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D.C. soccer recaps, USWNT sendoffs & more: Memorial Day Freedom Kicks

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Lots of little tidbits before you get sunburnt today.

Well that was something. Here’s hoping this week is better than last. Seriously!

Recaps of D.C. United’s 1-1 draw with the New England Revolution by us, WaPo, Flo and MLS. Matt Doyle recaps the weekend and include’s Jason’s writeup on Paul Arriola’s importance on a) being in the lineup and b) in an attacking role, both of which you should read.

Spirit knock off Red Stars 2-0 (us): Don’t look now, but the Washington Spirit continue to win on the road and top the NWSL standings with their win over the Chicago Red Stars. Hot Time in Old Town has more.

USA still mixing it up as they beat Mexico 3-0 (Stars and Stripes FC): The United States women get a proper sendoff. Goff with more, also an important GIF:

Junior Moreno 18’ Version V 19’ Version (It Is Futbol): A nice peak into how well Junior has acclimated to MLS.

What could be the future of Crew goalkeeping (Massive Report): In which the Columbus Crew SC’s issues could be resolved by a dose of Chris Seitz?

Dundee’s Harkes full of play-off confidence despite odds being stacked against them (Courier): In which former DC homegrown/current Dundee United player Ian Harkes talks about their run in the promotion playoffs, which ended yesterday in penalty kicks to St. Mirren.

Javier Cano, un español en la estructura técnica del DC United (Marca): A Spanish press outlet talks with DC’s U-15 coach.

Report: Williams to leave Loudoun for New England (us): Unfortunate happenings! Goff with more.

Abby Wambach elected to Hall of Fame, but only 81 percent of voters felt she was worthy (WaPo): Hey, even a soccer Hall of Fame can be trash!

Pacific Ocean coup: how Ronald Reagan helped bury a Beach Boy at sea (Guardian): I’m not sure how to process this headline, but it’s a fascinating read.

Anyway, spare a thought for the fallen today.