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Freedom Kicks for 29 January 2015: USMNT, Freddy Adu, and the Sacramento Kings

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We have links about the USMNT, Freddy Adu, and the Sacramento Kings.

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At least last night's game was exciting, which many Camp Cupcake games are not. Here are the links!

Six Positive Takeaways from Chile 3-2 USA :: Soccer :: Lists :: Paste: Obviously, D.C. United's Steve Birnbaum is one of the positives.

USMNT vs. Chile: Final score 2-3, Americans fall in first match of 2015: Match report from SB Nation.

Will Freddy Adu return to MLS? - The Washington Post: Apparently two teams from MLS have offered Freddy a trial, with none of those teams including any of his former employers. So, no Adu back with D.C. United (though he is training in the area right now)

Red Bulls sign United States International Sacha Kljestan | New York Red Bulls: Rumored for the past few days, the move is now official.

Sacramento Kings invest in Sacramento Republic FC's bid to become MLS team | Sacramento News - KCRA Home: The Sacramento Republic are really focusing on their MLS expansion bid, getting a new investor with the help of the mayor of Sacramento. In the aftermath of the debacle that has been NYCFC, it might behoove the league to go with a more organic choice for a new expansion team.

Harris Poll: NFL Remains King Among U.S. Adults, But Gap With Baseball Closer - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global: Soccer has reached its highest popularity ever, with 6% of US adults saying that men's professional soccer is their favorite sport. The number probably undersells the popularity of soccer, because women's soccer gets 1% of the vote on this poll and I would assume that there is a population that considers international soccer to be their favorite. If you combine the men's and women's number, it pushes soccer into a tie for the fourth most popular sport in America, ahead of the NHL and NBA and tied with car racing.

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