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World Cup recaps, Audi Field prices, tours & more: Freedom Kicks for 6/25/18

Also a movie review and some alumni updates.

England v Panama: Group G - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images

Hi. So Fox aired Nossa Chape after Saturday’s World Cup games. It does touch upon the crash that forced Brazil club Chapecoense to rebuild, but it focuses mostly on getting the team rebuilt and those who had family members perish or survive the crash as they put their lives back together. It’s very good, though I wouldn’t say great, and certainly opens itself up to future updates down the road. 3.5/5.

Kane and England steamroll Panama (SB Nation): Harry Kane and John Stones did a bit of work Sunday so naturally the focus was on CONCACAF’s faults. Whatevs, Kyle Walker paying for a fan to get a Stones tattoo should be the focus. Belgium and England have secured Group G berths, with seeding to be determined in the last Group games this week.

Colombia’s superstars shine in 3-0 dissection of Poland (SB Nation): James Rodriguez also did some work Sunday. Combined with Japan and Senegal drawing 2-2, Japan and Senegal are tied for the Group H lead at 4 points, with Colombia a point behind, playing Senegal this week.

Here’s what it will cost to see D.C. United play at brand-new Audi Field (WBJ): The obligatory numbers inside.

DC United’s new home, Audi Field, set to open in July (WJLA): More video of AF.

Kemp sidelined for the remainder of the season (D.C. United): Released on Friday at 5pm, Taylor Kemp’s battle to get back to the lineup this season is done. This in part is likely why D.C. decided to spend the transfer fee to get Joseph Mora out of his Saprissa contract early. Kemp’s salary is a manageable $140,000 though I think his contract ends this season, so I imagine he’ll get the charity preseason audition a la Chris Korb. D.C. will get the senior roster spot back so along with whenever this Wayne Rooney signing happens, they can add someone else too.

Segura of D.C. United waits for next time with Costa Rica (WaPo): Ulises Segura hoped to celebrate his 25th birthday in Russia at the World Cup, but as it stands he’s convalescing at home. Get well soon Uli.

FTC provides hilariously little information about Patrick Soon-Shiong’s transaction with Erick Thohir (us): Dr. Shiong just closed his LA Times and Tronc purchase last Monday after it was announced months ago so yeah, I guess.

Spirit shut out for third straight game in 1-0 loss to Orlando (us): The Washington Spirit continue to have problems scoring, and sure Alanna Kennedy’s goal is a Goal of the Year candidate but still, the Orlando Pride were up to the task.

Una mirada de Selección: “Messi no es el problema” (Clarin): Washington Spirit (and Argentina) player Estefania Banini shares her take on the men’s team issues.

FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Xhaka, Shaqiri (AP): Switzerland scores late goal against Serbia, celebrates with Napoleon Dynamite bird gesture, Serbia act like babies over it. Dock the Serbs points, I am not kidding.

The Scouser who worked his way up from college to MLS (English Players Abroad): No, this is not about Wayne Rooney, but the first Everton fan to become a D.C. United player, Rob Vincent.

Finally, here’s Sebastien Le Toux, who played the first half of last year’s campaign with D.C. United, as he is inducted into the Philadelphia Union’s Ring of Honor. Congrats Seba!