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Wednesday Freedom Kicks: Olympic gold on the ceiling

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We have the Olympics, the USWNT, the Open Cup, Real Madrid lifting trophies, Manchester United shelling out pounds for Paul Pogba, some MLS expansion news and Julian Green sticking with Bayern Munich. Wake up...it's your Freedom Kicks!

Neymar hopes today's match doesn't end in a nation of disappointment.
Neymar hopes today's match doesn't end in a nation of disappointment.
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What up, world. It's 7:00am and we got a full day of Olympics to watch. Included in that slate includes a full heaping of men's soccer in the final group stage matchday. There are 8 matches to keep your eyes on the TV...let's see if Neymar and Brazil can finally break through and score the goals needed to advance. We also have the 2nd Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinal between the LA Galaxy and FC Dallas (10:00pm, ESPN2) . Alright, to the news!

U.S. soccer draws with Colombia, still makes Olympic quarters | ESPNFC

Manaus is where the United States goes to have victories turned to draws in the final minutes. The USWNT draw Colombia 2-2, but still win their group and will take on Sweden in the Olympic quarterfinals Friday at 12:00pm.

Real Madrid beat Sevilla in extra time to lift Super Cup | BBC

A 119th minute winner by Dani Carvajal gives Real Madrid the UEFA Super Cup title over Sevilla. Sergio Ramos also loves scoring in the 90+3rd minute in big games involving trophies, as he duplicated his 2014 UEFA Champions League final heroics yesterday.

New England Revolution beat Chicago Fire to reach U.S. Open Cup final | ESPNFC

It wasn't easy, but the Revs beat the Chicago Fire and await the winner of LA-Dallas in the Open Cup final.

Paul Pogba officially signs with Manchester United, says goodbye to Juventus | Fox Soccer
€110 million later, it's finally official: Paul Pogba is back with the Red Devils. It's the largest transfer fee in history, so let's see how Jose Mourinho plugs Pogba into a star studded lineup.

Nashville heavyweights begin push for Major League Soccer expansion team | The Tennessean

Some major bigwigs in Nashville are starting their initial approach to MLS to express interest in having Nashville be one of the cities the league expands to after 2020. All the hot chicken on road trips? Yes, please!

U.S.' Julian Green included among Bayern Munich's first team | ESPNFC

Julian Green has had a tremendous preseason and it earned him a spot on Bayern Munich's senior roster. It will be difficult for him to earn consistent playing time, but it sounds like he will get those opportunities to play, perhaps starting with the German Supercup Sunday against Borussia Dortmund.

Alright, now that you have had your morning coffee, it's time to hit up those comments. Good luck to all of Team USA who are competing today. Gold is on the ceiling...so reach up and grab it!