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Tuesday Freedom Kicks: It's a DP party

Probably not a USMNT party though, if we're honest.

Happy USMNT game day, folks! Assuming USMNT game days are still happy days for you, which, I'd understand if they're not necessarily.

D.C. United Statistical Analysis - 2016 - Black And Red United
ICYMI yesterday.

Costa Rica vs. USA, 2018 World Cup Qualifying: What to watch for - Stars and Stripes FC
Preview of tonight's game for ya.

Pressure's already on USMNT for World Cup qualifier at Costa Rica
A win is not absolutely necessary, but it sure would be nice. Honestly, though, not sure I see it happening. What do you all think?

New York City FC announce Frank Lampard's departure at end of year |
boy bye

Bastian Schweinsteiger in talks to join Chicago Fire in MLS - sources - ESPN FC
I would LOVE to see Bastian Schweinsteiger in MLS, but I'm less keen on Bastian Schweinsteiger with the Chicago Fire. But then again, it's Schweini, so. Gimme.

It certainly looks as though the Fire are about to land a major DP | The 91st Minute
Maybe Schweinsteiger will help the Fire, and maybe he won't. But I sure hope he's not a bust DP, because he's a great player with years left in him.

Locksmith Wanted: Christian Pulisic could be Dortmund’s answer in attacking midfield - Fear The Wall
Are you on board the Pulisic hype train yet?

U.S. women close 2016 with victory — and better attendance in friendlies than men | The Washington Post
Reading this article made me realize that I'm not 100% over the Olympic failure yet. Blergh.

Is it time for a new approach to women’s youth development in the U.S.? - Stars and Stripes FC
Answer: probably yes.

LAFC chasing players of 'global stature' in time for MLS start in 2018 - ESPN FC
Rooney? I mean. Okay, I guess.

Maryland men’s soccer grabs top seed in NCAA Tournament - Testudo Times
Whaddup, Terps.

That's all from me this morning. What else is up?