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D.C. United/Spirit recaps, a Rooney update, Audi Field news & more: Freedom Kicks for 6/11/18

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Also, the Caps are still celebrating, God love them.

MLS: D.C. United at Seattle Sounders FC Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Hey there. I was told there would be lots of rain this weekend and I didn’t see any. Shenanigans!

Recaps of D.C. United’s 2-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders by us, Sounder at Heart and MLS. I’m presuming since Goff in Russia that WaPo didn’t do a recap, but if they did, or if there are any others that caught your fancy, drop them in.

Spirit, Sky Blue FC battle to scoreless draw (us): Friday night, the Washington Spirit, who had missed several key players to United States callups (and Mallory Pugh to injury) played an uninspired draw in a game of the NWSL’s bottom two clubs. Spirit remains 8th, Sky Blue 9th.

Wayne Rooney in Belfast - former Manchester United star spotted in the city (Belfast Live): Basically, Rooney and his agent were visiting the American Consulate to get his work visa squared away. Or he likes Guinness, maybe both.

New Buzzard Point Venue to Debut for World Cup (swtlqtc): Says here that this space next to the stadium will host watch parties during each day of the World Cup and “where D.C. United fans will be able to gather prior to matches similar to the Bullpen near Nationals Park (also on a lot owned by Akridge).

Design the world’s most unique award (Creative Allies): Apparently the Man of the Match at D.C. United home games will be getting a locally designed, custom-made guitar after each game. So...15 guitars for Wayne Rooney!

Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong eyes healthcare role under Trump (SixthHealth): Jussst leaving this here.

Vieira departs NYCFC for OGC Nice (Hudson River Blue): New York City FC Coach Patrick Viera had been denying rumors of his leaving for Ligue 1 for weeks, and then...what’s French for Nick Saban?

Benito Martínez fichado por el DC United (UPF): Would you like a profile on a U-23 player from Panama? Well, you’re in luck.

What will the Washington Capitals parade look like (DC Sports Bog): Hey, D.C. United is mentioned in a non-Goff article!

The ‘but’ stops here: Alex Ovechkin’s 14-year Stanley Cup chase is over (ESPN): Greg Wyshynski looks at the ripping off of the ‘chokevechkin’ label of the Caps’ icon. This WaPo piece on how the team came together and this Sportsnet piece are illuminating reads on the local boys. Also check out the fine folks at Japers Rink, SB Nation’s Caps site, for a lot of justifiable basking.