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Champions League, Mal Pugh, and Bob the Builder: Freedom Kicks for 5/4/2017

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If you’ve got Star Wars jokes, make them good ones

Hello and happy May 4th! Today is Star Wars Day (may the fourth...) which means tons of jokes and references that are mediocre at best. On that joyful note, here are today’s links.

Insider Notes: Latest on Mal Pugh's NWSL saga; LAFC interest in Schelotto | Sports Illustrated
Grant Wahl reports that young phenom Mal Pugh still doesn’t want to go to the Washington Spirit but she is no longer Portland or bust.

Aaron Lennon: Everton winger detained under Mental Health Act | BBC Sport
Everton winger Aaron Lennon was detained by police who were concerned about his welfare. The winger is now in a hospital receiving treatment.

FOX Sports 1 to televise USMNT U-20 World Cup matches | Stars and Stripes FC
Good news: the USMNT U-20 games will be televised on Fox Sports 1. Bad news: Their opening game kicks off at 4 a.m. Eastern time.

Juventus vs. Monaco: Final score 2-0, Gonzalo Higuain gives Bianconeri big Champions League lead | SBNation.com
Gonzalo Higuain scored a brace to deliver Juventus a 2-0 win.

An Afghan-German Soccer Player Was Detained in a U.S. Airport for Hours With No Explanation | Fusion
Mena Ahmadi, a player on the Afghanistan women’s national team was detained for hours at the Houston airport while coming hear to join the WPSL. Ahmadi had been to the U.S. twice already and she holds German citizenship as well.

These minor league soccer jerseys led us to discover that Bob The Builder is sexy now | SBNation.com
Let’s end this on an odd note.