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USMNT World Cup qualifier aftermath, AC Milan, and Footy McFooty Face: Thursday Freedom kicks

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Shady soccer deals, internet voting sucks, and other news from the soccer world

Good morning! Today's freedom kicks is a mix of actual soccer news and weird stuff. Here we go.

Imperfect USMNT in World Cup contention after productive qualifiers - ESPN FC
You've probably already read a match report on USMNT vs Panama, but if you haven't done so this is your link.

Potential AC Milan buyer, Sino-Europe Sports, gets less credible by the second - SBNation.com
This AC Milan deal never sounded good but it's managed to keep getting worse. It's now super super shady instead of just super shady.

Footy McFooty Face Is Stomping Competition In Vote For MLS Team Name: The Two-Way - NPR
Instead of an Actual Serious Soccer Article, here is (yet another) lesson about internet voting.

Can The Chicago Fire Win The World Cup? - Hot Time In Old Town
I laughed at this guy but now I feel bad but also it's something worth seeing.

ROSTER: Canada Soccer releases roster for women’s friendlies in Sweden and Germany - Canada Soccer
In women's soccer news, Canada Soccer released its roster for a set of European friendlies. Three Washington Spirit players - Stephanie Labbe, Shelina Zadorsky, and Lindsay Agnew - will leave Spirit preseason training camp starting later this week and will return before the first game.

Boston Breakers officially sign Margaret Purce - The Bent Musket
Boston Breakers officially signed the NWSL player with the best twitter handle (@100Purcent) to their 2017 roster.

Jason often links to weird YouTube videos so here's my contribution.