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D.C. United preseason, Real Madrid, and FIFPro World XI: Thursday Freedom Kicks

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Champions League action, Jordan Morris, Wayne Rooney, and a bad-but-actually-good PK make up today's links

Hello folks! Hope things are going well. I started watching this Netflix series Abstract: The Art of Design and so far it's pretty good. SheBelieves Cup kicks off next Wednesday and that's another thing I'm excited about.

Bill Hamid returns as D.C. United strolls to preseason win over Saint Louis FC - Black And Red United
D.C. United played Saint Louis FC and the Philadelphia Union streamed it because that's MLS preseason streaming for you. But here's a recap of the actual game instead of my thing about bizarre streams.

Immediate Reaction: Valencia 2 - 1 Real Madrid - Managing Madrid
Quick look at Real Madrid's loss to Valencia FC.

Type 1 diabetes didn’t stop Jordan Morris - Sounder At Heart
Our friends over at Sounder at Heart published a good piece on Jordan Morris' struggle with Type 1 diabetes.

Vardy strike gives Leicester a lifeline in 2-1 Champions League loss at Sevilla - ESPN FC
Jamie Vardy's 73rd minute goal (somewhat) saved Leicester's stay in Champions League.

Nine Americans on FIFPro World XI shortlist - Stars and Stripes FC
Ali Krieger and eight other USA players are among 55 women on the FIFPro World XI shortlist.

Wayne Rooney: Man Utd captain's agent in China to discuss potential move - BBC Sport
It will be a very good and happy day when I stop putting articles in here about a player being rumored to join the Chinese league.

And finally, here's something to laugh at today: