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How much would you spend to get Perry Kitchen back on D.C. United’s roster?

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Some recent news and some history have left us with a question for you fine folks

For those unfamiliar with the tale of former D.C. United midfielder Perry Kitchen since he left the Black-and-Red, let's bring you up to speed. The now 25 year old defensive midfielder left the team after the 2015 season, after reportedly rejected a multiyear contract offer that would have paid more than $400,000 in guaranteed salary.

Why I’m a fan of D.C. United

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The team hooked me, but the community is what converted and kept me coming back...this is why I love D.C. United.

Welcome to the refreshed Black and Red United!! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we're sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams.

D.C. United’s loss to the Chicago Fire was different, yet still more of the same

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The Last Word was at a loss Saturday, and is at a loss today as the Black-and-Red's struggles continue

Saturday, D.C. United took the field against a team that in a lot of ways should have made for as straightforward a win as can be had in MLS. The Chicago Fire's road record under Veljko Paunovic involved one win in twenty-two attempts, and they'd just played a home game mid-week.

Gedion Zelalem, tailgates, NWSL and more: Freedom Kicks for 5/25/2017

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Ben Olsen, Jaime Moreno, and Briana Scurry are up for the USSF Hall of Fame

Hello folks! I made really, really, good grilled cheese on Wednesday night and I'm still super pumped about it. The other day I made cupcakes but forgot to add baking powder so grilled cheese is definitely an accomplishment.

Jaime Moreno, Ben Olsen highlight US Soccer Hall of Fame nominees

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The list of potential inductees has some nice names

U.S. Soccer has announced their ballot of nominees for the 2017 Hall of Fame Class and among them are current D.C. United coach Ben Olsen and former Black-and-Red player Jaime Moreno are on the list.

Along with Moreno and Olsen, there are a number of local players on the list, including former Washington Freedom (and United States) goalkeeper Briana Scurry, and former Black-and-Red players Josh Wolff and Pat Onstad, both of whom admittedly received their notoriety elsewhere.

Report: Kamara receives Sierra Leone callup in June

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Some good news for the D.C. United/Kickers striker.

D.C. United forward Alhaji Kamara has been called into the Sierra Leone national team for their Africa Cup of Nations qualification match with Kenya on June 10. The 23-year old forward has played for the Leone Stars first team 6 times, scoring 2 goals, and would not miss any potential first team appearances (D.

Raul Gonzalez Breaks Scoring Drought for Richmond Kickers

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The rookie's first professional goal saved a point on the road against Rochester

Richmond's scoring drought finally broke while on the road against 2015 USL champs Rochester Rhinos Sunday afternoon. The match saw Rochester dominate possession early, but Richmond found a new hero in recently signed Raul Gonzalez.

2017 Europa League Final, Real Madrid signs Brazilian phenom, & more: Freedom Kicks for May 24, 2017

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Man U attempts to bring home the Europa League trophy.

Happy Wednesday folks. It's a big day for soccer, so let's get right to the main course:

UEFA Europa League Final preview: Manchester United vs. Ajax | NBC Sports

It's the Europa League final (2:45pm, FS1), with Manchester United hoping to win for all of Manchester after the terrible tragedy that took place Monday night, while Ajax hopes to win its first European trophy since 1995.

D.C. United’s scoreless streak continues, and can they break it against Vancouver Whitecaps: Filibuster podcast

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The guys don't have any good things to say

We like doing a podcast more than we dislike reliving D.C. United's poor performance this week, so we are here for you. We open the show talking about the meetup that we are having on June 3rd, and you should definitely come to it. It's gonna be fun!

Fantasy Focus: Gerso Vain

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You probably think this blog is about you.

Bonjour! I don't often use this space to talk about personal things, but from here forward (for the next 3 years, at least), I'll be coming to you from Brussels, Belgium. My wife's work has taken us overseas, so here I am. This is going to increase the difficulty of keeping up with MLS, as most games will be kicking off at or after 1am here (New England/Columbus this past weekend was live on Belgian cable for some reason), but I have Direct Kick, and I do love a challenge.

Saprissa midfielder Ulises Segura linked with a move to D.C. United

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Segura's agent tells Costa Rican radio that the Black-and-Red are among numerous suitors for the 24 year old

Midfielder Ulises Segura of Costa Rica side Deportivo Saprissa may be a D.C. United target. Segura's agent Jose Luis Rodriguez linked the versatile Saprissa midfielder to a move to MLS yesterday on Costa Rican radio.

Books, tailgates, and free-for-alls: Freedom Kicks for 5/23/17

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Until explicitly told otherwise, I will assume Miro Klose now plays for DCU.

Hello, friends! I'm on day two of three days of 9-5 training at work, so I saw precisely zero soccer news yesterday. Literally, like, did anything good happen? Did our stadium get built overnight? Did we sign Miroslav Klose?

Come to the Black and Red United tailgate on June 3!

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Join writers and readers from our community at D.C. United's next home game

Whether the team on the field is good or bad, we like to think of this little corner of the internet as a community, and sometimes, we like to bring that community out into tangible space. At D.C. United's next home game, June 3 against the Fightin' Curt Onalfos (a/k/a the LA Galaxy), we'll do just that as we throw one of our famous* tailgate/meetups.

Mal Pugh’s debut, D.C.’s offense? Whew, and more: Monday Freedom Kicks

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Also, Lori Lindsey climbs a perfectly good mountain.

Hi. I'm amongst you in D.C. at a conference for work. I've been up for a couple hours, working out of one bloodshot eye, so have a heart.

Recaps of D.C. United's 1-0 loss to the Chicago Fire by us, MLS (with more from them here) and WaPo.

Mallory Pugh’s debut not enough as the Washington Spirit lose 1-0 to FC Kansas City

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Despite some good opportunities, the Spirit were frustrated by FCKC

USWNT phenom Mallory Pugh made her Washington Spirit debut on Saturday night against FC Kansas City, but Pugh's arrival wasn't enough for the Spirit, who fell 1-0 on a second half goal from Alexa Newfield. Pugh joined training this Tuesday and entered the game in the 54th minute, replacing Arielle Ship and playing as a left forward.