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MLS Cup, Washington Spirit, and Leo Jara: Freedom Kicks for 6 November 2019

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Soccer, go!

MLS: MLS Cup Conference Finals-Toronto FC at Atlanta United FC John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

It is the day after Election Day, so I hope your cups are full of coffee and that you are ready to muddle through the day. There isn’t too much D.C. United news in this week leading up to MLS Cup, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things to talk about. To the links!

Washington Spirit select Kaycie Tillman via 2019 NWSL Re-Entry Wire - Black And Red United

After waiving nine players earlier in the week, the Washington Spirit made their first acquisition towards 2020, bringing in a former US U-17 and U-20 midfielder.

Filibuster previews MLS Cup! - Black And Red United

MLS Cup is this Sunday, and we brought a Seattle fan and a Toronto fan onto the podcast to tell us why we should temporarily cheer for one of their teams.

Toronto FC adamant they deserve CCL spot if they win MLS Cup | MLSsoccer.com

I mean, I agree. Just because a Canadian team wins doesn’t mean the CCL spot should go to the next American team in a byzantine priority system; let this spot float between the confederations.

Sources: Torrent to leave NYCFC post one year before contract ends

Torrent was apparently frustrated by all of MLS’s....MLS, aka the rules, the travel, player acquisitions, etc. I can’t see him staying in the league if that was his issue, so I wonder if City Football Group will find a place for him somewhere else in the organization.

D.C. United 2019 season review: Leonardo Jara - Black And Red United

We have started our traditional season review series on the backline, eschewing the alphabetical system. Go vote!

Sources: Dax McCarty and Dave Romney traded to Nashville SC – The Athletic

I wonder if Dax will trade his snark at D.C. United for snark at Chicago now....

That’s a pretty good save.