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Transfer rumors, Gold Cup reflections, and more: Freedom Kicks for 8/1/17

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plz no nigel de jong

Whaddup, friends! It’s Tuesday, it’s Freedom Kicks, it’s soccer. In case you missed it, there was quite a bit flying around yesterday about D.C. United—are they going after Nigel de Jong? Krisztian Nemeth? Marcus Olsson? The closure of the transfer window is nigh, so we’ll know soon enough, but in the meantime rumors are fun, aren’t they? (Except the Nigel de Jong one, maybe. Boy bye.)

Anyway, let’s take a look at some other stuff.

Luxury imports: The top 15 international players in MLS history | FourFourTwo

Spoiler alert: oh hey, Jaime Moreno and Marco Etcheverry!

Every Major League Soccer team's greatest-ever player | USA Today

I enjoy that they still chose players for the Uniteds Atlanta and Minnesota.

Comparing Jurgen Klinsmann and Bruce Arena by the numbers | Stars and Stripes FC

Weird that these numbers don’t include fans’ blood pressure.

Three losers of USMNT’s 2017 Gold Cup | Stars and Stripes FC

Make sure you read to the end, guys.

Jill Ellis Takes Long View as Yanks Rally to Beat Brazil | American Soccer Now

I’ll just quickly remind everyone of a certain article from a certain website about why it’s time for Jill Ellis to go.

Man United's Phil Jones suspended for verbally abusing UEFA doping official | ESPNFC

Lol ok, that was silly.

That’s all I got, folks, so hit the comments with anything else!