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USMNT roster, D.C. United scores (and wins!), and more: Freedom Kicks for August 28

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It wasn’t all good news, as the Spirit lost, but still a busy weekend

Hello. I’m here for Ryan today since the Spirit have a home game this Wednesday night and sleep is something I like. Happy Monday morning/last week of summer and any other cheery greetings you’d like.

D.C. United makes it three straight 1-0 wins in victory over New England Revolution - Black and Red United
D.C. United is now on a three-game winning streak and scored their first actual goal since July.

Washington Spirit’s NWSL playoff hopes extinguished after 2-1 loss to Chicago Red Stars - Black and Red United
The Spirit fell 2-1 on Saturday night and are now officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Paul Arriola on USMNT roster for World Cup Qualifiers - Black and Red United
Paul Arriola was named to the USMNT roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Bruce Arena names 26 players to USMNT roster for World Cup qualifiers - The Washington Post
More on the roster, with quotes from Bruce Arena.

How to help Houston after Hurricane Harvey - SBNation.com
After a dire weekend in Houston, here are ways you can help.

Revealed! If every Premier League club was a Game of Thrones character - FourFourTwo
My main goal is to get off twitter during/after Game of Thrones is on but for Game of Thrones fans here you go.

Thohir makes Inter gaffe - Football Italia
Erick Thohir made an Inter error when talking to an Indonesian outlet.

Five former USYNT Players to watch this college season - Stars and Stripes FC
United academy player Eryk Williamson makes the list.

Sounders vs. Timbers, recap: Another frustrating tie | Sounder at Heart
As ever, the green parts of Cascadia battled out a contentious game, with referee Mark Geiger part of the reason both teams were frustrated.

Portland Timbers fight back from behind for 1-1 draw at Seattle Sounders - Stumptown Footy
Here’s the Timbers account of the whole thing.

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