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USA vs. Honduras, World Cup qualifying, & more: Freedom Kicks for 9/5/2017

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Winning would be good.

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Hello hello hello! I hope everyone had the day off yesterday and enjoyed a lovely long weekend. The highlight of mine was watching D2: The Mighty Ducks, which as you all must know is a cinematic masterpiece.

Anyway! Today is a USMNT game day, and even though the last game against Costa Rica did not go to plan, here’s hoping that today’s game against Honduras yields a much better result.

To the links!

USA vs Honduras, 2018 World Cup Qualifying: What to watch for | Stars and Stripes FC
If you watch a game without reading a preview first, did you really watch it?

CONCACAF World Cup qualification scenarios for September 5th | Stars and Stripes
You gotta read Donald’s scenarios breakdown so you know what’s what tonight. The United States’ game isn’t technically a must-win...but it is one of those “we still really need to win” games. You know, like so many of the USMNT’s games.

Conditions, Cards Mean Changes Are Coming to USA Lineup in Honduras | Sports Illustrated
Go on, have another preview.

We still don't really know how the USMNT should play, and that's a problem | Yahoo! Sports
Look, you can’t have a USMNT game without at least a little bit of handwringing.

Fifa to review rankings system after friendlies harm England's World Cup seeding | The Telegraph
Well, obviously FIFA rankings are overall pretty dumb, but lol that England’s misfortune is the deciding factor here. Shoutout to the afterthought at the end of this article about the England women’s team currently being ranked third though.

England fight back to beat Slovakia as Germany cruise, Northern Ireland win | ESPNFC
Meanwhile, in Europe.

That’s all from me, folks. Get after it in the comments!