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USMNT loss, D.C. United playoffs, and David Beckham’s forest stadium: Freedom Kicks for 16 October 2019

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Soccer, go!

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at D.C. United Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

I hope you all are enjoying some fall weather! I am here on a Wednesday because Donald Wine was up in Canada last night, so be kind to him when he takes over for me tomorrow. Let’s get straight into it:

Nations League recap - USA 0-2 Canada: An abysmal loss up north - Stars and Stripes FC: The first time that the USMNT has lost to Canada in my lifetime, and the Yanks looked as bad or worse than the result shows. I pine for the days of 2009 and 2010, or even parts of 2014, when being a USMNT fan was fun; now it is all fatalistic apathy, and that is more damning than anger.

With Bill Hamid’s loan set to expire, the player and his hometown D.C. United sound optimistic he’ll stay around – The Athletic: Speaking of a player that should be in the USMNT, it looks like everyone involved wants to find a way to make Hamid’s current stay in DC permanent.

There’s also a similar seam on the other half of the field. You know, the field upon which D.C. United will be playing on Saturday.

MLS expected to announce expansion to Sacramento Monday - Indomitable City Soccer: Sacramento has a billionaire investor, a stadium deal done, an already popular USL team, and now it looks like they have finally locked up their MLS team.

And two commissioners is all that is needed to prevent this stadium deal from happening. Inter Miami was already committed to playing its first two season at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, and now could be there for an even longer stay.

Lockhart, the stadium that as of March looked like:

Or this:

Carli Lloyd Calls USWNT Role at World Cup ‘Absolutely the Worst Time of My Life’ | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights: That is an absolutely buckwild take that is completely in line with how Carli Lloyd publicly presents herself.

That’s all I’ve got, what’s up?