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Unai Emery to Arsenal, the usual USMNT angst, and more: Freedom Kicks for 5/22/18

Plus: doping!

Woof, you guys, yesterday I had one of those days at work where it got to be around 2:00 p.m. and I wasn’t sure I’d accomplished anything yet. But it was OK because I had District Taco for lunch.

And now that you, too, want District Taco, let us dive into Freedom Kicks!

Durkin named to first career MLS Team of the Week | D.C. United

Get in!

Christian Pulisic: U.S. not focused in World Cup qualifying loss to Trinidad & Tobago | ESPN

I’m still mad TBH.

How damaging is USMNT’s World Cup absence? | Yahoo! Sports

It’s damaging to my emotional state!!

A New Atlanta, United by Soccer | The New York Times

Honestly, having grown up in Atlanta, it’s still hard for me to believe how this MLS team has taken off. I still need to get back down there for a game.

Report: Documentary Claims Russia Covered Up Positive Drug Tests by Soccer Players | Sports Illustrated

Cool. Cool cool cool.

Arsenal set to appoint Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger’s successor | ESPN

I have no thoughts on this! I know that this is the kind of cutting-edge commentary you come to Freedom Kicks for.

Unai Emery’s grasp of detail can succeed at Arsenal after PSG problems | The Guardian

Some guy at The Guardian has thoughts, though, so here you go.

All righty, folks, I’m out. Hit the comments!