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D.C. United doesn’t like money, SheBelieves Cup begins, and more: Freedom Kicks for February 27, 2019

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Let’s go USA!

Scotland v USA - Women’s International Friendly Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Top of the morning, everyone. I am here in Philadelphia for the start of the SheBelieves Cup, where the United States Women’s National Team hope to repeat as champions. They start with a match against Japan this evening (7:00pm), so watch out for your mans in the stands. Some quick links today since I’m on call:

Revealed: The kit designs D.C. United spurned in favor of a plain white shirt | The Athletic

No, for real though...D.C. United, HOW do you let a pink jersey fall by the wayside in place of a jersey that is so white, it’s clear? That would have set the market...instead, you put out a t-shirt that Hanes sells 3 for $10.

SheBelieves 2019 match preview: USA vs Japan | Stars & Stripes FC

The USWNT take on Japan this evening, so let’s preview what they have to do to beat Japan and get off on the right foot in this competition.

U.S. Soccer proposes joint CONCACAF-CONMEBOL tournament for 2020 | ESPNFC

The USMNT hope to be a part of another joint CONCACAF-CONMEBOL tournament next summer as part of their preparations for 2022 World Cup qualifying. They also need to think about life between 2022 and 2026 when they won’t have qualifying to worry about.

MLS Black History Month roundtable brings attention to black issues in soccer | Stars & Stripes FC

It’s super important that we as a people take the lessons learned from things like this amazing Black History Month roundtable forward with us beyond the reach of February, because black history is important, and as soccer fans, we should make black soccer history a regular part of soccer history. Take 40 minutes and watch the MLS roundtable today.

Brendan Rodgers: Leicester City appoint former Celtic boss as manager | BBC

Brendan Rodgers is back in the Premier League, leaving Celtic FC to take over as Leicester CIty’s head coach. What this means for Timothy Weah and Celtic remains to be seen.

That’s not all the news there was yesterday, but that’s all I got for this short time frame. Support the WNT this evening by watching the match (or attending if you’re around Talen Energy Stadium). Hit the comments to talk about any other news that was missed by me!