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USMNT aftermath, Spirit win, Kickers start USL & more: Monday Freedom Kicks

Also, an 11-year winless streak is snapped.

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Hey there, did you notice that breaks of the international variety bring you more free time? How about that.

2018 World Cup qualifiers: Final score 6-0, Dempsey and Pulisic shine in rout (Stars and Stripes FC): Hey, the United States did well Friday night, thanks to Clint Dempsey and Christian Pulisic! Recapped for your convenience by our friends at S&SFC.

Bruce Arena Doesn’t Want to Hear About the Beautiful Game (Wall Street Journal): This isn't really a big deal, is it?

Spirit thump UNC Tar Heels for their second straight preseason win (us): Caitlin and Jason crossed the river to see the Spirit continue to do well this preseason.

Record Breaking Crowd of 8021 Opened 25th Anniversary Season with 1-0 Win (Kickers): Former D.C. player Conor Shanosky scored in the first half to lead the Kickers to a win on opening weekend for the USL.

Former Orlando City goalie, NFL player among new OPD officers (WESH): Hey, remember when Tally Hall was signed last year, didn’t do anything and eventually retired to be a cop? Well it’s official now. Let’s be careful out there Tally.

Ronaldo nets 2 in Portugal win, Andorra ends 58-loss streak (USA Today): Note the latter please, and know that 2017 DCU parallels to 2013 or 2010 are silly.

Finally, the latest from writer/director Martin McDonagh (“In Bruges,” “Seven Psychopaths”) has a trailer up. It’s called “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri,” starts Fargo’s Frances McDormand and, well, just watch (ps, naughty words in here):