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USWNT win, NASL lawsuit, and more: Freedom Kicks for September 20, 2017

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Also Jay Heaps is out in New England, yesterday was wild

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Hello all! I’m coming to today instead of Donald since he was in Cincinnati last night. He saw the USWNT pick up a 5-0 win against New Zealand. He’ll be here tomorrow.

A Day at the Benz: A neutral observation | Dirty South Soccer
But Donald's still in this a bit. Here, he wrote about his time in Atlanta.

USA enjoys themselves in 5-0 defeat of New Zealand | Stars and Stripes FC
In Cincinnati, the USWNT picked up a smooth 5-0 win against New Zealand.

Doubts about FC Kansas City's future highlight NWSL's growing divide | FourFourTwo
Some talk about the future of the NWSL and concerning news about FC Kansas City, who might end up relocating.

New England Revolution fire head coach Jay Heaps | MLSsoccer.com
New England Revolution head coach Jay Heaps was fired following a recent string of bad losses that have aggravated the Revs' already poor season.

Revs fire Heaps: Three thoughts | The Bent Musket
Some thoughts from The Bent Musket on Heaps' departure.

Tom Soehn takes over as interim Revolution head coach | The Bent Musket
An assistant coach D.C. United fans know well will be the interim head coach for the remaining 5 games.

NASL hits U.S. Soccer with antitrust lawsuit after Division II status is revoked - ESPN FC
On its last breath, NASL is throwing a Hail Mary to try and stay alive: an antitrust suit against U.S. Soccer. Here’s a link to the suit in full.

A Kingdom for a Horse | VQR Online
This isn't soccer related but I read this over the summer and it's stuck in my head. It's about the Kazakh game of kokpar (goat-grabbing), which is similar to buzkashi. The article is an examination of modern Kazakhstan through the lens of kokpar.

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