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Freedom Kicks for 16 July 2015: Gold Cup, Freddy Adu, US Soccer

As D.C. United gets ready to play, midweek soccer continues unabated.

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The Gold Cup has reached ludicrous speed, Freddy Adu is back, and Mr. Flynn came to Washington. Let's go!

Why U.S. World Cup coach Jill Ellis should get a new contract - The Washington Post: Jill Ellis contract expires in two weeks, and Steve Goff thinks she should got a brand new one, and not the options in her current one.

Freddy Adu returns to America, signing with NASL’s Tampa Bay Rowdies - The Washington Post: Adu returns to the United States for the first time since Philadelphia; apparently no MLS team even offered him a deal.

Cuba 1, Guatemala 0 | CONCACAF Gold Cup Match Recap | Despite losing a number of their players to defection, Cuba will move onto the Gold Cup quarterfinals and meet the United States on Saturday.

Video of wild finish in Mexico-Trinidad match and Gold Cup quarterfinal schedule - The Washington Post: Mexico has forgotten how to play defense, drawing 4-4 after leading 2-0.

Home is Where the Heart Breaks: Canada Eliminated from Gold Cup After Costa Rica Draw - Waking The Red: Oh, Canada.

Sunil Gulati, U.S. Soccer Leader, Misses a Hearing and Draws Ire From Congress - The New York Times: This was some pretty entertaining watching yesterday afternoon, with Andrew Jennings looking exactly like he sounds.

USWNT adds 'Best Team' ESPY to its World Cup trophy - Did anyone watch the ESPYs last night?

DTZ seeking buyers for Coast Guard's former Buzzard Point headquarters - Washington Business Journal: When do we start the Kickstarter for the official B&RU clubhouse and tailgate complex?

That's all I've got. What's up?