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Jerseys revealed, players plunging, stadiums approved? Monday Freedom Kicks

Also Black Sabbath because...Black Sabbath.

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D.C. United preseason<br> D.C. United

Hey, did you find yourself at a Day to Unite? Did you see Leanne and her riding boots? I think she went to Middleburg after for some steeplechase, I dunno.

United's 2017 secondary kit unveiled (D.C. United): Riblets! Stripes! Buttons!

Some People Seem To Think DC United’s New Kit Having “DCUNTD” On It Is Less Than Ideal (Barstool Sports): Oh. Oh well. I mean, it’s the format of the license plate maybe?

D.C. United aiming to sign Canadian national team player (WaPo): Goff with a clever header here on a player nobody should be surprised by. Also...

D.C. United could receive final approval for Buzzard Point stadium Thursday (WaPo): We knew this part, but Goff buries a nugget or two in here.

3 questions for D.C. United after the first leg of preseason (us): Steven Streff looks at where we are as the D.C. leg of preseason resumes today.

DC United's Steve Birnbaum goes 'polar bear' for a good cause (MLS): Birdbomb bombs into an above ground pool for charity.

DC's 2 pro soccer teams face different tests in 2017 (Delmarva Now): Previews!

Maryland's Sasho Cirovski fights to save college soccer from irrelevancy ( Nice read on the Terps’ footy boss.

United midfielder Collin Martin hoping for breakthrough season (Star Tribune): Not going to lie, this read a little depressing at times for me, but I hope he does well.

2016 Gatorade POTY Lucas Mendes leaves UVA, joins Cosmos for pre-season (This is Cosmos Country): Speaking of Academy alums, this bit of news.

Why the RA Board Needs to Re-Think the Lake Newport Soccer Stadium (Patch): The Washington Spirit’s new partner may have some conflict on their hands.

6 traits of good soccer character (GTF): What former D.C. United player shares his secrets? Only one way to find out...

Paul Clement becomes the toast of Swansea City after latest Premier League (Wales Online): In sorta partner club news, Swansea City win for the 3rd time in their last 4 and went from being 4 points from safety at New Year’s Eve to 4 points clear of the bottom three in 15th, as the win put them over the defending Premier League champs. Crazy times.

Inter 2-0 Empoli: No Icardi, No Perisic, No Problem (Serpents of Madonnina): In more partner club news, Eder and Antonio Candreva scored to lift Inter Milan over Empoli in the game and over Atalanta into 4th in Serie A. Lazio play A.C. Milan today and can potentially leap over both with a win.

Goodbye, for Good, to Black Sabbath (New York Times): Sad face. All of the sad faces.

Finally, this bit of website internet pride:

So if you can, give Jason and Caitlin a huzzah, because frankly it’s well-deserved.