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Schweinsteiger retires, Altidore injured, and more: Freedom Kicks for 10/9/19

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Could Olivier Giroud come to D.C.?

Hey there, Freedom Kickers. I’ve just returned from a trip to the fair state of Rhode Island, so many thanks to Donald for taking yesterday’s roundup. Today you’re stuck with me!

Report: D.C. United among possible MLS destinations for Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud | B&RU

Well, we’ll see. Just about all that can be said at the moment. Would you be into this addition?

Jozy Altidore withdraws from USMNT roster due to injury | Stars and Stripes FC

Berhalter has opted not to add a replacement to the roster.

Bastian Schweinsteiger Announces His Retirement | Hot Time in Old Town

I’M NOT CRYING YOU’RE CRYING

Germany Rose And Fell With Bastian Schweinsteiger | Deadspin

I could write my own Bastian Schweinsteiger retrospective but here’s one someone else already wrote.

Official: Fire Will Play 2020 Season At Soldier Field | Hot Time in Old Town

In other Chicago Fire news.

The Focus on Sergiño Dest’s Decision Heightens | Sports Illustrated

Honestly, I’m glad nobody much cared what I did when I was 19.

New Antigua & Barbuda head coach Lisa Cole wants to build a change engine | All for XI

Part one of an interview with Lisa Cole, discussing the new head coach’s goals for Antigua & Barbuda.

Crystal Thomas named Player of the Week | Washington Spirit

Get it, girl.

Why do these big-club managers still have jobs? Either giants are wising up, or there are simply no alternatives | Yahoo! Sports

Looking forward to the next headline about the dozen coaches that just got fired.

And that’s where we’ll end, folks. Have a great Wednesday!