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MLS playoffs move on, LuchaRoo get honors & more: Freedom Kicks for 11/12/18

Also, one of us is a clothes horse!

Hi. As an Army vet, while I appreciate your thanks and “never forget” wishes, if you really want to appreciate me, unsolicited top shelf booze and large amounts of non-sequential bills work just as well. This is my yearly joke, please laugh.

Rooney, Acosta represent D.C. United on 2018 MLS Best XI (us): The wonderful summer and early fall of Wayne Rooney and Luciano Acosta continues into awards season.

Durkin is again drawing European interest (WaPo): Lower in this story is talk of extending Lucho past the end of his deal. Getting back to this new/old news about Chris Durkin, I leave this (maybe probably unrelated) tweet from a representative of many players playing club football in Portugal and elsewhere:

Holt’s Kelly Making Waves in Soccer World (WKAR): D.C. United looks at Academy prospects from a lot of places, as this is at least the 4th different one I’ve come across.

Royal Flush (Blue Testament): Sporting Kansas City withstood a pesky Real Salt Lake side to advance to the Western Conference finals to play the Portland Timbers.

ATL 3, NYCFC 1 (Dirty South Soccer): Atlanta United continued handling New York City FC, moving onto the Eastern Conference Finals, where they’ll meet...ugh.

And we’ll wrap with our friend Donald Wine and his closet: