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U.S. Soccer elects a new Boss, Landon Donovan returns (again) & more: Freedom Kicks for 2/12/18

Oh yeah, and #AnnounceAsad.

Leon v Puebla - Torneo Clausura 2018 Liga MX Photo by Leopoldo Smith/Getty Images

Hi. The weather kind of sucked so I was keeping the boy busy and missed whatever business Saturday was about. But if you did as well:

Cordeiro elected U.S. Soccer president (SSFC): Apparently, some contention and a late swerve were involved or something? We’ll see how he does I guess. More on it from WaPo, FourFourTwo, American Soccer Now, ESPN (with an interview with the new boss from Sebi here) and Pro Soccer USA.

Briana Scurry enters National Soccer Hall of Fame after overcoming brain injury, suicidal thoughts and financial woes (The Undefeated): Your appointment read of the day. Consequently, your bookend with her speech below:

Donovan makes Liga MX debut (FMF State of Mind): Folks were watching Landon Donovan come on late in a close game Leon was in. I was watching Joe Corona come on for America in a tie game with Tigres, personally.

Now here’s the part where we glance at some D.C. United alumni:

Barnes, Rolfe & Whilding To Join UD Athletic Hall Of Fame (Dayton): The recently retired Chris Rolfe will be inducted into the University of Dayton’s Hall of Fame Saturday.

Cruz Moves To A Polo Shirt (RSL Soapbox): Black-and-Red for a cup of coffee in 2012, Danny Cruz called it a career last week, joining the staff of the Real Monarchs, Real Salt Lake’s USL club.

Kitchen ready to help Galaxy get past dismal 2017 (Redlands Daily): Le sigh.

Ny FC Midtjylland-keeper: Jeg er den bedste målmand i klubben (TipsBladet): Bill Hamid says he’s gunning for the starting goalkeeper job with FC Midtjylland. Current starter Jesper Hansen shut out Horsens on Friday for his 4th sheet in 5 games as they remain in 1st in the Danish Superliga, so he’s not going down easily.

Carvalhal’s Swans revolution rolls on (WalesOnline): In partner club news, Ki Sung-Yueng scored a late second-half goal to give Swansea City a 1-0 win over Burnley. Unbeaten in their last 9 across all competitions, Swans are tied for 15th with Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town.

Karamoh goal give Inter 2-1 win (Serpents of Madonnina): In more partner club news, Yann Karamoh’s first Serie A goal helped make Inter Milan 2-1 winners over Bologna. With Napoli and Juventus 1-2 in points by at least a dozen points, third is left to fight over, and Inter is in it now, a point ahead of Roma and Lazio.

I don’t have much to end on, so if you have a half hour or so, here’s George Carlin AND Richard Pryor as scheduled guests on a 1981 episode of Johnny Carson’s show. Nothing stands out, just found it fascinating: