part 2 comes out this week.

Red Line Report: Who has the easiest schedule for the rest of the season? | Just a reminder that the road into the playoffs is a tough one.

Mullins creativity sparking DC United, now they must finish | Analyst's Den | Matt Doyle champions Patrick Mullins (as one does), as serves as another reminder to finish your chances.

DC United players see shades of Giovinco in emerging star Luciano Acosta | Me? Personally I'd say he's Mauro Diaz and not Giovinco, but again, just me.

Akridge and Western Development Acquire Former Coast Guard Headquarters at Buzzard Point: I was told nothing would be built or developed if a stadium was announced.

Decades of soccer in Minnesota culminate with MLS entry in 2017 | FourFourTwo: Minnesota has showed that "Forever" United is maybe three years, good on them.

Swansea City v Hull City analysis: Set pieces woes return as Swans fail to break Tigers down in 2-0 defeat - Wales Online: With new majority owners Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien in attendance (as well as several D.C. United front office staff), Swansea City give up a late goal to Chicago Fire legend Shaun Maloney as Hull City wins their second straight following promotion to the Premier League, 2-0.

New majority shareholders Stephen Kaplan and Jason Levien reveal Swans plans: Let's play a game: spot the quote in here that will cause Monday morning drinking. Would you like a hint?

Thohir: 'Inter will buy more' | Football Italia. Ugh. Well, at least Inter Milan lost 2-0 to Chievo, whom they finished 17 points in front of last year. So there's that.

Related to those quotes (and finally), here's a supercut of Robert De Niro beating shit up, also in honor of the actor's 73rd birthday last week: