Friends, it is Tuesday, and here we are again at another Freedom Kicks. I am here to bring you the soccer stuffs, even though my attention is more on the Olympics right now. The Olympics, and my newfound pursuit of mastering bread baking. I know, I know, I live an exciting life. (But seriously, I wish someone had told me sooner how therapeutic it is to knead bread. I would’ve started ages ago.)
Anyway! Soccer! First things first:
It's been a hell of a ride. From my family to yours, thanks for the support along the way. We have moved back to Houston & started the next chapter of our lives. I am retired from playing professional soccer. pic.twitter.com/8ZqCR1jRhK— Bobby Boswell (@bobbyboswell) February 12, 2018
Bobby Boswell is a gift and MLS will be less hilarious without him.
Sheanon Williams among D.C. United’s first preseason cuts | B&RU
ICYMI yesterday, D.C. United narrowed their roster down.
Incoming U.S. Soccer president aims to make sport more inclusive | The Washington Post
He’s got a lot of issues in front of him that require solutions. Inclusivity is an important one, and I hope he really can improve things on that front.
Carlos Cordeiro deserves a chance | Stars and Stripes FC
And so he does, I suppose.
Lingering questions from U.S. Soccer’s presidential election | SoccerWire
“What really went down in Steve Gans’ hotel room on Thursday night?” <— Questions I never thought I’d read.
Jonathan Spector defends his absence from U.S. Soccer presidential election | Pro Soccer USA
Look, honestly, I’m just here for the drama.
US Soccer confirms friendly matches against Paraguay, Ireland and France | MLS
I can’t wait to watch what are sure to be more underwhelming friendlies!
Report: FC Dallas and Bayern Munich sign talent development deal | Big D Soccer
I mean...cool? Unsure how much this will actually do, but it probably can’t hurt.
The Passion of Klopp | Goal
If you don’t like Jurgen Klopp, I don’t even know what to do with you. He’s great.
That’s all from me, folks, so it’s over to you in the comments!