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D.C. United and Washington Spirit get wins & more: Monday Freedom Kicks

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Also, the Basterds.

Hi. It’s my first day back in the office after dropping my kid off for his first day of school, so I’ll console my wife about this.

Recaps of D.C. United’s win over the Philadelphia Union by us (with more from us here), MLS (with more from them here) and WaPo. Brotherly Game has you if you like to DOOP.

Reenergized Oguchi Onyewu ready to keep 'silencing the critics' in DC homecoming (CSN Philadelphia): Gooch opines on his homecoming.

Every MLS club's top academy prospect (MLS): I don’t think this should surprise any devotees of Black-and-Red, but acquaint yourself nonetheless of this yet to college commit person.

D.C. mayor to Trump: Can we have RFK Stadium land back? (WBJ): So Mayor Bowser has asked the White House for the land to do things to it after DCU leaves, which we all knew was coming, now it’s official.

Ramos names roster for U20 camp in London (Top Drawer Soccer): DCU academy player Eryk Williamson gets a call here.

Washington Spirit improve after halftime, beat Duke 4-3 (us): The Spirit’s preseason rolls on with beating all of the ACC(?) soccer schools. They host UVA Saturday in their final preseason game before kicking off 2017 proper.

Kickers Fall in First Road Trip of the 2017 Season to Defending USL Champions (Richmond Kickers): A second half goal from the New York Red Bulls II was enough to quiet the Kickers, who fell 1-0.

Paul Clement gives fitness update on Fernando Llorente as head coach admits they missed Spaniard (Wales Online): Swansea City and Middlesborough battled to a scoreless draw on Sunday, with Jason Levien in attendance (he’s due to appear at a meeting with the Supporters’ Trust Tuesday). Swans are 17th in the League, 3 points behind Crystal Palace and one point out of the relegation zone over Hull City, both of whom won over the weekend.

Finally, here’s a breakdown of that wholly engaging and suspenseful opening scene in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds: