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USMNT World Cup qualifying roster, Champions League, and more: Freedom Kicks for 3/16/2017

Beats being a Coke bottler.

Good morning! I just found that JSTOR (online library of academic journals) sells merchandise and that's all I can really think about. They have a shirt that says "Sleep all day, JSTOR all night" which I think everyone knows about you before you even buy the shirt.

Anyways, soccer!

Arena names 24-player USA roster to face Honduras, Panama - Stars and Stripes FC
Got to love some USMNT World Cup qualifiers and USMNT roster drama.

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 4-2) - BBC Sport
Atletico Madrid will advance to the Champions League quarterfinals after the club played to a scoreless draw against Bayer Leverkusen.

3 things we learned as AS Monaco beat Manchester City in 12-goal Champions League shootout -
In case you missed it yesterday there was a USMNT roster, a scoreless tie, and a team advancing on away goals.

Michael de Leeuw rise from bottling Coke to captaining the Chicago Fire - ESPN FC
My dad always quotes this Bull Durham line "Beats working at Sears." Maybe that will be replaced with "Beats being a Coke bottler."

Chicago Red Stars Look Ahead And Believe - Hot Time In Old Town
Our friend Sandra Herrera over at Hot Time In Old Town wrote an excellent review of the USWNT's performance at the SheBelieves Cup.

That's all I've got. Let me know in the comments what you're reading!