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NYCFC to bid for Belmont Park, PSG deny Cavani row, and more: Freedom Kicks for September 26, 2017

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NYCFC looking outside the 5 boroughs for a place to call home.

Hello folks, welcome to Tuesday. I’m pinch hitting today for Leanne and she will relieve me tomorrow. With that, let’s dive right into it:

Source: NYCFC will bid to build soccer stadium at Belmont Park | Newsday
New York City FC is trying to get space at Belmont Park, which is just outside of Queens. NYCFC not in NYC? Doesn’t make a lot of sense.

PSG deny offering Edinson Cavani €1m to give up penalties for Neymar | ESPNFC
So, Paris St. Germain wanted to give Edinson Cavani €1m to allow Neymar to take all penalties, but Cavani said no? The Parisian soap opera continues.

FIFA set to reverse controversial poppy ban for home-nations teams | The Guardian
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will all soon be able to use and display the poppy in remembrance of Armistice Day, as FIFA will soon be overturning the stupid ban on the poppy displays.

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints take in Arsenal match | NBC Sports
Drew Brees in an Arsenal jersey! The New Orleans Saints are in London to play the Miami Dolphins this weekend, and the Saints team took in the Arsenal-West Bromwich Albion match to kick off their week in England.

Liverpool and Manchester United fans warned to behave or face ‘long stay in Russia’ | The Guardian
Liverpool and Manchester United are set to face Spartak Moscow and CSKA Moscow, respectively, in Champions League action. Russia is telling their fans to behave or they will have an extended stay in Putinville. Hopefully, there are no clashes.

Bolivia calls D.C. United’s Bruno Miranda up for final two World Cup qualifiers | Black & Red United
Congrats to the D.C. United recent addition Bruno Miranda, who was called up to represent Bolivia in their last two World Cup qualifiers. It’s expected that he will leave the Black-and-Red after the match against the Columbus Crew this weekend to head to South America.

Andrea Agnelli: Juventus president banned over ticket sales to mafia-linked fans | BBC
The Juventus president was banned by Italy’s football federation for a year because he helped get tickets into the hands of ultras members who had mob ties. Yep, sounds about right.

Tackling the MLS MVP debate: Which players are for real? | NBC Sports
Which are the frontrunners for the MLS MVP award? David Villa, Josef Martinez, and Diego Valeri are the ones most talked about, but Ignacio Piatti and Lee Nguyen are also mentioned.

Xabi Alonso announces plans to become a manager | ESPNFC
Xabi Alonso, who spent his career at Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, will now enter his new career of trying to become a manager. Where will he begin his coaching career? Time will tell.

Alright folks, Champions League is on today, so go watch! Hit the comments and let us know the news you found fascinating!