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Freedom Kicks for 20 July 2016: Patrick Mullins, Fabian Espindola, Sam Allardyce

Soccer, go!

Welcome to Thursday! It is going to be hot hot hot this weekend, so find some shade, a portable cooling cube, or a full body suit of cooled armor, because you're gonna need it. The links!

D.C. United reportedly acquires Patrick Mullins from NYCFC, trades Fabian Espindola to Vancouver - Black And Red United: The big news of yesterday, of course, was the trade for Patrick Mullins from NYCFC and the trade of Fabian Espindola to the Vancouver Whitecaps. If Ben Olsen is sticking with the 4-1-4-1, Fabi is expensive and has no position, whereas Mullins will likely be starting by the end of August.

D.C. United officially trades for Patrick Mullins, Fabian Espindola to Vancouver - Black And Red United: Dave Kasper has some thoughts on both of these deals.

D.C. United trades Fabian Espindola to Vancouver, acquires Patrick Mullins from NYCFC - The Washington Post: And Goff has more details about the financials of the deals.

Speaking of Goff, he's hearing that former DCU centerback Dejan Jakovic may be coming back to MLS. Since United received a transfer fee of less than $500,000, he would come back as a discovery signing.

Sam Allardyce set to be named England's new manager | Football News | Sky Sports: You couldn't have picked Jurgen?

Goaltender tries to launch ball down field, inexplicably throws it into his own goal - The most crazy own goal you will ever see ever.

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