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Kasper extended, Harkes scores & more: Freedom Kicks for 12/23/19

Also, two awesome things in one article!

Dundee Utd vs Ayr - Ladbrokes Championship Photo by Euan Cherry / SNS Group via Getty Images

Hey, hope you’ve got your gift situation settled. And a ‘Chag sameach!’ if you celebrate otherwise.

D.C. United extends General Manager Dave Kasper’s contract (WaPo): Any time you can lose your top three goal scorers and then news comes out of retraining a polarizing figure in a job longer the Friday before the holidays, you do it if you’re D.C. United.

Oh, in case you were wondering where Leonardo Jara was going, as it appears to not be back to Boca, Racing Club seems to be the suitors:

Tottenham launches investigation into alleged racist abuse during loss to Chelsea (Cartilage Free Captain): London is apparently in Italy all of a sudden. Ugh. We Ain’t Got No History with more.

In happier news, remember Ian Harkes? Well, Dundee United are cruising in Scotland’s Championship League (second division), with a 13-point league lead after this weekend’s 4-0 thrashing of Ayr United. Harkes scored his second of the year in the win (with his family in attendance), which you can see at 7:00(!) of the below:

D.C. bid for RFK site as new home for Redskins stadium dealt blow in federal spending bill (WaPo): Thank God!

2019: The Beer in Review (BYT): In which the Washington Spirit get a shout out in a year-end look at beer!

Anyway, off to watch a toddler, have a good Monday!