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USMNT roster, the Sounders’ legacy, and more: Freedom Kicks for 11/12/19

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tfw when you just want your team to not be bad

Hey there, friends. I’ve realized that we are quickly nearing the end of 2019 and thus my window to surpass the number of books I read last year (71). I’m at 52 right now. Can I do it?! Good thing I just put a bunch of holiday PTO on the calendar.

Anyway, here are some things that don’t count towards my book list for the year.

USMNT names 23-man roster for final Nations League matches | Stars and Stripes FC

We got Canada coming up Friday. Here’s hoping it goes better than last time.

Armchair Analyst: Berhalter’s latest USMNT roster has one job | MLS

*clears throat* DO BETTER

Pulisic ruled out as Berhalter finalizes November roster | American Soccer Now

Just more thoughts on the roster.

Why MLS is more of a gamble for bookmakers than savvy bettors | The Athletic

Paywall and all that. (But yeah, I would never make bets on MLS.)

Seattle’s home MLS Cup win cements Sounders in the city’s rich sporting legacy | ESPNFC

I can’t hate on Seattle too much. My mom grew up there and has told me many times how that city has always loved soccer. Now, obviously they are the inferior Washington in MLS, but I’m not mad at them.

England’s “Victory Tour” goes wrong as Phil Neville unravels | All for XI

Well, I enjoyed this takedown of Phil Neville.

All right, folks, I’m outtie. Stay warm!