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Liverpool beats Roma, Toronto FC seeks CCL title, and more: Freedom Kicks for April 25, 2018

It’s Wednesday folks, and you know what Karen says about Wednesdays. So, dress appropriately and let’s recap yesterday’s news:

3 things we learned from Liverpool’s wild 5-2 win over Roma | SB Nation Soccer

Mohamed Salah was the star against his former club, as the Liverpool star bagged two goals and dished out two assists to Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino as Liverpool won 5-2 over AS Roma in Champions League. Two late Roma away goals will make next week’s return leg interesting.

How Toronto FC can win 2018 Concacaf Champions League Final

Toronto FC will try to come back tonight against CD Guadalajara in the 2nd leg of the Concacaf Champions League Final (9:30pm, UniMás, UDN, go90). Can they do it and become the first MLS team to win the title under the Champions League tournament structure?

Washington Spirit to play one NWSL match at Audi Field this summer | Washington Post

The Washington Spirit will host the Portland Thorns at Audi Field on August 25th. Hopefully, this will be the start of a process that eventually sees the Spirit permanently move to Audi Field to share with D.C. United.

Youth soccer and bio banding: good intentions, bad science | Stars & Stripes FC

An interesting look at whether U.S. Soccer’s plans to use bio banding will help improve youth development in the United States or whether it’s just masking the real problems we face as a soccer nation.

Mohamed Salah: The night the ‘phenomenal’ Liverpool man downed Roma | BBC

Yesterday, Mo Salah proved that he is unquestionably deserving of being in the conversation for the Ballon d’Or trophy this year. He’s completely wowed the soccer world.

Checking the Championship with two weeks to go | NBC Sports

While Wolverhampton Wanderers have already clinched their place in the Premier League for next season, 2nd place and the Championship playoff spots are still up for grabs. The last two matches of the regular season will be super important for Cardiff City, Fulham, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, Derby County, Millwall, Brentford, and Preston North End. Who will grab the coveted spots?

Panathinaikos: Greek club banned from European football for three years | BBC

Panathinaikos has severe debts, including unpaid player wages. For failure to pay off those debts, Greece’s oldest club has a 3-year ban from European competition.

Leeds United branded ‘disgraceful’ after announcing Myanmar tour | The Guardian

Myanmar? Oh no Leeds United, what is you doing?

That’s all for today. Hit the comments to let the community know what was missed. I’ll be pulling for TFC tonight...will you?