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2017 US Open Cup results, Confederation Cup update, and witch doctors: Freedom Kicks for June 29, 2017

That’s right, witch doctors

Good morning! Today’s news is an eclectic mix of Open Cup results, Confederation Cup news and bizarre accusations. Let’s get to it!

D.C. United’s US Open Cup dreams are dashed in 2-1 defeat at New England Revolution - Black And Red United
D.C. United got knocked out of the Open Cup with a pretty lousy performance against New England.

Miami FC 3-2 Atlanta United, 2017 U.S. Open Cup recap: Death strike by Kwadwo Poku eliminates Atlanta in Round of 16 - Dirty South Soccer
Miami scored at the tail end of stoppage time to beat Atlanta United.

The big news of the night came in the other upset, as FC Cincinnati shocked the Chicago Fire:

Chile vs. Portugal: Final score 0-0, Claudio Bravo sends his team to Confederations Cup final with 3 saves in penalty shootout -
I only got to see extra time and the penalty kicks of this game but it was pretty neat. Thanks to a solid penalty kick shootout from Chile, the team advanced to the Confederations Cup final.

Benfica accused of serious corruption — and hiring a witch doctor -
Portugese club FC Porto is throwing some pretty wack accusations against their rivals including witch doctors, ref tampering, and text surveillance.

Six to Be Charged in 1989 Hillsborough Stadium Disaster in England - The New York Times
British prosecutors filed criminal charges against several high-ranking police officers involved in the Hillsborough disaster.

Megan Rapinoe turns attention toward youth homelessness - Sounder At Heart
Seattle is paying more attention to homelessness and Sounder at Heart detailed some of the advocacy and volunteering Megan Rapinoe has done for homeless youth.

Washington Spirit waive Katie Stengel and Cameron Castleberry - Black And Red United
The Spirit made these moves to clear roster spots for Estefania Banini and Yanara Aedo, who are both new signings.

Sebastian Giovinco, Miguel Almiron, Greg Garza leading MLS All-Star Fan XI - ESPN FC
MLS All-Star game voting update, voting closes tomorrow!

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

I’m going to be in Tajikistan [editor’s note: this is not a joke] for the next six weeks so Ben will be filling in for a bit.