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United and Spirit lose, Brazil outlasts Russia, and more: Freedom Kicks for March 25, 2018

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Happy Monday folks. Because of my trip to North Carolina for the United States-Paraguay friendly, I’m rocking Monday this week. Thanks to Ryan, who was gracious enough to help me by switching Freedom Kicks this week. Now, let’s kickstart the week with the news from the weekend:

D.C. United outclassed as Columbus Crew roll to 3-1 victory | Black & Red United

D.C. United could not keep pace with Columbus Crew SC as they lose 3-1 and remain winless on the season.

Despite Joanna Lohman goal, Washington Spirit open 2018 with 2-1 loss to Seattle Reign FC | Black & Red United

Joanna Lohman notched a goal for the Washington Spirit, but Megan Rapinoe helped Seattle Reign emerge with the 2-1 victory.

Brazil cruise past Russia despite Neymar’s absence | BBC

No Neymar, no problem as Brazil beat Russia 3-0 at Luzhniki Stadium, the stadium in Moscow which will host the 2018 World Cup final. Miranda, Felipe Coutinho and Paulinho were the goal scorers.

Andrija Novakovich, the prolific young American tearing it up in Holland | Stars & Stripes FC

Get to know the young American who has been dissecting the 2nd division in The Netherlands and could feature in tomorrow’s friendly for the USMNT.

Landon Donovan urges MLS and USMNT to change youth development policy | ESPNFC

Landon Donovan returned to the U.S. with Leon to face the San Jose Earthquakes, and he spoke on America’s need to improve youth development, particularly through coaching.

Aguero: “I will return to my home at Independiente” in 2020 | NBC Sports

Sergio Aguero is seeking to return to his boyhood club in Argentina in 2020, announcing his intention to leave Manchester City at that time for Independiente.

Relive Usain Bolt’s trial with Borussia Dortmund! | Bundesliga

Usain Bolt, the World’s Fastest Man Ever, had a trial with Borussia Dortmund on Friday. Check out how he did, including a nutmeg of some poor soul who definitely got clowned on when they watched that footage.

That’s what I got. Hit the comments and let us know what news hit your radar over the weekend.