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DMV Pro Soccer recaps, Mal Pugh, Fred & more: Monday Freedom Kicks

Possibly the world’s greatest board game too.

MLS: Montreal Impact at D.C. United Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

Well boo, soccer. BOOOO I SAY!

Recaps of D.C. United’s 1-0 loss to the Montreal Impact by us (with more from us here), MLS and WaPo. Mount Royal Soccer has the Impact side of things. I’ll note if you want to see a recap dropped in here, please let me know, I’m sure I’m missing some.

Spirit pick up first win, beat Sky Blue 4-3 (us): Up 270, the Washington Spirit got their first win in a wild one Saturday night as Franny Ordega came to play. The Spirit head west to play the Seattle Reign FC, who are a point ahead of them, in sixth, in the NWSL standings.

Fred reflects on Victory's maiden A-League championship | Soccer | Sporting News
Hey, remember Fred? Well, this reminiscing has little to do with D.C. United, but made me think fondly of Fred, and who doesn’t, tight?

Second Half Goal from FC Cincinnati Leave Kickers with a Point at Home (Kickers): Chris Korb and Alhaji Kamara got some time with Richmond over the weekend, the former with a nifty assist, but Cincinnati leveled things late for a draw. Richmond is now in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference table.

Genoa 1-0 Inter: The Ground Continues to Crumble (Serpents of Madonnina): In partner club news, Inter Milan continues their freefall, this time to Genoa. Inter is in 7th, tied with Fiorentina but holding the differential tiebreak.

Match of the Day pundits give their take on the Premier League relegation battle (WalesOnline): In more partner club news, a lone Fernando Llorente goal was enough for Swansea City to defeat Everton Saturday. Combined with Hull City’s loss to newly relegated, former DCU partner Sunderland, Swans are just in safety, a point over Hull.

Teenage soccer sensation weighs options: NWSL or Europe (WaPo): Goff looks at where things are in the Mallory Pugh ‘will she or won’t she’ to the Washington Spirit saga.

Estudiantes manager tears off his shirt after getting sent off (Dirty Tackle): This is part one of a two-part great clip, which you need to see.

The Thing is becoming a board game — get a first look (EW): Yes, John Carpenter’s 1982 movie is becoming a game and from the looks of it, it’s a nice-looking one. And my kid DOES need to learn about board games...

Anyway, go out and have fun today.