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Real Madrid highlights, Mal Pugh, D.C. United injuries and more: Wednesday Freedom Kicks

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A mix of links this morning

Real Madrid CF v FC Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Hello all! I’m subbing for Donald today who is in Australia. He’s in Australia but now you get two days of free kicks from me. Pretty even trade.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat trick to secure semifinal spot | Managing Madrid

Watch the highlights of Real Madrid's controversial Champions League win over Bayern Munich | FOX Sports (FOX Sports)

Thanks to a Ronaldo hat trick, an own goal, and some referee drama, Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich.

D.C. United injury updates: Birnbaum, Nyarko, DeLeon and Mullins | Washington Post

Birnbaum is out for Saturday’s game due to a concussion and Nyarko and DeLeon are doubtful.

18-year-old USWNT star Mallory Pugh is turning pro on her terms, not NWSL’s - SBNation.com | SBNation.com

Don’t blame Mal Pugh for setting her own terms - Stars and Stripes FC (Stars and Stripes FC)

In women’s soccer news, young phenom Mal Pugh is leaving UCLA to turn pro. The 18-year-old wants Portland or Europe but the Washington Spirit hold the top spot to claim her rights.

Amy Rodriguez scores in return to FCKC, only to tear ACL | Stars and Stripes FC

In soccer sucks news, Amy Rodriguez tore her ACL in her first game back after giving birth to her second kid. Oof.

That’s all I’ve got. Let me know in the comments what you’re reading!