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USA begins SheBelieves Cup, Clint Dempsey fully cleared, & more: Freedom Kicks for March 1, 2017

USWNT’s biggest game in a while is tonight, while the Chinese Super League spent big

Happy Wednesday, and welcome to March! Today is the day the United States Women’s National Team begins the SheBelieves Cup, and I come to you this morning from Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania. Ready to get this month started off right? Let’s do it!

USA vs Germany, SheBelieves Cup: what to watch for | Stars and Stripes FC

We have our first USWNT match in the SheBelieves Cup this evening, as they take on Germany. The early match will be England against France. Stars and Stripes FC takes a look at what we can expect from the ladies as they take the field against the Germans.

Clint Dempsey “fully cleared,” could play in MLS opener | NBC Sports

Swang on ‘em and chunk a deuce in the air...Clint Dempsey is fully cleared to resume play for the Seattle Sounders and could do so this weekend. Welcome back, Deuce!

Chinese Super League outspends Premier League as winter transfer window closes | BBC

Spoiler alert: the Chinese Super League collectively spent a buttload of money. Will it pay off for them? Will we see one of their teams in the AFC Champions League final? Or is this all a prop?

Wayne Rooney would be welcome back at Everton, says Ronald Koeman | The Guardian

Wayne Rooney back at Everton? Ronald Koeman, the Everton manager, would love to get the Manchester United legend.

Scheduling issues holding up vaunted Liga MX, MLS tournament | ESPNFC

The proposed tournament between Liga MX and Major League Soccer has hit a snag due to scheduling problems. Hopefully, they can get this done and create a tournament that teams will get up for.

Is this the most savage nutmeg of the season? | Fox Soccer

Short answer: YES. Long answer: HELL YES.

Tibet women’s soccer team denied U.S. travel visas | ESPNW

Tibet was hoping to play in the Dallas Cup in April, but they have been told they have “no good reason to visit the U.S.” This is terrible and needs to be fixed immediately so that the team can come over and play.

Rob Stone is sick of the Revolution, says it’s time to ‘pull them out of New England’ | Fox Soccer

Fox’s Rob Stone let the New England Revolution have it yesterday during a SiriusXM interview. It’s so bad up there, according to Stone, that the team should just pull out of New England. Dang, Rob!

And there it is. Get in tune with the day and hit those comments. Let’s go!