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D.C. United, USMNT, and MLS’s sponsor problem: Freedom Kicks for 3 October 2019

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Soccer, go!

MLS: D.C. United at Montreal Impact Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Hopefully after today, the last gasp of summer will be banished from the land and we can fall into the sweet embrace of autumn, as would be appropriate for October and for the upcoming MLS playoffs.

Paul Arriola on USMNT roster for Cuba, Canada Nations League games - Black And Red United: Paul Arriola continues to be D.C. United’s lone callup to the USMNT, despite the fact that Russell Canouse and especially Bill Hamid deserve chances as well.

Also includes the fact that D.C. United has reportedly completed the signing of 15-year-old Homegrown Player Moses Nyeman.

Report: Sergiño Dest declined USMNT call up - Stars and Stripes FC: Another saga, but also another chance to say that picking the country that you will represent is a deeply personal choice, and I won’t be mad at Dest whichever way he ends up going.

AdvoCare fined $150 million as FTC calls it a pyramid scheme - CBS News: MLS has had a sponsor problem for years now, and they need to dump companies like Advocare and Herbalife right now; they cause real damage to real people, no matter how much money they can fling around in sponsorship deals.

Fanendo Adi files MLSPA complaint, alleging poor treatment at FC Cincinnati – The Athletic: Adi alleges that FC Cincinnati purposefully prevented him from reaching incentives in his contract. With a team that has endured this much turmoil this season, they’ll need the offseason to reset and relaunch.

FAA investigating Las Vegas Lights’ helicopter cash drop - Las Vegas Review-Journal: The team isn’t in trouble, but apparently the helicopter company may not have filed all the safety protocols they needed to.

If you’re running a little late on Sunday, don’t worry! You’ve got a little extra time.

That’s all I’ve got; what’s up?