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#SavedTheCrew, Wayne Rooney furor, and D.C. United executive lands: Freedom Kicks for 14 November 2018

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Soccer, go!

MLS: Eastern Conference Semifinal-Columbus Crew SC at New York Red Bulls Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

I am here instead of your regular Wednesday Donald, and I just want to tell you that you’re doing a great job this week! Let’s get to the links!

How Save The Crew kept a beloved soccer franchise from leaving Columbus - SBNation.com: A great article about how grassroots activism kept the Crew in Columbus; grab your coffee, have a seat, and give this one a good read.

Rooney on criticism, loan rumours and DC United - Football365: The furor over Rooney’s last cap is just ridiculous, having spawned a dozen thinkpieces, retired players calling him out, and more, all for one cap in a testimonial to raise money for charity. The outrage-industrial complex that is the English soccer press just continues to grind..

LA Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims 2018 AT&T Goal of the Year | MLSsoccer.com: Anyone who voted for this over the Buzzard Beater should be ashamed of themselves and should be cursed to buy every piece of Zlatan branded apparel that he puts out from now into eternity, no matter the cost.

Executive Transactions | SportsBusinessDaily: We had already heard that D.C. United’s chief revenue officer, Mike Schoenbrun, was leaving the team; now we’ve found out that he has taken a position as VP of Corporate Partnerships with the Cleveland Browns.

In extremely unsurprising news, RB Leipzig will sign Tyler Adams from their US-based affiliate after the MLS season concludes. Knowing MLS, I would assume they are going to get a market rate fee instead of a friends and family discount for the up-and-coming USMNT midfielder.

Auxilia One | MLS BADGES REIMAGINED: With FC Cincinnati’s new MLS badge now out there, a graphic designer has reimagined all of the MLS badges in that style and...I just don’t like it. What do you think?

That’s all I’ve got; what’s up?