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Wayne Rooney to D.C. United, Germany out of 2018 World Cup, and more: Freedom Kicks for 6/28/2018

The worst kept secret in town becomes official today

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Hey folks! I’m watching some NWSL to cap off a busy day in the soccer world both for D.C. United and World Cup wise.

Wayne Rooney is coming to D.C. United | Washington Post
Looks like Wayne Rooney will arrive at Dulles this afternoon.

Filibuster podcast: D.C. United’s Open Cup flop + previewing trip to New England | Black And Red United
If you need a break from Rooney coverage, here’s a look at United’s upcoming game and their Open Cup defeat, which were both Rooney-free.

Germany pay the price for casual World Cup prep with humiliating exit | ESPN
An autopsy of Germany’s shocking elimination from Russia 2018.

World Cup 2018: Germany are done, and have to ask themselves: What now? |
Germany!! Yikes!!

South Korea's Performance Against Germany Is Why The World Cup Exists | Deadspin
South Korea had little hope of advancement, yet gave it everything for 90+ minutes.

Fraud-Ass Mexico Dodged A Bullet Today | Deadspin
Here’s a less positive angle on Mexico, who advanced despite losing 3-0.

World Cup 2018: Mexico, South Korea, and the best phenomenon in international soccer |
The South Korea-Mexico connection is going strong.

All Eyes Are on Neymar, but It’s Coutinho Who Is Leading Brazil | The New York Times
Brazil moved through their group with relative ease.

World Cup 2018: Scenarios for advancement to Round of 16 |
Japan, Senegal, and Colombia are all vying for knockout round spots this morning.

World Cup 2018: Best goals of Day 14, ranked |
All 11 goals, from worst to best.

Thorns earn demoralizing 1-1 draw against Sky Blue | Stumptown Footy
Portland Thorns FC had a huge crowd on hand for a midweek game, but only delivered a 1-1 draw against lowly Sky Blue FC.

Christen Press debuts for Utah Royals FC; URFC draw against Seattle Reign FC | RSL Soapbox
Christen Press made her first appearance for the Utah Royals, but Seattle Reign FC held on for a road point.

Ohai and Huerta lead Dash to comeback victory | Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dash went on the road and won against an Orlando Pride side that seemed in control for the first 75 minutes of this one.

That’s all I’ve got, see ya!