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Yamil Asad to D.C. United, MLS Live eliminated, and more: Freedom Kicks for February 14, 2018

Cupid brought us an attacking midfielder a day early.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope today is a day of love for you all. We love our Black & Red United community and today’s gonna be a great day. Yesterday had a lot of news, and while I continue to watch the Olympics, lets’s get right to it:

Following deal with Atlanta United, D.C. United signs Yamil Asad on loan from Velez Sarsfield | Black & Red United
Yamil Asad is officially announced by D.C. United, moving over from Atlanta United via his home club of Velez Sarsfield in Argentina. He joins a loaded Black-and-Red midfield.

MLS to move its streaming service to ESPN+ this year | ESPNFC
MLS Live is no more, as the league moves its streaming service to the new ESPN+ that will debut later on this year.

First candidate for USMNT GM emerges | Stars & Stripes FC
The United States Soccer Federation has a new president, and it will soon have a new general manager for the USMNT and USWNT. A candidate on the MNT side: Seattle Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey.

Nashville SC moves home opener to 69k seat Nissan Stadium | NBC Sports
Demand for the first league home match in Nashville SC’s history is so high that they are moving the match to Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans. Let’s see how many of the 69,000+ seats they can pack in yellow and navy.

Will D.C. United’s Chris Durkin be the next breakout American teenager in MLS? | Goal
Chris Durkin is someone that many in MLS and world soccer circles are watching with close interest as he seeks to show and prove this season for D.C. United.

Timbers assistant coach Carlos Llamosa cleaned halls, played in a World Cup and dodged death on unlikely path to Portland | Oregon Live
The incredible story of how Carlos Llamosa dodged death during the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and worked his way through life to becoming an assistant coach for the Portland Timbers.

Black History Month: Freddy Adu becomes a kid in an adult world | Stars & Stripes FC
Relive the story of Freddy Adu becoming the youngest American player ever to sign a pro sports contract when he was drafted by D.C. United in 2004.

That’s it for now...back to the Olympics and Champions League. Hit the comments and let us know what stories hit your radar!