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Tuesday Freedom Kicks: The worst thing that's ever happened to soccer

And some good things too.

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You guys, I hate humidity. I hate it so much.

That's all the introduction I have this morning.

Crystal Dunn and Ali Krieger star in wonderful USWNT animated video series - Black And Red United
These are so darn cute.

What's going on with Mix Diskerud? - Stars and Stripes FC
Regardless of his future as a player, we'll always have this.

USMNT golden generation already happened with Donovan, Dempsey - ESPN FC
I'm reading Das Reboot by Raphael Honigstein right now (really good, by the way), and it's made me think a lot about Jurgen Klinsmann and also the transformation of the German national team from Consistent Disappointment to World Cup winners. I would like to hope that we are simply in our disappointment years and that the USMNT will win the World Cup in 2026. (Not that the progress of the German team was at all solely Klinsmann's doing, of course, and I would prefer he walked away sooner than later.)

The five biggest snubs from the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game roster |
smh can't believe Jared Jeffrey isn't on this list

No, diving isn't the worst thing that's ever happened to football | Unusual Efforts
Of course it isn't. The worst thing that's ever happened to football is Lionard Pajoy.

Premier League must return to big club dominance this season - ESPN FC
I don't really watch the EPL at all. Is the league really suffering from a bout of "turgid, smothering tactics" and "clogged midfields and bunkered defenses"?

Bundesliga Club Darmstadt 98 to Provide Free Season Tickets for Low-Income Fans | VICE Sports
Ok, this is awesome.

What else is up? What's the actual worst thing that's ever happened to soccer? Hit the comments!