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USWNT friendlies, Dan Flynn stepping down, and more: Freedom Kicks for 10/23/18

Also DCU is still awesome.

Ugh, you guys. I refuse to turn on my heat already because we went straight from summer to winter, but as I type this, my fingers are like PLZ SAVE US.

So let’s get right to it before my hands freeze.

D.C. United Completes Miraculous Turnaround from Last Place to the Playoffs | Washington City Paper

Last place to fifth place!! Maybe fourth if we’re awesome!!! I did not expect any of this!!!!

U.S. soccer executive Dan Flynn to step down | The Washington Post

“The federation’s board of directors has been aware of Flynn’s plans for a while and is expected to begin the search for a replacement in the next several months.” And then it will take just as long as the search for a USMNT head coach.

Report: USWNT play road friendlies in Portugal, Scotland | Stars and Stripes FC

Yes, cool. Cool cool cool.

Eric Wynalda on how he’ll motivate his Las Vegas players, the U.S. national team’s future, and his greatest goals | SoccerAmerica

I’ll admit I didn’t read this because I guess now you gotta give SoccerAmerica your email address to read stuff. But it’s Wynalda so I’m guessing there’s some nuttiness in here.

Pro Soccer Player Mallory Pugh Talks Olympic-Level Pressure and Her Neutrogena Favorites | Teen Vogue

OK this is from September but I missed it then somehow. I just love that Teen Vogue interviewed Mal Pugh about Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Wash.

And with that, I’m off to warm up my fingers. Happy day, everyone!