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Mohamed Salah injury update, FC Cincinnati is MLS’s next expansion team, and more: Freedom Kicks for 5/31/2018

All that plus D.C. United gets some grass

Hey guys! I’ve been pretty busy so I’m hoping I haven’t missed anything but here’s what I’ve got today.

This is grass at Audi Field. For real.

Mohamed Salah gives Egypt hope for World Cup with news over injury | BBC Sport
Mohamed Salah is expected to be around for some of the World Cup despite injuring his shoulder in the Champions League final.

Has the U.S. men's national team lost its fight? | ESPNFC
Jeff Carlisle spoke to 18 people involved in the USMNT program and got their thoughts on why the US didn't qualify.

2019 MLS debut in sight, expansion FC Cincinnati "don’t want to be average" |
In case you want to read more about FC Cincinnati. I'm not super into the mockup of the stadium but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

Women’s baseball trailblazers celebrate 75 years of the AAGPBL |
This isn't soccer but is still pretty interesting.

Earnie Stewart, reported new USMNT GM, speaks about youth development |
A Q & A from November with Earnie Stewart about youth development.

Here’s Jim Gabarra previewing Saturday’s Washington Spirit game, which will be the Lifetime game of the week.

South Side Trap Ep. 11: Figuring It Out | Hot Time In Old Town
Check out our friends over at HTIOT and their super cool podcast to get a Chicago Red Stars perspective of the same game.

Hot Time In Old Town’s Pride Month Fundraiser | Hot Time In Old Town
And while you're at it you can also check out their Pride Month fundraises that's mostly based on Chicago Fire & Red Stars scoring goals (which wouldn't be good for the Spirit this weekend) but you can do a flat rate.

Morgan Brian reportedly ending Lyon contract early for return to NWSL | Equalizer Soccer
Morgan Brian is reportedly coming back to the United States.

Stephanie Labbé Joins Calgary Foothills WFC | UWS Soccer
Labbe is joining the women's side of the PDL team she was playing with.

That’s all I’ve got, have a good day!