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Kathy Carter runs for U.S. Soccer president, DC United to play Malmo, and more: Freedom Kicks for December 6, 2017

The U.S. Soccer presidential race is getting thick.

Happy Wednesday folks. I’m ready for December to get bone-chilling cold. Bring on the feet of snow, I say! Alright, there’s Champions League on today, so let’s get to the news:

Kathy Carter Joins a Crowded Race for U.S. Soccer President | NY Times

Kathy Carter, the president of Soccer United Marketing, has joined the race for U.S. Soccer president. She’s the first woman to throw her hat in a ring that currently has 7 other hats. Things will get interesting.

D.C. United to play Malmo FF in 2018 MLS preseason | Black & Red United

In what has become an annual thing at this point, D.C. United will take on Malmo FF in Bradenton during preseason in February.

Russia FA chief Mutko expected to carry out World Cup role, despite IOC ban | NBC Sports

Russia has been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics due to having direct ties to state-sponsored doping. Vitaly Mutko, the head of the 2018 World Cup host committee, head of the Russian Football Federation, and Deputy Prime Minister, was banned for life from all Olympics activities by the International Olympic Committee. Still, Mutko is planning on carrying out his duties during the World Cup. Peak Russia.

Eric Lichaj still being linked with MLS clubs as negotiations with Nottingham Forest continue | Nottingham Post

Eric Lichaj may be on his way home to the United States and MLS if negotiations with Nottingham Forest don’t progress.

US Soccer nominees for Player of the Year | Stars & Stripes FC

Christian Pulisic and Julie Ertz lead the candidates for U.S. Soccer Men and Women player of the year.

MLS Cup jerseys throughout the years: a visual history | MLS

A look at the jerseys worn in each MLS Cup. Of course, some nice D.C. United oldies in there.

Jonathan Amon, 18, Making Presence Felt in Denmark | American Soccer Now

World, meet Jonathan Amon. Amon is emerging as a young star with FC Nordjaelland in the Danish Superliga, and could be making his presence felt on the national team real soon.

Duncan Watmore: Real Madrid letter to injured Sunderland player a ‘total surprise’ | BBC

A real classy note from Real Madrid to Duncan Watmore, the Sunderland forward who suffered a knee injury just weeks after coming back from another knee injury.

Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson is interested in the Australia job | FourFourTwo

Sven is back! The former England manager now wants to coach Australia during the World Cup. We’ll see if he gets the job.

And there you have it. Any news on your radar? Let’s see them!