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USMNT roster announced, Red Bulls crash out of CONCACAF Champions League, and more: Freedom Kicks for March 13, 2019

Some surprise inclusions and omissions from the USMNT roster.

Hello folks, and welcome to Wednesday. There was some interesting news yesterday, so let’s jump into it:

USMNT March roster announced | Stars & Stripes FC

Our own Paul Arriola makes the 24-man roster for the United States, while Bill Hamid is once again left off for reasons unknown.

Dream start dashed by nightmare end for RBNY | MLS

The New York Red Bulls had a 2-0 lead in their CONCACAF Champions League match against Santos Laguna, and a 2-2 aggregate draw. Then, they let in 4 goals in 10 minutes. Ballgame, goodnight Metros.

FIFA wants 48 teams in Qatar 2022, thinks adding hosts could help | Stars & Stripes FC

FIFA just isn’t thinking this 2022 World Cup through.

Champions League belongs to Cristiano Ronaldo as Juventus come back to beat Atletico | ESPNFC

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat trick led Juventus back to win over Atlético Madrid in Champions League, and they advance to the quarterfinals. Manchester City also advanced after stomping out Schalke 04 to the tune of a 7-0 score (10-2 aggregate).

FloSports offers full refunds after rough debut, vows to win back D.C. United fans’ trust | Washington Post

FloSports messed up big time on their debut D.C. United broadcast, and they’re offering refunds to people who don’t want to give them a second chance. They got a long way to go to earning back the goodwill of the fans.

Commissioner calls support for Major League Soccer in St. Louis ‘remarkable’ | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

MLS commissioner Don Garber visited St. Louis and said they are just a few steps away from winning an expansion bid. Could they be the last entry into Major League Soccer before the league takes a break with expansion?

That’s all for now. Hit the comments and give us the news you saw yesterday.