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World Cup Day 7, D.C. United in Open Cup, and more: Freedom Kicks for June 20, 2018

Soccer all day!

Happy Wednesday folks. It’s a big day for us: first off, more World Cup! We have Portugal-Morocco, Uruguay-Saudi Arabia, and Iran-Spain. Then tonight, it’s D.C. United against Orlando City in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (7:00pm, Maryland SoccerPlex). Alright, let’s dive in:

Senegal are more than their ‘pace and power’ | SB Nation

Senegal outmatched Poland yesterday in the World Cup, and it’s more than just pace and power.

D.C. United versus Orlando City SC lineup: Making waves in the Open Cup | Black & Red United

What can we expect tonight in the Open Cup matchup?

Morgan Brian Returns To The Red Stars | Hot Time in Old Town

Morgan Brian is officially back in the NWSL and the Chicago Red Stars.

Andre Ayew’s Swansea City future to be decided ‘in the next few days’ | WalesOnline

Paging Jason Levien...can you just send Andre Ayew over here to D.C.?

North Carolina Courage to participate in first-ever International Champions Cup Women’s Tournament in Miami July 26-29 | NC Courage

This is pretty cool...the North Carolina Courage will compete in the first Women’s ICC against Manchester City, Paris St-Germain, and Olympique Lyonnais.

FIFA should give U.S., Mexico and Canada automatic qualification to 2026 World Cup | Stars & Stripes FC

It will be a dangerous precedent for FIFA to start deciding which of the hosts get automatic qualification to the 2026 World Cup. Just give it to all 3 nations.

Washington Spirit waive Morgan Proffitt | Black & Red United

Morgan Proffitt gets cut from the Washington Spirit. More moves coming?

Beer supply running low in Moscow during World Cup | ESPNFC

Apparently, Russia was not ready for the amount of beer that fans were going to drink.

Alright, enjoy the matches today. Head here for the World Cup discussion. Hit the comments below to discuss other news!