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2017 Europa League Final, Real Madrid signs Brazilian phenom, & more: Freedom Kicks for May 24, 2017

Man U attempts to bring home the Europa League trophy.

Happy Wednesday folks. It’s a big day for soccer, so let’s get right to the main course:

UEFA Europa League Final preview: Manchester United vs. Ajax | NBC Sports

It’s the Europa League final (2:45pm, FS1), with Manchester United hoping to win for all of Manchester after the terrible tragedy that took place Monday night, while Ajax hopes to win its first European trophy since 1995. Who will win the crown in Stockholm?

OFFICIAL: Real Madrid sign Vinicius Junior | Managing Madrid

Real Madrid win the race to sign Brazilian youngster Vinicius Junior, with $50 million being the money needed to secure his rights. He will join the team in 2019 and remain for now with Flamengo in the Brasileiro.

Fikayo Tomori’s calamitous own goal stuns England at U20 World Cup | The Guardian

This may have been the most impressive yet terrible own goal in a very long time by Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori. It cost England 3 points against Guinea in the U-20 World Cup.

Report: Werder Bremen to sign U.S. youth international Josh Sargent | Stars & Stripes FC

The hottest youth international for the United States is Josh Sargent. The U-17 U.S. captain and the goalscoring king for the U-20s could be on his way to Werder Bremen when he turns 18.

Portsmouth supporters’ trust votes in favour of selling club to Michael Eisner | The Guardian

The former Disney chairman is about to assume control of Portsmouth, with dreams of getting Pompey back to the Premiership sooner rather than later.

Ottawa Fury shock Toronto FC in Canadian Championship semis first leg | ESPNFC

The Ottawa Fury take it to Toronto FC, the hottest team so far in MLS, and Toronto has their back against the wall in the Canadian Championship semifinals.

Man City ready to splash £100m on Alexis Sanchez and Kyle Walker | ESPNFC

Manchester City is ready to dive into the transfer market and spend up to £100m to get Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Tottenham Hotspur’s Kyle Walker. Will it be enough?

Chapecoense docked three points, knocked out of Copa Libertadores | One Football

Chapecoense is knocked out of Copa Libertadores after being assessed a 3 point penalty for fielding a suspended player during group stage play. The fairy tale ends for the team seeking to rebound from the tragic plane crash last November that killed nearly their entire team.

Madrid boss Zidane will be next France coach, says Leboeuf | FourFourTwo

Zinedine Zidane is the man, and Frank Leboeuf believes Zizou is the man to eventually succeed Didier Deschamps as the coach for France.

Antoine Griezmann confirms there’s a pretty good chance he’ll join Manchester United | Fox Soccer

Antoine Griezmann says it’s likely he will leave Atletico Madrid in the summer to join Manchester United.

And there you have it, everyone. Hit those comments and enjoy your day!