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VAR at the Confederations Cup, D.C. United beats Atlanta United, and Jurgen Klinsmann and Bruce Arena: Freedom Kicks

Soccer, go!

Hello, friends! I am back to grace you Thursday yet again as Caitlin needs the day off. Obviously D.C. United knew this was coming and decided to grace my return with a win. To the links!

D.C. United end home drought with 2-1 win over Atlanta United - Black And Red : D.C. United has now scored 42% of their goals this season against the Interlopers United. That feels pretty good, and would only feel better if they could start scoring against other teams too.

D.C. United pick up crucial win, but plenty of work remains ahead busy two weeks - Black And Red United: Steven Streff also talked to Ben Olsen and Patrick Nyarko in the wake of last night’s win.

Atlanta United at D.C. United recap: Double Trouble - Dirty South Soccer: The view from the Atlanta side of the field.

Armchair Analyst: The midweek slate leaves Seattle with big questions | Matt Doyle breaks down all of the midweek games, including praising Patrick Nyarko.

What could have happened to D.C. United: The Seattle Sounders don’t have Bill Hamid, and so they lost on the very last touch of the game, whereas Bill Hamid did Bill Hamid things.

Landon Donovan and family welcome second child - LAG Confidential: Talon and Slate, eh? Better name his next son Ronnie.

United States U20 keeper Jonathan Klinsmann gets Hertha Berlin trial - ESPN FC: Is he... is he really good enough for that?

Jurgen and Bruce: The American soccer rift that’s here to stay | US Soccer Players: Speaking of Klinsmanns, Charles Boehm dives deep into the philosophical differences between Jurgen and Bruce.

We wanted video replay in soccer, and it doesn't work now that we have it: I mean, it hasn’t been great so far, but this is why you test it in a tournament that is literally nothing but a dry run for the World Cup next year.

Another end for the Strikers | US Soccer Players: What is left of the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers (aka their intellectual property and any collateral that wasn’t already owned by Bill Edwards) is now owned by the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

That’s all I’ve got! Get into it in the comments, listen to Chris Thile cover The Strokes better than The Strokes ever did, and have a great day fam.