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All the D.C. United moves, Real Madrid win UEFA Super Cup, and more: Freedom Kicks for August 9, 2017’s been a whirlwind 24 hours for D.C. United and it’s not over.

Happy Wednesday folks. I write this during a down period of D.C. United not making any changes to its least for now. Breathe everyone...let’s attempt to catch up before more changes come.

Report: D.C. United close to signing Russell Canouse | Black & Red United

Russell Canouse, the former United States U-20 defensive midfielder, who is on loan with VfL Bochum from Hoffenheim, is rumored to be joining the Black-and-Red ahead of the transfer deadline. While the team lost out on Inter Milan midfielder/defender Gary Medel, the 22-year-old Canouse would be another addition to the team’s younger, faster core that they are forming.

D.C. United trades Bobby Boswell to Atlanta United | Black & Red United

We say goodbye to Bobby Boswell, who was traded to Atlanta United today for a 2019 3rd round MLS SuperDraft pick. The former DCU captain will seek to help stabilize the Atlanta defense down the stretch.

D.C. United is blowing up its roster at MLS deadline, and ‘no one is really safe’ | Washington Post

Bruno Miranda: in. Zoltan Steiber: reportedly in. Bobby Boswell, Lamar Neagle: gone. Sebastian Le Toux: reportedly gone. What other moves will D.C. United make ahead of the deadline?

Classy Real Madrid beat Man Utd in Super Cup | BBC

The first major European trophy of the 2017-18 season was won by Real Madrid, who outlasted Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup. Casemiro and Isco notched goals for Madrid, while Romelu Lukaku scored his first official goal for the Red Devils.

Los Angeles FC reaches deal with Real Sociedad to sign Mexico’s Carlos Vela | ESPNFC

Los Angeles FC is making more moves, grabbing Mexico international Carlos Vela from Real Sociedad. This is a big move for LAFC, and you have to think more is coming.

Philippe Coutinho set for Barcelona as deal agreed with Liverpool – sources | ESPNFC

Philippe Coutinho reportedly is leaving Liverpool for FC Barcelona for a €90 million transfer fee that could escalate to €120 million if bonuses are met. Seems like Barca may have their desired target and are ready to spend some of that Neymar cash.

Alright everyone, stay tuned to Black & Red United all day, and seriously...don’t look away. You never know when the next D.C. United transaction will come, and we expect there are many moves yet to come!