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Fox Sports announces 2018 World Cup schedule, USWNT to play in Jacksonville, and more: Freedom Kicks for February 21, 2018

Big Fox is going to have a ton of soccer this June and July.

Happy Wednesday folks. It’s supposed to be hot again today, but I need Mother Nature to recognize it’s not spring. Someone turn the heat off.

Also, MLS Fantasy is back! Our very own BlasianSays has set up two leagues for you all: a classic, single table league and a head-to-head league. Note that the H2H league only has room for 30 teams, so sign up quickly!

Okay, now the news:

Fox Sports 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Presentation Features Unprecedented 38 Matches Live on Network Television | Fox Sports

38 matches will appear on Big Fox this summer for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Fox introduced its coverage plans for the world’s greatest tournament.

USWNT announces second date for USA vs Mexico in April | Stars & Stripes FC

The United States Women’s National Team will play Mexico in Jacksonville on April 5th, making it a double dip for the USWNT against their rivals to the South. The other match will be in Houston on April 8th.

David Ousted comes to D.C. United looking to regain a starting role in MLS | Black & Red United

Great article by our own Steven Streff on David Ousted and his hope that he can win the starting goalkeeper job for D.C. United this year.

U.S. Josh Sargent turns 18 and signs first pro deal at Werder Bremen | ESPNFC

U-17 and U-20 World Cup star Josh Sargent is now 18 years old. For a birthday present yesterday, he officially signed his first pro contract with Werder Bremen. Congrats to the kid!

Black History Month: Run-DMB | Stars & Stripes FC

Yesterday’s Black History Month article, as part of the feature I’m doing over at Stars & Stripes FC, chronicles the resilient career of DaMarcus Beasley.

Another American heads to Schalke: Zyen Jones | NBC Sports

Schalkemerica gains another one. 17-year-old Zyen Jones, who was in the Atlanta United academy system and the U.S. U-17s, will join Schalke 04 and sign a pro contract in August, when he turns 18 years old.

That’s what I got today...what’s on your radar? Hit the comments and let us know. Wakanda Forever.