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Women’s World Cup, Joanna Lohman retires, and more: Freedom Kicks for 4/9/19

Also: Ben Olsen and pens.

Morning! This is a quick and dirty Freedom Kicks because I am short on time!

Let’s go!

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Washington Spirit midfielder Joanna Lohman announces retirement | B&RU
She’s staying with the Spirit in a community outreach role and will continue doing all of the great work she’s done off the field. Congrats on your career, Joanna!

How a hotel pen sparked a friendship between Ben Olsen and a D.C. police officer | The Washington Post
Today I learned Ben Olsen likes pens that click. Also, there’s a D.C. United game today.

Three Takeaways From The USWNT’s Blowout Win vs Belgium | Stars and Stripes FC
Y’allllll it’s almost World Cup time!

Whatever her role, Carli Lloyd is determined to help the U.S. repeat as World Cup champs | Yahoo! Sports
She will just casually score a hat trick in the World Cup final, you heard it here first.

From Cagan Stadium to the Washington Spirit: A tale of two teammates | The Stanford Daily
*extremely Jonathan Van Ness voice* CUTE!

All righty, I’m out. Hit the comments and get ready for plenty more #content today in advance of tonight’s game against Montreal.