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New owners for D.C. United?, Kathy Carter leaving SUM, and more: Freedom Kicks for 4/10/18


OK, FIRST of all, I distinctly remember that last week in Freedom Kicks I complained about how cold it still is even though it’s APRIL and we’re supposed to be in SPRING. And you know what? I’m still cold!!

So help me if Saturday’s game is freezing. SO HELP ME.

Anyway, this isn’t just the Leanne Complains hour. I have Freedom Kicks for you!

Report: Patrick Soon-Shiong to buy Erick Thohir’s stake in D.C. United | Black and Red United
Los Angeles Billionaire Is Close to D.C. United Deal | Bloomberg
D.C. United majority owner Erick Thohir agrees to sell stake in club | Washington Post
This is Jason. Leanne has said she goes to bed at a reasonable hour, which means she missed out on the wild, late-night news that D.C. United might be sold in the near future, and one of the world’s wealthiest humans.

Vincent made it to the top before injury derailed career |
Soccer can be cruel. Rob Vincent, now a coach with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds academy, talks about how he came to the conclusion that he should retire from the game.

SUM president Kathy Carter leaving position | NBC Sports
ICYMI yesterday afternoon.

Toronto FC faces its toughest test yet in Azteca vs. America | ESPNFC
It’s that time again when we all band together in support of a general MLS in hope of conquering CONCACAF. The Red Bulls are also on deck tonight but I’m not as good as abandoning club loyalty for them.

Warshaw: Why Bastian Schweinsteiger at sweeper might make sense for Chicago | MLS
I honestly just wanted to share this to make a joke about Schweinsteiger learning from the best sweeper there is, Manuel Neuer, Sweeper Keeper Extraordinaire.

Three thoughts on the USWNT’s rout over El Tri | American Soccer Now
Just some more recapping of Sunday’s game.

Japan fire Vahid Halilhodzic, hire Akira Nishino before World Cup | ESPN
Oh, well, okay then.

The MLS XI, Week 6: Game-Changing VAR, Zlatan’s Follow-Up, Orlando Pulls a Man United | Sports Illustrated
If you are like me, you are bad at staying on top of things that happen in MLS, especially on weekends DCU doesn’t play. So I’m still catching up even though it’s Tuesday, and this was on my reading list.

That’s all from me, friends, so take to the comments!