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D.C. United trades Williamson, Washington Spirit trades Zadorsky, and more: Freedom Kicks for January 24, 2018

Washington teams with all the trades yesterday.

Happy Wednesday folks. It’s already been a week and it’s only Wednesday. Lots to do, so let’s get right to it:

D.C. United trades Eryk Williamson’s homegrown rights to the Portland Timbers | Black & Red United

D.C. United trades the rights to United States U-20 international (and Maryland Terrapins standout) Eryk Williamson to the Portland Timbers. In return, the Black-and-Red get an international slot, a 2020 2nd round draft pick, and more GAM/TAM. Lots of dollars available to there another move coming?

Washington Spirit trade Shelina Zadorsky to Orlando Pride for Aubrey Bledsoe, 2019 first round pick | Black & Red United

The Washington Spirit sent their captain to the Orlando Pride for the 2nd straight offseason, trading Shelina Zadorsky for Aubrey Bledsoe and a 2019 1st round pick.

Michael Bradley unsure if he’ll ever play for USMNT again | Stars & Stripes FC

USMNT and Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley admitted in an interview that he’s in a holding pattern with the USMNT and, depending on who the new coach ends up being, he could be done. It’s all too early to speculate, however.

England women: Phil Neville announced as new head coach on deal to 2021 | BBC

Phil Neville was announced as the new coach of the England women’s national team. He will lead the squad as they seek to qualify for next year’s Women’s World Cup.

U.S.-led bid touts ‘risk-averse’ World Cup amid political backlash | ESPNFC

The United Bid leadership was pressed in London about recent comments by the President of the United States. Could the United States, Canada, and Mexico lose the 2026 World Cup bid to Morocco over political repercussions?

French league terminates goal-line technology contract | NBC Sports

Goal line technology is done in France...for now. While Ligue 1 looks for a better vendor, they have terminated the current contract that they used for goal line technology.

Nations League: The back-door route to Euro 2020? | BBC

A nice explainer on how UEFA will operate its new Nations League competition and whether it will be a way for teams to qualify for Euro 2020.

There you have it, folks. Enjoy your day and hit the comments to give us the news of the day!