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U.S. Soccer/NASL settlement crumbles, Swansea stumbles & more: Freedom Kicks for 11/20/17

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Also, let’s talk about how great David Fincher is, part...?

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-Sporting KC at Minnesota United Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Hi. Kid is still teething, though he seemed to dribble a ball. It may not have been dribbling, but I’m totally going to take credit for it.

There’s No Easy (or Cheap) Way Out for RFK Stadium (CBS DC): A gentle reminder to the ‘just renovate RFK’ crowd vis a vis the D.C. United old digs, assuming this position still exists.

NO SETTLEMENT: NASL, USSF agreement unravels (Front Row Soccer): Remember how George Costanza tried to renegotiate his offer with NBC and Jerry Seinfeld and wound up settling for less than what was originally offered? This is where we’re headed.

The 10 best football books of 2017 (iNews): I have a two of these (the Michael Cox and Dan Fieldsend books), and if the other 8 are like those, this is a solid list.

Goals condemn Swans to 2-0 defeat (WalesOnline): In partner club news, Ashley Barnes, and former Swan Jack Cork score as Burnley down Swansea City. Swans are a point behind West Ham United and 3 ahead of Crystal Palace, and are 19th in the 20 team Premier League.

Icardi’s brace leads Inter to 2-0 win over Atalanta (Serpents of Madonnina): In more partner club news, Mauro Icardi keeps rolling for Inter Milan, scoring goals 12 & 13 in the win. They leapfrogged Juventus who lost and reclaimed 2nd place, 2 points behind Napoli with both teams still undefeated in Serie A thus far.

Finally, here’s a cool video essay about former music video director David Fincher and how he uses music in his movies and shows: