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D.C. United gets a point, an architect & more: Freedom Kicks for 8/6/18

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Recaps of D.C. United’s 1-1 draw with the Montreal Impact from us, MLS and Prost Soccer.

Bill Hamid left D.C. United last winter. Could he return this summer? (WaPo): Assuming David Ousted’s deal can be moved, bring it on. Also, assuming his omission from Saturday’s 18 wasn’t due to injury, bring it on more.

MLS Player Stats at the All Star Break (Overlapping Run): Hey, check out all those DC names in the assists per 90!

Rooney’s arrival crucial in D.C. United’s season home stretch (SBI): Wayne Rooney’s teammates share their thoughts on...Wayne Rooney.

Soccer May Be the World’s Most Popular Sport and the U.S. Is Catching Up, But We Have a Lot More Work to Do (Very Smart Brothas): In which mulling over our place in the footy world and eating soul food next to Steve Birnbaum is covered.

Architecture, Incorporated Selected to Lead Design of the New DC United Training Facility in Leesburg, VA (PR Wire): This firm has done work on the Washington Capitals’ Ketter Iceplex and contributed to the Washington Wizards/Washington Mystics site, so I’d expect some good things here.

Late Dhanda strike hands Swans victory at Bramall Lane (WalesOnline): In partner club news, Swansea City started their first season in seven years in the Championship by getting a goal from Yan Dhanda to beat Sheffield United.

How Playing With The Boys Changed My Life Tiffany Weimer shares her thoughts about her upbringing.

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City offers special D.C. United packages (Men’s Life DC): Come in for the promotion, stay for a cocktail that is apparently named for this site, or so I choose to think.

Is Tim Howard still worthy of starting in net for the Colorado Rapids? (KUSA): In which Tim Howard addresses the haters and losers, including our own Ben Bromley.

Magee brings clarity, talent to Loons roster process (KARE): Former DCU coach Amos Magee talks about his work now with Minnesota United FC.

The House That Yauch Built (Oscilloscope): Hey, would you like to come in and look at this interactive tour of the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch’s offices? Yes, yes you would.

Anyway, window closes this week.