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Jersey leaks and rumors, Lahm to retire, and more: Freedom Kicks for February 8, 2017

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We love jersey leaks, and the jersey rumor mill was CHURNING!

Happy Wednesday, my peoples. Tuesday had a ton, so fire up the engines and let’s get rolling!

USMNT getting a 2017 Gold Cup-exclusive kit? | Stars and Stripes FC

By now, we’ve all seen that the United States will be getting a new 3rd jersey that’s red and maroon. Now, we’re seeing that the USMNT could also have another jersey just for the Gold Cup? Better start saving those paychecks.

The internet is doing Nike/s job better than they are again | Stars and Stripes FC

Speaking of the new United States jersey, Conrad Burry—a wizard at jersey designs—took the rumored 3rd jersey and turned it into magic.

New MLS jerseys for 2017 | MLS

New York City FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps have both released new jerseys over the past couple days. Now, as more teams start to unveil their primary or secondary jerseys (or, in the case of Atlanta United and Minnesota United, both), MLS has a page where you can see the various new sets for 2017. D.C. United will unveil its 2017 secondary jersey this Sunday at a sold out season ticket member event.

Philipp Lahm will retire after the season, ending one of the most decorated careers ever | Fox Soccer

Philipp Lahm has won just about everything a player can possibly win for Bayern Munich and Germany. Now, the 33 year old will call it quits at the end of the season, ending a fantastic career.

Video: Bobby Wood’s 7th goal of the season was extremely nice | NBC Sports

Bobby Wood keeps going hard for Hamburg. The USMNT forward scores again for Hamburger SV during German Cup play.

Howard Webb to oversee VAR in the United States | NBC Sports

Howard Webb is coming to the United States to help oversee the implementation of Video Assistant Refereeing here in our various leagues. MLS has started testing VAR during the preseason and is expected to roll it out during the second half of the 2017 season.

Freddy Adu’s Portland Timbers trial ends without a contract offer | ESPNFC

Poor Freddy Adu...his future is now again up in the air after the Portland Timbers do not offer him a contract.

And there it is. Pour that coffee or grab that refreshing glass of water and get the drop on the day. Hit those comments to keep the discussion going!