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US U-17s lose to Colombia, NYCFC switching to Queens, and more: Freedom Kicks for October 13, 2017

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The Bronx Bombers send City to Queens.

Hey everyone. It’s Friday the 13th and everything is still awful. Thanks to Jason Anderson for taking Wednesday’s Freedom Kicks while I was in Trinidad and Tobago watching...that. Yeah, not sure if I’m ready to talk about it, but for now, here we go with the news:

USA 1-3 Colombia, FIFA U-17 World Cup | Stars & Stripes FC
The U-17s lose to Colombia and with Ghana crushing India, the U-17s finish 3rd in the group. They still advance to the knockout stage. This just isn’t our week.

New York City FC Announces Venue Change for Final Game of 2017 Regular Season | NYCFC
All of the lulz, New York City FC. All of them. The Pigeons are kicked out of their home by their part-owners, the New York Yankees, and sent to Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.

Rejects World Cup: How the USMNT should spend next summer | Black & Red United
I might could get up for some friendlies in Europe or Asia involving the United States next summer.

Robert Kraft “intrigued” with buying Premier League team | NBC Sports
The New England Revolution and New England Patriots owner is interested in purchasing a Premier League team but doesn’t like the lack of salary cap. Welp Mr. Kraft, looks like you’re just going to have to deal.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino backs VAR after phantom Panama goal | ESPNFC
Something that would’ve been helpful Tuesday, Infantino.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi: Swiss prosecutors investigating PSG chairman | BBC
The chief executive of beIN Sports, and Paris St. Germain chairman, is in some legal trouble. The cloud around Qatar is getting bigger and bigger.

MLS is going to have another expansion draft, but it probably shouldn’t | FourFourTwo
I don’t think any team likes the possibility of losing a player to Los Angeles FC just because they now exist and need players. But, it’s going to happen.

And, that’s it for now. Enjoy your Friday folks. I’m going to search for things that make me happy and take my mind off soccer.