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Boxing Day EPL madness, Tim Weah announces loan move, and more: Freedom Kicks for December 26, 2018

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

Happy Boxing Day everyone, and Happy Kwanzaa as well. Umoja (unity) for you all. Obviously, because yesterday was Christmas, there wasn’t much news, but here’s what can jump you into the EPL slate of matches today:

USMNT viewing guide and open thread: 2018 Boxing Day edition | Stars & Stripes FC

A full slate of Premier League matches today, including a couple on TV featuring some United States internationals.

Report: Tim Weah to be loaned to Celtic | Stars & Stripes FC

USMNT young star Tim Weah announced yesterday he’s leaving Paris Saint-Germain to go on loan in January. Reports are that loan move will take him to Celtic FC.

Speaking of loans, it looks like Lucas “Titi” Rodriguez’s loan move to D.C. United is done, according to Argentine press:

Celtic sign 15-year-old Karamoko Dembélé to first professional contract | The Guardian

One of Tim Weah’s new teammates should he end up at Celtic would be 15-year-old Karamoko Dembélé, who signed a contract with the club yesterday.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Arsenal midfielder out for up to six weeks with broken foot | BBC

Arsenal will be without Henrickh Mkhitaryan for a month and a half due to a broken foot. That will be a blow to their midfield.

Alright, enjoy the EPL matches today, and hit the comments to let us know what soccer-related items you got for Christmas and what other news couldn’t wait until after the holiday to drop.