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Liverpool books spot at Champions League final, Stephanie Labbe can’t play in PDL, and more: Freedom Kicks for 5/3/2018

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More on Lee Nguyen to LAFC, plus NWSL midweek action

Spring is like an actual thing that can happen??? And more importantly someone finally informed D.C. of this crucial fact. But also the forecasted high is in the nineties, and a couple days ago I wore a winter coat. Whatever, I’ll enjoy this and not think about the impending doom of climate change. In soccer news, here we go:

Shocker, tons of Champions League stuff.

Roma 4-2 Liverpool: Roma’s Win Not Enough to Advance to Finals | Chiesa Di Totti
Roma mounted a comeback against Liverpool but it wasn't enough for them to advance.

Roma 4, Liverpool 2 (Agg. 6-7): Kiev Bound |The Liverpool Offside
For once, Liverpool managed to hold onto a three-goal aggregate lead!

Liverpool snuff out Roma comeback as Karius outshines Alisson to reach UCL final
Liverpool is heading to the Champions League final!

Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid: A breakdown of Sven Ulreich’s disaster - SBNation.com
As the kids say, YOIKES!

Men's soccer league refuses top Canadian goaltender because she's a woman | CBC News
Former Spirit goalkeeper Steph Labbe isn't allowed to play for the Calgary Foothills in the PDL because she's a woman. Calgary added her to the team and she played in a non-league game, but for the time being that’s all they can do. Labbe is hoping to join a European team in the summer and fight the decision in the offseason.

Lee Nguyen, LAFC and New England all get what they want in deadline deal| ESPN
Lee Nguyen wanted out of New England and the Revs managed to get something by trading him.

FC Cincinnati issues statement on MLS expansion | Cincinnati.com
FC Cincinnati and the West End of community of Cincinnati where the proposed 21,000 seat stadium would be built are at an impasse.

One Foot in Front of the Other, and Two Steps Back: Chicago Red Stars 0, Orlando Pride 2, NWSL game recap | Hot Time in Old Town
Orlando Pride vs. Chicago Red Stars: Final Score 2-0 as Orlando Earns First Win Against Chicago | The Mane Land
Despite a weather delay, the Orlando Pride went to Chicago and took 3 points in NWSL last night.

That’s all I’ve got, enjoy the weather while it’s here.