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FIFA, USSF visit White House, DirecTV drops beIN, and more: Freedom Kicks for August 29, 2018

Oh yeah, it’s United Day too.

Happy United Day, folks. D.C. United try to rebound and get back in the win column tonight at Audi Field as they take on the Philadelphia Union (8:00pm, WJLA 24/7 News). Before we get down there to the stadium, let’s take a look at what transpired yesterday.

Wait..what do we have here:

Did United States Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro say...what did he say?

Alright, someone come get ya mans...that’s not okay. Not. Oh. Kay.

Why Is beIN SPORTS No Longer On AT&T U-verse / DIRECTV? | beIN SPORTS
Bruh, what?! Guess I need to find another place to watch Real Madrid since my watch party venue has DirecTV. Hey La Liga, maybe it’s time to find another channel to show your league.

Official: LAFC transfer Laurent Ciman to Dijon | Angels on Parade
Los Angeles Football Club captain Laurent Ciman leaves the team to move to Dijon FCO in France. LAFC get a $500K transfer fee.

When Bill Hamid went to Europe, he left his heart with D.C. United | Washington Post
We missed you too, Bill Hamid. It’s great to have you back home!

Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA goal of the season award | Sky Sports
As expected, Cristiano Ronaldo’s bicycle kick for Real Madrid (his former team) against Juventus (his new team) in last year’s Champions League is the UEFA goal of the season. For me, Gareth Bale’s bike in the Champions League was more important, but the Ronaldo goal slightly better.

Nine reasons why DC United will make the 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs | MLS
Could the Black-and-Red make the playoffs? If all goes well and some of these reasons come to pass, hell yeah we can!

D.C. Is Breaking Ground On The First Phase Of RFK Redevelopment | DCist
The first phase of Life After Lot 8 is underway for our former home.

Loudoun United FC: Five things to know about soccer’s expanding presence in Loudoun County | Loudoun Times-Mirror
Loudoun United is coming, and the county is ready.

Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill step aside from international football | BBC
Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill aren’t calling full time on their international careers, but stepping aside so that England manager Gareth Southgate can call in youngsters to groom the future team.

Keylor Navas form, status means Thibaut Courtois not an instant pick at Real Madrid | ESPNFC
Once again, Real Madrid brought in some competition for Keylor Navas. Once again, Navas wasn’t having it.

Alright, that’s it for now. Vamos United, let’s get these 3 points!