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Griffin Yow signs Homegrown deal, 2019 Hall of Fame candidates announced, and more: Freedom Kicks for March 20, 2019

More Homegrowns!

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. Some nice news in D.C. United land yesterday, so let’s get started:

Griffin Yow signs homegrown deal with D.C. United | Black & Red United

16-year-old Griffin Yow becomes the 12th Homegrown Player in D.C. United history, signing the deal today. He scored the first goal in Loudoun United’s history and will be looking to do a lot more in his career both for Loudoun and for the Black-and-Red.

National Soccer Hall of Fame announces candidates for 2019 induction class | MLS

D.C. United connections on the list of candidates include former president Kevin Payne and current coach Ben Olsen, who is in his final year of eligibility under the Players category.

Jason Kreis hired as USMNT U-23 Coach | Stars & Stripes FC

Jason Kreis is tabbed with the challenge of getting the USMNT U-23s to the Olympics, a competition for which they have failed to qualify the past two tournaments.

Kreis calls in 23 for U-23 camp in Spain | Stars & Stripes FC

D.C. United Homegrown Player Donovan Pines is among the 23 players called in for friendlies against Egypt and the Netherlands this weekend.

Paris St-Germain: UEFA cannot reopen closed investigation, says CAS | BBC

PSG wins a battle against UEFA in their Financial Fair Play case. UEFA can only challenge PSG’s 2017-18 financials, while the ones prior to that cannot be investigated further.

A Letter to Atta | USL Championship

A touching tribute from Memphis 901’s Elliot Collier, a New Zealand native who was friends with Atta Elayyans, a Kiwi soccer player who was killed during the heinous terrorist attacks in Christchurch last week.

Bethesda Interview: Collin Martin | Bethesda Magazine

Collin Martin discusses his time at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High and also being an openly gay athlete.

Bolton Wanderers remain on the brink after fresh sale talks collapse | The Guardian

Could Bolton Wanderers be going bankrupt? Today’s a big day in the courts for the club.

That’s it for now. Hit the comments and behave! :-)