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MLS preview, USWNT wins at SheBelieves, and more: Thursday Freedom Kicks

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With MLS starting tomorrow and the SheBelieves Cup underway, the busy soccer days are upon us. I wasn't super impressed by the USWNT's 1-0 win against Germany but it did the job. To win with a three-back where one of the players recently started getting USWNT caps and one of them isn't actually a defender is impressive in its own kind of way. Here's my recap of the game.

MLS preview 2017 - SB Nation
The official SB Nation MLS preview covers all 22 teams who will vie for the title.

A beginner’s guide to MLS for 2017 - SB Nation
Most of you know MLS, but if you're looking to introduce anybody, this is a good (and funny) guide.

USA defeats Germany 1-0 in opening match of SheBelieves - Stars and Stripes FC
After a meh first half, the USWNT posted a stronger second half and pulled out a 1-0 win against a world-class team that wasn't really in form.

2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Format Unveiled - U.S. Soccer
It wouldn't nearly be MLS season if we weren't talking about a crazy tournament.

Luciano Acosta is ready to be even better in 2017 for D.C. United - Black And Red United
Steven Streff talked with Luciano Acosta whose permanent acquisition by D.C. United was one of team's top headlines this winter.

Luis Enrique to step down as Barcelona manager at season's end - ESPN FC
And some kinda big Barcelona news.

That's all I've got. Let me in the comments what you are reading and thinking.