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DCU/TFC previews, Spirit noms & more: Freedom Kicks for 10/18/19

And Bong Joon-Ho is pretty great.

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MLS: D.C. United at Toronto FC Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Hi everyone, I’m your Jason today as he works on previewing D.C. United-Toronto FC. I’ll be at Segra Field tomorrow night, so maybe two DMV teams end their years tomorrow, I dunno.

Altidore not on field for TFC practice (TSN): Along with this, TFC President Bill Manning saying that Jozy Altidore is a game-time decision tomorrow.

Nick DeLeon ‘excited’ for playoff clash with former team D.C. United (Pro Soccer USA): LET HIM TAKE PENALTIES!

Postseason Preview (American Soccer Analysis): This confirms a lot of what you know.

Before possible final DC United match, how will Wayne Rooney be remembered? (MLS): Nice anecdote to kick this off.

Once a bitter enemy, Felipe has brought needed grit back to DC United (MLS): One of the people involved in the anecdote talks.

Details of Erick Thohir’s fruitful D.C. United sale, and why the city wasn’t owed a cut of it (The Athletic, $): Pablo has a lot of stuff in here, so I’m told.

Meanwhile, this looks like Junior Moreno will be working on a green card in the offseason:

Washington Spirit players attend the St. Jude Gala (NBC Sports Washington): The Spirit continue to win hearts and minds.

Burke, Three Spirit players nominated for 2019 NWSL Awards (Spirit): Meanwhile, the Spirit getting some deserved noms. We also have more.

Bong Joon-ho’s Dystopia Is Already Here (Vulture): I like Bong’s work, it is good work, as is this, which you should read.

Happy Friday, steel your nerves!