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D.C. United trade for Pedroso, Ajax wins at Tottenham in Champions League, and more: Freedom Kicks for May 1, 2019

Ajax get another one on the road

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Tottenham Hotspur v Ajax - UEFA Champions League Semi Final: First Leg Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Happy Wednesday, everyone, and welcome to May!

Yeah, that’s better off yesterday, but it’s still fun to say. My, does the time fly. Okay, the news from yesterday:

Reports: D.C. United to acquire Marquinhos Pedroso from FC Dallas | Black & Red United

Marquinhos Pedroso may be on his way from FC Dallas to D.C. United for a 2020 1st round MLS Superdraft pick. Still, the teams have to work through some complexities before the trade is official.

Ajax takes 1st leg lead at Spurs | NBC Sports

A 15th minute Donny van de Beek goal was the difference as Ajax gets the away goal and the win at Tottenham Hotspur.

Washington Spirit announce Gatorade sponsorship for 2019 NWSL season | Washington Spirit

The Washington Spirit will have Gatorade on the sidelines as their official energy drink this season.

David Wagner poised to become Schalke 04 manager | Stars & Stripes FC

David Wagner, the former Huddersfield Town manager, is reportedly set to become the new manager at Schalke 04, which would be a terrific move for the German-American.

FIFA rejects Crossfire solidarity claim involving DeAndre Yedlin | Sounder at Heart

FIFA said that the boyhood academy of DeAndre Yedlin was not entitled to solidarity payments from his transfer from the Seattle Soudners to Tottenham Hotspur.

Let’s break to check out these beautiful Louisville City warmup jerseys they wore yesterday:

Hulu ads reveal how USWNT players approach homework | All for XI

Members of the United States Women’s National Team received suitcases full of cash and a jersey from Hulu to let the world know that Hulu has live sports (didn’t know if anyone was aware, but they apparently do). All for XI grades each player’s ad performance.

Warshaw: Where’s the line with trash talk? | MLS

After Zlatan Ibrahimovic got into it with Real Salt Lake’s Nedum Onuoha this past weekend, MLS’s Bobby Warshaw asks how far is too far with trash talk.

Yael Averbuch, leading NWSL Players’ Association, targets initial steps | The Athletic

Yael Averbuch, who recently put her playing career on hold to take over the NWSL Players’ Association, discusses her new role in making life in the NWSL better for the players.

Enjoy the day!