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Alvaro Saborio, Andrea Mancini, and Olympic soccer: Freedom Kicks for 11 August 2016

Soccer, go!

Freedom Kicks is stumbling in a little late today, a little haggard and tired. But don't worry, we're still here for you even when we're not at 100%. The links!

Alvaro Saborio to rejoin Saprissa in 2017? - Black And Red United: From yesterday, but there are rumors that this might be Alvaro Saborio's last season with D.C. United.

Thohir gets rid of Mancini’s son too | English News | Nothing new in this article that we haven't reported already, but the Andrea Mancini saga has made it into the Italian press.

FC Dallas advances to the finals of the US Open Cup after dramatic win over LA - Big D Soccer: Bruce Arena treats the US Open Cup with his usual contempt, and the soccer gods take it out on him.

Portland Timbers sign midfielder Diego Valeri to contract extension | Portland Timbers: Valeri wants to retire as a Timber, and this contract extension is a step towards that.

Fire sale? – at least three groups interested | Chicago Fire Confidential: The current ownership of the Chicago Fire is probably the worst current group in the league, allowing the team to stagnate fully. A new group would do them worlds of good.

Portugal, Honduras advance to quarterfinals from Group D | NBC Olympics: Honduras knocks out Argentina to move into the knockout rounds of the Olympic tournament.

That's what I've got today; what's up?