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D.C. United draws, Zlatan sizzles & more: Freedom Kicks for 9/17/18

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Also, the Galaxy appear to be in trouble, so the news isn’t all bad today.

Hi. So I went to the game yesterday, tried getting a sandwich, beer and water, and for whatever reason the card reader wasn’t connected. After giving it a couple of minutes, I punted and went upstairs to my seat, but stopped and ordered a Double Smoke burger and a water and got...two burgers? Anyway, viva me and concession karma I guess.

Recaps of D.C. United’s 3-3 draw with the New York Red Bulls from us (with more from us here), WaPo and MLS. Once a Metro has that side of it.

Rooney is thriving on the challenge of his new life with DC United (Daily Mail): Come in for the excellent repulsion of RFK in the opener, stay for a pretty darned good interview with Wayne Rooney and others in the D.C. organization. Also, watch them do errands!

Questions and answers on DC United’s new P2P program (Soccerwire): Charlie Boehm breaks down some main questions regarding this infant program.

Selecta ya no se jugará contra el DC United; buscará jugar con Argentina (ES.com): News outlets in El Salvador are reporting D.C. United has backed out of their possible October friendly with the national team due to the team’s proximity to a playoff berth and the desire to keep bodies rested. Just a heads up.

Olimpia viajó a EEUU para enfrentar a selección de Nueva Orleans y al DC United (Diario Mas): Meanwhile, Honduras club CD Olimpia is in New Orleans and expected to play Wednesday. A side note, that game will be streamed online if you choose to skip it.

Galaxy’s dysfunction goes way beyond the head coach (LA Times): Sure, lots of people are rewatching Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 500th career goal as they should, but this dive into what the LA Galaxy looks like is staggering. I think...D.C. United may have a healthier organizational structure, which given the last decade or so is something.

Thorns headed to second consecutive NWSL final after beating Seattle (Stumptown Footy): So the Portland Thorns are in the NWSL final again, this time in the Rose City. They await Tuesday’s winner between the Chicago Red Stars and North Carolina Courage, who are also meeting each other for the 2nd straight year in the playoffs and should the Courage win, the 2017 final will have a replay.

10 Things DC Foodies Are Talking About This Month (Washingtonian): Hey, look at #7!

Dydasco finishes 2018 NWSL season among league leaders in 5 major categories (Spirit): The Washington Spirit’s year may have been dire collectively, but Caprice Dydasco quietly had a decent season. As have Andi Sullivan and Aubrey Bledsoe, who are finalists for NWSL awards for Rookie and Goalkeeper of the Year, respectively.

Anyway, that’s all I have. I hope someone gives you an extra burger and/or sandwich today.