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Monday Freedom Kicks: Balance Your Mind With Whisky

Some D.C. United updates, and Nick Offerman sits down.

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I hope your New Year has been good. Me, I’ve been reading books to my 2-month-old and staying out of trouble.

The Best DC Sports Moments of 2016 (Washingtonian): I’d link to the Bog if they, you know, covered D.C. United anymore, but big ups to Washingtonian for this off grid choice for Black-and-Red folks.

Travis Worra rallies crowd at Caps game, Caps score soon after. (us): Clearly this means the Washington Capitals should listen to D.C. United players more.

D.C. United Academy develops top talent, memorable experiences (Final Whistle Journal): A recent-ish look at the Academy experience.

Thohir swoops in on insurance (The Star Online): D.C. United’s managing partner diversifies.

Reports: Rongen named chief USMNT scout (Big Apple Soccer): Two former D.C. United head coaches involved with U.S. Soccer? Nice.

Swansea City players beyond belief at times as Curtis left hurt: The key issues from Bournemouth drubbing (Wales Online): As Swansea City are due to replace Bob Bradley with Bayern Munich assistant Paul Clement, two first half goals from Bournemouth led to a 3-0 drubbing. Swans are still in last in the Premier League, a point behind Hull City and two behind Sunderland.

Finally, here’s Nick Offerman (from Parks and Recreation on NBC of recent) sipping whisky outside the Lagavulin Distillery in Scotland. Consider this a New Year’s Yule Log: