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D.C. United wins, the 2026 World Cup may have 3 hosts, and more: Monday Freedom Kicks

Also, a former D.C. player likes snowballs.

Hi, hopefully the warmer weather is treating you well.

Recaps of D.C. United’s win over New York City FC from us (with more from us here), MLS (with more from them here) and WaPo. Hudson River Blue has the enemy’s side.

United States will bid for 2026 World Cup alongside Mexico and Canada (SB Nation): A 48 team, 3 country World Cup? Where do I sign up?!?!?!?!

First MLS memories: David Beckham, Freddy Adu's debut and pure passion (ESPN FC): A couple of DMV-centric rookies share their thoughts about RFK and D.C.

10 MLS academy stars to watch at the Generation adidas Cup (MLS): There is a D.C. United name here, and for obvious reasons it’s NOT Chandler Vaughn.

Paul Clement's side suffer 1-0 defeat in Premier League relegation clash (Wales Online): In partner club news, a Cheikhou Kouyate first half goal was enough as West Ham beat Swansea City. Swans are in the relegation zone, 2 points behind Hull City.

Crotone 2-1 Inter: There goes this Season (Serpents of Madonnina): In more partner club news, Inter Milan let relegation-bound Crotone get a two-goal lead on them, and they weren't able to catch up. Combined with AC Milan’s win over Palermo, Inter are now in 7th in the Serie A.

Luis Silva hits Tim Parker with snowball during MLS game (The Score): If you saw Real Salt Lake play Vancouver (or even the highlights), things got snowbound quickly. And the former D.C. man at least had some fun.

Ex-Soccer Player Says Lawyers Botch Injury Claim (Courthouse News): A couple weeks ago, Charlie Horton was in the legal news about his concussion issues, this week, Bryan Namoff makes an unfortunate return.

Off the field, NYCFC's Ethan White makes art behind the lens (MLS): In lighter news surrounding alumni, the former homegrown defender has got composition down.

Top NBA prospect Markelle Fultz attends D.C. United’s win Saturday (us): Local soon to be star likes the local club? Hell yeah.

Finally, the FX show Legion wrapped up recently. The show is kinda set in the X-Men comic universe, but you don’t need to know that mythology to get into this production from creator Noah Hawley (Fargo). This is a look at some of the amazing visuals from the show: