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Champions League recap, D.C. United academy player scores filthy goal, and more: Freedom Kicks for April 17, 2019

You gotta see Ku-DiPietro’s goal!

It’s Wednesday folks, and you know what that means?

That’s right! So, before you get into Champions League today as well as watch the U.S. Open Cup draw, check out what happened yesterday:

Man Utd knocked out of Champions League by Messi-inspired Barca | BBC

Lionel Messi did Lionel Messi things, and FC Barcelona smoked Manchester United 3-0 (4-0 aggregate). In the other quarterfinal, Ajax overcame a Cristiano Ronaldo goal to stun Juventus in Turin, 2-1 (3-2 aggregate). Today, we have Liverpool with a 2-0 aggregate lead over FC Porto and Tottenham trying to hold a 1-0 aggregate lead over Manchester City.

DC United academy player Ted Ku-DiPietro shreds Ulsan Hyundai defense | MLS

It’s the Generation Adidas Cup, and D.C. United academy player Ted Ku-DiPietro decided to make a name. I’ll save you the trouble of clicking the link and just show you how this young man gets down:

Jesse Marsch and growing pains for American soccer coaching | Stars & Stripes FC

Jesse Marsch going to Red Bull Salzburg to coach next season is a wonderful step for American coaching. Will it help with the growing pains?

Beckham group being sued over Inter Miami stadium plan | ESPNFC

Come on me when this stadium plan actually gets finalized and shovels in the ground. I got some people to visit in Miami.

New claims allege ‘toxic and confusing’ environment in Canadian soccer | The Guardian

Claims of toxic abuse by 14 former players from the Vancouver Whitecaps women’s team and Canada national youth team against their former coach. We seem to have more of these cases coming about.

That’s what I got. Hit the comments and enjoy the day!