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The Bruce is loose, another Cupset, and more: Freedom Kicks for May 15, 2019

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Soldier on!

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Happy Wednesday, fellow kids. Last night had another major Cupset in the U.S. Open Cup. Florida Soccer Soldiers won on penalties over the Charlotte Independence, while Hartford Athletic won its first-ever match by beating the New York Cosmos. There are more Open Cup matches on tonight, and it’s also a D.C. United Day! The Black-and-Red take on Toronto FC tonight (8:00pm, FloSports), so before we get to that, here’s some other news to carry you through.

Bruce Arena named New England Revolution coach, sporting director | MLS

Bruce Arena is back in MLS, taking over as the head coach and sporting director of the New England Revolution. Will he provide the jolt in the arm that franchise needs?

Carlos Vela, Javier Hernandez out of Mexico’s Gold Cup squad | ESPNFC

Mexico’s Gold Cup roster will not have Carlos Vela or Chicharito on it. Both players asked to be left off Tata Martino’s squad, with Vela preferring to remain with Los Angeles Football Club and Chicharito awaiting the birth of his child.

Report: PSG indicates it could listen to offers for Tim Weah | Stars & Stripes FC

Tim Weah is on his way to the U-20 World Cup with the United States U-20s, but could he also be leaving Paris after that’s done?

Moise Kean: Serie A opts not to sanction Cagliari for racist abuse | BBC

Serie A shows no spine in failing to punish Cagliari for the racist abuse shown Juventus player Moise Kean.

USA Under-17s down Canada again; reach final of Concacaf Championship | MLS

The USMNT U-17s smoke Canada and are in the Concacaf Championship final, where they will take on Mexico or Haiti. D.C. United academy player Bryang Kayo scored the first goal of the match for the Americans.

Antoine Griezmann to leave Atletico Madrid after five seasons | ESPNFC

Antoine Griezmann is finally leaving Atlético Madrid, just one year after The Decision, to likely head to Barcelona.

Villa reach Championship play-off final | BBC

Aston Villa is in the EFL Championship playoff final after beating West Bromwich Albion on penalties after a 2-2 aggregate draw carried through extra time. They head to Wembley next weekend to face either Leeds United or Derby County.

Vamos United! Hit the comments to discuss everything.