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Wednesday Freedom Kicks: Dallas does it

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Dallas wins the U.S. Open Cup, Champions League begins in Europe, MLS expansion draft changes are announced, and the Spirit announce their home playoff date. Rise up...it's your Freedom Kicks!

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Morning everyone! We are back at it on this Wednesday morning. First off, congrats to FC Dallas, your 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup champions. Dallas beat the New England Revolution 4-2 and now they are in line to go after the treble in MLS. We had some UEFA Champions League yesterday and we have a full slate again today. Alright, to the rest of the news...

Manchester United fans urged not to wear club colors for Feyenoord trip | ESPNFC
Due to concerns about fan violence in the Netherlands, Man U fans have been told not to wear their club colors in Rotterdam against Feyenoord. Let's hope there are no issues.

MLS changes expansion rules, will move player combine | Fox Soccer
With Atlanta and Minnesota entering MLS next season, the league imposed new rules on the expansion draft. Among the main changes: each team will only select 5 players and only 1 can be taken from an existing team.

Washington Spirit announce home NWSL playoff date | Black and Red United
In case you missed it, the Washington Spirit will host their NWSL home semifinal match on Friday, September 30th at 8:00pm at the Maryland Soccerplex. Opponent is TBD.

West Ham's plea for police help at London Stadium turned down | BBC
This seems odd: West Ham has requested more police assistance in the large crowds at London Stadium but the police will not do so because of the lack of a radio system. Hopefully they can get that fixed for the large stadium.

Are USL's Wilmington Hammerheads moving to Baltimore? | Washington Post
As has been rumored for a few weeks, it's looking more possible that the Wilmington Hammerheads will move to the Baltimore area after a year hiatus. USL in Baltimore? Sign me up.

Jurgen Klinsmann reacts to Landon Donovan's return, but doesn't address USMNT status | Fox Soccer
Jurgen didn't offer much in a recent Facebook Live Q&A, but he gave a small reaction to the return of Landon Donovan to Major League Soccer. Will we see him back on the USMNT? Very unlikely, so don't get your hopes anywhere near up.

Michel Platini to address UEFA congress despite four-year football ban | The Guardian
FIFA gave Platini a ban from football, but somehow thought addressing UEFA at their next congressional gathering was okay. Umm FIFA, UEFA is a part of your organization...what good's a ban if you're not going to adhere to it?

And there we go. It's 7:00am and the comments are open for business. Congrats again to Dallas, and enjoy the rest of the day.