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Sutton’s Wayne Shaw resigns over pie-gate, Mullins re-ups with D.C. United & More: Freedom Kicks for February 22, 2017

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They really had to let Wayne Shaw go over a pie, didn’t they?

Happy Wednesday ladies and gents! There was one main story that dominated the news yesterday, but there was plenty of other news as well. So, let’s jump into it:

Sutton reserve keeper Wayne Shaw resigns over pie-eating incident | ESPNFC

The story that captivated everyone’s hearts has a sad ending, as Wayne Shaw resigns from his positions at Sutton United after his eating a pie during the FA Cup match against Arsenal was the subject of a gambling investigation. As Allen Iverson would say, we’re talking about pies. Not a game, not a game, not a game...we talking about pies man!

D.C. United re-signs Patrick Mullins to a multi-year contract | Black & Red United

Patrick Mullins will be in black and red for the foreseeable future, signing an extension with D.C. United. The team continues to secure its future by locking down its young talent.

USWNT rumored for away friendly with Norway in June | Stars and Stripes FC

Whoa, the United States Women’s National Team is considering a friendly match in Norway in June. It has been quite a while since the USWNT played an away friendly, so this could be what the team needs to really test itself.

UCL: Atletico Madrid blitz Bayer for 4 away goals, win 1st leg 4-2. | NBC Sports

Atletico Madrid smokes Bayer Leverkusen to take the advantage in their Champions League matchup.

Manchester City beat Monaco 5-3 in one of the greatest Champions League games ever | SB Nation

This match was epic on numerous levels, and in the end, Manchester City outlasted AS Monaco.

Marcelo Bielsa is joining a Lille team that has been lost in transition for too long | The Guardian

For those of you who wanted Marcelo Bielsa to take over the USMNT...sorry, he’s got another job now. He’s helping out a Lille team that is seeking an identity change.

Wayne Rooney not guaranteed to stay at Manchester United, says Jose Mourinho | BBC

Could Wayne Rooney be on the way out at Manchester United? Jose Mourinho says the Red Devils legend is not guaranteed to continue at Old Trafford.

And that’s the news, everyone. Go ahead, hit those comments and get your day started off right!