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Freedom Kicks for 4 September 2014: Luis Silva, Las Vegas, USMNT

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We have news on the USMNT, Luis Silva, and the Las Vegas stadium proposal.

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Are you ready for a kick in the face of freedom? Here it comes!

For U.S. youngsters, win vs. Czechs about ideology, not victory | As you probably know, there was a USMNT game yesterday in which they beat the Czech Republic 1-0. Brian Straus gives a breakdown of what this game means for the young players who featured throughout the roster.

Armchair Analyst: Mix Diskerud does everything, Joe Gyau hype train departs & more from USMNT win | More breakdown of yesterdays game, this time from Matt Doyle at

USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann targets semifinal finish in 2018 World Cup | And finally from this game, Juergan Klinsmann has thrown down the gauntlet of expectations for the next World Cup. It doesn't really hurt him either way, because it is basically impossible that he will continue to coach the team after the next World Cup, regardless of the result.

Live coverage: Las Vegas City Council debates $200 million soccer stadium - Las Vegas Sun News: Las Vegas' city council voted 4-3 to table the city's stadium proposal, making it unlikely to come to fruition anytime in the near future.

Gol TV finally gets online streaming for Bundesliga, U.S. Open Cup final: For those of you who didn't know, GolTV does still exist and still has the rights (for one more year) to the Bundesliga and the US Open Cup final. It will cost $8.48 per month, and will stream in HD (which most cable packages that still have GolTV don't have). It is on something called KlowdTV, so if you are a Bundesliga fanatic it looks like it might be a good deal.

Concrete falls in RFK Stadium press box - The Washington Post: In today's "RFK is falling down" news.

MLS Disciplinary Committee announces suspensions for Hassoun Camara, Erick Torres in Week 25 rulings | While thankfully not suspended, Luis Silva did get fined for his dive early in the DCU-NYRB game.

Luis Silva, del DC United, quiere jugar en la Selección | EDHDEPORTES: Also in Luis Silva news, he apparently told a Salvadoran news outlet that he would love to play for their national team, but that he "leaves everything to God." The main reason to write this off, however: Silva does not qualify automatically for Salvadoran citizenship, as it is his stepfather who is from that country; his birth parents are both Mexican and Silva himself was born in the United States. This is basically "move along, nothing to see here."

What are you all hearing today?