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Monday Freedom Kicks: Buesch-wacked

Recaps of the weekend and events for D.C. United and the Washington Spirit, updates on some D.C. players

You know what's fun? A win, over a particularly obnoxious opponent, with a full house and then some. THAT'S fun.

Recaps of D.C. United's 4-1 win over Orlando City SC from us (with more from us here), MLS (with more from them here), and the Washington PostThe Mane Land has the bath salts side covered (on a side note, kudos to Gavin for making the drive and covering things for the Lions).

Perry Kitchen has strong character to lead Hearts – John Robertson - The Scotsman: The former D.C. midfielder gets the Captain's armband and a shirt in his honor, while last year's Captain finds himself on the outs.

W&M soccer players take a stand on their knee - Daily Press: A couple of D.C. Academy alums are being seen for their demonstrations.

Poor defense dooms Washington Spirit to 3-1 loss at Chicago Red Stars - Black And Red United: It was nice that Crystal Dunn got one for the Spirit, but it didn't offset a poor performance on the road. With Portland Thorns FC beating Sky Blue, the Washington Spirit's playoff opponent is...

Washington Spirit will face Chicago Red Stars in NWSL semifinal - Black And Red United.

Visibility Matters: An Interview with Crystal Dunn – Backline Soccer: Saturday's goal scorer shares her thoughts on a variety of topics.

Ex-USWNT star Lauren Holiday gives birth, prepares for brain tumor surgery | FOX Sports: Mazel tov to Lauren (a friend of mine gave birth Friday night), now to kick this tumor's ass.

Charleston Battery striker Jeremy Ebobisse could be top pick in January’s MLS SuperDraft - Post and Courier: I include this because apparently he thought he'd be training in Richmond/D.C. until MLS put him in Charleston? I'm not sure if this had been known, but if not, here you go.

MLS soccer player Tally Hall to become Orlando police officer - Story | WOFL: The former D.C. keeper (of sorts) reflects on his new job.

How MLS embraced Latinos: 'We view the Hispanic market as part of our DNA' (The Guardian): A Black-and-Red Community Relations Director discusses the team's approach then, and now.

Swansea City 1-3 Manchester City analysis: Sergio Aguero double wins the day, but this was much better from Guidolin's team - Wales Online: In sorta partner club news, Swansea City played better, but Pep Guardiola and Manchester City were all Citeh like on Saturday, as murmurs of Manchester United (and Wales) legend Ryan Giggs may be the next Swans manager. Nevertheless, Swans find themselves in 16th, potentially 17th if Burnley beats Watford today.

Inter Milan 1-1 Bologna: Frustrated - Serpents of Madonnina: In more partner club news, Ivan Perisic got a nice goal off a volley but Inter Milan couldn't get another and drew with Bologna, in a match between two guys who own MLS clubs too (Joey Saputo owns the Montreal Impact and Bologna while Erick Thohir does something with D.C. along with Inter). The draw gives Inter sole possession of third.

Finally, "War on Everyone" is a comedy with Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena, and written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, whose last film was the excellent 2014 effort "Calvary." Please to watch this trailer, which is a red band and contains lots of naughty words: