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D.C. soccer teams sweep wins, injuries during celebrations & more: Freedom Kicks for 8/21/17

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Some strange things afoot today.

Hi there. This weekend, in summation:

Recaps of D.C. United’s win over the Colorado Rapids from us, WaPo and MLS (with more from them here). Burgundy Wave has you covered from the enemy’s side.

Roster overhaul, new stadium hope may finally end years of misery at D.C. United (Four Four Two): In which I was lucky to babble to Charlie Boehm about stuff.

How D.C. United’s intimate new home will be a far cry from RFK (Four Four Two): In which I didn’t babble to Charlie or anyone else about this piece.

Mistakes loom as Spirit drop 2-0 decision to North Carolina (us): The Washington Spirit looked like, well, a last place team playing a first place North Carolina Courage team and the result was about what you’d expect. The Spirit remain last in the NWSL.

Richmond edges out Toronto FC II in 2-1 win (us): Travis Worra went down to Richmond and...helped the Kickers get their first win in a month? Yep. They leapfrog TFC2 out of the bottom spot in the Eastern Conference.

Clement's men cut to shreds as defeat highlights need for transfer business to be done quickly (WalesOnLine): In partner club news, Swansea City hung in with Manchester United, but 3 goals when they were chasing the game brought a 4-0 loss. Swans have yet to score in their first 2 Premier League games.

Icardi nets a double as Milan top Fiorentina, 3-0 (Serpents of Madonnina): In sorta partner club news, Mauro Icardi helped Inter Milan get their Serie A campaign off to a roaring start with their blanking of Fiorentina. Maybe new coach Luciano Spalletti was the key?

UVa’s ‘U.N. of football’ dealing with fallout from Charlottesville violence (Yahoo!): Former DCU player/current University of Virginia coach George Gelnovatch and some players share the events from their perspective in the wake of the recent protests.

Bundesliga player injures himself while celebrating a goal (SB Nation): Only a matter of time before we saw this, yes? Also, out 7 months in the process. Woof.

Don’t forget your eclipse glasses.