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D.C. wins, Wazza wows & more: Freedom Kicks for 8/13/18

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Holy cow, that's something you don't see every Sunday.

Caitlin Buckley

Hi there. So it’s 11:20 as I type this, an hour after the game ended and five hours after I initially complained about grabbing Sunday content. Well fuck me.

Recaps of D.C. United’s 3-2 win over Orlando City SC by us (with more from us here), WaPo, MLS and Pro Soccer USA. The Mane Land has the other side of it.

Wayne Rooney saves a goal, then creates a 96th minute D.C. United winner with a brilliant cross (us): Oh yeah, this too. More from Twitter Moments wait what?!??!?

In addition, a lot of content came out over the weekend, so whether it’s this WaPo profile of Chris Durkin, our chats with Vytas Andriuskevicius and Bill Hamid (or my babbling about some skepticism that this will simply be a repeat), MLS looking at Bill’s return or labelling D.C. as one of the summer window winners, do give them a spin.

Latham, Katten, Herrick Help Ex-Big Law Associate Buy Pro Soccer Team (The American Lawyer): more biographical info on Jason Levien, Steve Kaplan et al’s purchase from lawyers involved in it.

Harkes expected to be Greenville Triumph SC’s first head coach (Soc Takes): So John Harkes may go south to coach Greenville’s expansion USL team. This means a couple of things, notably that Ben was wrong, but with a hire for a coach and Operations Head for Loudoun, it’ll be interesting to see who Dave Kasper leans toward. And since we’re looking at D.C. United alums with inside tracks to USL coaching jobs...

Report: Former Revs assistant Tom Soehn to coach expansion USL team (Bent Musket): Doug Hicks heads up Birmingham’s team, so this isn’t much of a surprise. Good luck to both Soehn and Harkes regardless.

U.S. Soccer Foundation’s got a brand new pitch (The Undefeated): I don’t read them usually, but the Undefeated guys did some good work on the opening of the Petworth mini-court from last week.

Local players invited to DC United programme (The Royal Gazette): So 5 kids from Bermuda have been invited to residency at Calverton, meaning...maybe Calverton isn’t going away in the near term I guess.

Fulton’s fine header seals three points for slick Swans (Wales Online): On the heels of Levien and Kaplan’s statement to Swans fans about lack of spending in the English summer window, Swansea City get a 1-0 win over Preston, their second straight win in the Championship to start the season.

You Want to Watch All the European Soccer? Here’s How. (Warning: It’ll Cost About $750.) (NY Times): I mean, that or other ways I guess.

All 20 Premier League Clubs represented by @dril tweets (Cartilage Free Captain): I like drip much more than I like Spurs but this is very funny very nice content.

And with that, go down some coffee and enjoy the day.