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Lucho was onside, Wayne Rooney’s here to win, and more: Freedom Kicks for August 15, 2018

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Happy United Day!

Happy United Day folks! D.C. United takes on the Portland Timbers tonight at Audi Field (8:00pm, WJLA 24/7 News) and a familiar face will be manning the nets for the Black-and-Red. That’s right folks, Bill Hamid is back and will get the start! Also, check out how Portland may line up tonight. Before United tonight, there’s the UEFA Super Cup between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid (3:00pm, B/R Live, Univision Deportes). I hope B/R Live has some sort of free trial. Okay, onto the news:

Luciano Acosta was onside; let’s stop debating it | Black & Red United

This video shows that Luciano Acosta was clearly onside before heading Wayne Rooney’s perfect cross into the goal for the #BuzzardBeater Sunday night, so let’s end the talk about whether he was offside right meow.

Now watch this beautiful play for the 327,000th time:

Wayne Rooney didn’t come to D.C. United for a fat paycheck: ‘I’m here to work’ | Washington Post

Wayne Rooney is going about his stint with D.C. United the right way, and in the end, the man is just trying to be one of the guys and win some games. Hell yeah. Here’s another interview he did with Sports Illustrated.

Sergio Ramos criticises Jurgen Klopp in final row | BBC

Sergio Ramos brought that smoke to his beef with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Basically what he said: “Count the rings. Hala.”

MLS on Mark Wahlberg’s interest in Columbus Crew: ‘Nothing substantive’ | ESPNFC

Apparently, Mark Wahlberg is considering buying Columbus Crew SC. MLS says that “nothing substantive” has been mentioned.

USL D-III applies for USSF sanctioning with “at least 10” teams | NBC Sports

USL D-III hopes to have at least 10 teams when it starts up next season, and has a goal of 24 teams by year 3. Already announced to be joining the league: Greenville Triumph, South Georgia Tormenta FC, FC Tucson, Toronto FC II, Chattanooga, and Madison.

Report: Messi to skip upcoming Argentina friendlies in U.S. | NBC Sports

Argentina has two friendlies next month here in the United States. Lionel Messi will not join the team for those matches, which is feeding speculation that his time with La Albiceleste could be done once again.

Liverpool refer apparent Mohamed Salah cell phone video to Merseyside police | ESPNFC

Liverpool, stop snitching on your star. Mohamed Salah was caught using a phone while driving, and they turned him into police! You know a team that wouldn’t do that? Real Madrid. There’s still time, Mo.

That’s what we got. Vamos United, and we’ll see you at Audi Field. And, before you go, one more time with the Celine Dion treatment: