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NWSL expands to Louisville, Jordan Morris MLS Comeback Player of the Year, and more: Freedom Kicks for October 23, 2019

And some Champions League action.

MLS: MLS Cup Playoffs-Round One-FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders FC Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Wednesday, folks. Should be a good day. We got Champions League, MLS Cup Playoffs, and Game 2 of the World Series for the Washington Nationals. Let’s go!

NWSL will expand to Louisville in 2021 | All for XI

Louisville City will form an expansion team for the NWSL, and will begin play in 2021. That’s 10 teams for the NWSL, with more cities rumored to be in the mix for gaining teams as well. Louisville would be nice road trip for the Washington Spirit.

Seattle Sounders’ Jordan Morris wins MLS Comeback Player of the Year award | MLS

Jordan Morris wins MLS Comeback Player of the Year. He had a great year for the Seattle Sounders after missing all of 2018 with a torn ACL. I do wish Chris Odoi-Atsem got this award, because he beat fucking cancer and got back on the field to play for both D.C. United and Loudoun United.

Report: Dest will announce international decision this week | NBC Sports

Sergiño Dest will reportedly announce this week if he will be representing the United States or the Netherlands in international play going forward.

I’m feeling confident that when the next USMNT roster comes out, Dest’s name will be on it. We’ll see what happens.

Kylian Mbappe has hat-trick for PSG in easy win over Club Brugge | ESPNFC

Paris St-Germain wins courtesy of a Kylian Mbappe hat trick. Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, and Juventus were also among the winners yesterday in Champions League.

D.C. United crashes out of the playoffs: Filibuster | Black & Red United

D.C. United’s season ended abruptly on Saturday night, and the Filibuster crew breaks it all down, amazingly without breaking down themselves.

MLS all-time leading scorer Chris Wondolowski re-signs with Earthquakes for 2020 | MLS

Chris Wondolowski will have one more season in MLS. He re-signed with the San Jose Earthquakes, so he will have a chance to add to his all-time leading goalscoring record.

Manchester United ban fan indefinitely for allegedly racially abusing Liverpool player | BBC

A Manchester United fan racially abused a Liverpool player last weekend. He was found and dealt with. Good. Bye, Felisha.

Three Chelsea fans face lifetime bans for racially abusing a fellow supporter | BBC

Meanwhile, Chelsea is still trying to figure out what to do with 3 fans who racially abused a fellow Blues fan last season. Come on, you know what time it is, Chelsea. Get these people out of the game and out of your stadium.

Enjoy the day, everyone. #StayInTheFight!