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Wednesday Freedom Kicks: Who run the world? USWNT!

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The Olympics are here! We got the USWNT in action, Real Madrid-Bayern Munich, Bedoya possibly moving stateside, and Argentina tries to woo back Messi in today's Freedom Kicks

What up world! It's 7:00 in the Ay-Em and we're just counting down the hours until the USWNT begin their quest to get their 4th straight gold medal at the Olympics (6:00pm, NBCSN). Here's what you can expect tonight as the United States take on New Zealand. There's several other matches as the women's tournament kicks off the Summer Games. Finally, we have more International Champions Cup action with 3 matches, including the much-anticipated Real Madrid-Bayern Munich showdown. Want more news? Okay, here it is:

Union trying again to sign Alejandro Bedoya | Philly.com
Is Alejandro Bedoya coming back stateside to the Philadelphia Union? For the second year in a row, the rumors have started. Let's see if the Union can close the deal.

Watch APOEL score 3 last-gasp goals to advance in Champions League | Fox Soccer
APOEL was about to be knocked out of the Champions League by Rosenborg in front of their home fans. Well, in stoppage time in the 2nd half, APOEL finally decided it was time to have a goal party, scoring 3 goals to advance.

Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza planning Lionel Messi talks | ESPNFC
New Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza is planning to speak with Messi about the possibility of unretiring and returning to the national team. Duh, what did we think he was going to do, tell Messi he's not welcome back? You better make that call, Edgardo. #ShootYourShot2016!!

John Obi Mikel officially changes his name and now we're all confused | Fox Soccer
The man we know as John Obi Mikel, whose official government name was actually John Michael Nchekwube Obinna, is now officially Mikel John Obi. Got that straight? Yep, neither do I, I'm going to keep calling him John Obi.

Manchester City complete signing of Leroy Sane from Schalke | ESPNFC
The 20-year-old German international completes a £37 million transfer, where performance achievements could boost the final total to £46.5 million.

How can MLS demand up to $200 million for an expansion team? | Fox Soccer
Is Major League Soccer about to command $200 million expansion fees when they decide to add franchises #25-28? That would be a huge sum of money for a franchise, but if there are potential owners out there that are ready and willing to pay that amount, that can only be good for the league.

Alright, the comments section is now open for business. I'm excited for the USWNT to get started tonight, and it's time for them to show that they run the world. Go go USA, and if you're looking for a place to watch the match, shameless plug to join me and AODC!