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D.C. United drafts (sometimes), releases a new jersey, starts preseason & more: Freedom Kicks for 1/22/18

Also: the Bond trailer to beat Bond trailers.

New York Red Bulls v DC United Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

Hi. If you were in the area this weekend, you know it was very nice, so I hope you went out and enjoyed it. As importantly, players report to RFK today as D.C. United’s preseason kicks off, and for new players, they got some sightseeing in:

D.C. United trades #3 pick to LAFC for allocation money (us): Since the end of the season, they’ve racked in more than $500k in General Allocation Money alone, and I’d expect it to be put to use shortly. More on the Black-and-Red’s Friday from Goff and MLS, and Rounds 3 & 4 of the draft saw D.C. pick up a couple folks, which we cover here.

D.C. United releases their 2018 primary jersey (us): It’s fabric. I like it.

Harkes on USMNT call-up: “It was something that I had wanted for a real long time.” (Prost): Ian Harkes talks about the potential cap.

Bruce Arena: US Soccer ‘laid an egg’ in qualifiers (WaPo): Gee, you think so Doctor? SI has more.

Freddy Adu makes “decision” to return to professional soccer (WaPo): Same Freddy, Same.

Erpen revela que sufrió robo en Pachuca (ESPN MX): Startling news out of Mexico as former DC/current Pachuca defender Facundo Erpen was robbed of some items in his dressing room during last weekend’s game.

Inter pick up 1-1 draw with Roma (Serpents of Madonnina): In partner club news, a late Matias Vecino goal helped Inter Milan salvage a result against AS Roma as Serie A returned to action. Inter are tied for 3rd with Lazio but lose on the differential tiebreak, and are in 4th, 3 points ahead of Roma.

Finally here’s a James Bond trailer, but it uses all of the past Bonds in a fake movie: