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D.C. United rescues points, Freddy Adu rescues a living & more: Freedom Kicks for 3/19/18

Also, it’s only a flesh wound.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at D.C. United Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Hi. So the B&RU staff are doing a bracket challenge of sorts where the best bracket can change the twitter avatar of the worst bracket and leave it there for a couple of weeks. While Adam is doing well, I apparently have the chance for the most possible points. So if Steven Streff’s twitter avatar gets changed into a farting unicorn or something, you know why.

Recaps of D.C. United’s 2-2 draw with the Houston Dynamo from us (with more from us here), MLS, WaPo and Pro Soccer USA. Dynamo Theory has the Naranja tinted perspective.

D.C. United waited to land Joseph Mora. Now it’s hurrying to get him in the starting 11. (WaPo): Don’t think I didn’t catch Goff sneaking in a transfer fee amount for D.C.’s latest signing.

DC United believe Caribbean could become MLS’s next battleground for talent (MLS): Interesting insight from Stewart Mairs on D.C.’s acquisitions.

Umar scores, Kickers fall (Kickers): Down a level, Oscar Umar had a heckuva deflected goal, but the defense looked bad against Bethlehem and lost 4-1 in their 2018 opener.

Adu signs with USL side Las Vegas Lights (Goal): Hey, good for Freddy Adu.

I’m a broadcaster now (Sounder at Heart): Dave Clark of our Seattle Sounders blog landed a phrase (‘You Will Hear Us’) on the Sounders jersey, but he also managed to secure a gig as the Sounders’ play-by-play voice to boot and his first game was Saturday against Portland Timbers 2. Having met Dave I can say that this is a continued cool experience that similar franchises would follow (yes, D.C. United should hire me as the Loudoun United broadcast voice, and I’m not kidding).

Eriksen and Tottenham serve Swansea with major warning ahead of relegation battle that is far from over (Wales Online): In partner club news, Christian Eriksen helped eliminate Swansea City from FA Cup competition with a 3-0 win in the quarterfinals as he got a brace. Swans can now concentrate on or brace for the relegation battle, depending on your preference.

Icardi’s 4 leads Inter to 5-0 win (Serpents of Madonnina): In more partner club news, Mauro Icardi had a hat trick in the first half as Inter Milan whomped on Sampdoria, putting them 4 points back of Roma and a point ahead of Lazio, with a game in hand on both.

Finally, here’s that recut trailer of Monty Python and the Holy Grail as a drama that you asked for: