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Mexico World Cup roster announced, Wayne Rooney updates, and more: Freedom Kicks for 6/5/18

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Plus a fight club...in the woods...

Hello! I have a lot to share with you today! We’re going to dive right in! OK let’s go!

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Report: D.C. United and Everton have agreed to terms for Wayne Rooney transfer | B&RU
We are here with your latest Wayne Rooney to D.C. United rumors (facts?!) fix.

D.C. United face unfamiliar foe in North Carolina FC in 2018 U.S. Open Cup | B&RU
Anyone heading to the Plex for this one? I can’t make it, sadly. Love me some Open Cup.

Guardado and Reyes face fitness tests but are included in Mexico’s final 23-man World Cup roster | FMF State of Mind
More importantly, Rafa Marquez is going to the World Cup and WHY CAN’T HE JUST RETIRE ALREADY.

World Cup squads: Who will be on the plane to Russia? | ESPN
Anyway, here’s everyone else going to the World Cup.

Why Leroy Sane’s Germany omission makes sense for Joachim Low | ESPN
People had a lot to say about this yesterday, but I think this article does a good job explaining Loew’s decision.

The New Hooligans of Russia | ESPN
Because what we needed in this world was more hooligans. Also, fighting in the woods? What?? Hard pass.

Who Will Win the 2018 World Cup? SI’s Expert Predictions and Knockout Brackets | Sports Illustrated
I mean, these are all wrong, because none have Germany winning.

Tunisia goalkeeper ‘fakes injury’ to break Ramadan fast | BBC
This is one reason for faking an injury that I can get on board with.

‘White soccer teams don’t pay upfront’: how race unlevelled US playing fields | The Guardian
This is definitely worth a read, so don’t skip it.

That’s pretty much all I’ve got today, but let’s end with something that I know Adam in particular will love: