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Monday Freedom Kicks: Christian Pulisic is a God Among Men Edition

D.C. United stadium ephemera, the Spirit make the playoffs, and the US probably gets to the Hex behind the greatest player in the World.

Hi. Hope you're having a good holiday, and that you're reading this late.

D.C. United taps MAC Realty Advisors to plan commercial site next to its planned Buzzard Point stadium - Washington Business Journal: Along with this, if anyone has a sub and would like to share what's behind a paywall, hit us up.

PCL Construction reaches substantial completion on $278M Mosaic Stadium in Saskatchewan | Construction Dive: Since we're going to compare every stadium to Buzzard Point, here's another one.

Lloyd Sam scores in New York return, sets eyes on Red Bulls – Empire of Soccer: Former New York Red Bull Lloyd Sam chats about his New York/New Jersey tour.

St. Vincent & Grenadines vs. USA, 2018 World Cup Qualifying: Final score 0-6, Pulisic and Kljestan shine in rout - Stars and Stripes FC: Any time you can draw exaggerated conclusions in your play over a team that was eliminated from the 2nd round of the CFU Caribbean Championship recently, you do it.

Washington Spirit clinch NWSL playoff spot with 1-1 draw with WNY Flash - Black And Red United: The Spirit were bummed, but on the longer term they get to the playoffs as the Seattle Reign (and Megan Rapinoe) come to town midweek.

Chris Penso's double celebration: Mazel tov to Chris. Hope unlike the father, the baby was born with eyes (rimshot).

Kickers reacquire defender Shanosky - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Soccer: Former D.C. United homegrown player Conor Shanosky returns home, in a sense, after playing with Louisville (the Orlando City SC USL affiliate) this year.

Flame of Thrones: Russian soccer team burns Burger King | FourFourTwo: If you haven't heard about this, please click through.

Konrad Plewa played pro soccer today - Once A Metro: Sure, it's rivalry week and all, but when you suffer a stroke and temporary paralysis a little more than a month ago and you come back and play, as Konrad Plewa of the New York Red Bulls II did yesterday, you deserve a shout, a welcome back and a pat on the back, regardless of where you play. Nice yo have him back.

Finally, you may not be entirely familiar with Alfonso Cuaron, but you are familiar with his films like Children of Men and Gravity, both of which include long (apparent) uninterrupted shots. This piece looks at some of those: