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Toronto FC loses in Champions League, Real Madrid to play in DC, and more: Freedom Kicks for April 18, 2018

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TFC needs to respond next week in Guadalajara.

Happy Wednesday everyone. Looks like it’s going to be a bit warmer today, so let’s start with some news:

Toronto FC 1, CD Guadalajara 2 | 2018 Concacaf Champions League Recap | MLS

Chivas de Guadalajara stunned Toronto FC, winning 2-1 at BMO Field. Jonathan Osorio had the one goal for the Reds, but a golazo has Chivas heading home on the verge of winning the title.

ICC schedule features Madrid, Barca, Manchester clubs, Liverpool, more | ESPNFC

The 2018 International Champions Cup schedule was released, and it will feature many of the biggest teams in the world. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund, AS Roma, Juventus and Bayern Munich are among the teams that will compete in the United States. Of note for local fans: Real Madrid will face Juventus at FedEx Field on August 4th. See you there!

Report: “Harlem River Yards” project to include NYCFC Stadium | Hudson River Blue

New York City FC could have a 26,000-seat stadium as one of the centerpieces of a new project proposal at Harlem River Yards, on the edge of the Bronx. Will they get it done or will this go the way of every other stadium site they’ve proposed thus far?

D.C. United ownership group likely to include investors in Swansea of Premier League | Washington Post

D.C. United could get more influence from Swansea City, as managing owner Jason Levien is hoping to buy out majority owner Erick Thohir and bring in several people from his Swansea investment team to become the ownership consortium of the Black-and-Red.

Portland Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath to make season debut against Washington Spirit | Oregon Live

Tobin Heath is set to make her first appearance for the Portland Thorns when they take on the Washington Spirit on Friday night.

Manchester United: Proposed women’s team a ‘massive opportunity’ for managers | BBC

Manchester United is thinking of forming a women’s team. Honestly, this is a wonderful thing. I wish all of the major teams in Europe that don’t already have a women’s team invest some serious money into creating one.

World Cup hosts Russia charged with fan racism during France friendly | The Guardian

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: World Cup hosts Russia is charged with racism after making monkey chants at Paul Pogba and other players during Russia’s friendly against France at Zenit St. Petersburg stadium, which will host a semifinal. This summer is going to be interesting.

Alright, that’s what I got. Hit the comments and let the world know what news hit your desk.