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Chelsea vs. Arsenal, Joanna Lohman and more: Freedom Kicks Thursday January 11 2018

And a U-20 roster announcement as well

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Chris Colvin & Washington Spirit

Good morning! The MLS and NWSL drafts are seven days away, but there’s been plenty of news this past week. Let’s get started.

Soccer player Joanna Lohman ‘got hit by the gay stick and came flying out of the closet’ - Outsports
An excellent feature on the Washington Spirit's Joanna Lohman.

Chelsea and Arsenal end scoreless in League Cup semifinal first leg -
Chelsea and Arsenal didn’t exactly provide much in terms of entertainment value.

USL announces expansion teams, including Indy Eleven - Indy Star
USL officially announced that Indy Eleven will leave the NASL and join the league.

Former SF Deltas’ Nana Attakora, Maxim Tissot join Ottawa FC - The Beautiful Blog
Former D.C. United defenders Maxim Tissot and Nana Attakora signed with USL side Ottawa Fury.

Does the Coutinho signing put a stop to Griezmann? - Barca Blaugranes
Coutinho's signing with Barcelona makes a move from Antoine Griezmann less likely.

Dom Dwyer out of January camp with injury - Stars and Stripes FC
Due to a right hamstring strain, Dom Dwyer is out of the USMNT’s winter camp, and no replacement is being called. On January 28, the USMNT faces Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Why Seri Did Not Get His Dream Move - Barca Blaugranes
Jean Michael Seri's transfer to FC Barcelona didn't pan out because Nice raised the price by 10 million at the last moment.

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