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Earnie Stewart named USMNT GM, 2018 U.S. Open Cup, and more: Freedom Kicks for 6/7/2018

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Happy Thursday! In a week the World Cup starts so that’s a pretty good start to your Thursday morning. Here’s the soccer news from yesterday:

United announce time changes for five matches at Audi Field | D.C. United
First up: D.C. United is changing kickoff times for five late summer games to 8pm.

Earnie Stewart named first-ever USMNT GM | Stars and Stripes FC
Former United midfielder Earnie Stewart will be the GM for the USMNT, which isn't a super well-defined position.

Job Description: What Will the New MNT GM Work On? | U.S. Soccer
Here's US Soccer's description of his role

Three cupsets among Division I clubs’ domination of 2018 U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round | USSoccer.com
Here’s a full wrap of the Open Cup’s fourth round, which saw Seattle, New England, and Colorado knocked out by USL opponents.

The draw for the next round is later this morning. United’s potential opponents have been narrowed down to the New York Red Bulls, Orlando City, and the Philadelphia Union:

Danny Rose: England is my salvation from my battle with depression | The Independent
Best wishes to Danny Rose who opened up about dealing with depression and racism in this interview.

World Cup 2018 Jerseys: Nigeria, Mexico, and More, Ranked | Racked
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The NWSL Media Association’s Team of the Month features no current Spirit players, but does have three former Spirit players.