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The USMNT get their guy, Wayne Rooney gets to DC sports games & more: Freedom Kicks for 12/3/18

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And some alum updates in a surprisingly loaded section.

MLS: D.C. United at Columbus Crew SC Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Hi again. I think the stragglers from the holiday are back on the roads, so gear up accordingly.

Gregg Berhalter hired as USMNT head coach (Stars and Stripes FC): Hooray. Takes from WaPo, Yahoo!, MLS, The Athletic ($) and ESPN on the new United States coach, while Massive Report have an update on the coach search for Columbus Crew SC that mentions some D.C. United alumni. USMNT worst-kept secret Sunday continued with New York Red Bulls homegrown player Tyler Adams getting reunited with former Metros coach Jesse Marsch at Red Bull Leipzig in the Germany Bundesliga.

D.C. United is considering holding part of training camp in Asia or Middle East (WaPo): Goff with a Friday night dump. Look, if you’ve got Wayne Rooney around, you use him to extend your brand a little. Case in point, his presence at Friday night’s Washington Capitals game and Saturday night’s Washington Wizards game, both of which were wins I’ll note.

After 2018 turnaround, Kasper plots DC United’s path to trophies (MLS): Dave Kasper speaks to Sam Stejskal for MLS on the organization. It’s OK Dave, we don’t bite, you can talk to us!

XFL relaunch to include a Washington franchise at Audi Field (WaPo): Pablo tweeted about this Friday from what I saw. I’m not bent out of shape about it, given how long the team was over the barrel with Events DC. Take a couple early season dates, get that McMahon money.

San Martín de Tucumán, the Argentine home of former MLS players (Marca): I had lost track of Fabian Espindola after he left Albacete, but nice to see him chatting with other familiar names.

Speaking of former D.C. United players, a Bruno Miranda update maybe:

And an update on Dwayne De Rosario:

United Premier Soccer League Announces Maryland’s World Class Premier Elite as Expansion Team (PR Log): Well I’m curious to see how this will go.

I think that’s it. Oh, and here’s David Lee Roth dancing for two hours with the Ojays kind of underneath it: