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D.C. United gets Oniel Fisher from Sounders, Lori Lindsey talks U.S. Soccer, and more: Freedom Kicks for 2/8/2018

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MLS rumors? At this time of year? Well, yeah, of course!

Hello everyone! I’m not sure if it’s a thing to say ‘Happy Olympics’ but the Olympics are starting, so that’s cool. Here’s what we’ve got today in soccer news.

Lori Lindsey, One-on-One: What she wants from the next U.S. Soccer president and the need for multiple development pathways - FourFourTwo
Former Washington Spirit player Lori Lindsey (who is currently involved with the Spirit's Development Academy) talks about the U.S. Soccer presidential election.

D.C. United’s ‘peak MLS’ trade with Toronto FC might not be so funny - Black And Red United
Jason goes into the whole GAM for TAM thing.

D.C. United makes it official, acquires Oniel Fisher - Black And Red United
...Speaking of GAM, D.C. United sent a little bit of it to the Seattle Sounders in exchange for fullback Oniel Fisher.

Venezuela economic crisis nudged Junior Moreno and other soccer players to MLS - The Washington Post
Junior Moreno talks about why he came to D.C. and how Venezuela's major economic problems were a factor in his move.

Rumor: Columbus Crew SC interested in Ghanaian striker Issah Abass - MLSsoccer.com
Another Ghanian player might be heading to the Crew. Apparently Colombus is ready to make an offer to forward Issah Abass.

Rumor: MLS club pursuing Saprissa's Joseph Mora - MLSsoccer.com
Costa Rican left back Joseph Mora might be coming to MLS as well.