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Asad going, Ward, Seitz coming & more: Freedom Kicks for 1/14/18

And an Uncle Erick signing!

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MLS: SuperDraft Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Hi. Did you shovel out? Did you throw snow? Well then, your weekend was grand.

Yamil Asad to Argentine radio: “I’ve decided to stay (at Velez)” (us): Oh. Well.

D.C. United select Creighton defender Akeem Ward (us): Jason was on the ground for this one. More from Goff and MLS.

D.C. United acquires Chris Seitz via three-way trade with Houston Dynamo, New England Revolution (us): But that wasn’t all!

2019 MLS SuperDraft Grades (MLS): The post-draft #content we’re all here for.

Amid fan backlash, D.C. United touts positives of FloSports media deal (The Athletic, $): More on the streaming deal.

‘Football is football’: Richie Burke brings decades of experience to the Washington Spirit (WaPo): I’ve talked with Richie a few times when he was doing DC stuff, think he’s a nice guy and hope he can provide a kick in the pants to the Spirit’s fortunes.

Report: Ian Harkes signs with Dundee United (Stars and Stripes FC): Harkes was at Dundee’s game Saturday and the deal is expected to be made formal today per Goff. Best of luck Ian!

Erick Thohir close to selling shares of Inter Milan (Serpents of Madonnina): Oh. Well then.

Finally, I’ve been catching up to Atlanta (Season Two just hit Hulu, and I’ve been wanting to watch and found myself with some time), and keep blabbering about the Teddy Perkins episode. Here’s the director of that episode providing some additional insight on it. It’s a touch spoilery, so viewer beware: