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The Spirit win (and lose), Collin Martin talks & more: Freedom Kicks for 7/9/18

Also, an amazing history behind video games.

MLS: Minnesota United FC at Colorado Rapids Russell Lansford-USA TODAY Sports

Hi. If you were in town this weekend, hope you went outside a lot, it was really nice out, and should still (kind of) be this week for a bit.

Spirit can’t hold off Marta, Pride in 2-1 defeat (us): The Washington Spirit scored for the first time in more than a month, but proved they have some work to do in their loss to the Orlando Pride. The Mane Land has the other side of it.

Patrick Soon-Shiong: “Soon, I will be the majority owner of D.C. United” (us): Well, this was said in the last several weeks. Things continue to move forward at least.

Olsen: “It’s time to take this club to the next level” (us): Well, ANY level would be nice. P.S., 5 days folks.

D.C. United - The FM Experiment (Dictate the Game): Well, someone was going to sim Wayne Rooney to D.C. United, right? Look on and brace yourself.

Collin Martin has been out for a while. We just didn’t know it. (Outsports): The former D.C. United homegrown player tells folks this isn’t a surprise to friends and teammates in D.C.

Rooney Comes to America as MLS Dollars Grow (Bloomberg Business of Sports): Continuing with the #Rooney #Content, D.C.’s Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs talks Wazza on this half hour podcast.

Atari’s Hard-Partying Origin Story: An Oral History (Medium): Before Fortnite, there was Atari, and the crazy fun behind it.