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USWNT coming to RFK, Jesse Marsch heading to Europe, and more: Freedom Kicks for 1/12/17

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The NWSL draft is later today! But first, your morning links

You guys, it’s finally Thursday. I felt like it was Thursday on Monday. Help, why is this week so long?

Let’s combat the weekday blues with some soccer.

Bill Hamid forced out of USMNT camp due to injury | Black and Red United
Everything sucks and is terrible.

U.S. women’s team to play in Philadelphia, New York, D.C. areas | The Washington Post
The USWNT will play France at our own RFK Stadium on March 7 (Germany vs. England will also be that day at RFK), as part of the SheBelieves Cup.

New year, new Bruce: Arena bringing brighter disposition to his USMNT return | FourFourTwo
Ok BUT how many motivational speakers who tear phone books in half will Bruce bring in??

Sources: Chris Armas to be named new Red Bulls coach as Jesse Marsch moves to Red Bull Salzburg | Goal.com
Needs more Red Bull tbh.

David Beckham's impact on American soccer endures a decade after landmark MLS signing | Yahoo! Sports
Today, in You Are Old news: Beckham came to MLS 10 years ago.

Armchair Analyst: Despite evolving league, the SuperDraft still matters | MLSsoccer.com
“It is more difficult to build through the SuperDraft in this day and age because of math.” Ugh, yes, math is hard.

Plush: NWSL, Courage can be 'part of the solution' to fight HB2 in North Carolina | FourFourTwo
Obviously the NWSL alone can’t solve problems as big as HB2, but it’s a good thing for there to be as much public and clear opposition to it as possible.

That’s all from me this morning, so hit the comments with anything else. And go out and enjoy some not freezing weather!