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Recaps of the Escape from New York Jersey, partner club news, updates on former (and future?) Designated Players, and chocolate choo-choos.

Hi. I left to go to a birth class at 2-0, and it ended 2-2. You welcome, family.

Recaps of D.C. United's wild draw with the New York Red Bulls from us (with more from us here), MLS (with more from them here), and the Washington PostOnce A Metro has you covered from the bad guys' side.

D.C. United reportedly to begin negotiations with Boca Juniors for Luciano Acosta - Black And Red United: Honestly I don't see this as a surprise, and frankly if they whiff on this then there needs to be a discussion that occurs daily about the ownership.

Once on the brink of early retirement, Pontius has found new life with Union | FourFourTwo: I had little idea that Chris Pontius even remotely contemplated this, so I'm glad he's come back to do what he's done, be it with the Philadelphia Union or wherever.

Bill Hamid, focused on health, aims to work his way back into USMNT picture | MLSsoccer.com: Counter point to Bill Hamid's admission in the post-game coverage above.

Podcasts - Men in Blazers: In which Steve Birnbaum talks about bouncing stands at Buzzard Point, and some other things.

Five things we learned from Swansea City's entertaining 2-2 draw with Chelsea - Wales Online: In sorta partner club news, Swansea City got goals from Leroy Fer and Gylfi Sigurdsson, but Chelsea had Diego Costa bookend a pair of goals for a 2-2 shared result, putting them in 13th in the early Premier League campaign.

Swansea City boardroom shake-up revealed as two new American faces named directors - Wales Online: DCU owner Jason Levien (and his friend Steve Kaplan) get into the Swansea City boardroom and some more of the Swans' ownership consortium appears to come into focus with names from the NBA's Sacramento Kings past.

Pescara 1-2 Inter Milan: Icardi saves Frank De Boer - Serpents of Madonnina: In real partner club news, Mauro Icardi had a pair of his own, including a goal late for Inter Milan to get the win over Pescara, their first in 3 Serie A games. Now 1-1-1, they are in 11th place.

Fabian Espindola's first goal with Club Necaxa - Black And Red United: Hey, look at Fabi getting on the scoresheet!

Kids In The Hall’s Kevin McDonald on the dark origin of "Girl Drink Drunk" · 11 Questions · The A.V. Club: To be clear, this is not an oral history of the Kids in the Hall sketch, but a nice buried nugget about it in this interview.

Go enjoy the weather today, OK?