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USWNT’s lawsuit, DCU’s awesomeness, and more: Freedom Kicks for 3/19/19

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we’re not used to awesomeness, let us bask in it

Greetings, friendos. I’m still pretty hype about the DCU game Saturday night, but I sure am ready for some actual spring weather. Team No More Freezing Cold Games.

And now for your Tuesday Freedom Kicks.

Three Things We Learned from D.C. United’s Dismantling of Real Salt Lake | B&RU

Wayne Rooney hat tricks ARE damn fun.

Wayne Rooney is MLS Player of the Week after his hat trick for D.C. United | B&RU

I meannnnnnn duh

D.C. United close to signing 16-year-old Virginia native Griffin Yow | The Washington Post

Bonus: Griffin Yow sounds like the protagonist of a young adult novel.

GK Jesse Gonzalez Replaces Zack Steffen on USMNT Roster for Friendlies | Sports Illustrated

y’all know Bill Hamid still here, right

The Genius (and Limitations) of the USWNT’s Equal-Pay Lawsuit | High Press Soccer

This is a good breakdown from Boehm about all the issues at play here.

Stop asking why the USWNT deserves equal pay | Sounder at Heart

And start supporting them.

‘Intuition is actually analytics’: How Toronto FC is using analytics to help improve play | The Athletic

Behind the paywall so honestly I dunno how interesting this article is. Enjoy!

U.S. judge says Rio Tinto must face SEC fraud case | Reuters

OK so this is only relevant because Rio Tinto Stadium, but I just want to draw everyone’s attention to this roller coaster of an opening sentence: “A U.S. judge on Monday rejected Rio Tinto Plc’s bid to dismiss a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit accusing the Anglo-Australian mining company of civil fraud in its handling of a failed investment in a Mozambique coal project.”

That’s all from me, folks. Have fun out there today!