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USMNT names interim coach, Gigi Buffon to retire, and more: Freedom Kicks for October 25, 2017

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Happy Wednesday boys and girls. There was a bit of big news yesterday, so let’s hop into it:

U.S. MNT assistant coach Dave Sarachan to guide MNT in November 14 friendly vs. Portugal | U.S. Soccer

Dave Sarachan, who was an assistant under Bruce Arena, will assume the interim head coach role for the United States when they take on Portugal November 14th in Leiria.

Buffon to retire at the end of the season | NBC Sports

It’s truly the end of a legendary career, as Gianluigi Buffon is set to retire at the end of the season. The captain for Juventus and Italy is one of the best to ever do it, and while he is 39 years young, he is still leaving at the top of his game. Take in as many games as you can with Buffon between the posts while you can!

Beware the USMNT rumor mill | Stars & Stripes FC

We have entered silly season when it comes to the USMNT coaching rumor mill. It seems like anyone who has ever coached in England will be thrown out there as a frontrunner for the position. This time, it’s West Ham United’s Slaven Bilic who’s being put out there as the man for the job.

Premier League’s ‘big six’ abandon move to reallocate overseas TV revenue | The Guardian

Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur wanted to get more money from the TV revenue pot, but while they got West Ham United, Leicester City and Everton in their corner, they fell short of the 14 clubs needed to change the rules.

Sport & Society Profile: Umhlaba Vision Foundation | Huffington Post

Former D.C. United forward Thabiso “Boyzzz” Khumalo is among the founders of this nonprofit that provides South African youth with alternative educational experiences through soccer.

QPR ordered to pay world record £40 million FFP fine after losing three-year battle | The Telegraph

Queens Park Rangers will pay the world’s largest sports fine ever, to the tune of £40 million to settle a Financial Fair Play case from a few years ago.

Over one million fans try to buy tickets for England’s U17 World Cup semi-final v Brazil | FourFourTwo

Apparently, the U-17 World Cup semifinal between England and Brazil is attracting record interest. One million fans requested one of the 66,000 tickets inside Salt Lake Stadium for the match.

And, that’s it for today. Hit the comments and share the soccer news going on in your world.