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Wednesday Freedom Kicks: Dunn deal, Crystal to Chelsea

Crystal Dunn heads to Chelsea, Collin Martin traded to Minnesota, USMNT to play in Chattanooga and Chapecoense begins the process of rebuilding a’s your Wednesday Freedom Kicks.

Chelsea Ladies Unveil New Signing Crystal Dunn Photo by Chelsea Football Club/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

Top of the morning, folks. It’s 7:00am and hopefully it’s a much prettier day than it was yesterday. Well, without further ado, let’s get to the news:

Crystal Dunn signs with Chelsea Ladies FC | Black and Red United

The Washington Spirit lose another United States star as USWNT forward Crystal Dunn signs a deal to move to Chelsea Ladies FC.

MNT to make Chattanooga debut in friendly match vs. Jamaica on Feb. 3 | U.S. Soccer

The USMNT will head to Chattanooga on February 3rd to take on Jamaica in the second of two friendlies the MNT will have during their winter camp.

D.C. United trades Collin Martin to Minnesota United | Black and Red United

D.C. United says goodbye to homegrown player Collin Martin, who was traded to MInnesota United yesterday for a 4th round pick in the 2018 MLS Superdraft.

Minnesota businessman on verge of purchasing FC Kansas City | Kansas City Star

FC Kansas City’s search for new ownership may be over, as Minnesota businessman Elam Baer says he is close to finalizing a deal to purchase the NWSL franchise. His plans are to keep the team in Kansas City after he completes the purchase.

Missouri governor-elect rules out any funding for MLS stadium in St. Louis | ESPNFC

The new Missouri governor-elect has reaffirmed his objection to state funding for stadiums, bringing the proposed MLS stadium in downtown St. Louis into serious peril.

Giroud leads stunning 3-goal Arsenal comeback | NBC Sports

Arsenal was down 3-0 to AFC Bournemouth 70 minutes into their match yesterday. Somehow, they managed 3 goals in 22 minutes to draw Bournemouth 3-3. Pretty epic to watch.

Chapecoense: Brazil club to sign 20 new players for next season | BBC

The rebuilding has begun for Chapecoense, as they are signing 20 new players for their season which will begin January 26th. Director of football Rui Costa indicated that “a lot of loans” will help them fill out the roster that lost 19 players and its coaching staff in a plane crash in Colombia in November.

Bob Bradley says he’s surprised at how quickly he was fired and talks about future | Fox Soccer

“Some anger” and “disappointment” are some of the words Bob Bradley used to describe his feelings about being fired after just 11 games as the manager of Swansea City. He also describes his time at Swansea as well as his thoughts on when he will manage again.

And there you have it. The comments section is open, so ease into the workday by grabbing a cup of coffee or tea and discuss the day’s news.