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World Cup 2026, D.C. United notes, and more: Freedom Kicks for 4/11/17

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Christian Pulisic will only be 27.

Good morning, folks! Welcome to your regularly scheduled Freedom Kicks. We’re gonna start this one off with some news about 2026, because you probably wanted to start your day by thinking about how old you’ll be then, right?

USA, Mexico, Canada announce 2026 World Cup joint bid | Stars and Stripes FC

The U.S. would host 60 of the 80 matches, and everything after the quarterfinals.

CONCACAF to ask FIFA to fast-track U.S.-led 2026 World Cup bid | ESPNFC

Good, because I should probably start saving money now to attend.

Are Michael Bradley and Jermaine Jones locks for Russia 2018? | Stars and Stripes FC

Just say no to Jermaine Jones.

Crystal Dunn builds her case up top: Three thoughts from the USWNT's win over Russia | Goal.com

I am here for the Crystal Dunn praise, y’all.

Kylian Mbappe and Christian Pulisic represent the future of attacking play | ESPNFC

If you’re not on board the Christian Pulisic hype train yet, you best secure your ticket soon because seats are filling fast.

Armchair Analyst: Results vs. process, passing magicians & more from Week 6 | MLS

Some words about D.C. United’s win against NYCFC in here.

Q&A: FC Dallas technical director Fernando Clavijo | Top Drawer Soccer

Some interesting thoughts in this about the MLS salary cap.

And finally, I leave you with this:

You guys know what to do now—hit the comments!