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D.C. United heads to Disney, John Brooks reportedly to Wolfsburg, & more: Freedom Kicks for May 31, 2017

Happy United Day!

It’s Wednesday folks, and you know what we do on Wednesdays: we wear pink. But, not we rock the Black-and-Red to support our boys as D.C. United takes on Orlando City tonight in midweek league action. There’s also the Canadian Championship semifinal 2nd leg between Toronto FC and the Ottawa Fury, where the winner will face the Montreal Impact in the final. Alright, now the news:

Come to the Black and Red United tailgate on June 3! | Black and Red United

Join us on Saturday. DO IT.

John Brooks to join Wolfsburg for record fee for U.S. player | ESPNFC

John Brooks could be leaving Hertha Berlin for VfL Wolfsburg in the richest ever transfer for a United States international., $18.9 million. The young USMNT centerback could see a nice payday from this as well.

Manchester United, Real Madrid rated as joint-top valuable clubs in Europe | NBC Sports

Manchester United and Real Madrid are worth $3.25 billion. That’s a lot of soccer balls.

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal manager agrees two-year contract | BBC

#WengerIn! Arsenal keeps their long-time manager for two more seasons.

Russians parade in blackface ahead of Cameroon-Germany match | The Guardian

Russia has a problem, and ahead of the Confederations Cup match between Cameroon and Germany in Sochi, they had a carnival with people dressing in blackface. This. Is. Unacceptable. DO SOMETHING, FIFA! BEFORE THE WORLD CUP.

Timmy Chandler withdraws from USMNT roster with hamstring injury | Stars & Stripes FC

Timmy Chandler has once again withdrawn from USMNT camp. I’ll leave you guys to call it what you will, because you know what I think about it.

Morgan Brian ruled out of USWNT Scandinavian Tour | Stars & Stripes FC

Morgan Brian also has the injury bug and will not be with the USWNT for upcoming friendlies against Sweden and Norway.

Thomas Tuchel leaves Borussia Dortmund | SB Nation

Thomas Tuchel has left Borussia Dortmund, and will have no shortage of suitors from clubs all over Europe vying for his services.

Riyad Mahrez says he wants to leave Leicester City in emotional letter | Fox Soccer

Leicester City’s window of opportunity seems to be over now that Riyad Mahrez is ready to leave the club.

Alright, Happy United Day folks...let’s get 3 points!